Schimmel Konzert Series K122 Elegance
The K122 always features inside the Guide. And for good reason, so says the company, because no other upright piano has garnered such an enthusiastic following.
- Dimensions: 122cm (h), 156cm (w), 62cm (d)
- Finishes: Black or white polyester (high gloss)
- Pedals: 3: middle is a practice pedal
- Extra features: All Schimmel uprights are available with silent ‘TwinTone’ system that uses optical sensors; adjustable gliders (castors are an option)
- Made in: Germany
- PRICE: £17,950
During the past year, the accomplished concert pianist Alberto Reyes assessed, with remarkable insight, the entire Schimmel range of pianos. When he worked his way up to the K122E he got lost in his own world and when he finally stopped he simply exclaimed, ‘This is the best upright I have ever played!... it’s absolutely fantastic.’
Nothing could be more pleasing for the piano designers at Schimmel than to have the goals they strived for so clearly recognised by pianists. ‘The piano that completely satisfies’; ‘This piano immediately generates a seldom experienced degree of confidence due to its excellent action’; ‘The most favourable aspect is undoubtedly the very fine structure of the tonal balance which comes into its own through the outstanding, controllable, dynamic level. These qualities transform the piano into an equally refined and precise but also round-toned and singing instrument. It is rare for so many qualities to be concentrated in one piano’; ‘This excellence extends to the bass registers which are well-defined and enable the performance of a great diversity of musical styles to equally great effect.’ These are the verdicts of the judges of Diapason and Le Monde de la Musique magazines conducting ‘blind’ piano tests.
The K122E Schimmel incorporates many design features from the company’s concert grands including the scale. It has full triplex stringing to enhance both sustain in the treble and overall richness of sound. An extraordinary dynamic range is produced by a combination of Schimmel action and a soundboard that incorporates ‘dynamic bars’. Clarity without harshness from meticulous soundboard design.
No wonder, then, that the K122E Elegance is one of Schimmel’s best selling models worldwide.
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