Pianos are typically made of wood, cast iron, steel and felt, among other materials. Wood alone constitutes more than 85 percent of the instrument. Player pianos and digital pianos also include mechanical and digital com... More »

The black and white keys of the piano are made of wood covered with veneer. Most pianos that were made before 1960 have white keys with thin ivory tops. The black keys are traditionally made with ebony. More »

The Encyclopedia Britannica states that the standard number of keys on a modern piano is 88. A piano with that number of keys has a compass, or range of notes, of seven complete octaves plus a few keys. More »

Piano wire, sometimes called music wire, is made of steel. When pianos were first invented, piano wire was made of brass or iron. More »

The black and white keys of the piano are made of wood covered with veneer. Most pianos that were made before 1960 have white keys with thin ivory tops. The black keys are traditionally made with ebony. More »

Tips for buying a baby grand piano are to consider the materials the piano and keys are made of before purchase, to choose an acoustic baby grand piano for optimal tone quality or an electric piano for affordability, and... More »

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The weight of a cello is determined by factors such as the density of the wood, the thickness of the wood and the type of other materials used in its construction. A sampling of different celli can show a variance of bet... More »