Challen Grand

RRP £2,500

Description

A beautiful Challen baby grand piano in dark mahogany. Fully tuned and serviced has a stunning tone and would suit any house hold. Call us today to book an appointment to come try it.

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.

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