Restored Bluthner Grand Model XI Baby Grand – Sold

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Why buy from us? If you’re looking for a Bluthner grand piano, look no further than our expert piano restoration and tuning business. With over 60 years of experience restoring, repairing, and tuning pianos for Radio 4, music colleges, and County Council schools in Dorset, Hampshire, West Sussex, Harrow, and Bucks, our expertise is unmatched. We sell only pianos and pride ourselves on providing exceptional aftercare for years to come.


Our Bluthner grand piano is a rare find – a 36-year-old baby grand in perfect condition inside and out, with a stunning mahogany modern high gloss finish that won’t fade. We’ve restored it to its former glory with new German Heller bass strings, a newly weighted touch throughout the keyboard, hammer rollers that produce an even, sensitive touch, and refaced hammers that produce an even tone. We’ve also finely voiced the hammer felts for soft, medium, and loud playing, and regulated the key bushings and wippen cushions for even, as-new touch.

We’ve fine-tuned this Bluthner to concert A440 pitch and lubricated the balance and front rail pins with our secret technique. We also include a matching adjustable piano stool, fully assembled, and offer part exchange and free delivery and installation to the ground floor in most of the UK (no steps). Plus, we offer two free tunings after delivery to secure its stability in its new home and a 5-year parts guarantee.

This Bluthner is a fine example from the mid-1980s, with perfect key wood quality and no degeneration. Its action aspects, like the Whippens, have the Bechstein type design of double wing springs that can be easily regulated with a grub screw, and all the centre pin bushings are regular in motion. Compared to earlier Bluthner models from after the war up to around this time, this Bluthner represents a rare and exceptional find. Arrange a viewing at Dorset Pianos Ltd and experience the rich and powerful sound of this Bluthner grand piano for yourself.

Whats included.

• Expert in house multi point check by one of the UK’s most experienced piano restores.
• Part exchange welcome.
• Two free tunings after delivery to secure its stability in its new home.
• Free delivery and installation to ground floor, most UK (no steps).
• 5 Year parts Guarantee.
• Matching adjustable piano stool, fully assembled.

What has been restored?

  • New German Heller bass strings producing a new bright full bass.
  • New weighted touch throughout keyboard.
  • Hammer rollers producing a even sensitive as new touch.
  • Refaced hammers producing an even surface to the strings producing an even tone.
  • Finely voiced hammer felts for soft, medium and loud playing.
  • Key bushings producing even and as new touch.
  • Wippen chushions.
  • Fine regulated.
  • Balance and front rail pins all lubricated with our secret technique.
  • Tuned to concert A440 pitch.


The above wave form graph is a Db meter reading from this model XI Bluthner grand piano compared to our new Kawai GL30 grand piano, the top graph is from the Bluthner and the bottom graph is the Kawai GL30. This test was done with middle C held down for 16 seconds using the same down force and allowing the note to decay naturally (resting ambient microphone noise just before large spike of note strike), note how on the Bluthner the decay is far smoother in its decay, whereas on the Kawai the decay is more rough and abrupt. The difference in decay is because of the shape of the soundboard on each piano and the different density of Spruce wood. The differences are in this instant quite large and to the human ear would render a more mellow tone on the Bluthner and harder tone on the Kawai.

Please feel free to contact us at our Dorset piano showroom to arrange a viewing and play.

We can offer finance and accept credit cards or BACS etc.

No quibble 14 day return policy or exchange, customer is responsible for return.

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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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