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We are NY's largest piano retailer, with stores in NYC, Long Island, Westchester and Connecticut.
We are also America's largest piano restoration company.

Faust Harrison Pianos

Faust Harrison Pianos

Piano Brands


We are an Authorized Dealer or Specialist in New, Used and Antique Pianos:










We specialize in the piano brands listed above. When a piano arrives, whether new or used, its unique qualities must be discovered and then brought forth by a final set of critical technical adjustments. Our own artist-technicians are highly trained specialists in this final, but highly crucial stage of piano production. By painstakingly addressing the pianos, adjusting strings and terminations and strike points and every aspect of the hammer felts, our technicians are able to elicit the features that best reveal the special charm of each new piano. We take great pride in being able to provide the New York metropolitan area with the best new pianos built in the world today: pianos manufactured to the highest possible standards and then refined to those very same high standards by the Faust Harrison staff. There is no better new piano than one prepared by Faust Harrison Pianos.

There are a variety of piano brands to choose from which suit a wide range of needs and budgets. It's important to note that the best piano brands vary with what type of music you are likely to play and your individual style. Below are some of the top piano brands in the market today.

Yamaha is a piano brand that has offered consistent value and quality throughout all of its models. As the largest piano maker for professional musicians in all genres, Yamaha is one of the most tested and trusted piano names for the home, in performances and recording. Yamaha is always at the forefront of innovation and technology.

Steinway pianos are one of the classic piano brands and is considered by many to be the best piano brand in terms of quality. It's important to note that no two Steinways sound the same because of its handmade quality, a tradition that's been passed on since Henry E. Steinway founded the company in 1853.

Mason & Hamlin is yet another top piano brand. Mason & Hamlins feature a unique Crown Retention System which gives particularly exceptional stability to the piano. This crown retention system has preserved the crown of the soundboard in many of the older pianos for almost a hundred years.

Estonia is an Eastern European brand said to give Steinway a run for its money. The pianos of Estonia balance the lush and full sounds of American pianos and the more precise sounds of European pianos. The look of Estonia pianos is also much talked about and considered a marvelous sight.

Brodmann has been a choice for those looking for exceptional quality and high value. This top piano brand offers exceptional tone for an amazingly low price point. Only the best materials are used with the Brodmann pianos, making the low price point of this brand even more surprising.

Bechstein is another piano brand with excellent quality and as with most of the other piano brands mentioned above, has a beautiful philosophy behind it. Bechstein's unique tone profile is due to the manufacturing philosophy that the piano should be considered as a whole, not as a sum of all its parts.

All these top piano brands are the best piano brands in their class: Yamaha, Steinway, Mason & Hamlin , Estonia, Brodmann and Berchstein all have their own unique qualities, different tone characters and signature looks.

*Faust Harrison Pianos is not an authorized dealer for Bosendorfer, Bluthner or Estonia pianos. Any mention of these names on this web site should not be construed to be a claim that we are an authorized dealer for, or have any formal association with, these manufacturers. Any manufacturer’s warranty may be void if not sold through an authorized dealer; please contact the manufacturer directly for details.




Manhattan Showroom
207 W 58th St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 489-3600
Mon-Sat 10-6 & Sun 12-6
Westchester Showroom & Factory
214 Central Ave
White Plains, NY 10606
(914) 288-4000
Mon-Sat 10-6 & Sun 12-5
Evenings by appointment
Long Island Showroom
277 Walt Whitman Rd. (Rt. 110)
Huntington Station, NY 11746
(631) 351-9000
Mon-Sat 10-6 & Sun 12-5
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322 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT 06825
(203) 333-8400
Tues-Sat 10-6
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(203) 727-0048

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We are NY's largest piano retailer, with stores in NYC, Long Island, Westchester and Connecticut.
We are also America's largest piano restoration company.

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Brands | Piano Evaluation Contest

Background
The latter half of the 19th Century was replete with expositions in which the top piano manufacturers showed off the fruits of their ingenuity and craftsmanship, and panels of experts judged the qualities of the pianos.  During the 20th Century, as piano production declined, the piano makers’ piano expositions and competitions ended.  Unfortunately, this left a major void with regard to useful information for the consumer about the relative qualities of pianos. 

In the spirit of filling at least some of this void, in 2002, we conducted a scientifically run study with nearly 300 highly qualified and accomplished pianists to evaluate, side by side, the best of America’s new concert pianos, the new Steinway ‘B’ and the new Mason & Hamlin ‘BB’ (the seven-foot grands). 

The pianos were rated by the pianists for (i) touch, (ii) tone, and (iii) overall quality.  The pianists also indicated what they thought the results of the study would be (and the pianists that most accurately predicted the outcomes won prizes including a prize of the new Mason BB). 

The Evaluation Results
Once the data from the evaluation forms was tabulated, the results were clear:

  • Tone - roughly 67% of the pianists preferred the tone of the Mason & Hamlin; 33% preferred the tone of the Steinway
  • Touch - the pianists were split equally on touch; 50% preferred the touch of the Steinway, and 50% preferred the touch of the Mason
  • Overall - the pianists were split equally overall; 50% preferred the Steinway, and 50% preferred the Mason

Click here to review the detailed results.

