Advice to help you choose, buy or restore a feurich piano
Feurich are an Austro-German firm. The Feurich piano is made by a company that is an amalgamation of two firms: Wendl &Lung and Feurich. It is the ideal match with Wendl & Lung’s dedicated team of young musicians and technical staff whose goal is to produce top quality grand and upright pianos at affordable prices, and Feurich’s experience as top manufacturers for generations. The cheaper models are made in a factory which is in China, but the piano is designed by and under the strict quality control of European technicians. Jamie Cullum recently (2011) bought a restored 1920s Feurich from us. See his testimonial here.
Feurich 178 with extra “Harmonique” pedal. When depressed, the dampers lift off, and descend after each note is played, giving an echo effect similar to playing in a large hall.
A comparison between a feurich 178 and a 161 grand pianos
A brief look at the Feurich 122 video
Feurich fourth harmonic paper
The pianos are rich and mellow, with a subtle “European” quality, and the action smooth and responsive. We hold stock of the Feurich Professional I grand piano, Feurich Professional II, and also the upright 122 Universal. They provide an excellent alternative to the new Yamaha range, are more subtle in tone and are the choice of an increasing number of musicians. See also our comparison of Feurich (under the name Wendl & Lung) uprights and grands with Yamaha.
Professional II, 178cm
This Feurich grand piano stands out from its equivalent competitors not only on tonal quality but also on price and construction. Quality checks are carried out in Austria before it is shipped to the UK (2011 onwards. From 2012 Feurich have a base in the UK too where they are further checked and toned). Its soundboard is made with solid spruce held together in a cast iron frame.
Professional I, 161cm
The 161 Feurich professional 1 is the most popular Feurich grand piano of its class. It is practical in size and maintains the stylistic design, build and tonal quality of the Professional II. Recommended by many for its good tonality and great price. This rivals most equivalent priced new baby grand pianos and we highly recommend it. This piano has been well constructed with a solid spruce sound board and polyester finish.
As its name suggests, the 122 – Universal appeals to players of all levels, from Classical to Jazz. It has a subtle “European” tone, and very responsive touch.
Feurich’s unique fourth “Harmonic” pedal
The pedal is half depressed, the dampers lift off until a note is played, upon which that damper falls down on the strings, causing the note to shut off. Meanwhile all the other strings continue to vibrate in sympathy creating a sound resembling playing the piano in a large room such as a church. For more details, please see www.feurich.com and www.wendl-lung.com
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