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Re: Model 215 (7') grand. "This piano is lovely to play! You can get anything you want! You can ask it to do anything."

-- Cassandra Carr, Ph.D.
Nationally Certified Piano Instructor. Seattle, WA



"Leather...why do I think of a thick piece of rich brown leather when I play our Fandrich piano? Something about sinking into a chord, reaching the firm bottom of the keys, and feeling there's still...something THERE, some deeper resource of sound, some musical dimension I can still push into. We purchased our brushed mahoghany 6'1" piano over a year ago, and we've had it tuned several times. And now the strings have stretched, and it's settled in, and it's a wonder. You get the glistening sound with high scale runs, the clarity of the middle range, and the sense of falling off something when you hit big bass octaves. I haven't the exquisite ear that can tell a Baldwin from a Steinway, and those two from half a dozen other brands. I can only say that for the money, our piano can't be beat: in looks and sound, it projects itself like an instrument that is tens of thousands of dollars more expensive. Some friends of ours bought an elegant six and a half foot Steinway; it was grand for a while, but at its best--and it cost twice what ours did--it couldn't match what we've got. So...after a year and a half, no complaints. Much praise to Fandrich & Sons."

-- John Brown
Bellingham, WA



"I can't believe I've only had the piano for 6 months now since it feels so much like part of the family. Marie and I play every day and we do "shows" for the others. It's wonderful to be able to go back and forth between the classical and popular music and have the piano not get in the way. As my playing has improved I've come to even better appreciate the responsiveness of the action. First tuning was routine, and the tuner had a great time playing, as have all my other musically inclined guests. Thanks again for making an instrument that's every bit as much and more than what you said it was.

-- Mark Papamarcos
California



"Thank you so much for the fabulous piano! We love it soooo much. I cannot say, there are no words to describe it. The sound is not too big and seems quieter than the Baldwin. I thought it ight blow us out of the house, but it is just perfect. The regulation/action is superb. Skyler [5 year old daughter] can do things that she wasn't able to do before and plays beautifully on the piano. She kissed it when she saw it for the first time and said how beautiful it was and that it is, beautiful. We will enjoy it forever and take very good care of it. Thanks again for sharing this fabulous instrument with us."

-- Sherry Chun
Owner of a Fandrich & Sons Model 215 (7') grand.



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At the July 2002 International Piano Technician Guild Convention in Chicago, IL there were 106 exhibits, including virtually all of the piano manufacturers. We happened to be in the booth next to the 7' Bosendorfer with our Fandrich & Sons Model 165HGS 5'5" grand piano and one of our Model 126V uprights. Besides having at least 6 dealers tell us they would buy our pianos at our current prices and mark them up almost double if we would let them become Fandrich & Sons dealers, we heard the following comments:

Regarding the Model 126V, as always, "This is the best upright piano I have ever played, the tone is so even and clear, the action is amazing!"

Regarding the 5'5" Model 165HGS, "This is the best action of any of the pianos here. It is so controllable, even at the quietest levels of play." "The tone of your grand is more even than the Bosendorfer [to be fair, the Bosendorfer had been delivered to the convention right out of the box]. "This piano has more heart than the 9' Bluthner concert grand on the other side of the curtain!" "This is how a treble should sound!".

And over and over, "It's hard to believe this is only a 5'5" grand, it sounds at least as big as a 6'." and also many times "My friend said I had to come and try this piano!"