Challen Baby Grand in polished mahogany. This stunning grand is in excellent condition and would suit any home. Like all Challen’s this has an incredible sound; This piano comes with matching stool and comes fully tuned and serviced. Call our shop today on 01415641170 to arrange an appointment to come try this piano out.
One of the most common London makes. Challen generally made medium quality upright and baby grand pianos. There are a few pre 1900 Challen uprights which can be decorative and have a warm tone. The best challen uprights were made from about 1900 to 1935. They were also the UK’s most prolific baby grand manufacturer, and large quantities of mahogany baby grand Challen pianos 4ft 6in to 5ft 6in made from 1900 to 1935 are still in service. We often restore the less common and very attractive walnut ones. Challen are also thought to have been involved in designing the 4ft 9in London Bechstein baby grand, which reveals many similarities to the Challen, though this piano was apparently made in the Welmar factory (source: Alastair Laurence, 2012). There are many Challen upright pianos in the UK, dating from about 1960 to 1980, varying from medium to fair quality.