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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!
"Our search for a piano consumed several months. We read The Piano Book and seriously researched all our options. During this time we played several Steinways, Bosendorfers, Schimmels, Mason & Hamlins, Kawais, and Yamahas. Although these well-known pianos are beautiful to look at, hard as it is to believe we found them inconsistent at best. The inflated prices were more a reflection of pedigree and finish rather than action and tone. In comparison, the Fandrich and Sons Model 185 played beautifully. The action was fully developed and the sound was warm and full. All tones were consistent, even with the slightest touch. If you are looking for the prestige of a big name piano and have money to burn, buy one of the brands mentioned earlier. But if you are looking for the best value going in a grand piano, buy a Fandrich and Sons model 185. We enjoy it more each day. Thank you Darrell and Heather."

-- S. Stern