Knabe (pronounced kah-nobby) has its origins in the US piano building boom of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Today Knabe is built by one of the largest piano building consortiums in the world, Samick Music Company. Samick, who also has the controlling interest in Steinway & Sons, has taken the Knabe name back to its roots. Today’s Knabe pianos are built to the same standards, the same scales, and the same sweet tones that would make Wilhelm Knabe proud if he saw them today.
The Knabe comes in two lines of products, the performance grade Concert series that is equivalent to a Yamaha or Kawai and the studio grade Academy Series which offers unparalleled value competes with Yamaha G series, Kawai GM, and Essex (by Steinway).
Knabe Vertical Pianos
A high performance 48″ upright piano with smooth and rich tones and an American flavour. This is equivalent to a Yamaha U1 and typically 25% less.
A full size 52″ upright with a full and deep bass and the signature Knabe richness. This competes with the Yamaha U3 and typically 25% less.
When size and cost are the critical factors, the continental console offers great value and backed by the respected Knabe name. the WV142 is 42″ tall and is similar to the LU or T118 by Yamaha. A great entry piano for beginners or those with restricted space.
A full size studio grade 48″ upright piano will a bright sound and easy action. A great piano and a great price.
Much like its 48″ cousin, this 52″ full size studio piano has bright tones and an easy action. It is very nice to play and comes and is affordable on almost any budget.
Knabe Grand Pianos
A 5’3″ baby-grand piano with surprising volume and a rich tonal character that sets it apart from its competitors. Comparable to the Yamaha C1 but with a smooth and more established sound.
A 5’8″ grand suitable for any home or studio with the famous Knabe flavour and richness. Comparable to the Yamaha C2 or Kawai RX2.
A full size grand piano at 6’4″ in length that performs well in any home, school or studio setting. This is a player’s piano and will certainly impress all who play. Comparable to the Yamaha C3 or Kawai RX3.
A 7’6″ Semi-Concert Grand piano has all of the power one could need to fill a hall, a living room, or venue. Comparable to a Kawai RX7 or Yamaha C7
5’4″ small grand comparable to the Yamaha G or Kawai GM grand pianos and at an exceedingly good value. This is a great starter piano that will be sure to add luster and sophistication to any room.
A full size 6’1″ grand piano similar to Yamaha G or Kawai GM represents a great piano for the enthusiast who is not quite ready yet for the Concert Series or for a studio or school.
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