Eterna Piano Upright Review

James finds a unknown maker from Japan and reviews the piano.

Filmed on Location: Peninsula Piano Brokers
4333 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306


Adventures In Film Scoring says:

Am in the only weirdo who prefers the tone of a well kept vintage upright to most grands? IDK, most vertical grands in my experience have a sweeter rounder tone.

chris scott says:

Really enjoy this channel and all the wonderful playing you do…..

Frederick Spector says:

I like that dampened sound, I wish you had played it a bit more.
I don’t play piano, I’m a clarinetist , but pianos fascinate me.
Many years ago, the forties and fifties we had an old upright in our farmhouse. and I loved sitting at the keyboard.
I developed a fascination for player pianos and your recent Video showing how you could record a video ,it really amazes me. If you took an iPad video of a YouTube performance, could it be played back on that piano? Horowitz, for example, in your own home.

Diego Linares says:

what’s the name of the song?

Benjamin Smith says:

I like it. In between 90s Kawai and 90s Yamaha uprights but seems more vintage, especially below middle C.

Don Kettle says:

I’m paused at 4:22; you have just stopped playing and I’m thinking, “This piano sure sounds damn good for an upright.” Let’s get back and hear your appraisal now. 🙂

Matthijs says:

Wow I really like the sound of this upright piano. Thanks for sharing!

john TeaParty says:

Have you ever considered the idea of using comparisons? Pretty sure you like almost every piano you ever met!

Bernard Fitzpatrick says:

Nice one, dude. Piano heaven with all those piano’s standing around! Can smell the unique warm piano smell circulating in that room. Home is wherever your piano stands.

Thiago says:

Hey James, could you(if you have the lucky to find one of them in your country) make a video playing on a brazilian piano, like an Essenfelder or a Fritz Dobbert(which is the only piano manufacturer currently active in latin america)? Id like to hear your thoughts on them!

chuck1prillaman says:

I cribbed this info from thepianoshopkent page:
“This piano was made in Japan by the Nippon Gakki company, which was the first piano manufacturer in that country. They were a parent company of Yamaha and this piano has a Yamaha action. The dimensions and general styling of the piano make it very similar to the Yamaha B2 model.

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