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Lowest piano prices! Call 408-248-9200
Bay Area-Best Price on Pianos 

1. Entry-level pianos: affordable pianos suitable for beginners, practice pianos for piano teachers.  Used spinets, consoles, and studio pianos,  baby grands....from just $500.00

2. Middle and mid-upper range pianos reasonably priced high performance instruments for professionals and advanced students.  Kawai - Steinberg - preowned Schimmel / Seiler piano
Starting at just $2,000.00

3. Premium Pianos: Hand made pianos built to the highest quality and standards. Sauter - Walter - Shigeru - Pre- owned Steinway  Prices are the best in the bay area -guaranteed!

We also have available some of the most technologically advanced digital pianos
and player systems.

(Including pianodisc, IQ ipad operated, QRS systems.

We have the largest selection of the finest new and used German hand made pianos.

We are also the preferred showroom in San Jose and SF Bay Area.  California's largest used piano inventory: Steinway & Sons, Yamaha, Schimmel, Boston, C.Bechstein, Baldwin.

Proud purveyors of the world renowned ...........

Sauter & Shigeru Kawai

Northern California's Largest and Oldest Shigeru Kawai dealer.  Price Guarantee!  With Best Selection!

 Authorized by the Japanese Hammatsu factory.  Elite Kawai Dealer! 


San Jose Piano Rentals.  

Short and long term.  

Best rental pianos in the world!

​Rental Business Sold!

         391 S. Winchester Blvd.

San Jose, CA 95128  



Hand made German Pianos are very expensive and require an expert to tell the difference today as to where the piano was/is made, call anytime for detailed information on  real German made - versus Knock offs from China- (Pianos that could be very similar in appearance. to the real German made piano)

We have sold pianos throughout the San Francisco Bay area for almost 100 Years and our reputation is well regarded in the piano industry.  Over the many years Carnes have had stores in San Francisco, Daly City, San Mateo, Belmont, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Hayward, Fremont and San Leandro.  Now that we are in the heart of Santa Clara County we feel this is our flagship store.   We Represent Kawai, Shigeru, Walter, Kingsburg, and many of the most popular brands.  Pre owned Steinway, Yamaha, Schimmel, Seiler, and many others are always available at low low prices. 


Another alert is in regards to Used Yamaha / Kawai pianos that are coming to the USA.  Many times these pianos are 30 to 50 years old and just polished up for a fast sale.  There are many garage type sellers, selling throughout the Bay Area. Call us and we will answer all your questions on the dubious nature of these pianos and those people that distribute them.
A legitimate dealer is licensed and pays taxes, offers guarantees, be guarded, be smart, do your home work.   New pianos must meet Ca/gov. formaldehyde compliant 93120 standards to be sold in the State, these old gray market yamaha and kawai pianos fail to meet these new standards.
Trade in accepted towards a Shigeru Grand
C Bechstein's are the German Made Bechsteins. The 'C' is Critical.

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Many pianos below cost, must sell!

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391/5 S. Winchester Blvd

North and South Bay Area -San Jose

In Business Since the 1920's
Always Family Owned  'Since the 1920's'



Pianos for free!  

Just Ask!


Scott McBain - Owner

Controller ~ Tani McBain 

Darlene West - Manager/detail person.

Ming Li PHD - International sales Manager - Flute Teacher -Top CHINESE Salesman. Call Direct 1-408-667-8254

David Dumont -Piano Broker/appraiser (professional pianist)  High Tech QRS Advisor

Gilroy Piano Outlet 1-408-767-2990

Largest / Oldest California Kawai Authorized Piano dealer!

100% German Made 'SAUTER' Appoints A McBain-Carnes as new Distributor!
*New Models 'Peter Maly' available Now!      

Call 408-248-9200 

Piano Sales today!

All Steinway and Yamaha pianos discounted by up to 50% or more/pre-owned!

Consignments available

We help you sell your piano!

Business Hours

Mon: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Tue: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wed: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Thu: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Fri: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Sat: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Sun: 12:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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Sauter is the finest 100% Pure German Piano Made in the World today.

More than 50,000  pianos sold and serviced in the Bay Area!  Top Bay Area Piano Dealer
100 million in piano sales over four generations.   Many of our past customers have made money selling their pianos back to us or allowing us to consign the piano for them.
San Francisco to Montery
  San Mateo.
Contra Costa. 
 Santa Clara. San Benito.
Santa Cruz.  and more. 

We sell pianos from all
over the world and to
places all over the world.


pianos from around the world - World Class

Rental Pianos and Digital Pianos

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We offer very competitive pricing and  will always offer low price match guarantees from any Bay Area authorized piano dealer.  Because we own our retail properties and our longstanding history we have great advantage over the competitors.  We pass these huge savings  on to our customers.   We are Family owned and so are most of the manufacturers we represent.  Come in to our San Jose store or our Fremont warehouse and experience Carnes Piano  company first hand.

Try before yo buy!

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