August Förster 116E
Middlesex University Music Department were at a loss. Their studios were equipped with pianos by various manufacturers but it was clear that few were meeting the hefty demands of the students.
Middlesex University Music Department were at a loss. Their studios were equipped with pianos by various manufacturers but it was clear that few were meeting the hefty demands of the students. They bought an August Förster 116E piano and wrote this:
‘We recently bought a new August Förster from Peregrines to install in one of our main one-to-one teaching studios. It’s a very popular piano with both students and staff. The action in particular is excellent but the whole piano is of very high standard and is holding up very well to the heavy use it receives at the university. Peregrines were very helpful and I’d definitely recommend them to private buyers or institutions.’
The university did not only say that; they came back two months later and ordered another three 116E models. August Förster uses strong iron frames and adds special back-posts for perfect tuning stability. Renner actions and premium Renner hammers come as standard. One can expect to cherish an instrument of this quality for many years.
The company produces pianos in low quantities (some 300 instruments a year) but high quality. The upright pianos come in three heights, the 116cm being the smallest. With a handsome, traditional design, this is also a splendid instrument for domestic use. One doesn’t need to shout about this piano, as anyone playing it knows that it is special!
- Dimensions: 116cm (h), 153cm (w), 58cm (d)
- Weight 225kg
- Finishes: Black satin, black polyester, mahogany/walnut/cherry satin, mahogany/walnut polyester
- Pedals: 3: sustaining, una corda and mute
- Made in: Löbau, Saxony, Germany
- PRICE: £14,220