Schimmel Classic Collection
The name Schimmel stands for quality.
Premium grand and upright pianos – the best all-around versatile line.
Our instruments must be as versatile as the demands of pianists. Whether for recording studios, schools, and conservatories, concert use, or in a living room – our grand and upright pianos are designed to meet the most diverse requirements in everyday life.
The designs of our Classic grand pianos and the large Classic uprights C 130 and C 126 are therefore largely based on our innovative concert models. For the smaller Classic pianos C 121 and C 116, we have deliberately chosen our traditional “small piano” construction, which Schimmel patented as early as the 1930s as an innovative construction method and has continuously developed further. The advantage of this special design is the large warm tone with a nevertheless smaller-sized piano.
All pianos in the Classic Collection are made in Germany and each of the grand pianos in the series is based on the design characteristics of the full-size Konzert grand piano K280. The sound system in the middle and treble section and the action of the Schimmel Konzert grand piano K280 was transferred into the Classic grand pianos and thus, the tonal character and touch closely resemble a concert grand.
The Schimmel Classic Collection’s Unique Trilogy Concept
In the patented Schimmel Konzert concept, the well-established and ideal construction concepts for the large Konzert grand piano K 280, have been consistently integrated into the smaller model and, where possible, with identical construction. This enables pianists to enjoy the benefits of the outstanding touch and tonal characteristics of a large Koncert grand even when performing on smaller models. This concept and the Schimmel family of sound is unique worldwide.
Konzert Grand Piano Action
The large keyboard action assembly of the longest grand piano is integrated into the smaller model series, therefore providing optimum leverage ratios which allow the pianist the best possible control over his or her performance. This means that pianists performing on a variety of Schimmel grand piano models can always enjoy the pleasures of playing on a large-scale grand piano and have no need to adapt their performance technique according to different models.
The dimensions of the soundboard are extraordinarily large in comparison to the length of the instrument: this is due to the extravagant form of our grand pianos in which ideal oscillation zones have space to develop in the soundboard. These zones permit a greater tonal volume and a superior tonal distribution.
The Ideal Soundboard Wood - Exclusive to Schimmel
Only spruce grown under specific climate circumstances in high mountain regions can be used to make a high quality soundboard. This wood, which is rare and of high value, is exclusively selected and reserved for Schimmel by the Bavarian forestry service.
Through the Triplex Scale the notes in parts of the middle and treble range are produced with the aid of three exactly coordinated areas of a single string, resulting in an increased richness in tone and a longer speaking length of these notes.