Archive for December, 2013

Bargains To Be Had At Our Christmas Piano Auction tomorrow at 12 noon!

Tomorrow morning our Christmas piano auction opens for viewing at 9am and the auction opens 12 noon.  Everywhere you look you will see bargains!


Yamaha SU118 upright Est. £2,550 – £3,500

Bechstein model A grand Est. £2,000 – £3,000

Boston GP156 grand Est. £4,000 – £5,000

Yamaha U3 upright Est. £1,500 – £2,000

Ibach Grand est. £2,000 – £3,000

And the list goes on and on and on….

Tomorrow selected pianos range from opening estimates of £200!

So its time to put a piano in your home at a bargain price and enjoy it for many years to come.

With so many to choose from there is an opportunity for everyone to go home with the best Christmas present yet!

Unsure about the auction process? Watch our video guide that explains what happens and how you go about registering & bidding in the auction room:

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a comment

The Christmas Piano Auction This Week

Viewing Starts Tomorrow at 12 noon!


Don’t forget if you are in the market this Christmas for a Piano at a realistic price then our viewing starts tomorrow at 12 noon.


The times are:

 Thursday 5th December:   12:00 noon – 8:30pm

Friday       6th December:   10:00 am  – 8:30pm

Saturday 7th  December:   09:00am – 11:45 am

(The auction opens at 12 noon on Saturday 7th December)



You will be able to purchase a copy of the catalogue at the auction room on the viewing days and professional help & advice will be on hand to assist you if require.


Its time to purchase your piano at a perfect price!

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a comment

A Lesser Known Piano Maker of Quality…..

Part of the team  at BPA was on the road over the weekend and an interesting conversation regarding lesser-known makers of the piano world took place.

We have all heard of Steinway, Bechstein, Yamaha, Chappell etc.… but who in todays generation has heard of Ernst Kaps ?

I’m sure that many piano enthusiasts in the autumn of their life have, and possibly played or owned a Kaps piano at some point, but the younger generation if asked would probably draw a blank face.

We Believe this is something todays generation of pianists are missing out on

Kaps was founded in 1858 by Ernst Kaps in Dresden.  A German manufacturer and distributor of pianos who used quality materials to build their instruments. Detail and class can always be seen when looking at a piano built by kaps.

In 1922 Kaps began collaboration with the piano maker Johann Kuhse.

One of the BPA team said:

“Kaps were beautifully built pianos of very high quality, the grand’s always very pleasing to play with a fairly gentle, mellow tone. The uprights especially the ‘Panzer’ system uprights were very fine pianos they rival and often surpass some of the far better known makers”.


Britannia piano auctions: Kaps Upright

This piano (circa 1905) had at some time in its life been ebonized (polished black) and just looked like any other ‘not very interesting’ piano. This is what the instrument looked like after it had been stripped back to its original colour and polished up to how it was originally.

0161 977 0075

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,