There are two basic types of modern piano. The grand piano and the upright piano. There are different models in each of these two categories depending on what you’re looking for but the basics remain the same. These, of course, do not include the electric or digital piano which can emulate both versions in many aspects. To keep it within our scope of explanation we will only discuss the modern piano in the traditional wooden sense.
Please visit our page on piano for an in depth explanation of the differences in these two important models.