Add a touch of elegance to your home entertainment space with the Ikea Pianö: our fashionable and affordable take on the world's most popular musical instrument. Jazz away with Jöplin, Rock on with Rachmaninöff and Liberate your Liberace.
So let's take a look at this modern masterpiece of a timeless
piece of music history...
Note the wide bevelling of all external edges: a flowing shape, the complement of any architectural stylings. The 73 full-sized Ivöry keys provide a musical range that easily accomodates the most popular pieces of the last 500 years, yet the svelte width can fit the most intimate space: the Pianö is a full two feet thinner than any of the previous century's offerings.
Now we *could* be describing the external trappings of a digital piano, available from many musical instrument manufacturers. But we're not.
The Ikea Pianö is a real acoustic piano.
Good things come in small packages and, to prove it, the front panels of the Pianö continue down directly from the keybed front, providing an interior reverberant chamber equivalent to a full-sized upright grand. You may note the bold design of the curved pedal alcove, topped by a semicircular lintel. Four layers of lacquer provide a mirror finish.
The harp and body-frame components are constructed of an aluminum alloy for lightness, durability and sound conductance, while Bamböö is utilized not only for the soundboard but also lines the inside of the composite body panels. A beautiful instrument, inside and out.
But the next generation of piano isn't limited to a purely acoustic sound generation! Read on...
The Enhanced Pianö System:
The visible portion of the EPS looks like, and is, a fashionable, colour-coordinated LED Clock perched atop the Pianö. With the touch of a switch however, the EPS can make the already beautiful sounding instrument sound even better.
Optical microswitches under the keys and piezoelectric pickups/actuators on the harp combine with the very latest in digital technology. You can...
increase the volume to match the full drumkit your friend brought along
lower the volume to a musical whisper: private practice or ambience for a quiet tete a tete
simulate several different types of acoustic keyboard instruments... using real strings as the modulated source.
add a very natural chorusing (sound thickening) or slight detuning (honkytonk) effect
add several types of reverberation and echo effects, again right at the source of the sound.
For the discerning performer the Pianö has not only the ubiquitous mechanical damper pedal found on all modern pianos, but includes a pedal that controls EPS functions. You can:
use it to fade in/out the EPS to vary the working tone or volume in different passages
use it as a Sostenuto pedal! that's right, a feature found only on concert grand behemoths.
The EPS can also function as a tuning aid (the Ikea Pianö is a real acoustic piano and occasionally needs to be tuned), and a music-score light when needed.
And, because it's an Ikea, you can not only bring it home on or, in most cases, in your vehicle, but the usual small army of movers, and consequently home repair people, will not be required.
The Ikea Pianö comes in 7 Flatpack(tm) boxes varying in weight from 5 to 85 pounds:
Strings, Tuning Wrench
Frame & Pedal Assemblies
EPS Module, Assembly Components (Detailed Instructions, Pianö-specific string-torque wrench), Owner's Manual & Warranty(3 years)
Dimensions: 48" x 52" x 24"
Gross Weight: 149 pounds
 Full Liberace Liberation not available in all countries; inquire at your local Moral Majority Headquarters for confirmation.
 Ivöry(tm) is an ecologically conscious, carefully manufactured synthetic ivory, only available on the Ikea Pianö.
 The harp is the conductive framework of the strings.
 Bamböö is a durable hardwood, specially umlautted by Ikea exclusively for the Pianö.
 The soundboard is the piano's "speaker".
 Please see pp. 278-284 for our full range of Clocks and Timepieces.