When Schimmel first began producing pianos in 1885, the company's founder, the eponymous Wilhelm Schimmel, coined their motto "Quality Prevails." In the century or so since, it's served as a reminder of the core values, and a prediction of their ongoing success.
Indeed, the company has earned a globe-spanning reputation for producing some of the best pianos currently on the market. The Schimmel name is a hallmark for success.
Currently, the company produces four main lines of Schimmel pianos: the Konzert series, the Classic series, the Schimmel Wilhelm series, and the Schimmel Fridolin series.
The Konzert series was developed for the professional market, differing from traditional Schimmel pianos with its darker, more brooding sound. The Classic series, by comparison, is brighter, harking back to the traditional piano making techniques and long-standing designs.
The Schimmel Wilhelm and Schimmel Fridolin pianos, named for the company's founder and his brother, are targeted at the mid-level and entry-level markets, respectively. For pianists seeking a more affordable piano, these well-constructed instruments offer a chance to own and play a Schimmel piano without the expensive price tag.
Schimmel isn't purely known for its clarity of sound and superior quality materials. The company boasts more than 40 awards across their range of piano, becoming the most highly awarded pianos from German production. Built with passion and mastery, our Schimmel Pianos for sale are suitable for players of all abilities.
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Named for the brother of Wilhelm Schimmel, the company's founder, the Schimmel Fridolin pianos are targeted at the entry-level market. Substantially more affordable than comparable pianos, these wonderful instruments draw upon over 130 years of piano making experience. For beginners and those on a budget, they represent a smart investment for players of all abilities.
Currently, the Schimmel Fridolin collection includes five upright pianos (F130 51", F123 48", F121 T 48", F121 Queen Anne 48", and F116 46") and a single grand piano (F156 5'1"). Combining new design technologies; traditional materials, like German felt hammers and Rosslau strings; and Schimmel's impeccable quality control, customers can expect exceptional quality at an inexpensive price point.
Inside a Schimmel Fridolin piano, you'll find a AAA European White Spruce soundboard, a fluid action promising good control, and superior quality strings. The result is an instrument that has a distinctively European sound. For those who prefer a brighter, clearer sound characteristic of many European instruments, Schimmel Fridolin pianos are worthy of your consideration. Indeed, they're an excellent alternative to the Classic series for domestic settings and students; and their solid and robust construction ensures they can handle many years of playing.
Buyers will receive a 10-year parts and labor warranty as part of the purchase. Browse our collection of Schimmel Fridolin pianos and let us know if you have questions about a particular instrument.
Schimmel grand and upright pianos are handcrafted according to a tradition of craftsmanship handed down over generations - with loving attention to every detail. This requires, time, patience and a real empathy for the craft. The experienced Schimmel craftsmen are responsible for the "Wilhelm Schimmel" brand being a guarantee of European sound and craftsmanship, which allows the pianists an especially enjoyable playing experience.
Founded in 1885, Schimmel Wilhelm has been dedicated to producing the highest quality pianos for generations. Over the years, they've received numerous awards for their various series, including the Wilhelm Schimmel series of uprights. So successful has this extraordinary piano maker been that they're now the most highly awarded German piano brand.
Named for the company's founder, the Wilhelm Schimmel pianos were created as the more affordable companions to the company's Konzert and Classic series. Yet, despite its affordability, this trusted piano maker did not sacrifice its reputation for quality. Pianists of all abilities can enjoy the four Schimmel Wilhelm Upright Pianos: the W114, W118, W121, and W123.
Highly sought-after by pianists wishing to play a European-style piano, these remarkable instruments are known for the clarity of sound. Even as the art of piano making has evolved, Schimmel Wilhelm's upright pianos have remained at the forefront of the industry. All the pianos are constructed using some of the finest quality materials, including A-class Bavarian solid White Spruce soundboards and the same double-felted, beech core hammers found in the Classic series.
Nor are these instruments beyond the reach of the average pianist. With numerous affordable models, including the Schimmel Wilhelm W114 Upright Piano, everyone from music teachers to amateur pianists can purchase these impressive pianos. For younger players, these pianos mark a high-quality beginner piano at an affordable price.
Harking back to the traditional piano making materials and techniques of the past, the Schimmel Classic pianos are a homage to the first instruments built by the company's founder, Wilhelm Schimmel. Constructed entirely in Schimmel's factory in Braunschweig, Germany, the Schimmel Classic series is renowned for the bright, clear tone.
The Schimmel Classic series contains three grand pianos (C213 7", C189 6'2", and C169 5'7") and four upright pianos (C130 51", C126 50", C121 48", and C116 46") – although the upright models come in a variety of styles and designs.
So impressive is this collection of pianos that the Schimmel Classic series has won numerous awards. For example, C213 T was awarded the Choc by Le Mond de la musique, the C189 T won the Maestro by Pianiste Magazine, and the C130 T and C116 T both won the Diapason d'Or.
Players of all abilities will notice the highly responsive action and clarity of sound – thank the beech core hammers from Wurzen and solid AA Bavarian spruce. Pianists with greater experience will appreciate the superior action control from the extended-length keysticks, allowing a delicacy of touch when playing more challenging pieces.
With a wide range of designs and sizes, the Schimmel Classic pianos are the perfect instrument for a concert hall, conservatoire, or even a domestic setting. For those seeking a traditional European-style piano, few instruments are as impressive as this series.
Browse our full collection of Schimmel Classic pianos for further information about each one.