Fort Collins, CO
Pianos come in all shapes and sizes, but basically fall into 2 categories, uprights and grands.
Uprights: Also known as vertical pianos, these are the most common type of piano. They are called verticals because of the height and positions of the strings. The soundboard is also positioned vertically. These pianos typically range from 36-60 inches in height and most are around 58 inches in length. Uprights include spinets, consolettes, consoles, studios and full size uprights (also called upright grands or old uprights).
Grands: Also known as horizontal pianos, these are the most expensive pianos. They are called horizontals because the soundboard is positioned horizontally. Some have soundboards that can stretch up to four feet. Grand pianos range from 4'5″ to 9+ feet and come in different shapes. Some are rectangles and some can be more triangular shaped. Grands include petite grands, baby grands, parlor grands, ballroom grands and concert grands.