This 'Best of British' Kemble London upright piano is available now at a very affordable price. With the superbly responsive, smooth and even Kemble touch and keys made from spruce, this compact acoustic piano would make an excellent addition to any home.
This piano has been reconditioned on-site at our Wimbledon workshop by the A. Hanna & Sons Pianos team
Kemble Pianos was founded in 1911 by Michael Kemble in Stoke Newington, North London; the centre of the UK's piano manufacturing activity at that time. By the 1950s Michael Kemble's son, Robert, had taken over the business and moved the company to a state-of-the-art factory in Bletchley, near today's new city of Milton Keynes. Sales were growing rapidly and the company needed to expand production.
Now, over 100 years since the company began, Kemble and Co. has much to celebrate including a well established partnership with Yamaha as their European manufacturer from 1987, and today a new home in Yamaha's factories in the Far East. Kemble and Co. was also recognized in 1992 by the granting of The Queen's Award for Export Achievement, the only British company in the piano industry ever to receive this accolade.
Famous for their rich and distinctive "European" sound; Kemble uses "Strunz" Bavarian Spruce soundboards sourced from sustainable managed forests, widely regarded as the best tone wood available. The stability of the crown (curvature) of the soundboard is also important: to maintain this they use individually shaped spruce ribs.
The Kemble touch is also superbly responsive, being both smooth and even - the result of a precision engineered action finely adjusted by the Kemble craftsmen. In addition, the keys are made from spruce, a wood renowned for its stability in different climatic conditions.
This excellent upright acoustic piano has been recently refurbished in our on-site workshop by the Hanna Pianos team including a full internal service.
We have many pre-owned reconditioned and refurbished pianos available, click here 1 to see the full list, or contact us 2 to make an enquiry.