Professionals Call It the “Vertical Grand.” You’ll Call It Perfect.

B252 Concert Vertical

The Baldwin B252 Concert Vertical

If you’re looking for the voice of a concert grand in a smaller body then look no further than Baldwin’s Concert Vertical Model B252. The B252 is the newest version of Baldwin’s largest upright piano, and provides as much total soundboard area as a 6'3" grand. This piano features a special design that supports longer bass strings which produce a rich and resonant tone normally associated with a grand piano.

Décor that fits anywhere

The B252 is housed in a beautiful, classically styled cabinet that fits beautifully in any décor—from traditional to contemporary to school to rehearsal hall. The soundboard and ribs are constructed of spruce, while the precision-notched bridge is made from hard rock maple. The carefully designed geometry of its Full Blow Direct Action delivers an exceptionally responsive touch. The European style keys are made from spruce with hardwood reinforcements, and all corners of the keys are rounded and polished for an elegant, sophisticated look. The keys are also covered with a special coating that resists stains and chipping.

The best fit and finish for you

A piano naturally becomes the focal point of any room, and if your space is limited, you'll want to fill it with the finest piano built. The Baldwin B252 is the best in its class. Find it at your nearest authorized Baldwin piano dealer.

Specifications
STRUNG BACK
Baldwin Pianos feature solid construction, with reinforced backs made of the finest materials. This enhances both the structural attributes of the piano and its sound characteristics, helping produce a full, rich tone.
SOUNDBOARD
To ensure a soundboard of consistently superior quality, Baldwin selects only the finest spruce available. A time-tested traditional design contributes to the responsive character of the soundboard, providing outstanding tonal quality.
BRIDGES & RIBS
The Baldwin B252 bridges are constructed of hand notched hard maple. This design contributes to the outstanding tonal quality of the Baldwin piano. Ribs, crafted of premium spruce, are hand selected and matched to each soundboard for maximum stability.
BALDWIN STRINGS
Baldwin strings, made by Mapes or Roslau, provide consistently rich and detailed fundamental tones and harmonic overtones.
PINBLOCK
The B252 pinblock consists of 19 plies of hard maple, one of the most durable hardwoods. By alternating the grain direction of each ply, tuning pins are snugly held. The plies are joined with a waterproof adhesive, so the integrity of the Baldwin pinblock is not adversely affected by humidity.
ACTION
Baldwin’s acclaimed Full Blow Direct Action contributes to the superior feel and response that professional players demand. Baldwin only uses premium 100% virgin wool hammers to ensure world-class note-to-note consistency and excellent tonal range.
KEYS & KEYBED
Baldwin keybeds are constructed of cross-grained hardwoods. This design ensures long-term dimensional stability. Baldwin keys feature all-hardwood reinforcement parts. Sharp keys have a refined radius for superb feel.
3 FUNCTIONAL PEDALS plus QUIET PLAY
Baldwin Uprights all feature 3 functional, musical pedals—sustain, bass sustain, and soft—allowing for the full range of musical expression. In addition, Baldwin Uprights include a Quiet-Play practice lever with a stop-position that allows for practice at a very soft volume.
FINISHES
Satin Ebony (EBY)


  • Dimensions: 52" height, 67 7/8" width, 27 ¼" depth
  • Hammers: 100% Virgin Wool
  • Strings: High-grade music wire from Roslau
  • Speaking Length: 54"
  • Soundboard: Spruce
  • Soundboard Area: Sq. In. 2,301
  • Bridge Material: Hard Maple
  • Bridge Design: Precision Notched by Hand
  • Rib Material: Spruce
  • Action: Full Blow Direct design
  • Key Material: Spruce, individually weighted
  • Pedals: 3 – sustain, bass sustain, soft
  • Quiet Play Feature: Mute rail lever with stop position
  • Fallboard: Pull-out type key cover
  • Back Frame: Spruce
  • Plate: Cast iron
  • Pinblock Material: 19-ply Laminated Hard Maple
  • Tuning Pins: Nickel-plated cut thread
  • Warranty: 10 years, parts and labor

Professionals call it the “Vertical Grand.” You’ll call it perfect.

A commitment to excellence

Baldwin has been “America’s Favorite Piano” ever since company founder D.H. Baldwin vowed to manufacture “the best piano that can be built” over 100 years ago. From concert stages to recording studios to family music rooms, Baldwin Professional Series pianos continue to set the industry standard for innovative design, classic styling and outstanding performance at an unbeatable price.

Baldwin’s commitment to the art of crafting quality pianos has long been recognized by individuals who demand the best. Regardless of the genre, a Baldwin piano speaks the language of music with eloquence and passion. Golden tones ring with definition and authority. Keys respond to the subtlest command. No matter which Baldwin you choose, you’ll own an instrument that is preferred by many of today’s finest pianists, composers, conductors, studios, symphony orchestras and performance venues.

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