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Bosendorfer has always been looked upon as one of the worlds great piano makers, and after sitting and playing this Bosendorfer Model 170 for less than a minute you will understand why... pure perfection. This Austrian beauty has perfect one piece ivory keys, the accuracy of a Renner action, coupled with the construction that enables this Bosendorfer Model 170 to produce their unique impeccable tone.
Bosendorfer are one of the few remaining piano makers that adhere to the traditional hand made building methods essential for creating the finest of pianos.
From the moment of realisation, all raw materials that are selected to make a Bosendorfer Piano are the absolute finest. The treatment of these materials by the finest of piano makers takes these raw materials to the pinnacle of musical brilliance.
The design of a Bosendorfer piano is best described as heavy and robust. The frames area very heavy gauge cast iron built to accept the stresses of the highest of tensions; the timber mainframe and backposts are the finest quality of structural oak and mahogany. Every string is individually tied ensuring the finest tuning stability.
All woods selected by Bosendorfer go through a stringent selection process; they are then seasoned to be able to accept the rigors of the highest levels of piano playing. Bosendorfer create playing actions that are the most accurate available. The deep yet clear sound that Bosendorfers pianos produce are testament to the rigorous methods of material selection and to the supreme levels of piano making craftsmanship.
The name Bosendorfer has become synonymous with pure class, excellence in piano making and grace. Based in Vienna, Ignaz Bosendorfer wanted to heighten the volume of previously made pianos whilst preserving the soft sound of the string.
Composer Liszt became a huge fan of Bosendorfer pianos as the instrument held up to his strong piano playing. After huge success, Bosendorfer went on to be awarded the title of 'Imperial and royal fortepiano Purveyor to the Court'.
Bosendorfer are not just famous for making concert grand pianos but also in encouraging people to use them. Alongside production they also held a piano competition and still do to this day. Along with this they also built a concert hall next to a new factory in Vienna to house their glorious instrument and to showcase it at its best.
Bosendorfer are one of those piano companies that have lasted the test of time and in 2007 were awarded the coats of arms of Austria. However in 2008 Bosendorfer were taken over by Yamaha but Yamaha intend on keeping the beautiful and unique sound of the ever-loved Bosendofer.
I'm pleased to say that we are not the only one's to rate Bosendorfer pianos so highly. Click on this link to be taken to piano review - an independent web site that rates and ranks all pianos made by all piano manufacturers. Below is an excerpt - this is the link for the full list - www.thepianoreview.com
Highest quality instruments. Pianos of utmost quality, built to the highest standards in the industry. Many of these piano manufacturers have a very limited production, and are hand crafted by Artisans. Truly the best of the best.
Price Ranges $45,000- $214,200.
Bechstein (6 stars ******), Fazioli (6 stars ******), Sauter (6 stars ******), Seiler (ES, SE 6 stars ******), Bosendorfer (6 stars ******), Bluthner (6 stars ******), Schulze Pollmann (6 stars ******), Steinway & Sons (6 stars ******), Charles R. Walter (5.5 stars *****), Grotrian (5.5 *****), Mason & Hamlin (5.5 stars *****).
All prices are in GBP