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What is a Piano Hinge?

A piano hinge is a type of hinge known for its long length and is typically one to six inches wide and six feet long or longer. People tend to refer to these hinges as "piano hinges" because they are known for supporting the lid of the popular musical instrument -- the piano. Yet the technical name of these hinges is actually "continuous hinges". 

Benefits of Piano Hinges 

Piano hinges distribute weight and stress in a uniform fashion, are easy to install and align and can handle a great deal of wear and tear.  They also can be cut to length to meet the exact need of your application. 

Types of Piano Hinges 

Guden has a wide array of piano hinges. Some of the common lengths of piano hinges are six foot, seven and eight foot lengths, although shorter and longer lengths are also possible. They come in many different types of materials including: