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Schimmel pianos are becoming more popular today in the UK than ever. Their Konzert series & International series receive the best reviews, Schimmel’s grand and upright piano range are an example of quality modern piano production. This Model 112 in our September 2016 auction in Manchester is no exception. A modern Schimmel upright piano estimated £2,000 – £3,000. Can you afford to let someone else buy this ?

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Auction Date: Thursday 15th September 2016

(Doors open 9am auctions commences 12:00 noon)

Make: Schimmel

Model: 112

Year: C.1990

Est: £2,000 – £3,000

 

Description:

A Model 112 upright piano in a mahogany case, this piano is in showroom condition and is sold with a matching John Austin single stool in a fawn upholstery.

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As you can see this piano is in showroom condition and is a stunning example of the Model 112 upright piano produced by Schimmel. This piano would suite any modern or traditional style home. Come along to our viewing days and test the piano out.

Where else could you buy this type of quality grand piano at this price?

There are always bargains to be found in our auction room!

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Catalogue amendments for Tuesdays auction

There are some amendments in the catalogue for Tuesdays auction. All changes have been amended in the online catalogue so you can download the fresh and updated version now.

 

These changes include the following:

Lot 1. ( Description edit)

Grotrian Steinweg C.1973
A Model 120M upright piano in a mahogany polyester case together with a single stool in a red leather upholstery, a metronome & a sheet music cabinet.

The picture has also been changed on this lot to offer a clearer representation of  the piano

Lot 15. (description edit)

Broadwood C.1922
A 6ft 7 barless grand piano in a rosewood case raised on duel tapered legs.

The picture has also been changed on this lot to offer a clearer representation of the piano

Lot 16. (description edit)

Bluthner C.1907

A 6ft 3 Model 8 grand piano in a rosewood polished case raised on turned & fluted legs. This piano has been rebuilt. This instrument is sold with a matching stool in beige upholstery and a 5-draw sheet music cabinet in a mahogany finish.

Lot 20. (description edit)

Broadwood C.1922

A 5ft grand piano in a mahogany case raised on duel square tapered legs.

The picture has also been changed on this lot to offer a clearer representation of the piano

Lot 30. (description edit)

Music Cabinet

A traditional style sheet music cabinet consisting of four drop leaf drawers in an oak finish raised on barley twist legs.

£100 – £150

The picture has also been changed on this lot to offer a clearer representation of the piano.

Auction Tuesday 21st June 

Doors open for viewing 09:00

Auction opens 12:00 noon

There is no VAT on instruments in this auction !

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June Catalogue is now live

Our June sale is now live on the catalogue page of our website, please click on the icon to download your free copy of our auction catalogue.

A full range of grand and upright pianos are in this sale

If you have any questions about the lots listed or you would like to discuss any pianos listed please do not hesitate to contact us.

Condition reports and further pictures are available for all lots.

There is no VAT on any Instruments in this sale!

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This Schimmel upright piano is in our October auction, it is finished in a teak satin case. The estimates on this piano are well in the best price range of anyones budget who is looking to buy a Schimmel piano in Manchester this month. This piano must sell!

Auction Date: Thursday 29th October 2015 (Doors open 9am auctions commences 12:00 noon)

Make: Schimmel

Model: Upright

Year: Circa 1972

Est: £600 – £1,000

This modern upright is finished in a teak satin case together with a matching duet stool in a green velvet upholstery.

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Bechstein Model A Grand Piano

December 13th 2014 Auction Insight

Make: Bechstein

Model: A

Year: Circa. 1908

Est: £2,000.00 – £3,000.00

A 6ft Model A grand piano in a rosewood satin case raised on turned & octagonal legs. This piano has be reconditioned & re-polished.

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The UK central piano auction in Manchester has changed venue and is now held at:

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December 13th 2014 Auction Insight: And now for something completely different…

December 13th 2014 Auction Insight

Make: Traugott Berndt

Model: 132 upright

Year:  Circa.1995

Est: £2,000.00 – £3,000.00

An upright piano in an ebonised case with walnut features including; fluted columns, shell & foliate ornamentation and symmetrical burr-walnut inserts to the top & bottom panels . This Victorian style instrument is raised on heavily carved cabriole front supports.

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The UK central piano auction in Manchester has changed venue and is now held at:

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The Auction Room

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Spinningfields

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It is time to be thinking about the piano for you at the right price

If you have any questions about this auction insight or any other please don’t hesitate to contact us on:

Tel. 0161 977 0075

Email. info@britanniapianoauctions.com

An online listing will be on the website a week prior to the auction. We also have each auction live online where you can register to bid, if you would like details on live internet bidding then please call or email us.

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The catalogue list is now on our website for the June 28th auction

You can now search through the lots on the catalogue page, and remember there will be amendments & late consignments so keep checking for any additional lots.

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When It Comes To Hammer Felts We Follow The Sheep

Felt is one element of the mechanics in a piano, but is it a small element or a big one…

The finest hammer felts produced for pianos are made from virgin wool. It is classed as virgin wool when it comes from the very first shearing of a sheep.

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Here a sheep is being sheered for its Virgin wool

Virgin wool contains the longest fibre and greatest lanolin content, it can be removed from each sheep only once. This is the reason that it is very rare and very expensive.

Each shearing that takes place post the ‘virgin shearing’ produces a wool that is drier and more brittle, this is due to the Lanolin content being lower.

What Is Lanolin

Lanolin also called wool wax or wool grease is a yellow waxy substance secreted by the sebaceous glands of wool-bearing animals. Most lanolin used by humans comes from domestic sheep breeds that are raised specifically for their wool. Lanolin is a wax. Historically, many pharmacopoeias have referred to lanolin as wool fat; however, as lanolin lacks glycerides, it is not a true fat.

Certain breeds of sheep produce large amounts of lanolin, the extraction can be performed by squeezing the sheep’s harvested wool between rollers. Most or all of the lanolin is removed from wool when it is processed into textiles, such as yarn or felt.

Hammer felt is categorised by weight in pounds; this is measured by weighing a square yard of the primed felt. So when you read about 18 pound hammers you will know that it refers to the weight of the square yard it was cut from rather than the weight of each individual hammer.

In the construction of a hammer there is a wooden base, the felt is mounted onto the wooden hammer under great pressure. Tension must exist in the hammer felt to offer a resilient bounce off the string after it has been struck. Too much tension or not enough is a negative and can stifle the tone production.

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A piano hammer in motion striking the string

Frequently manufactures use a thin layer of colored felt that they attach to the wooden hammerhead before attaching the final white/cream coloured felt that touches the string. This felt is called the ‘under felt’

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The blue and green felt that can be seen is called the under-felt

The theory behind ‘under felting’ is one that piano makers, sellers and players  are still divided on. Some believe that it adds to the overall experience whilst others believe it is a gimmick and the process of under felting is not necessary.

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You can see how the felt is added to the hammer in this picture. The felt is glued down and often stapled.

All hammer felts have to be glued to stabilise the felt to the hammer, in most cases they are glued and stapled

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Here you can see a row of staples towards the base of the felts

So now at your next ‘piano party’ you can spread your knowledge about piano hammers!

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Why The Touch Of Grand Pianos Are Better

Why The Touch Of Grand Pianos Are Better…

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Two of the grand pianos in our April 2014 auction that are at bargain prices

It is a common enough question and is often the subject of many pianists conversations:

“What type of piano has the superior touch… The upright or the grand?”

Let us explain…

The upright piano houses it strings in a design that makes them vertical to the ground. Because of this the action sits in front of the strings and the hammers sit at an approximate 45-degree angle to the floor. In a grand piano the strings are housed parallel with the ground and the action sits underneath the strings. The hammers rest at a 45-degree angle below that of the ground. This basic 90-degree variation of the positioning is significant in the response and consistency Between the two pianos.

The hammer in a grand piano is controlled by gravity, whereas the hammer in an upright piano is controlled by springs and levers. These differences in design mean that the grand piano key has two major triumphs of the upright piano key, these triumphs are that the grand piano key can be played faster & more sensitively.

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The inside of a 2002 Boston designed by Steinway grand piano. This grand piano featured in our December auction and sold for £4,700.00

 

Upright instruments will always rely on the ‘spring and lever’ action. Springs can wear out and alter the playability & worth of the instrument, however the grand piano is designed in such a way that it employs the use of gravity, which is an unrestricted and perpetual power and simply can’t wear out!

This in return demonstrates that grand pianos have a repetition and sensitivity advantage over uprights.

 

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The ‘spring and leaver’ action can be seen here on this Steinway piano that was pictured for an earlier BPA auction package.

Be in no doubt however that the design of the upright action is excellent in todays instruments. Nonetheless when a player is ready to master the more serious works of the repertoires its mechanism will offer a noticeable limitation on a players ability to perform.

Most students of the piano begin by learning on an upright instrument, there is a reason why the music colleges have uprights in almost every practice room!

Not everyone plays to the most advanced of standards. However it can not be denied that there is a ‘progress advantage’ to practicing each day on a grand piano.

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A Lesser Known Piano Maker of Quality…..

Part of the team  at BPA was on the road over the weekend and an interesting conversation regarding lesser-known makers of the piano world took place.

We have all heard of Steinway, Bechstein, Yamaha, Chappell etc.… but who in todays generation has heard of Ernst Kaps ?

I’m sure that many piano enthusiasts in the autumn of their life have, and possibly played or owned a Kaps piano at some point, but the younger generation if asked would probably draw a blank face.

We Believe this is something todays generation of pianists are missing out on

Kaps was founded in 1858 by Ernst Kaps in Dresden.  A German manufacturer and distributor of pianos who used quality materials to build their instruments. Detail and class can always be seen when looking at a piano built by kaps.

In 1922 Kaps began collaboration with the piano maker Johann Kuhse.

One of the BPA team said:

“Kaps were beautifully built pianos of very high quality, the grand’s always very pleasing to play with a fairly gentle, mellow tone. The uprights especially the ‘Panzer’ system uprights were very fine pianos they rival and often surpass some of the far better known makers”.

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Britannia piano auctions: Kaps Upright

This piano (circa 1905) had at some time in its life been ebonized (polished black) and just looked like any other ‘not very interesting’ piano. This is what the instrument looked like after it had been stripped back to its original colour and polished up to how it was originally.

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