Compared to newer digital pianos, the traditional acoustic piano still holds up well and has not lost its edge in the piano purchasing market.
An acoustic piano uses hammers and strings to get the unique sound associated with each beautiful note. The different styles of acoustic pianos still use the same components to make the sounds, but there are some differences when looking at a grand piano or baby grand piano in comparison to an upright piano.
Grand pianos are longer, and the strings run horizontally throughout the body of the piano. The unique shape of the grand piano and baby grand piano are both attributed specifically to the way these strings run in each piano.
Upright pianos, on the other hand, run their strings vertically through the back of the piano, allowing for a more compact design that is desired for family members of all skill levels.