Conclusion
The piano evaluation was a success.  Not only did the pianists enjoy participating in our comparative study, but valuable information was produced, surprising many of the pianists as well as the broader performance community.  The new Mason & Hamlin concert grand piano was rated equally or better than the new Steinway.  But more impressively, a new Mason & Hamlin costs about 50% of the price of a new Steinway.  In this regard, the Mason is the true winner.  This is the type of value proposition we are pleased to offer our clients.

The Prizes

  1. First Prize was a new seven-foot Mason & Hamlin (BB) grand piano1. The retail value of this prize (MSRP) is approximately $60,000. The odds of winning this prize, based purely on chance, were one in 282.
  2. Second Prize shall be a transferable coupon valid for up to three years and worth $10,000 towards the purchase of any new Mason & Hamlin or Estonia grand piano in the Faust Harrison inventory. The odds of winning this prize, based purely on chance, were 1 in 281. This prize has no cash value.
  3. Third Prize was a transferable coupon valid for up to three years and worth $5,000 towards the purchase of any new Mason & Hamlin or Estonia grand piano in the Faust Harrison inventory. The odds of winning this prize, based purely on chance, are 1 in 280. This prize has no cash value.
  4. Fourth Prize (to be awarded to each of 50 participants) shall be a transferable coupon valid for up to three years and worth $1,500 towards the purchase of any new Mason & Hamlin or Estonia grand piano in the Faust Harrison inventory. The odds of winning this prize, based purely on chance, were 50 in 279 (or about 1 in 5.5). This prize has no cash value.

 

Delta Sum Score

Rank

Name

Category

First Prize Winner:

0.64

1

Roger Peltzman

Overall Quality

Second Prize Winner:

0.30

1

Jeffrey Klitz

Tone Quality

Third Prize Winner:

0.59

1

Jerry Wong

Touch Quality

52 Fourth Prize Winners:

0.96

2

Pete Maliverni

Overall Quality

 

1.33

3

Ben Loeb

 

2.26

4

Eleanor Sandresky

 

2.86

5

Jeffrey Lodin

 

2.86

6

Neal Larrabee

 

 

2.94

7

Kurt Weiting

 

 

2.94

8

Dan Lipton

 

 

3.04

9

William Wolfram

 

 

3.47

10

Paul Shaw

 

 

3.47

11

Maiko Tanaka

 

 

3.54

12

James Millar

 

 

3.54

13

Ethan Iverson

 

 

3.67

14

William Stein

 

 

4.03

15

Tomoko Isshiki

 

 

4.14

16

David Berkman

 

 

4.24

17

Tim Harrison

 

 

4.54

18

Tim Long

 

 

4.54

19

Tara Hofmeister-Sheng

 

 

4.73

20

Mark Riggleman

 

 

4.87

21

Katherine Pope

 

 

4.93

22

J. Wendell Smith

 

 

5.14

23

Sanja Drakulic-Ratkovic

 

 

5.16

24

Sila Cevikce

 

 

5.27

25

Deidre O'Donahue

 

 

5.27

26

Barbara Winn

 

 

5.33

27

David Iskowitz

 

 

5.34

28

David Witten

 

 

5.44

29

Riko Higuma

 

 

5.47

30

Ron Drotos

 

 

5.53

31

Lisa Moore

 

 

5.53

32

James Mirakian

 

 

5.67

33

Natala Mchedlishvili

 

 

5.84

34

Robert Wolski

 

 

5.85

35

Roberto Hidalgo

 

 

5.86

36

Stefan Beuter

 

 

6.07

37

Richard Horowitz

 

 

6.07

38

Howard Watkins

 

 

6.14

39

Neal Kirkwood

 

 

6.23

40

Eduardo Browne

 

 

6.33

41

Matthew Kanelos

 

 

6.33

42

Alex Mauldin

 

 

6.36

43

Madeline Bruser

 

 

6.54

44

Julia Zilberquit

 

 

6.56

45

Miah Im

 

 

6.67

46

Linda Gerson (Hall)

 

 

6.74

47

Marc Peloquin

 

 

6.74

48

Quinh Nguyen

 

 

6.76

49

Roy Zv-Arets

 

 

6.83

50

Elisa Rha

 

 

7.04

51

Sachiko Kato

 

 

7.04

52

Mei-Ting Sun

 

 

7.04

53

Martina Cukrov

 



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Manhattan Showroom
207 W 58th St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 489-3600
Mon-Sat 10-6 & Sun 12-6
  Westchester Showroom & Factory
214 Central Ave
White Plains, NY 10606
(914) 288-4000
Mon-Sat 10-6 & Sun 12-5
Evenings by appointment
  Long Island Showroom
277 Walt Whitman Rd. (Rt. 110)
Huntington Station, NY 11746
(631) 351-9000
Mon-Sat 10-6 & Sun 12-5
  NOW OPEN
Connecticut Showroom

322 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT 06825
(203) 333-8400
Tues-Sat 10-6
Sun & Mon by Appt:
(203) 727-0048
  800-723-1570
info@FaustHarrisonPianos.com
Site Map
 

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