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#1309707 - 11/21/09 10:53 AM Re: More factories; Förster, Steingraeber (again) and Feurich [Re: Steve Cohen]
EltonRach Offline
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Registered: 09/20/09
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Loc: Singapore
Thank you BoseEric for your time and effort to write-up your experiences. I enjoyed it and hope there'll be more.

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#1322470 - 12/10/09 08:24 AM Re: More factories; Förster, Steingraeber (again) and Feurich [Re: EltonRach]
Fritz Heberlein Offline
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Registered: 11/17/09
Posts: 5
Sorry for intruding into this thread from outside the US. I just want to say that it has inspired me to extent my search for an new upright to Feurich, a brand I was familiar with in my youth but wich I had lost sight of since. Well, after a visit to the Feurich shop at Gunzenhausen, after listening to the full and warm sound of the Feurich 123, and after an "introduction to piano building for bigdummies" by Julius Feurich, I decided that I had arrived at the end of my searching odyssey, and last week the F 123 was delivered to my home.

Thank you BoseEric for your interesting perspective on traditional piano manufacturing!

BTW. Somebody wrote here he believed that the Feurich pianos be "not all of the same quality". This is true, in a sense: for customers with a limited budget, Feurich offers a downgrading option to an asian made action and keyboard instead of the Renner action and the Heuss keyboard. The other way round, you can also, for a price, upgrade to a very impressive Fandrich action. These differences are clearly stated in Feurich's printed material (less so, regrettably, on his somewhat outdated web site). The crucial point is that every variant is build at Feurich's in Gunzenhausen, and not, as is rumoured sometimes, in China.


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Dr Fritz Heberlein
Dept. of Classics,
University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Bavaria

Feurich 123 (2009), Arnold 130 (1933)


Edited by Fritz Heberlein (12/10/09 08:25 AM)

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#1322491 - 12/10/09 09:06 AM Re: More factories; Förster, Steingraeber (again) and Feurich [Re: Fritz Heberlein]
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Congratulations on your new Feurich, Dr. Heberlein! I'm sure it is a beautiful piano and that you will be very happy with it. The tradition here at PianoWorld is for you to post photos!


Best

Eric
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#1322614 - 12/10/09 12:08 PM Re: More factories; Förster, Steingraeber (again) and Feurich [Re: BoseEric]
Fritz Heberlein Offline
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Registered: 11/17/09
Posts: 5
Originally Posted By: BoseEric
The tradition here at PianoWorld is for you to post photos!



Hm ... I'm an old fashioned guy and do not own a digital camera (have bought a piano instead...). But i can offer a picture made for me by Julius Feurich, which shows "my" model at display in his shop:



Best

Fritz (who has a stiff neck from playing too much ... )

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Dr Fritz Heberlein
Dept. of Classics,
University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Bavaria

Feurich 123 (2009), Arnold 130 (1933)



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Edited by Fritz Heberlein (12/10/09 12:11 PM)

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#1322667 - 12/10/09 01:24 PM Re: More factories; Förster, Steingraeber (again) and Feurich [Re: Fritz Heberlein]
apple* Offline


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hope your neck holds out.

congratulations on your piano Fritz - it fits nicely in this thread.


Edited by apple* (12/10/09 01:26 PM)
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#1323127 - 12/11/09 02:41 AM Re: More factories; Förster, Steingraeber (again) and Feurich [Re: apple*]
AJF Offline
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Registered: 05/18/06
Posts: 1530
Loc: Toronto
Congratulations! A genuine Feurich- wonderful pianos. If you DO get a digital camera in the future, your piano would be a good specimen for some photos:)

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#1323161 - 12/11/09 06:22 AM Re: More factories; Förster, Steingraeber (again) and Feurich [Re: AJF]
Terry5758 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/09
Posts: 348
Loc: Vero Beach,Florida
Beautiful Feurich Fritz! The wood is amazing. Congrats on your purchase of one of the finest pianos made. I absolutely love my Feurich and the Julius Feurich Family. They are very nice people.
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#1323228 - 12/11/09 09:38 AM Re: More factories; Förster, Steingraeber (again) and Feurich [Re: Terry5758]
Fritz Heberlein Offline
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Registered: 11/17/09
Posts: 5
Originally Posted By: Terry5758
Beautiful Feurich Fritz! The wood is amazing.


The sound is even more! Of course, I would have prefered a grand F 227 myself (I saw one at the Feurich shop), but ... doughter studying at Princeton for a year, money saved for a grand piano vanishes into tuition fees ...

Best,

Fritz

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Dr Fritz Heberlein
Dept. of Classics
University of Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Bavaria

Feurich 123 (2009), Arnold 130 (1932)

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#1323592 - 12/11/09 06:40 PM Re: More factories; Förster, Steingraeber (again) and Feurich [Re: Fritz Heberlein]
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NOW GO OUT AND BUY A HIGH END, EUROPEAN BUILT PIANO!!


In Europe it's not "high end" but "normal".

It's all they know.....

Norbert thumb
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#1323611 - 12/11/09 07:03 PM Re: More factories; Förster, Steingraeber (again) and Feurich [Re: Norbert]
Terry5758 Offline
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Registered: 08/13/09
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Loc: Vero Beach,Florida
Good point Norbert!
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#1323627 - 12/11/09 07:38 PM Re: More factories; Förster, Steingraeber (again) and Feurich [Re: Norbert]
turandot Offline
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Registered: 01/27/07
Posts: 7089
Loc: torrance, CA
Originally Posted By: Norbert
Quote:
NOW GO OUT AND BUY A HIGH END, EUROPEAN BUILT PIANO!!


In Europe it's not "high end" but "normal".

It's all they know.....

Norbert thumb


Proof positive?

Yamaha is Europe's largest selling piano brand. grin


Congratulations on your find, Doctor Heberlein!
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