6'2" Professional Edition "Strauss" Grand Piano
Brodmann PE-187S "Strauss" Grand
The secret of the Brodmann pianos lies in the fact that they are European-designed and built in the Viennese piano tradition. Using European components such as German soundboards and ribs, German hammers, Swedish steel strings and even American pin blocks, Brodmann pianos represent the finest materials and craftsmanship available in a mid-priced piano. Come and experience the warmth and depth of a truly Old-World sound as only a European-designed piano can deliver. Explore a piano action that is so responsive - even the finest players are delighted by its control and expression. Play a Brodmann piano today - exclusively at Gist Piano Center - and rediscover the pleasure of playing the piano.
The PE-187S is a stunning variation on one of Brodmann's most celebrated grand pianos. Beautiful barrel legs, fluted pedal lyre and decorative music desk make this piano stand out in any home. Technicians love it because of its similarity in design to the Hamburg Steinway Model A piano. Performers love it because of its versatile tone and rapid action. ...and home owners love it because of its stunning beauty. With a rim thicker than most concert grands and a pin block made of American hard maple, the PE-187S grand piano stays in tune longer than most other handcrafted 6' grands. The wide tail design, German soundboard and German hammers add to this piano's European flair as well. Finally, the satinized, solid-ebony sharps give this piano an addictive feel that you simply can't understand until you experience it in person. Come in and see why the Brodmann PE-187S is easily Brodmann's most famous accomplishment. Playing truly is believing. The PE-187S also comes with an adjustable artist bench (a rare feature amongst grand 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.