The Yamaha U1 48” upright and the Kawai K300 48” professional studio upright are the top pics amongst piano technicians, piano teachers and pianist. New theses two are roughly $12,000 and finding a preowned ones from the mid 2000s are incredibly hard to find.
This Palatino benefits from a European design and set up in the factory. The actions are firm and ultra responsive and the tone is characteristically European, warm and singing.
At $4,950 this is an ideal alternative to a Yamaha or Kawai. If you are considering a vintage Steinway, Samick, Young Chang or the like you will want to consider this lovely instrument.