Elegantly designed with a classic ebony gloss finish, this Perzina GP130 upright would be a beautiful addition to ones home. As you dive into a bass deeper than ever imagined on an upright, and a class-leading sustain, its easy to forget you're not in front of a grand. With a silky touch, a mature, complex tone, and striking yet simple design, the 130 is one of Perzinas best upright models. This instrument can satisfy up to an advanced level pianist.
Perzina verticals have several interesting features rarely found in other pianos, including a "floating" soundboard that is unattached to the back at certain points for freer vibration, and a reverse or concave soundboard crown. (There may be something to this; Perzina verticals sound very good, particularly in the bass.) The veneered soundboards are made entirely of Austrian white spruce, and the hammers are from Renner or Abel, in Germany.
The company's European headquarters says it ships many European materials to Yantai, including Degen copper-wound and RÖslau strings, Delignit pinblocks, Renner and Abel hammers, English felts, European veneers, and Austrian white spruce soundboards. New manufacturing equipment is from Germany, Japan, and Italy. According to the company, all the piano designs are the original German scales.
The Gebr. Perzina (Perzina Bros.) piano company was established in the German town of Schwerin in 1871, and was a prominent piano maker until World War I, after which its fortunes declined. In more recent times, the factory was moved to the nearby city of Lenzen and the company became known as Pianofabrik Lenzen GmbH. In the early 1990s the company was purchased by Music Brokers International B.V. of the Netherlands. Eventually it was decided that making pianos in Germany was not economically viable, so manufacturing was moved to Yantai, China, where, under license, Perzina verticals and grands were made for a number of years by another company. In 2003, Music Brokers International established Yantai-Perzina, a joint-venture factory in Yantai, where it now builds Perzina pianos.
Piano ranked in tier 2, and has a 90% European Standard Quality Certificate, meaning that 90% of the parts are from Europe.
Information from pianobuyer.com: http://www.pianobuyer.com/current-issue/acoustic-brands-perzina.html
Comes with new matching artist bench, one free in-home tuning, and a 10-year warranty, for local purchases.
For pricing, please contact us at:
Stage 7 Pianos
11831 124th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
Located all the way to the back of the parking lot near Metropolitan Music.