Ah, nice music and sounds… How many people love to play the piano, loud or quiet… To listen or perform…
But has every person thought about how much a piano weighs and what it depends on? The issue deserves some careful consideration. After all, this is your furniture, which may have to be transported to another place!
Learn more about piano weight
When asked about the weight of a piano, it usually refers to a specific instrument, but not everyone specifies this in their question. But okay , how can you still find out the weight and how is it determined? In Soviet times, devices manufactured in factories and factories had GOST. Such GOST was , among other things, for the piano (piano). That is why, although these instruments were often made in different cities or even different republics, they were almost the same. In the USSR, in general, there were many common standards. The differences were in appearance, but insignificant – the shape of the leg was slightly different, the image on the frame on top, etc.
The weight of the piano also did not differ much. In principle, the piano can still be classified according to GOSTs and, accordingly, find out the approximate weight.
But it is easier to determine the weight by variety – read the corresponding section. And below are examples of the weight of specific individual, the most common models of these musical instruments.
How much does the piano weigh
Below is a list of some specific piano models.
Up to 360 kilograms.
From 250 kilograms to 260.
Elegy (issued by Ural)
From 360 kilograms to 370.
His standard weight is 200 kilograms.
The same 200 kilograms.
From 340 to 350 kilograms.
|piano model||Device weight|
|Kuban||from 150 to 370 kilograms|
|Nikolai Rubinstein||210 kilograms|
|Bartolomeo Cristofori||350 kilograms|
|Conventional electric piano||100 kilograms|
What does weight depend on?
The weight of the piano, the weight of the grand piano differ significantly (the piano is essentially a kind of piano, but much larger and has more octaves).
The first version of the piano is home . Its mass is 350 kg. Height – 1 meter 30 centimeters.
The second one is a cabinet piano . Weight 250 kg. Height – 1 meter 25 centimeters.
The third is a salon piano . Weight 330 kg. Height – 1 meter 30 centimeters.
Well, the fourth one is huge concert grand pianos . They can weigh almost 500 kg! In length, height to be much more than a meter.
In general, pianos are heavy for the following reasons:
- their basis is a solid cast iron frame with strings, there is no such thing as light;
- the back of the piano frame is made either of wood (then it weighs less) or MDF boards (heavier), the wooden shield in front adds a lot of weight;
- 230 strings, pedal, percussion-keyboard mechanisms and parts of the body also do not consist of air at all.
Proper instrument transport
Having learned how much the piano weighs, it’s a good idea to understand the nuances of its transportation. Depends on where, how they will be transported. But usually you will need several people. It is important that movers stand on either side of the piano, are experienced in handling and handling, and wear suitable gloves.
It is better to cover the corners of the piano from damage with plastic. Cover it itself and carefully tie it with a thick cloth. Parts of the piano that are at risk of being opened are strongly recommended to be blocked during transport. In order not to lose the settings, when transporting the piano, you need to put it on special wheels.
Loaders should be asked to drag the tool without any tilt at all, but if this is not possible, with a minimum angle.
If transportation takes place in a difficult situation, then the piano should be held by the handle. The handle is located on the back of the piano.