Ideal beginner piano for students.
Baldwins have long been favorites of piano teachers and have a well-earned reputation for being sturdy, well-built, maintenance-free instruments and the Acrosonic spinet piano by Baldwin is by far, the best of its kind. Many people like the low-profile appearance of the spinet but other manufacturers offer poorly built models to achieve a low price point. This instrument was designed for the home and the family. Many are passed down from generation to generation. Baldwin defines the American sound. Its famous scale design makes for a clear pretty tenor and treble with a nice sustain. The bass section is surprisingly gutsy and resonant for the piano’s 36″ height. Of note, the string length and soundboard area is equal to or exceeds many 40-inch models of other brands. The casters are recessed into the bottom so the interior extends nearly all the way to the floor where the strings and soundboard terminate. One can’t even get a toe under this model due to its ½-inch clearance. The touch is expressive and has a nice feel, unlike nearly every other spinet ever built. There is a large music desk with a long sheet music lip so heavy books or long music charts can be accommodated.
This piano was built in 1948 though in piano-years it is much younger, having been played sparingly. It has lived in Albuquerque for decades so it is happily acclimated to our unique climate and won’t have any service issues. There is moderate wear on the hammers and action parts. The structural integrity is good. All of the tuning pins are tight. The styling is retro 1950’s in an oak finish that was commonly called “blonde”. Complimentary local, first-story professional delivery and the original bench with storage is included. Acrosonic Spinet Piano by Baldwin S# 416458 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom price – $1050.
This unique design made the Acrosonic range of models the most popular in American piano building history. Akros, a Greek word meaning “extreme or topmost” became Acro – “Expanded”. The Acropolis is a citadel at the highest point of Athens, the ancient Greek city. Sonic derives from sonus and denotes “Sound”. Therefore, the name Acrosonic refers to the “Expanded sound” of this smaller piano. The name is registered in the US Patent Office.