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A reputation for outstanding tone and action response.

The Fandrich Vertical Action has been:
  • Featured in a 10 minute spot on CNN in 1992, broadcast 26 times.
  • Featured on Paul Harvey News.
  • Recognized by the Smithsonian Institution as a significant improvement to the piano action.


Fandrich & Sons grand pianos have been chosen:
  • Since 1997 as the piano for the Earshot/Seattle Art Museum "Art of Jazz" concert series.
  • By George Shangrow to sponsor the "Live by George!" show on King FM.
  • By the Garfield High School Jazz band for their concert performances.
  • By the Seattle Center Space Needle for the Bi-Centennial New Year's Eve party.
  • Since 2002 by the Seattle Center House for the Winterfest "Seattle's Best Jazz" concert.
  • By Dave Peck, local jazz pianist, for his first solo CD release party (1998).
  • By Aaron Parks, Northwest "jazz prodigy" (now performing with the Terence Blanchard Quartet), as his personal piano.
  • By Bishop Blanchet High School (Seattle) and Rogers High School (Puyallup) for their performing arts centers.
  • By the Mason County Community Concert Association for their performing hall in Shelton, WA.
  • By The Amadeus Project performance venue and music school (Bellingham, WA).
  • By Skagit Valley College for their performance hall and practice rooms.
  • By the Washington State Music Teachers Association for their annual conference classroom piano (2009, 2010).
  • By Dave Frishberg, internationally known jazz pianist and lyricist, as his personal piano (see comments).
  • By the Anacortes Jazz Festival for their wharf and port warehouse stages.
  • By the following churches:
    • Lakeview Free Methodist (Seattle, WA)
    • Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church (Seattle, WA)
    • Atonement Free Lutheran Church (Arlington, WA)
    • McKenna Community Church (McKenna, WA)
    • First Presbyterian Church (Ellensburg, WA)
    • Trinity Community Lutheran Church (Point Roberts, WA)
    • Maltby Congregational Church (Maltby, WA)
    • Christ Episcopal Church (Seattle, WA)
    • St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Walla Walla, WA)
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!"