52" Artist Series Studio Upright Piano
Brodmann AS-132 Upright Piano
The pinnacle of European design and workmanship, Brodmann Artist Series pianos are handcrafted in Germany by some of the World’s most experienced artisans. Only the finest materials are used in the production process, such as Kluge keyboards, Viennese actions and Abel hammers from Germany; Strunz soundboards, ribs and pin blocks from Canada; and the famous Swedish steel strings from Roslau. Each piano is finished in ebony and hand-rubbed to perfection – creating an instrument as durable as it is extraordinarily beautiful. Brodmann Artist Series pianos are designed to delight the most discerning players, professional musicians and concert halls around the World. Experience the zenith of piano design. Play a Brodmann Artist Series piano today.
A lion amongst upright pianos, the Brodmann AS-132 Artist Series upright piano is uniquely built to whisper or roar at the player's whim. Handcrafted with the finest designs and materials available, this stunning instrument is the perfect option for pianists who want the performance of a grand piano, but don't have the space. The Brodmann AS-132 Artist Series upright piano comes with an adjustable artist bench (a rare feature on upright pianos) and a 10-year Parts and Labor warranty.
The Brodmann Piano Story
Joseph Brodmann was born in 1763 in Deuna in Eichsfeld, Prussia (known today as Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany). As a young man, he came to Vienna and became the apprentice of the well-known piano builder Frederick Hoffmann. His hard work, attention to detail and prominent ingenuity drove Joseph Brodmann to become one of the most sought-after piano builders in the World. At the height of his fame, such iconic names as Ludwig v. Beethoven and Carl Maria von Weber purchased and endorsed his handcrafted pianos.
Brodmann's most famous pupil began working for him at age 19. There he finished his apprenticeship under Brodmann’s expert tutelage and went on to build a number of Brodmann pianos in the Brodmann factory. As time went on, Brodmann and his “ingenuous pupil” became very close – until, in 1828, Joseph Brodmann retired and left his business – and his designs with his star pupil: Ignaz Bosendorfer. Taking everything he had learned from Brodmann, Bosendorfer went on to build the first Bosendorfer pianos in the Brodmann factory and then – to take his own pianos to international fame.