• Grand Pianos

    Series Model L (inch) | L x H x W (cm) Weight
    (lbs | kg)
    Ebony
    high gloss
    White
    high gloss
    Mahagony
    high gloss
    K 280 Tradition 9' 2" | 280 x 102 x 154 1179 | 535 - -
    K 256 Tradition 8' 4" | 256 x 102 x 154 1067 | 484 - -
    K 230 Tradition 7' 6" | 230 x 102 x 154 957 | 434 - -
    K 219 Tradition 7' 2" | 219 x 102 x 154 913 | 414
    K 195 Tradition 6' 4" | 195 x 102 x 154 829 | 376
    K 175 Tradition 5' 7" | 175 x 102 x 154 778 | 353

    Upright Pianos

    Series Model H (inch) | H x W x D (cm) Weight
    (lbs | kg)
    Ebony
    high gloss
    White
    high gloss
    Mahagony
    high gloss
    K 132 Tradition 52" | 132 x 154 x 62 586 | 266 -
    K 125 Tradition 49" | 125 x 154 x 62 558 | 253 -
    K 122 Elegance 48" | 122 x 156 x 62 582 | 264 -
    Ebony high gloss
    White high gloss
    Mahagony high gloss
  • K280
    Tradition

    Ebony high gloss

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    Accolades from competent sources are balm for the soul for our piano manufacturers. Within the context of the traditional instrument tests carried out by major music periodicals in France, Le Monde de la Musique* writes the following about the grand piano K 280 Tradition: ‘The entire action [is] particularly pleasant and well-balanced with the necessary dynamics for large-scale virtuoso movements.’ ... ‘emphasises the abilities inherent in the instrument to bring across great moments in the romantic repertoire: not over-saturated and here also a fine balance in tonal colour.’

    L (inch) | L x H x W (cm): 9' 2" | 280 x 102 x 154
    Weight (lbs | kg): 1179 | 535

    Ebony high gloss
  • K256
    Tradition

    Ebony high gloss

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    With a compact length of 2.56 metres, the K 256 Tradition is slightly shorter than the traditional 2.70 metre concert grand. The model is however 16 centimetres longer than the wide range of grand pianos available in the 2.40 size. This extra length means greater tonal volume and sonority. This is the perfect alternative model for medium-sized concert halls, churches and for institutional purposes. This model is certainly a class of its own among the larger concert grands.

    H (inch) | H x W x D (cm): 8' 4" | 256 x 102 x 154
    Weight (lbs | kg): 1067 | 484

    Ebony high gloss
  • K230
    Tradition

    Ebony high gloss

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    Pythagoras of Samos is said to have asserted that ‘Everything is related to numbers’. In ancient times, he experimented on a one-stringed instrument to discover the ratio between notes and
    numbers. This interrelationship is still relevant today for the constructors at Schimmel: for example, when they calculate and develop the cast-iron plates for specific instruments according to
    stability and acoustic criteria. Nowadays, they employ high-tech software for this purpose which is also utilised in the aircraft construction industry. The almost 1000 computer-controlled precision bore holes in the sounding body alone guarantee a fitting accuracy to a micronexact degree in the acoustic element of the piano. This is precision work which makes a major contribution to the consummate sound of our upright and grand pianos.

    L (inch) | L x H x W (cm): 7' 6" | 230 x 102 x 154
    Weight (lbs | kg): 957 | 434

    ebony high gloss
  • K219
    Tradition

    Ebony high gloss

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    We have to thank Bartolomeo Christofori who invented the hammer technique in 1700 which heralded the birth of the pianoforte. Ever since, piano makers have been searching for the perfect hammer-head for a consummate sound. At Schimmel, the characteristics of the hammer-head felts which have an influence on the composition of the tone are examined meticulously. The density and weight of the felt, its tension and simultaneous flexibility, the type of wool utilised and how this wool is processed, the correct way of cutting the felt and the way in which it is moulded: these aspects are all vital to ensure that our hammerheads transfer the energy of the player’s touch to
    the resonating strings in an optimum manner. The felt manufacture is undertaken according to a traditional process which is more time-consuming than modern industrial felt manufacture, but is the sole method to ensure delivery of premium-quality felt for our instruments.

    L (inch) | L x H x W (cm): 7' 2" | 219 x 102 x 154
    Weight (lbs | kg): 913 | 414

    Ebony high gloss
    White high gloss
    Mahagony high gloss
  • K195
    Tradition

    Ebony high gloss

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    For many people, thirteen is a mystical number. This number certainly provides Schimmel instruments with a magic gloss. This is because we utilise a traditional piano varnish which is applied in thirteen work phases with around one and a half kilogram per square metre and is primarily further processed by hand to produce high gloss. This is how we produce the unique gloss and the special depth effect which are so characteristic for our instruments.

    L (inch) | L x H x W (cm): 6' 4" | 195 x 102 x 154
    Weight (lbs | kg): 829 | 376

    Ebony high gloss
    White high gloss
    Mahagony high gloss
  • K175
    Tradition

    Ebony high gloss

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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: all 88 hammer-heads of each upright and grand piano are pricked with voicing needles several ten thousand 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 an optimum 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.

     L (inch) | L x H x W (cm): 5' 7" | 175 x 102 x 154
    Weigth (lbs | kg): 778 | 353

    Ebony high gloss
    White high gloss
    Mahagony high gloss
  • K132
    Tradition

    Ebony high gloss

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    We interpret tradition with a contemporary slant as illustrated by the K 132 Tradtion which is inimitable in its combination of the traditions of German artisan piano manufacture, innovative construction and contemporary design. This is perfection and aesthetics which will continue to enchant future generations.

    H (inch) | H x W x D (cm): 52" | 132 x 154 x 62
    Weight (lbs | kg): 586 | 266

    Ebony high gloss
    Mahagony high gloss
  • K125
    Tradition

    Ebony high gloss

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    Patience is the mother of quality. Sometimes, 300 years of patience are necessary. This is the age of some of our mountain spruce wood which is utilised for the manufacture of the soundboards.
    This wood is cultivated in high mountainous areas under most difficult conditions. Only a minimal percentage of the wood produced, exclusively resonance wood, can be considered for the manufacture of our soundboards. The very best quality is a vital factor as the soundboards are the heart of our instruments: their vibration properties and stability are of decisive importance for the beautiful tone of our upright and grand pianos. Only our stringent selection process can guarantee the tonal richness, extremely long speaking length of the notes and excellent durability of Schimmel instruments.

    H (inch) | H x W x D (cm): 49" | 125 x 154 x 62
    Weight (lbs | kg): 558 | 253

    Ebony high gloss
    Mahagony high gloss
  • K122
    Elegance

    Ebony high gloss

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    The creativity with which the specialist journalists of musical periodicals describe our grand and upright pianos in the instrument tests in France is a pleasure in its own right. The periodical Le Monde de la Musique* describes the piano K 122 Elegance as follows: ‘The excellent action with its well-adjusted and not over-heavy after touch point immediately generates a seldom experienced degree of confidence. The most favourable aspect is however undoubtedly the very fine structure
    of the tonal balance which comes into its own through the outstanding controllable dynamic level and which transforms the piano into an equally refined and precise but also roundtoned and singing instrument. It is rare for so many qualities to be concentrated in one piano ...’

    H (inch) | H x W x D (cm): 48" | 122 x 156 x 62
    Weight (lbs | kg): 582 | 264

    Ebony high gloss
    White high gloss