Knight K10 – £2499

This Piano comes with our 5 year warranty.

DIMENSIONS: 112 high x 140 long x 56 deep

Mahogany veneers finish in excellent condition c1983, absolutely no fading, a magnifying glass and torch would be needed to find any imperfections. It plays just as a Knight K10 should do as the premium British made Piano. The touch is also perfect and quality and the action parts have no wear and tear on them. We attempted to tune the piano up to concert pitch but found that not one note needing tuning! This Piano stays in tune amazingly well.

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Dorset pianos are pleased to be able to offer pianos with a 5 year warranty. With our 100 years of experience in pianos we thoroughly check all our pianos over. Buying pianos on the internet can be a minefield, so many aspects can be hidden from sight and be costly to rectify. We have found infestations of Moth that have eaten the felts, just to mention one nightmare scenario. Buying our pianos you can be assured to be purchasing as good as new.

We are the South of England’s premier piano specialists, a father & son business with over a hundred years experience between us. We held Dorset, Hampshire, West Sussex Piano tuning school contracts back in the days of school Piano contracts, also Harrow and Bucks. So our experience in a wide range of pianos is very extensive and we posses the skill set to know pianos like very few others.

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From Wikipedia

Knight was a highly respected British manufacturer, and Knight uprights were the only other make of piano in Steinway Hall alongside Steinway’s own pianos. With the exception of a few baby grand pianos, nearly all Knight pianos are modern upright pianos from 100 to 110 cm in height with veneers of 65% mahogany, 20% teak, 10% walnut, 5% other.

Knight continuously innovated with their designs which is why many of Alfred E Knight’s designs are still used today at The British Piano Manufacturing Company factory.

Keys

The keys were made from solid bass wood, selected for strength and lightness.

Frame

The frames in Knight pianos where built on the girder principle which has twice the strength of frames fitted to the average piano. Knight designers dispensed the bar brace in the treble section which claimed to have eliminated the “bad notes” which normally occur on each side of the treble break bar. The frame was anchored to a four post quarter sawn beech back, with the soundboard secured between the back and the iron frame. The exceptionally sturdy method used by Knight in the construction of their pianos ensures superior stability of tone and strength.

Case work & veneers

The veneers used byKnight were sourced from many parts of the world including West Africa, South America, the United States, France and Burma. The matching and cutting of these exotic veneers by skilled craftsmen in Knight’s factory resulted in the most attractive casework. Gradually over the years Knight perfected the cabinet and without doubt their method of using high quality selected veneers on shaped and banded core stock produced great stability. Modern synthetic glues were used throughout and represent an enormous improvement on the old animal glues, which are subject to deterioration in today’s centrally heated homes, schools and public places.

Soundboard

Light European mountain grown spruce was used to fashion the soundboard in all Knight pianos. The close grained wood used by master luthiers has more resonant characteristics than any other timber and is a major factor in the sensitive response of the Knight. The finished soundboard was air seasoned, kiln dried, then coated with a special moisture proof varnish, which also enhanced the tonal properties. Knight used a double carved main bridge that was laminated and capped with quarter sawn beech. This method of construction eliminates dissipation of the vibrations which take the line of least resistance and follow the laminations.

Knight K10

The bass strings in the K10 are designed to cross the treble strings at a greater angle, so the strings are longer than most other pianos of this height. This extra length allows the Knight K10 to match the tone and volume of bigger upright pianos such as the Yamaha U1, which is why they are a firm favorite of piano teachers, tuners and music institutions.