Classic C116 Tradition – Upright Piano

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A small upright piano that delivers


The Schimmel Classic C116 is the perfect balance of reliability, playability, sound quality and elegance.


It has made this model Schimmel’s best-selling piano for many decades.


Since the nineteen-fifties, the so-called ‘Kleinklavier’ (small piano) has left its mark. The C116 is not demanding in space, but it maintains presence and strength of sound. It holds all the qualities of a truly German piano.


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The Classic C116 piano has the essential characteristics of the “small piano” that has enchanted a whole generation.



The Classic C116 modern upright piano is a fine choice for apartment living and for smaller rooms.


For people who desire a classic German sound in their piano.


Read more about the  Classic Collection and our German Expertise.

Additional Information
Weight 230 kg
Dimensions 116 × 148 × 59 cm

Ebony High Gloss, Mahogany High Gloss, White High Gloss, Alder, Cherry, Walnut

Twintone Mode

There is an optional twin tone feature add-on, providing the ability to play as either a normal acoustic piano or an integrated digital piano for silent piano-playing. The digital piano function can also be used to operate external MIDI-compatible equipment. Please enquire.


A very limited number of these models are built each year. Crafting superior pianos requires the utmost in care, expertise and precision and this takes time. Please allow any time from 6 weeks up to 12 months from order through to manufacture and delivery of your own unique instrument. Please phone or email us to explore the special opportunities available.

Reviews (2)

2 reviews for Classic C116 Tradition – Upright Piano

  1. Nada Jasz

    The Schimmel C116 has been awarded the “Diapason D’OR”, the golden tuning fork, by Diapason, for its sound and playing style, among others.

    The internationally acclaimed French magazine “Pianiste” also awarded the C 116 Tradition the “Pianiste Maestro”.

  2. Nada Jasz

    “The C116 Tradition is a perfect choice for all pianists looking for an elegant German instrument with a typical German sound from a manufacturer whose reputation is second to none, with beautiful workmanship, sound power, reliability and robustness.”
    Pianiste Magazine

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