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August Förster 125G

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A lady from Argentina arrived on the Eurostar at St Pancras station in London. Her first sight was a blue August Förster 125G upright piano: part of an initiative to bring pianos to the people.

The piano, which dates back to the 1930s, inspired this lady to write to the factory, ask for a history and to write a fantasy story on this obviously long-appreciated and much-loved piano.

The new instrument is most popular nowadays in black polyester and this is a piano that will inspire not only creative writers. The height makes it an instrument for the professional or the serious player, and the stylish casework is that of an imposing instrument.

The technical details are important. The firm of August Förster has been producing pianos in the same factory for over 150 years (it is among the oldest piano factories in the world). The piano is built for intensive usage and stays in tune. The plate is pure iron ore made traditionally with sand casting and slow cooling and the back posts are extra-strong, with beech spruce beams. The solid, mountain-spruce soundboard is tapered and contoured.

This is an instrument made by experts with considerable knowledge and experience, and every August Förster piano carries the BVK (German Piano Maker Association) accreditation. A story could be written about every one of these significant pianos.

  • Price

    £ 18,840

  • Pedals

    3: sustaining, una corda and mute

  • Weight

    240kg

  • Dimensions

    125cm (h), 153cm (w), 60cm (d)

  • Finishes

    Black satin, black polyester, mahogany/walnut/cherry satin, mahogany/walnut polyester

  • Made In

    Germany