The A-Pian Grand piano is and old French Gaveau piano. Gaveau was a French piano manufacturer. The company was established in 1847 in Paris and used to be one of the three largest piano makers in France (after Érard and Pleyel).
Built in 1960, this particular piano is often referred as a “crapaud” (or “Petite Grand” in English). It’s a little smaller than a “quart de queue” (baby grand).
This A-Pian piano has a particular sound: it is very bright and full of inharmonicity in the bass due to the short lengths of the strings.
This library was Acoustic Samples first attempt in finding a new and exciting way of sampling a piano.