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Baldwin B243 WAL 47'' Institutional Studio in Satin Walnut
- Brand: Baldwin
Quality, efficiency and perfect performance meet head-on in this distinct studio upright. Rarely do you see such a combination of playability and durability, designed to meet the demanding needs of today’s versatile pianists.
The Baldwin B243 Vertical Piano
Quality, efficiency and perfect performance meet head-on in this distinct studio upright. Rarely do you see such a combination of playability and durability, designed to meet the demanding needs of today’s versatile pianists. First introduced in 1939, the Baldwin B243 models are the company’s best-selling of all-time, with nearly 500,000 units sold worldwide. The multi-ply pinblock is a variation of the one from Baldwin’s legendary concert grand pianos, and is constructed from premium hard rock maple to deliver unmatched tuning stability.
Find out why this is our top-seller
The B243’s Full Blow™ Direct Stealth Action delivers an exceptionally responsive touch, and the length of its No. 1 bass string equals that of Baldwin’s smallest grand piano, delivering exceptional grand piano-like tone. The sound is big, rich and resonant, and its unique scale design produces deep and clear bass notes combined with sparkling, well-defined highs. The B243's design is both contemporary and classic, so that it will work with any decorating scheme.
The B243 is available in either the standard or Euro-style model, and is available in the Satin Ebony and Satin Walnut finishes.
BALDWIN PRO SERIES
STUDIO UPRIGHT MODEL B243
Baldwin has been “America’s Favorite Piano” ever since company founder D.H. Baldwin vowed to manufacture “the best piano that can be built” over 100 years ago. From concert stages to recording studios to family music rooms, Baldwin Pro Series pianos continue to set the industry standard for innovative design, classic styling and outstanding performance.A
COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE
Baldwin’s commitment to the art of crafting quality vertical pianos has long been recognized by individuals who demand the best. Regardless of the genre, a Baldwin piano speaks the language of music with eloquence and passion. Golden tones ring with definition and authority. Keys respond to the most subtle command. No matter which Baldwin you choose, you’ll own an instrument that is preferred by many of today’s finest pianists, composers, conductors , symphony orchestras and performance venues.
Baldwin pianos feature solid construction reinforced backs constructed of the finest materials. This enhances both the structural attributes of the piano and its sound characteristics, helping to produce full, rich tone.
SAND CAST PLATE
Baldwin plates are made using a sandcast process which results in high-strength, stress-free castings. This sandcast process, combined with the use of premium iron ore, produces a plate that does not contribute unwanted resonance, thereby helping to create the classic “Baldwin Sound.”
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.
BRIDGES & RIBS
Baldwin Pro Series bridges are constructed of solid maple. This design contributes to the sustaining tonal quality of the Baldwin piano. Ribs, crafted of premium spruce, are hand selected and matched to each soundboard for maximum stability.
Baldwin strings provide consistently rich and detailed fundamental tones and harmonic overtones.
The Baldwin Pro Series piano pinblock consists of multiple plies of hardwoods. By alternating the grain direction of each ply, tuning pins are snugly held. Because the plies are joined with a waterproof adhesive, the integrity of the Baldwin grand pinblock is not adversely affected by humidity.
Consisting of more than 7,500 parts, the Pro Series action features the exceptionally responsive touch that professional players prefer. Baldwin only uses premium hammers to ensure world-class, note-to-note consistency and excellent tonal range.
KEYS & KEYBED
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.
Available in the following finishes
Satin Ebony, Satin Walnut
Dimensions: 47" height; 58.5" width; 24 11/16" Depth
Hammers: 100% Virgin Wool
Strings: High Grade Music Wire from Roslau
Speaking Length: 48"
Soundboard Area: - Sq. In. 1,980
Bridge Material: Hard Maple
Bridge Design: Precision Notched by Hand
Rib Material: Solid Spruce
Action: Full Blow – Direct Stealth Design
Keys: Solid Spruce, Individually Weighed
KeyBed: Multi-Laminate Hardwood
Pedals: 3 Soft, Sustain, and Bass Sustain
Back Post: Spruce
Plate Cast: Iron Sand Cast
Pinblock Material: Maple
Number of Plies: 19 Laminated Plies
Tuning Pins: Nickel Plated, cut thread
Warranty: 10 years parts/10 years labor
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Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Melody Music Shop strives to maintain a diverse, high quality inventory along with exceptional customer service. We carry a wide range of instruments and accessories, including new and used acoustic, electric, and bass guitars, band and orchestral instruments, drums, cymbals, percussion, pianos, keyboards, synthesizers, workstations, amplifiers, sound systems, and much, much more!
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