Upright piano by Schimmel, model Fridolin F116T finished in black polyester, brass fittings and the Genio Premium silent system.
Fridolin is the brand new range of affordable upright pianos from the highly regarded German piano manufacturer, Schimmel.
The Fridolin upright pianos are named after the brother of founder Wilhelm Schimmel, these instruments are completely designed by Schimmel in Germany and made by their strategic partner, Pearl River, in China. Every instrument is fully checked and prepared by the factory in Braunschweig to ensure their excellent quality before being despatched to the dealer.
It may come as a surprise to learn that Pearl River is the world's largest piano manufacturer by far; producing approximately 140,000 pianos per year. Forsyth has visited their brand new "State of the Art", climate controlled and highly automated production facilities where the Fridolin range is produced, overseen by senior Schimmel technical staff. Every detail of these uprights has been designed by Schimmel piano engineers, including the action, acoustic assembly and casework. The result is a piano that is not only great value for money but clearly belongs to the Schimmel family of sound and touch. The action is accurate and responsive, and the sound is big, rich and full; in true Schimmel style it belies the instrument's physical size.
These pianos are also available with the traditional brass fittings at the same price.
The silent side of this piano is ideal for families with young children or night owls looking to practice late into the night.
The most common question regarding the silent piano is "is this a digital piano?".
Our range of silent pianos are all completely acoustic instruments; meaning that hammers are still striking strings to produce a sound and therefore have the benefit of playing a real acoustic piano, however they also have a digital component that simply allows players the option to switch to a digital sound for "silent playing" via headphones.
The Genio Premium silent system features:
Height - 116 cm
Width - 148 cm
Depth - 59 cm
Weight - 230 kg
Forsyth is one of a very select handful of authorised Schimmel dealers in the UK and the only one in the North West of England. All new Schimmel pianos supplied by us are carefully prepared to the highest standards and supplied with Schimmel's 5 year warranty and official 'Care and Maintenance' booklet.
Although we ordinarily stock these pianos we do like to sell them, so please do call ahead to check stock levels with one of our friendly piano department staff before making a special trip.
We usually have in stock over 40 new grand pianos, over 70 new upright pianos and an ever changing supply of pre-owned acoustic pianos; we are definitely worth a visit!
Other pianos to compare with in our showroom at Forsyth