Over the centuries, pianos and organs took on many different shapes before settling on the basic shapes that we know today. As the premier piano movers in Illinois, we’ve taken care of just about every shape out there. Here are the basics:

Vertical Pianos


Vertical pianos are are named so because they are wider than they are tall, and also their strings are in a vertical position. The height of this type of piano might differ from 36” – 60” and usually fall into one of the following four categories:

  • Console -These piano’s height typically falls in between 40” and 43” and the width is almost 58”.
  • Spinet – These include the smallest type of pianos with an approximate height of 36” – 38”, and a width of almost 58”.
  • Studio – Such pianos, as the name suggests, are trendy in musical studios and musical schools. Their height will range from 45” – 48” and the width will typically be 58”.
  • Upright -Upright pianos are the tallest vertical pianos with a height usually in the range of 50” – 60”, with an average width of around 58”.

Horizontal Pianos


There are typically four types of horizontal pianos that our piano movers handle:

  • Baby Grand: Such pianos include the most popular and broadly cherished pianos with a size that ranges from 4’11” to 5’7”.
  • Petite Grand: It’s the smallest of such pianos. It will range in size from 4’5” to 4’10”.
  • Ballroom: Such pianos also are referred to as semi-concert pianos, as well as usually are 7’ long.
  • Parlor Grand: Such pianos also are termed as a living room grand piano and will come in sizes from 5’9” to 6’1”.
  • Concert Grand: Such pianos include the largest of all types of grand pianos with a length of about at 9’.