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With almost a hundred years in business, we have tried just about every brand of piano from around the world.  We think we have the best valued pianos in the world.  In the piano world, most concert pianist would agree, selection is important, we have great selection.
German made - "Sauter" & Kawai Factory Authorized Dealer
We are one of the top Kawai dealers in the nation with the largest selection and best prices, selling more than 40,000 pianos, over 100 million in sales, in the Bay Area. We Branded the product and have a stellar relationship with the Kawai Factory.  Top Sellers  K-300/K-500
San Francisco Opera House Shigeru Grand
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SF Bay Area
About A McBain-Carnes Piano -  Established in the 1920's 

Carnes Piano Company has been in business for over 98 years, a family tradition that spans four generations.  Starting in Idaho in the 1920's and moving to the California Bay Area in 1955,  Carnes has carried just about every brand of piano made, and over the course of many years has filtered up to the quality lines of pianos they now purvey and promote:
Previous Store Locations:  San Francisco, Hayward, San Leandro, San Mateo, Belmont, Redding, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Stanford, Walla Walla, Idaho Falls, Boise, Twin Falls, Fairfield.  New Owner is Son in Law of Fred Carnes/ Scott McBain

 Sauter - Kawai,  Shigeru Kawai, 
and many other popular brands.

 Pre-owned and very rare Steinway and Yamaha pianos, often traded in for better quality, are made available for sale at bargain prices, usually half of what new ones would sell.  We will often wholesale the traded in pianos to piano dealers and consumers just to move them.

A McBain-Carnes Piano Company - sells, buys, consigns, rents, leases, provides storage, moves and tunes pianos. 
Carnes Piano  will track down the "perfect piano" for their prospective buyers.   Rare European pianos like Fazioli, Bluthner, C Bechstein, Steinway, (American made) Mason & Hamlin, and more, are usually available and can be ascertained upon request.

Short term and long term rental pianos (at the lowest prices) are always available.


Carnes Piano Store
391 S.Winchester Blvd.
San Jose, CA


The United States is made up of people from aournd the world.  We have sales staff that speaks several languages including but not limited to:  English, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), German, French, Japanese, Korean, Farsi, Spanish and more.
They did not have Reviews 20+ years ago; if so, we would have your Great Grandmother and Grandfather as positive reviewers.  We have been in business longer than most all of you have been alive.  We speak Piano!

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Contact Information

Carnes Piano Store

391 s. Winchester Blvd

San Jose 1-408-248-9200


New Store 


8401 F Church St


In Business Since the 1920's




391 S Winchester Blvd
San Jose, CA 95128


Scott McBain - Owner
Darlene West - Manager
Ming Li PHD - International sales Manager 
David Dumont -Piano Broker / appraiser (professional pianist)

​Gilroy - David Dumont

​Tani McBain CFO Gilroy

Appointed Sauter's New Dealer!

Peter Maly collection!
*New Models available Now! Call 408-248-9200 Now!

Piano Sales today!

All Steinway and Yamaha pianos discounted by 10% or more!

All New Kawai pianos discounted up to 50%

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

Rated best by Larry Fine  The Piano Book! - SAUTER
Kawai and Shigeru Kawai Pianos
Charles R. Walter Pianos  
​Pre-owned and refurbished Steinway Pianos

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