The piano is a great instrument. It gives you a very high level of versatility and it is also ideal for those who want to play different styles of music without compromise. With so many different types and styles of upright pianos available, making your choice can be difficult if you don't know a lot about pianos and even how they work.
The spinet piano is the smallest of the upright pianos. It has a dropped action and this essentially means that it is easier to press the key down. There are many more working parts in the spinet when compared to the console and the Studio piano, however, this doesn't mean that it can offer you any extra or additional features. The spinet is ideal for beginners, as you don't need a lot of finger strength in order to push down on the keys.
The console piano is one of the most popular upright pianos. The action is directly on top of the keys and the hammers are upright as well. When the hammer comes down on the string, the key is released before a spring pulls the dropped hammer back into position. The console piano is not as quick in terms of the action when compared to a grand piano, but it is a great option for those who don't like the low action of the spinet.
The studio piano gives you a lot of extra height with the action. There is a lot more room between the top of the key and the key pushed down, so additional finger strength is required. The extra action rewards you by giving you a rich and tonal quality that can be compared to grand pianos. The benefit of choosing a studio piano is that it is upright and takes up far less room when compared to a grand piano and the updated features that are available give you a better sound.