There are countless options for microphone placement in grand pianos here are a few that we frequently use, some for lid opened and some for lid closed
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  1. Microphones are placed in a Mid-High configuration, High mic, high passed at 160Hz,(depending on style of music, I have high passed both). Great for close micing with the lid closed, when other instruments will bleed into the mics.
  2. Here is a pair of KSM 32's with goosenecks ( not included) ,of course the lid remains opened. Ideal for soloist, or recording. I find keedping the low mic in the middle of the harp keeps from exaggerating the lows, and the high mic helps capture the high strings.
  3. Here is a pair of Shure PGA181 microphones in a low/mid-high configuration. Side address microphones like these allow closing the lid for isolation from other instruments on stage. inexpensive, yet very effective.
  4. Low/Midhigh
  5. AGK 414's we will close the lid for the performance. Center mic does most of the work, the "HIGH" mic captures the subtleties of the high strings
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    AKG 414's with closed lid