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1983 Hoffman Model 173 5'8" Grand Piano

$17,300


Features
  • Serial #127482
  • One owner
  • Current new price $84,128
  • Satin mahogany finish
  • Matching bench
  • Completely prepped by Fandrich & Sons
  • Voiced by Darrell Fandrich
  • Priced REDUCED from $24,950
  • This lovely handcrafted German piano had one owner, who purchased it new from Chris Finger Pianos in Niwot, CO. It was built by the Feurich Piano Company in what was East Germany at the time. The Communist government had given the rights to the Feurich name (dating well back into the 1800's) to the Bechstein Piano Company in East Berlin. It took a number of years after the fall of the Berlin Wall for Julius Feurich, the current (5th generation) owner of the Feurich Company, to re-acquire his family name for the company. Thus this is a Feurich design, built in the Feurich factory but using the Hoffman name. This piano has been lovingly cared for and lightly played. It is a wonderfully musical bargain!
"I have played many pianos over the past half century and consider myself an expert in judging the quality of the instrument, both the action and of course the sound. The Fandrich & Sons pianos I heard and played during our recent visit were beautiful instruments. One expected the grands of course to be able to produce a big, beautiful sound and they did indeed. But I was nearly knocked off my feet when I heard what the Fandrich & Sons upright pianos could do. In the past the only upright I ever heard which was halfway decent was the old Steinway upright. But it was nothing compared to your uprights. I wouldn't have ever believed that an upright could sound like a grand but as the saying goes... 'Seeing is believing' or in this case 'Hearing is believing'. This should prove a blessing to those who need the sound and performance of a grand but whose limitations of space make it impossible to own one. I add my congratulations to those of many others."

-- Robert Steinberg, MD
Husband of Dorothy and retired concert performer.