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Does anyone know of a 7/8 piano on the European market? I am moving to Berlin and am very interested but not sure if that is something I could easily find there.


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OK I'll bite, what is a 7/8 piano? 7 to 8 feet maybe?


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Originally Posted by Learux
OK I'll bite, what is a 7/8 piano? 7 to 8 feet maybe?
The keys' width is 7/8 the normal size.

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Originally Posted by pianoloverus
Originally Posted by Learux
OK I'll bite, what is a 7/8 piano? 7 to 8 feet maybe?
The keys' width is 7/8 the normal size.
Originally Posted by pianoloverus
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OK I'll bite, what is a 7/8 piano? 7 to 8 feet maybe?
The keys' width is 7/8 the normal size.

... which means the entire keyboard is 7/8 the size of a normal keyboard. These are available for persons with particularly small hands, or small hand spans.

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Halliun is making 7/8 pianos
Contact info for Hailliun and small keyboard foundation at bottom

https://www.worldpianonews.com/new-product/acoustic/hailun-pianos-and-ds-keyboards/


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How did they used to call these pianos in metric Europe lets say, around the 1920s?

Or have they always been called 7/8 pianos?


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Considering that violins (ditto cellos etc) come in different sizes, it would make sense that piano keyboards do also. I have played on one such upright piano - the unnerving thing is that the black keys that are usually narrow already, are now that much narrower.


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There is a trick to make narrow sharps easier to grip. You can rub a coating of bees wax onto the top surface and it will make the key grippy without being sticky. Plus, it will clean off without damaging anything.

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