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Konzert K175 Tradition – Grand Piano

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What sounds like a pedantic obsession with detail, is the basis of rich tonal worlds for the piano experts at Schimmel: 1ll 88 hammer-heads of each upright and grand piano are pricked with voicing needles several ten thousands times by hand in a painstaking process to form the versatile tonal colouring of our instruments. The voicer utilises his finely tuned manual dexterity to give the felt its elasticity and thereby provide each instrument with optimium tone quality. This requires a rigorously highly-trained ear and great sensitivity for the finest tonal nuances. This is how the Schimmel craftsmen breathe life into the soul of our instruments.

 

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In the patented Schimmel Konzert Concept, the well-established and ideal construction concepts for the large Konzert grand piano K 280, have been consistently integrated into the smaller model and, where possible, with identical construction.

This enables pianists to enjoy the benefits of the outstanding touch and tonal characteristics of a large concert grand even when performing on smaller models. This concept and the Schimmel family of sound is unique worldwide.

Features include:

  • Konzert grand piano action
  • Enlarged soundboard
  • The ideal soundboard wood – exclusive to Schimmel
  • Full size concert grand piano scale
  • Triplex Scale
  • Key tops made of mineral material and ebony wood
  • Most played German piano
  • Dynamic bar
  • Mass reduced bridge
  • Adjustable gliders
  • Most highly awarded
World Class Pianos of Uncompromising Quality
Each note is a concert experience as Schimmel Konzert pianos lead the way worldwide with their exquisite, warm sound and precise playability. A stunning feat of German craftsmanship and engineering, Konzert series pianos are built to out-last and out-perform. The design of these grand pianos unites Schimmel’s knowledge and experience dating back centuries, with the latest findings of Schimmel’s intensive research on materials and sound.
The patented “Schimmel Konzert Concept” means the construction specifications of the largest Konzert model are used for smaller models, giving each Konzert model the full touch and sound experience. This concept is unique worldwide.
Schimmel’s Heritage
Since 1885, Schimmel pianos have left their mark on European sound culture. The symbiosis of uncompromising aesthetics in sound and form, centuries old craftsmanship and the results of the latest scientific research results in instruments ranking among the most exquisite world wide. Each instrument is hand crafted in Schimmel’s own plant in Brunswick, Germany, by 220 skilled piano builders, cultivating a family tradition dating back to 1885.
Germany’s largest and most awarded piano manufacturer promises to delight the eyes and ears. This highly awarded grand piano range includes models for home, studio, school and performance venue.
Made in Braunschweig, Germany
Products made in Germany have an excellent international reputation. This is because German products, like Schimmel upright and grand pianos, stand for the art of engineering as well as innovation, design, craftsmanship and, of course, reliability – in short, quality that people trust in worldwide.
Schimmel is proud to be one of the handful of authentic German manufacturers, with all Konzert and Classic models produced at their factory in Brunswick, Germany, and receiving the 100% “BVK Certificate of German Piano Manufacture”. All Wilhelm piano models receive BVK Certified European Manufacture Certificate.
How Schimmel Quality Is Created
The Soundboard is the soul and voice of a piano. In it is concealed the secrets of tone quality and carrying power of a Schimmel grand or upright piano. Schimmel Scale Designs form the basis of extraordinary tone quality. The sound spectrum and timbers are of exemplary richness, enabling the pianist to precisely transform their artistic intentions into sound.
The Backframe Assembly of a Schimmel piano is solidly built and time tested. Together with the heavy cast-iron plate, it bears almost 18 tonnes of string tension. The Schimmel Keyboard and Action Assembly, designed by Schimmel and produced in Germany, features painstakingly optimised leverage ratios and reliability. Its dynamic modulation potential enables the finest nuances in sound.
Schimmel Australia
In Australia, the Schimmel name receives great recognition. Admired by competitors, Schimmel is chosen as the piano partner for Royal South Street Ballarat, the Ringwood Eisteddfod, and the Australian International Opera Award. Konzert Piano installations in Victoria alone including leading education institutes like the Australian Catholic University, Genazzano FCJ College, Hailebury College Keysborough, St. Margarets College Berwick and Presbyterian Ladies College Burwood, while performance venue owners include Mornington Wilson Theatre, Rippon Lea Estate Ballroom (The National Trust Of Australia Vic), Wesley Performing Arts Centre Horsham and the Victorian Music Teachers Association.
Since 1996, Schimmel has been distributed in Australia by Musico Pty Ltd, one of the country’s leading piano importers. The network of dealers includes retailers in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, who offer a superlative range of Schimmel upright and grand pianos with unmatched service. Schimmel trained technicians are on the ground to support the long life of Schimmel instruments.

To read more about the above features, view our Konzert Collection or German Expertise sections.

Additional Information
Weight 353 kg
Dimensions 169 × 102 × 154 cm
Finishes

Ebony high gloss, White high gloss, Mahogany high gloss

Availability

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.

Silent function option

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.

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