Dorset Pianos – Piano Sales, Tuning , Restoration, Repairs, Removals, Recycling, Insurance Assessments

Our showroom is at DT11 8BZ. Open by appointment 8am-9pm. Cant get to us? Just ask us for a demo video.

We are a piano sales & tuning/restoration company based in Dorset UK which can trace its knowledge base back over 100 years to Hickie & Hickie Ltd est 1863 where Ronald Ware completed his apprenticeship in 1953 and then established his piano business in 1964, by 1973 his son Nigel Ware had began his piano tuning & restoration training. Please read more in our about section.

Largest stock of pianos in Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Devon & Cornwall.

Dorset’s most experienced piano artisan

Many piano shops are just dealers, we have a workshop for all to see in our showroom where we complete minor repairs or full restorations. There is no other piano business within 50 miles of us that comes close to matching our knowledge, wisdom and experience in piano construction, repairs and restorations.

There are now very few piano retailers who have the up to date knowledge and experience to stock the very best selection of pianos for all pockets and piano grades. We have a specific criteria and check list that we adhere to when selecting our used and new stock, assuring quality and reliability.

As standard we give double the used warranty of any other Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire & Somerset piano dealers. If you see any matches ask us to double up!

Proud to be supporters by supplying free pianos to those experiencing barriers.

What we offer that other dealers do not

We have a completely unique after sales approach which gives our customers a thorough and long term care for their piano’s life long stability. A small business that doesn’t just leave the piano after one free tuning or just point of sale! Our stock new and used is carefully selected from our years of experience to give the very best options available.

New Kawai Pianos

We recognize that a fine musical instrument is essential to faithfully translate artistic impressions. It is through the musical instrument that the artist touches the heartstrings.

Kawai Pianos are quality pianos with solid Spruce soundboards and also boast Carbon Fibre Jacks which loose 0% of energy of force rendering an exact fine touch. Please browse through are uprights and grand pianos. Also Silent and self playing versions. We regulary tune and maintain our entire stock.

We want our customers to find the right piano for them, along with our Price Match Service on all new stock.

Nigel R Ware

New Ritmüller Upright & Grand Pianos

German/Swiss design & parts built by the largest piano manufacturers in the world! Some models come with Renner actions. Building pianos since 1795. The very best quality at the best affordable prices on the piano market. We highly rate Ritmüller pianos and they are a fantastic alternative choice to our new Kawai stock and Yamaha used stock as they contrast in touch and tone without the loss of quality, the best value for money on the piano market.

Used Yamaha Pianos

Buying used pianos from us gives you security, whereas buying privately on various selling sites does not. We recognise the succesful brand of Yamaha pianos and our customers can feel secure in our experience and workshop know how, they are purchasing a sound investment in used Yamaha pianos.

Pre Loved Pianos From £950

So much can be wrong with used pianos, cracked frame, split soundboards, worn parts, split plank all of which can make a piano useless. Dorset Pianos Ltd have the wealth of experience in selling used pianos with decades of life still left in them. We are so confident in our used stock we can offer 2-5 year warranties!

3 Year Buy Back Piano Option

Restored Steinway & Bluthner & Other Grand Pianos

View our reconditioned quality Steinway & grand piano sales, restored to the highest standards in our shop. All our restored pianos are reconditioned with traditional materials and reverence, come to our showroom to see for yourself.

All piano restorations have frame removed, soundboard stripped and refinished. We do not replace soundboards, we are not interested in producing Steinwas, only Steinways from the golden age of Steinway manufacturing. We pride ourselves on using traditional materials, especially on the soundboard and casework. The soundboards we use traditional varnishes and not spray modern materials. On the casework to showcase the wonderful hardwood rare veneers we use the old craftsmen techniques of French polish which is extremely time consuming but produces gorgeous warm rich tones.


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Restored Steinway pianos, throughout Dorset, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, Wiltshire and Hampshire.

Warranties – Unless otherwise stated our used pianos come with a 2 year warranty.

Experience – Knowledge – Craftsmanship

Dorset Pianos
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Matthew Haley
Matthew Haley
12:06 26 Aug 20
Nigel was very welcoming and let our daughter try different pianos in his showroom which helped us to make a final... decision.All are very happy with the new Kawai which sounds more
Slimey Pie Guy
Slimey Pie Guy
20:14 17 Aug 20
First class service from Nigel at Dorset Pianos. Within 2 days of my initial enquiry he arranged a viewing of the many... beautiful pianos in stock at his Blandford showroom and just 2 days after that had my chosen piano delivered. This is the second piano I have bought from Nigel and can’t speak highly enough of him. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️read more
Céline Le Boedec-Hughes
Céline Le Boedec-Hughes
21:12 07 Aug 20
Nigel offered helpful advice, answered all our questions and organised a very prompt and reasonably priced delivery.... Our daughter is delighted with her new piano! We would definitely recommend Dorset more
lynne spencer-duncan
lynne spencer-duncan
14:59 07 Aug 20
Great service from start to finish from Nigel, we bought our first baby grand and are very pleased with it. It was... fascinating to visit the workshop and see all the beautiful instruments there. We look forward to seeing Nigel for the first tuning, which is another great benefit of the purchase from Dorset Pianos, with personal aftercare and the opportunity to upgrade when our playing improves! Many thanks and 100% + more
Jianliang Gao
Jianliang Gao
18:05 04 Aug 20
My experience of purchasing a piano from Dorset Pianos was fantastic. Nigel provided excellent customer service with... quick response and action. He was patient to answer my questions in detail. I believe that is his lovely more
GeoHenOtti Hughes
GeoHenOtti Hughes
18:54 03 Aug 20
We bought a beautiful piano from Nigel - it plays wonderfully, was a great price and was delivered within days. The... advice and guidance given when choosing from the wide range in the showroom was super honest (we wanted a starter piano and not too expensive) and very well considered. Totally more
Lucy Gray
Lucy Gray
12:54 03 Aug 20
Fantastic customer service from Nigel who responded promptly to my enquiries and allowed me to come visit the showroom... to try out the pianos. A great selection of beautiful pianos at reasonable prices. Delivery was fast and on time. Thanks Nigel. Would highly recommend your business to more
James Pargeter
James Pargeter
20:56 02 Aug 20
Fantastic experience of working with Nigel to make our dreams become reality. Great sales, service, delivery... end-to-end, and nice to chat over options with someone so obviously knowledgeable and passionate - but never over "salesy" in approach. Thanks Nigel. WE LOVE OUR GL-10 🙂read more
Ben Drake
Ben Drake
18:00 02 Aug 20
Nigel was very open and helpful, he had a choice of several lovely pianos in our price range and gave us the time we... needed to compare them properly. Our piano of choice has settled in nicely in it's new home and is a joy to play and listen to. A well deserved 5 stars for product and service!read more
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