5 - 7 Bridge St
NN14 6EW

United Kingdom

Tel: 01536 710529

Shop Opening Hours

10:00am to 5:00pm

Monday to Saturday

Evenings by appointment

Free parking nearby

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One of the largest showrooms of new and used piano’s in the Midlands. We are a family business established for over 30 years. We sell both new and used pianos and believe it is important to offer a wide range of makes to choose from. By getting to know the best pianos to stock and preparing them to a high standard, we have built up a great deal of knowledge and expertise over the years. We always offer a warm and friendly welcome, Jon & Chris.

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Josef’s Pianos

5 - 7 Bridge Street



NN14 6EW

United Kingdom

Tel: 01536 710529

Shop Opening Hours:

10am - 5.00pm

Monday to Saturday

Evenings by appointment

Find us on

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Josefs Pianos was established 30 years ago by our parents, Joe and Bette Shaw. They started with one piano in a small general music shop. Dad was trained as an engineer with experience of inventing and designing machinery. He was also a good pianist and soon became intrigued with the workings of pianos. They quickly moved on from this to become a dedicated piano specialist. Unfortunately Dad is no longer alive, but Mum still helps us and is likely to be the one who answers the phone when you call.

In the early years we did a lot of reconditioning and rebuilding work here in our workshop and although we do much less of this now, the knowledge and experience we gained still proves extremely useful for us today.

Jon has always worked in the firm. He takes responsibility for all the tuning and preparation work as well as sharing the running of the business and working with customers. Jon was trained in piano technology at the London College of Furniture and has been a qualified member of the Piano Tuners Association for many years. He has continually developed his skills in tuning and voicing which we now refer to as his `magic`! Jon does have the habit of making a piano sound very special.

Chris joined the family business a bit later, but has now built up a lot of experience in piano regulation and is usually involved with ordering and delivery of the pianos. He also shares the business side and works with customers.

We also have sons who help us when they can with some of the jobs at the shop. Aidan gained experience with us when he was an accounts student. Warren is at university studying fine art and helps during his holidays, his art skills often prove very useful and he did the photography for this website. We also now have a new `Josef`, Jon’s little loves to play the piano and even helps to polish them sometimes, carefully of course. Pianos really are a family tradition for us!

Over the years we have forged loyal working relationships with major suppliers in the trade and we are established agents for prominent makes including Bechstein, Yamaha, Petrof, Kawai, Kemble and Reid Sohn as well as several more. We have visited numerous piano factories and got to know a great deal about the pianos we sell.

We believe the responsibility of a retailer is to carefully choose what they stock. With pianos this means selecting makes and models which have the best tone and mechanism for the price. We review our stock constantly as we prepare and maintain the pianos. This way our customers can choose from the best options available.

Much of our trade comes through recommendation and we have been endorsed by piano teachers and tuners for a long time. As a result, the area we supply has grown and we now cover much of the Midlands and East Anglia as well as further afield.

We have supplied many schools and music departments over the years, also music teachers themselves, and we regularly provide pianos for the Associated Board of Music in several areas for their exams.

So things have definitely moved on a long way since we first started. We now have up to 50 pianos in stock and we recently took on new showrooms where we have a wider display of grands. We have purposely kept several individual rooms because we know people like to have some privacy when trying pianos.

Our tradition has always been to offer an informal and friendly setting where you can get the right blend of advice together with the freedom to try the pianos for yourself. We know our customers appreciate this from the feedback we receive, so please take a look at what they have said and feel welcome to call in or phone.

Chris, Bette & Jon

Jon tuning

Chris regulating

Warren & Jo

Upright showroom

Grand showroom

It was very refreshing when we visited Josefs Pianos. There was no pressure to buy and the atmosphere was very warm and friendly. The staff are very knowledgeable and we will recommend to anyone looking to buy a piano.