Answered by Robert MoreschiSeptember 26, 2013
While your piano may be an extremely valuable musical instrument, there's no doubt that it's one of the most difficult household items to move for one main reason: its size. Pianos are typically large, heavy and cumbersome. To determine how much a piano weighs, however, we should first recognize that there are several different kinds of pianos, all with different sizes and weights.
Types of pianos and their weight
- Upright piano: Also known as a Spinet piano, this is your standard piano that you might find in a school's music room, one with a flat back that stands upright. On average, one of these pianos might weigh anywhere from 300-350 pounds.
- Baby grand piano: This kind of piano is pretty much exactly what the name sounds like -- it's much like a grand piano, only slightly smaller. A typical baby grand piano can weigh around 500 pounds, on average.
- Grand piano: Finally, the largest version of the grand piano can weigh upwards of 500 pounds and sometimes closer to 600 pounds, depending on the make and model of the piano.
Finding a piano mover
To find a piano mover, you can search online for piano movers in your area. Alternately, you can ask the retailer who you bought your piano from to recommend a company.
After finding a few piano movers in your area, contact them to find out their prices and the services they provide. Though they should ask you about what your move will entail, be sure to let them know if there are any stairs or elevators at the origin and destination.
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