Courtney Pianos

Courtney Pianos

We are specialists in restoration and retail of traditional pianos - particularly the better-known makes/models built between the 1890s and 1940s. Based in Oxford, our business covers most of the UK.


How Can We Help?

  • Are you looking to buy a piano ? Do you already have a piano ? And want to know more about it or have it restored ?
  • Want to know about piano restoration ? Would you like to know more about us ? Do you need more info on Bechstein ? (We are specialists.)
  • Unsure about older pianos ? Or modern ones ?
  • Thinking of selling your piano ? Having trouble deciding what to do ?

Retailers of restored antique & modern pianos.Restorers of all types of upright and grand pianos, post 1890.C Bechstein specialists.

Contact Information

  • 43 Botley Road
    Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 OBN
  • Phone: View Phone
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Other Information

Other Categories:

Piano Shops

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is it tuned up to concert pitch A440?
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