52" Concert Upright
Professionals Call It the "Vertical Grand". You’ll Call It Perfect.
If you're looking for the voice of a concert grand in a smaller body then look no further than Baldwin's Concert Vertical Model B252. The B252 is the newest version of Baldwin's largest upright piano, and provides as much total soundboard area as a 6'3" grand. This piano features a special design that supports longer bass strings which produce a rich and resonant tone normally associated with a grand piano.
Décor that fits anywhere
The B252 is housed in a beautiful, classically styled cabinet that fits beautifully in any décor—from traditional to contemporary to school to rehearsal hall. The soundboard and ribs are constructed of spruce, while the precision-notched bridge is made from hard rock maple. The carefully designed geometry of its Full Blow Direct Action delivers an exceptionally responsive touch. The European style keys are made from spruce with hardwood reinforcements, and all corners of the keys are rounded and polished for an elegant, sophisticated look. The keys are also covered with a special coating that resists stains and chipping.
The best fit and finish for you
A piano naturally becomes the focal point of any room, and if your space is limited, you'll want to fill it with the finest piano built. The Baldwin B252 is the best in its class.
Baldwin Pianos feature solid construction, with reinforced backs made of the finest materials. This enhances both the structural attributes of the piano and its sound characteristics, helping produce a full, rich tone.
To ensure a soundboard of consistently superior quality, Baldwin selects only the finest spruce available. A time-tested traditional design contributes to the responsive character of the soundboard, providing outstanding tonal quality.
The Baldwin B252 bridges are constructed of hand notched hard maple. This design contributes to the outstanding tonal quality of the Baldwin piano. Ribs, crafted of premium spruce, are hand selected and matched to each soundboard for maximum stability.
Baldwin strings, made by Mapes or Roslau, provide consistently rich and detailed fundamental tones and harmonic overtones.
The B252 pinblock consists of 19 plies of hard maple, one of the most durable hardwoods. By alternating the grain direction of each ply, tuning pins are snugly held. The plies are joined with a waterproof adhesive, so the integrity of the Baldwin pinblock is not adversely affected by humidity.
Baldwin's acclaimed Full Blow Direct Action contributes to the superior feel and response that professional players demand. Baldwin only uses premium 100% virgin wool hammers to ensure world-class note-to-note consistency and excellent tonal range.
Baldwin keybeds are constructed of cross-grained hardwoods. This design ensures long-term dimensional stability. Baldwin keys feature all-hardwood reinforcement parts. Sharp keys have a refined radius for superb feel.
Baldwin Uprights all feature 3 functional, musical pedals—sustain, bass sustain, and soft—allowing for the full range of musical expression. In addition, Baldwin Uprights include a Quiet-Play practice lever with a stop-position that allows for practice at a very soft volume.
Satin Ebony (EBY)
Hammers: 100% Virgin Wool
Strings: High-grade Music Wire from Roslau
Speaking Length: 54"
Soundboard Area: Sq. In. 2,301
Bridges: Hard Maple - Precision Notched by Hand
Action: Full Blow Direct Design
Keys: Spruce, individually weighted
Pedals: 3 – Sustain, Bass Sustain, Soft
Quiet Play: Mute Rail Lever with Stop Position
Fallboard: Pull-out Type Key Cover
Back Frame: Spruce
Plate: Cast iron
Pin Block: 19-ply Laminated Hard Maple
Tuning Pins: Nickel-plated Cut Thread
Warranty: 10 years, parts and labor
Dimensions: 67 7/8" Width, 27 1/4" Depth, 52" Height
All specifications subject to change without notice.
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