For around £500 more than the W114T, the W118T sits in the middle of the Wilhelm-Schimmel range of upright pianos.
For around £500 more than the W114T, the W118T sits in the middle of the Wilhelm-Schimmel range of upright pianos. Made in Schimmel’s own factory in Kalisz, Poland, these instruments are constructed in the same traditional manner as their German counterparts in the Schimmel International and Classic ranges. In fact the acoustic design is similar to that of the £11,000 Schimmel C120T and, just like its more expensive cousin, the W118’s soundboard crowning alone takes six months to create. This time-consuming and costly method of soundboard manufacture is what helps to give Schimmel pianos their distinctive, rich, singing tone and clearly marks out these pianos from their mass-produced competitors at similar price points.
As well as having a beautiful sound, these instruments are elegant pieces of furniture. The long leg-design features adjustable gliders at the foot which
help to stabilise the piano even on an uneven floor and to improve tuning
stability as well as physical stability. The top lid both folds back and lifts at the end (like a grand piano) to fit the acoustics of the piano to any room.
As the most cost-effective piano on the market to be made in the traditional ‘German’ way, it’s not surprising that the W118T has won awards from both Diapason and Pianiste magazines in their thorough piano tests. These pianos encourage you to play every day, emphasising the beauty of every note.
- Dimensions: 118cm (h), 148cm (w), 59cm (d)
- Weight 230kg
- Finishes: Black, mahogany or white polyester (high gloss)
- Pedals: 3: middle is a practice pedal
- Extra features: All Wilhelm-Schimmel uprights are available with silent ‘TwinTone’ system; pianos come as standard with adjustable gliders (castors are an option)
- Made in: Poland (with Full BVK EU certification)
- PRICE: £6,450