A piano bench is a required accessory for many musicians and a number of other instrumentalists including harp and guitar players. There are several bench models distinctively: adjustable, traditional, and double style available in finished wood or padded in vinyl or genuine leather. Pricing is dependent on the specific style and the type of materials used in the particular bench.
Piano benches used in institutions and university settings are selected primarily for their function as a musical tool. Institutional buyers are shopping for a sturdy bench that can withstand heavy usage in a public setting. Aesthetic properties are less important than the overall durability of the piano bench. The most popular style institutional benches are the traditional wood piano bench and the adjustable model.
Buyers of benches for home usage demand a bench that will fit with their principle decor in addition to providing a function as a musical tool. Consulting with an interior decorator can guide you in regard to the color and wood tone you will require. Round or tapered legs can be selected to match certain furniture styles, the wood or padded top in leather or vinyl selection being dependent upon the room’s furniture.
Regarding cost, usually a duo piano bench or a bench made with genuine leather upholstery demands the highest prices. There are several adjustable and common traditional style models that are economically priced but of good quality. When selecting a bench its best to decide on your selection and then see what is available in your budget. Many superior quality benches are available for less than two hundred dollars.