The Schimmel Glass Grand is truly spectacular and is the original Glass grand. Made from plexiglass, the same material used in bullet proof windows, the case is very strong and heavy. Infact a 7ft Glas grand weighs the same as a full size 9 foot Concert grand. The Glass grand is available in a number of options with and without internal lighting and with the acoustic body in different finishes.
Originally created in 1951 by Arno Schimmel the Glass grands design was updated, refined and relaunched in the 1980's by Mr Nikolaus Schimmel. The glass grand was Initially conceived as a show stopping piano for stage use where the lid could be raised without obscuring musicians and objects that might be behind the piano. The Glass grand has also been developed since its re-introduction and has gone through 205, 208 and now 213 model iterations. The dense plexiglass material does influence the sound of the instrument and glass grands have a particularily strong bass.
Options for the piano include the Body in white complete with white frame and soundboard. This can be particularily effective on stage where the piano reflects the colour of the stage lighting appearing to change colour.
The Body in black is often accompanied with a gold frame and natural colour soundboard.
As Standard all the metal parts are gold plated however these can be chromed by request.
Dimmable Internal lighting is an option that enables the instrument to glow from its edges as seen in the video below:-
Our Images show the piano with white and black acoustic bodies, on stage with Lenny Kravitz and Ray Charles as well as onboard a Super Yacht.
Unsure if this grand piano will fit? Ask us to make a paper template so that you can try!
Delivery charges may apply depending on degree of difficulty and location. However, ground floor delivery is typically included provided access is straightforward - enquire now for details.
This piano is available to try in our showroom with many other pre-owned and new instruments to compare.
We usually have in stock over 40 new grand pianos, over 70 new upright pianos and an ever-changing supply of around 40 pre-owned acoustic pianos;
we are definitely worth a visit!