The Ibach Model F 1 was first released in 1913 as the Model O dwarf grand piano. This piano revolutionised piano making as up until this point makers had been unable to make a small grand piano with decent sound quality due to the limitations of string length and soundboard size. All small pianos up to this point in history had very poor sounding bass registers. Rud Ibach overcame this by designing the double cross strung bass section. This design sees the monochord deep bass section cross over the top of the bichord upper bass section. This bichord section in turn crosses over the strings in the middle register. This design created a structure that applied uniform pressure on the bridges across the full spectrum of the piano, allowing more resonance from the soundboard, and the ability to utilise bass strings that are far longer than all other makes in the size range giving the Ibach F 1 deep a sonorous tones and rich volume normally associated with far bigger and grander sounding pianos.
The action in Ibach is a modern roller style action with a double repetition return spring with spring adjusting screw. This is the style of action found in Bosendorfer, Bechstein, and post 1930 Bluthner pianos. This type of action delivers very accurate touch and repetition, without the bounce found in actions fitted with the split style repetition spring (Steinway, Yamaha as examples.)
The Ibach Model F 1 was made in Black, Mahogany, Rosewood, and Burl Walnut. This particular Ibach is presented in ebonised black finish.
The Ibach Model F 1 is a very special piano, in all regards it is as high a standard as can be expected from a leader in the piano making world. As a musical instrument it delivers the finest sound available, and as a furniture piece it will certainly be the centre piece of any location.
Come in and play this beautiful Ibach or many of the other pianos is our large range of grand or upright pianos. Bring music, we'll make you tea - take your time and enjoy playing your music.
All of our second hand piano range is presented to you with one thing in mind – giving you the perfect opportunity to learn, play and love music without risky over investment. All our range has been tailored to meet the specific needs of the different levels of practice and performance, aesthetics and budget. For your safety all of our pianos come complete with a minimum 5 year warranty and we give you a buy back plan designed to help you upgrade to a higher standard of piano in the future.
At Shackleford pianos, we offer a guarantee on all of the pianos that we sell.
The length of this warranty will vary dependant on the piano, but the minimum will be five years. You will be advised of the length of your warranty. Our guarantee covers any technical fault that you may encounter with your piano however, any fault due to misuse, problems encountered from not having the piano serviced regularly and any problems caused due to excess or inconsistent heat, cold or moisture will not be covered by our warranty.
To ensure that your piano is covered by our warranty it must be serviced by a representative of Shackleford Pianos, along with this, please follow our tips on how to take care of your piano:
Even if your piano is not used it will go out of tune. Make sure you have your piano tuned every six months.
Avoid humidity. The best humidity level to keep a piano at is around 60%
Avoid placing your piano near a radiator or against an outside wall, near open fireplaces or log burners.
Avoid water damage. Keep vases, pot plants, cups of tea etc away from the piano.
When you clean your piano use a micro fibre cloth. Do not use furniture polish.
The best temperature to keep your piano at is between 21 - 24c The worst thing you can expose a piano to is extremes of heat and humidity. For example, if you go away for a few days and let your house freeze, then come home and put your heating on high, expect piano problems. Instead, slowly introduce heat into the room.
Our beginner's pianos are all at A440 concert pitch, respond to a grade 5 playing standard, and are guaranteed for three years against any technical problems. These are ideal pianos to get started on. If you then decide within the first three years that you love the piano so much you want to upgrade to a better model, we will give you what you paid for your beginner piano (less transport costs) as a trade in value on your upgraded piano. All we ask is that you follow the guidelines above and this will maintain the warranty.
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