The name Danemann is one of the more famous names in the piano building world. There are more famous names, such as Steinway, Yamaha and Kawai etc, but if you attended school during 1950’s through to the late 1990’s it is likely that you played a Danemann piano. Many are still in service and doing a good job in schools today.
Danemann began building upright pianos from around 1900 and are mostly plain mahogany standing at about 120cm tall. They made many pianos, uprights and grands for schools between about 1950 and 1980. They were pretty functional in design and quite hard wearing. Many of them are getting quite tired now and generally need reconditioning.
This year a new generation of Danemann pianos have starting rolling off the production line and Pianolobby has one in stock! All European brands have production lines in China and the same is true of Danemann. Who knows, maybe we will see production in the UK at some point?
The model we have currently is 122cm tall, 147cm long and 60cm deep. The case is gloss black with beautiful chrome hinges, pedals and nameplate adding to its air of modernity. There are also subtle details in the casework giving further feel of quality and sophistication yet managing to be simply elegant. Hold on! I am in danger of getting a bit carried away… In short, I think it looks great.
What is it like to play? Again, I feel they have got it about right. There is weight in the keys, but it is nicely balanced and would suit players who are beginners through to those who are more advanced. As for the sound, there is warmth as in traditional English pianos, mixed with an element of clarity of a modern instrument.
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If you would like more information about this piano or any other piano we have in stock, please call Julian on 020 3645 3930 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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