August Förster 116D
The 116cm upright piano is August Förster’s smallest and the most popular instrument for home use.
- Dimensions: 1116cm (h), 152cm (w), 57cm (d)
- Weight: 215kg
- Finishes: Black satin, black polyester, mahogany/walnut/cherry satin, mahogany/walnut polyester
Pedals: 3: sustaining, una corda and mute
Made in: Löbau, Saxony, Germany
The 116cm upright piano is August Förster’s smallest and the most popular instrument for home use. It comes in several casework styles and the 116D is the slimline version which also serves well in educational institutions. Make no mistake though, this
piano is not an entry level instrument! This piano has a high specification, traditionally-made soundboard. It is tapered and contoured solid spruce made from carefully selected mountain spruce notched at the inner rim. The care and attention given to the manufacture of the soundboard means that the tone will be clear, focused and precise.
For a piano of this height the bass strings are longer than one might expect, and this is achieved by a case a little wider – at 152cm than normal. The strings of course are from the unsurpassed factory in Röslau.
August Förster uses strong patented design cast iron frames and special back-posts manufactured from beech spruce and tenon-joined to the rim; and these together ensure perfect tuning stability. Renner actions and premium Renner hammers come as standard.
The company produces pianos in low quantities (some 300 instruments a year) but high quality. The 116cm upright pianos come in three models: as well as the 116D (slimline) the company produce the 116E (the traditional piano with elegant front legs) and the 116C (the beautiful Chippendale with cabriole legs). There is of course a range of casework finishes for all models available both in polyester and satin wood.
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