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Eshelby Pianos has the best variety of upright and grand pianos available for hire and sale in Gauteng!

Intermediate Upright Pianos

currently available for
Hire and Sale

Our intermediate range of pianos suits beginner learners up to piano grade/level 6; even at that level it may not be necessary to hire a premier piano unless the player intends on hosting a concert in their lounge. Most piano teachers would teach from pianos in this range. This range includes pianos like Challen, Kemble, Knight, Otto Bach, Rippen, Zimmerman.

Premier Upright Pianos

currently available for
Hire and Sale

Although our intermediate range of pianos are of a high quality, our premier range is superior. At Eshelby Pianos you are able to view, compare, purchase or hire the best pianos available in the world, like Steinway & Sons, Bechstein, Blüthner, Bösendorfer, Grotrian-Steinweg, Yamaha, Kawai, many other internationally regarded brands as well as some really special, unique and rare pianos.

Grand Pianos

currently available for
Hire and Sale

The appearance of a grand piano is stately, monumental and impressive! It is so moreish, including needing enough space and having a fairly generous budget. Some uprights really have brilliant dynamic sound, but with the option of opening the piano matched with a considerably larger sound board, longer strings and overall size, a grand piano holds it own in terms of range, resonance, tonality and responsive touch.

Pianos Under Restoration

Pianos under restoration includes pianos in need of repair, refurbishment, reconditioning, rehabilitation and/or general maintenance.

Our storerooms are bursting with some of the most famous and renowned makes of pianos; a few of fascinating, didactic museum value, as well as intermediate makes that need to be re-painted or restored. Due to the high cost of quality restoration and fitting the rhythm of current demand, some pianos lie in wait yearning and hankering for heed, waiting for adequate and requisite time, being kept because they are in demand; are of excellent quality and/or rarity.

Isn’t it great when you have an idea of exactly which finish you want on a piano and you can see those in need of a repolish?


Monthly Hire
Piano Purchase
Functional Hire
Tuning and Service
Piano Transport
Piano Evaluation
Repairs and Restoration
Repolishing and Painting
Viewing Pianos
Selling Your Piano

Our Story

We, Deon and Jacqueline, own and run Eshelby Pianos and we are passionate about pianos and thus our business!

As a family-run business (vast and substantial in terms of what we offer and the variety of our stock, but personal and purposefully limited in terms of staff), we endeavour to provide honest information, brilliant service and a variety of quality stock. We service, restore and re-polish our pianos ourselves, as such are confident about the quality of our stock.

Eshelby Pianos has over 425 pianos hired out in and around the Gauteng area and approximately 150 pianos currently available for sale and/or hire at our showrooms.

Our Piano Gallery

This Piano Gallery has been evolving over many years to serve as a reference to provide insight about the huge variety and brands of pianos on the market, hopefully creating a useful resource for anyone interested in learning more about pianos.

The pianos are listed in alphabetical order with photographs, descriptions and details…

Contact us…

Jacqueline Eshelby
Phone or WhatsApp 082 348 6131
Email jacqueline

Deon Eshelby
Phone or WhatsApp 082 675 3549
Email deon

Recently added Stock…

We continuously trade in pianos, and as such have an ever-changing and extensive stock of previously owned pianos available. Although our website is updated on a weekly basis, we always have many pianos awaiting assessment and detailing. As such, if you are looking for something other than what is shown on the pages of our website, please do provide us with a description of what you are looking for and we can let you know what is available.

Blüthner Upright Piano (524)

Serial number: 87560. This piano was manufactured in Liepzig, Germany. Really the best one can get, …

Zen-on Upright Piano (711)

Serial number 81531. Manufactured in Japan, this piano has a very good, powerful tone and certainly …

Fritz Kuhla Upright Piano (710)

This piano was manufactured in Germany, in the 1960’s. As one can see in the photographs, it has a r…

Kawai Upright Piano (789)

Serial number 33885. This is a model KX-21 Yamaha piano. The Kawai brand has an excellent quality st…

Hofmann & Czerny Upright Piano (633)

This piano was manufactured in Vienna, Austria and has a lovely, figured, light walnut casing which …

Hausmann Upright Piano (703)

Eshelby Pianos repolished this piano to a high gloss black finish in January 2017. As you can see in…

Kohler & Campbell Upright Piano (263)

Serial number 168614. This piano was manufactured in 1915, in New York. American pianos have a very …

Kohler & Campbell Upright Piano (785)

Serial number 582841. The piano was manufactured in the U.S.A. What a nice surprise to find this pia…

Young Chang Upright Piano (672)

Serial number: 75881. This Model 108C Young Chang was built in the later 1990’s and rebranded Bernha…

Yamaha Upright Piano (686)

Serial number: M3402103. This Model U1 Yamaha was manufactured in Japan. This is possibly the ultima…

Rippen Upright Piano (292)

Serial number 18001. This piano was manufactured in the Netherlands, Holland, in 1954. It is a highl…

Danemann Upright Piano (286)

Serial number: 63980. This piano was manufactured in London, in 1946. Danemann is a well-recognised …