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Pianos in the Snow

As you would expect from J Reid Pianos, rain or shine, sleet or snow, we deliver whatever the weather. As the weather gets colder and we approach Christmas we become a bit nostalgic and remember some of the more chilling … Continue reading

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Buying a Piano – FAQ

Whatever reason you have for wanting to buy a piano, sound advice can be a bit difficult to find on the internet. However, since you have managed to find this posting you are well on your way to finding what … Continue reading

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Pianos on eBay – a Warning

Do Not Buy Pianos on eBay – There is a reason they are so cheap: Pianos, like anything have a life-span. The average piano will last for 70-90 years if they are looked after. After that time however they are no longer useable … Continue reading

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Piano Hire

Uprights or Grand Pianos for Hire – J Reid Pianos can supply you a piano for hire on a long or short-term basis. Hiring is a great way to ‘try before you buy.’ J Reid Pianos also offer a partial refund … Continue reading

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Traditional Pianos versus Digital Pianos

Because J Reid Pianos can supply both traditional and digital pianos, they are very well placed to offer good sound advice. Generally, the traditional piano offers benefits which digital pianos simply cannot. However, J Reid Pianos believe that both kinds … Continue reading

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Finest Tuning

Why fine piano adjustments are so very important. Experienced or aspiring players often prefer a particular kind of ‘weight’ to their piano’s keys. A player should always be happy with these settings on their piano. When a piano has been … Continue reading

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The Historic Piano Factory Building in North London

PLEASE NOTE : WE ARE CLOSED ON BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 26th AUGUST 2019  WE RESUME NORMAL OPENING TIMES ON TUESDAY 27th AUGUST 2019 There is some interesting history about the famous J Reid Pianos’ building located on St Ann’s Road … Continue reading

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Welcome to J Reid Pianos

Welcome to J Reid Pianos! We are a family business that have been selling and delivering pianos in London for generations. You will find our large selection of good quality New and Second-Hand pianos on our website. Every piano is unique … Continue reading

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Recording Session at J Reid

Pianists were invited to take part in a recording session on Monday 8th November 2010 at J Reid Pianos. The piano-fest culminated in over 20 grand pianos being played together to create a new recording for Lover-Lover. Jarvis Cocker was … Continue reading

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Piano Restoration

Piano restoration by true craftsmen. Some of the best pianos ever made are well over 100 years old. During their time they have ‘lived’ through two World Wars, natural disasters and all manner of testing events that have caused damage. … Continue reading

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