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The Hallet, Davis & Co. Story

Hallet, Davis & Co. Pianos

Performance, Beauty, and an Affordable Price equals one of the best values in the piano industry!

Performance – Hallet, Davis pianos offer German scale designs, high quality hammers and the consistent touch of a finely regulated action. The soundboard, the piano’s “speaker”, is made of solid spruce for producing beautiful, satisfying tone.  Proper touch response and reliable and consistent performance are yours with the Hallet, Davis piano.

Beauty – Beyond being a fine musical instrument, your new piano is also a beautiful piece of furniture, which enhances your home for many years to come. Hallet, Davis pianos offer you a choice of walnut, mahogany or ebony in a satin or high polish finish or mahogany veneers, in satin or high luster, as well as traditional ebony polish.

Value –By combining the best of the old world and the new, European design, American oversight, and Chinese labor costs, Hallet Davis is able to offer a fine piano that represents one of the best values in a new piano today.  Come in and experience the Hallet, Davis and Co. piano for yourself. It may be the perfect choice for your family.

“Click on the picture to see all of the beautiful Hallett, Davis & Co. pianos.”


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The Baldwin Story

Baldwin Piano Company is one of the most famous names in the American piano world, having sold more pianos in the U.S. than any other brand over the last century.  Second only to Steinway in selection and fame by the great American concert halls, Baldwin has been a heavy-weight in the industry for many years.  Baldwin was established in Cincinnati in 1862 as a retail enterprise and began manufacturing its own line of pianos in 1890. Throughout most of the 20th century, the company was considered one of the most successful and financially stable piano makers in the United States.

The New Baldwin Piano:  Because of increased foreign competition and new ownership, Baldwin ceased regular piano production at its only remaining U.S. factory, in Trumann, Arkansas, at the end of 2008, though the facility remains open as a U.S. distribution and service center. Baldwin currently manufactures vertical pianos for the U.S. market in a factory it owns in China.   It also contracts with Parsons Music to have grand pianos made under the Baldwin name.  Premium features include a maple rim, sand-cast plate, solid Alaskan Sitka spruce soundboard, duplex scaling, real ebony-wood sharps, German Röslau music wire, German Abel hammers, and a slow-close fallboard.   A great example is the 5’5” model BP 165, which combines great power and rich tone in a modest sized grand piano.

Baldwin has re-created versions of most of its former U.S. vertical models.  Models B342 and B442 are 43″ consoles, in attractive furniture styles similar to those of the former Acrosonic models.   Model B243 is similar to the famous Baldwin Hamilton studio, the most popular school piano ever built, with toe-block construction. Model B252 is a nearly exact replica of the former 52″ model 6000 upright, with Accu-just hitch pins.   In addition to re-creating versions of former U.S. vertical models, Baldwin has also created a number of new models to fit the budget of every family.   By combining the knowledge and oversight of American owned Baldwin Piano with the efficiency and cost effectiveness of Asian manufacturing, Baldwin Piano offers you a high quality piano for an affordable price.  

Come in and see the New Baldwin Pianos today!


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A Word from Chris Martin

Here is a great video by Chris Martin, Owner of Martin Guitars

talking about the history of this great company.


Taylor Music’s Information Videos

Helpful Product Information and more!

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Mike Merwin on Mini Drums

Check out one of our drum instructors, Mike Merwin, putting the Mini Stagg Drum set through the paces!

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Yamaha Gray Market Pianos

Gray Market Yamaha Pianos

If you have your heart set on a Yamaha piano, Taylor’s specializes in Grade A refurbished Yamaha pianos from Japan.  These are one owner, lightly used pianos that are completely brought back to factory specifications, with the cabinets buffed to look like new pianos.   These pianos offer years of enjoyment and savings of up to half the price of new! Some retailers may caution you against used or “Gray Market” pianos. They try to instill fear and doubt about your choices, but we at Taylor’s Music assure you that the used pianos we carry are of the highest grade available. Yamaha dealers warnings of the dangers of buying a used Yamaha grand is intended to scare you, and are greatly exaggerated.

“Pianos intended for Japan and America are seasoned differently, and the Japanese market models will fall apart in America’s climate.” There is only one difference between the two pianos:  4% less humidity in the wood of pianos made for the American market.   However, the climate and humidity in the Northeastern United States is very similar to that of Japan. Therefore, a piano that is seasoned for a Japanese climate should do fine in the Northeastern United States.   Also, Larry Fine states in The Piano Buyers Book that “Yamaha pianos are well built and it’s hard to imagine that they would all be so temperamental as to fall apart with a moderate change in humidity.”

Here is a link to his most current article on the subject:  http://www.pianobuyer.com/spring14/62.html#gray

Other Misquotes:

“There is no manufacturer’s warranty for these pianos.”

There is no manufacturer’s warranty for any used pianos. Taylor’s Music offers a 3 year warranty and a 5 year option with purchase and installation of a climate control system. You can shop with confidence backed by Taylor’s service and over 80 years experience.

“Gray Market pianos are older, and will not last as long as a brand new piano.” 

Good pianos have a 50-75 year life expectancy.  Since most of our Certified Pre-Owned pianos are only 20-30 years old, they should give a consumer a good 30-40 years before major work is required.  A climate control system extends the life of a piano another 5-10 years as well.

“Replacement parts for these pianos are not available.”

This is simply not true. Parts are readily available for these pianos from many different sources. Also, Taylor’s Certified Pre-Owned Models are always grade A, so they rarely need replacement parts.

Here’s what customers are saying:

“For a very long time I have been aware of the quality selection of used Yamaha grand pianos carried at your store. They are always immaculate in appearance and tone, as well as being reasonably priced and I always knew that someday I would own one.   Dave Glarner-vice president, Bryn Mawr Trust Bank

“I must admit that I always wanted a grand piano in my living room. I looked around at other stores, but I found the best value at Taylor’s. I really enjoy the Yamaha grand piano. I bought it used, but it looks and sounds brand new.”  Christine Costanza – piano teacher         

For more information, call  our piano department:  610-696-1812 x 115

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Special of the Month

Introducing Hallet, Davis Grand Pianos!

           Introductory Price!

               4’10” Ebony Gloss
               SMP: $8,790.00
               Special of the month: $6993.00!

               with CD player:
               SMP: $14,985
               Special of the month: $9,999!

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Kawai iPad Player Piano

Watch Pete Thompson talk about the Kawai Player Piano with iPad technology. Truly amazing!


The new iPad Player System brings invisible technology and wireless control to your piano.   You’ll love how easy it is to download, store, organize and play your music from this sleek controller.   You can also enjoy endless entertainment with PianoDisc’s free Internet Streaming Radio Broadcast.   Take advantage of the iPad’s larger visual display  to view sheet music or simply watch PianoVideo performances.Click the arrow to watch the video.

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