Our Jansen Grand Piano Bench is the highest quality wood top Grand Piano Bench manufactured in the United States. The bench measures 14″(W) x 33″(L), 19″ in height, and is constructed of solid American maple hardwood. The lid of the piano bench features a beautiful beveled edge to complement the smooth seating surface.
Supported with heavy duty brass hardware, the Jansen grand piano bench features a routed in music compartment–compared to most of the foreign imported benches, which only staple in their music compartments. By doing this, the wood bottom not only offers a sturdy surface for the heaviest music books, it also acts as structural reinforcement for the entire bench.
Jansen Piano Benches vs. Chinese Imports
As imports become more available, the importance of quality becomes more evident. At Jansen, we hear numerous stories from our customers, who bought a cheaper, imported piano bench, only to be disappointed with the quality and have the bench last for a couple of months. Typically using a lacquered finish, the Chinese imports finish is so thin, that it rubs off when being dragged on the floor during assembly, or if it is scrubbed hard during cleaning. Large Chips on common as well, especially in their thick clear coats. The inferior wood quality makes them light weight, leading the benches to break down quickly, and you can expect the benches to begin to wobble after a period of time. Additionally, the quality of the wood is import aesthetically. Jansen benches use American/Canadian hardwoods, known for their beautiful, tight grains. When you take a look at imported piano benches in a mahogany or walnut finish, you will notice the wood grain is far apart and often circular. If you’re getting a walnut or mahogany piano bench where grain pattern is particularly noticeable , you will definitely want to go with one made from a North American Hardwood. In sum, with all the nightmare stories we hear from people with imported and inexpensive piano benches, we believe that it is worth every penny to get an American made product, that uses the highest quality woods, finishes and craftsmanship. You will not be disappointed.