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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!
"The first time I played on your piano with the new [FVA] action, I found it an amazing experience - it was difficult to believe I was not playing on a grand piano. I could see that I was sitting in front of an upright instrument, but the sensitivity to the touch and its capability of giving many degrees of shading and tone coloring were astonishing. Even grand pianos, unless they are the finest, do not respond with the gradations of tone that this upright can give. Recalling the poor pianos often found in practice rooms throughout many music schools and colleges, I cannot help thinking what a boon this piano would be to many aspiring young musicians. In homes also, this piano will greatly help student pianists to develop sensitivity to tone and touch. If a student has a good piano which responds to the various types of touch, gives different tone colors, and lets him know when he has gotten the touch right, he is going to develop greater control and skill in less time. I feel this invention will prove a blessing to all students and their teachers."

-- Michiko Morita Miyamoto