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#1821759 - 01/09/12 07:11 PM Brodmann reflections
Willyinmoody Offline
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I bought a Brodmann grand from Norbert at Heritage Pianos one year ago. Not only is it a beautiful instrument( Macassar wood with blonde wood inlays)it is very satisfying to play.The action responds to the slightest touch but it is also capable of delivering a thunderous tone when called upon. Norbert was right on when he so highly recommended this Brodmann grand to me. In my eighteen years of teaching piano I have never had such enthusiasm from students about the piano! Bravo,Norbert and Brodmann.

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#1821766 - 01/09/12 07:21 PM Re: Brodmann reflections [Re: Willyinmoody]
Willyinmoody Offline
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I would like to post a picture that Norbert took of this piano but let him do that because I am not in a comfort zone with computer.

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#1821819 - 01/09/12 09:29 PM Re: Brodmann reflections [Re: Willyinmoody]
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Myself I was torn between Brodmann and Hailun.
But when the local dealer sold their Brodmann 187 the day before I arrived (and I couldn't afford the 212) the equally as impressive Hailun 198, along with its gorgeous birds-eye maple inner rim, finally beckoned me.
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#1821829 - 01/09/12 09:50 PM Re: Brodmann reflections [Re: Willyinmoody]
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Congratulations on your grand piano! By all means, post a picture of your piano and of Norbert!!

Rick
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#1821830 - 01/09/12 09:51 PM Re: Brodmann reflections [Re: Rickster]
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Originally Posted By: Rickster
Congratulations on your grand piano! By all means, post a picture of your piano and of Norbert!!

Rick


Well... maybe just a picture of the piano. wink
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#1821885 - 01/09/12 11:32 PM Re: Brodmann reflections [Re: Willyinmoody]
Norbert Offline
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Dear Willy:

Thank you very much -we're humbled.

Encouraging to hear this from a professional teacher with quite heavy use of piano.

Your's was a very special model, one of a kind,

A pleasure to share - beautiful, rare Makassar finish:

http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/BrodmannWilly.jpg

http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/BrodmannWilly2.jpg

Thank you very nuch again,

with kind regards,

Norbert smile


Edited by Norbert (01/09/12 11:59 PM)
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#1821933 - 01/10/12 01:24 AM Re: Brodmann reflections [Re: Willyinmoody]
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Beautiful finish!

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#1821951 - 01/10/12 02:21 AM Re: Brodmann reflections [Re: Willyinmoody]
Newman Offline
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Wow. I like that timber and finish. So much better than black. While I've wanted a piano for along time and finally have one, I'd never hankered after a grand (out of my price range, nowhere to put one and, fundamentally, wasted on me) ... but I'd love one of those.
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#1821956 - 01/10/12 02:36 AM Re: Brodmann reflections [Re: Willyinmoody]
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Ooh! Beautiful piano! Congratulations! laugh

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#1822009 - 01/10/12 07:41 AM Re: Brodmann reflections [Re: Willyinmoody]
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A beautiful piano!

Though I'm not sure I like the racing stripes... laugh

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#1822017 - 01/10/12 08:10 AM Re: Brodmann reflections [Re: Willyinmoody]
Bob Newbie Offline
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beautiful! the pinstripes remind me of Sheraton style furniture.. smile

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#1822226 - 01/10/12 03:01 PM Re: Brodmann reflections [Re: Norbert]
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I really like the stripe. Is it inlay or paint?

Kurt
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#1822291 - 01/10/12 05:11 PM Re: Brodmann reflections [Re: Willyinmoody]
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This is great to hear. I just bought a Brodmann PE187 from Pianocraft and it will be delivered Thursday. I don't have the space and I don't play well and I don't care!

My grad student daughter is taking my couch and coffee table and the cats can sleep elsewhere.

First things first.
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#1822299 - 01/10/12 05:38 PM Re: Brodmann reflections [Re: Bob Newbie]
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Originally Posted By: Bob Newbie
beautiful! the pinstripes remind me of Sheraton style furniture.. smile


Yes, my thoughts as well. Beautiful!
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#1822450 - 01/11/12 12:19 AM Re: Brodmann reflections [Re: KurtZ]
Willyinmoody Offline
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Inlay is wood!

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#1822649 - 01/11/12 09:31 AM Re: Brodmann reflections [Re: Willyinmoody]
Jeff Clef Offline
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"...I don't have the space and I don't play well and I don't care! My grad student daughter is taking my couch and coffee table and the cats can sleep elsewhere. First things first."

A player after my own heart. Dump the couch; kick that nasty entertainment center to the curb; remove the television to some other room. However, bookshelves don't take up much floor space and help the acoustics.

That old Russian proverb seems to fit: "If you want money, buy a new purse." In other words, if you want something in your life, make a place for it--- a nice place, where it will feel at home.
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#1823118 - 01/12/12 02:25 AM Re: Brodmann reflections [Re: Willyinmoody]
Norbert Offline
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For those enjoying to look at some less common finishes,
Brodmann also makes these, alas by special order only:

http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/IMG_2149.jpg

A brand new grand called V188 will reportedly be shown at the upcoming NAMM show:

http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/BrodmannV188.jpg

Not knowing much about this piano, but quite curious.

Finally, the new 9' concert grand with designation "made in Germany" by Steinberg company in Thuringia:

http://www.brodmann-pianos.at/428.html

Not meaning to 'plug' - just latest news involving NAMM show for those at all interested.

Apparently the new 9' grand will be used in a number of concerts on main stage in large piano exhibition area.

Norbert smile


Edited by Norbert (01/12/12 03:02 AM)
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#1823192 - 01/12/12 08:04 AM Re: Brodmann reflections [Re: Willyinmoody]
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It seems a pity there does not seem to be a Brodmann dealer in Australia. I won't be able to play them cry those new models sound exciting though! laugh

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#1823204 - 01/12/12 08:34 AM Re: Brodmann reflections [Re: Willyinmoody]
Bob Newbie Offline
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As I recall was their a few pianos a the NAMM show going back a few years that featured
pinstripe inlay and 2 tone colored woods? I think one was Hailun, Schimmel Konzert Grand.. the Schimmel is a beauty! smile

http://www.pianowerkes.com/sites/pianowe...460_prplbrd.jpg


Edited by Bob Newbie (01/12/12 09:24 AM)

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#2380715 - 02/01/15 12:42 AM Re: Brodmann reflections [Re: PassingBy]
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Hi. Melbourne Piano Warehouse in South Melbourne now sell Brodmann pianos.
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#2380758 - 02/01/15 03:36 AM Re: Brodmann reflections [Re: Willyinmoody]
Norbert Offline
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Quote:
Though I'm not sure I like the racing stripes... laugh


It's about $ 100 cheaper if you take it without it... grin

Unless, of course insisting on this one:



That one again, is $ 100 more...

Norbert wink


Edited by Norbert (02/01/15 03:44 AM)
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#2380834 - 02/01/15 09:54 AM Re: Brodmann reflections [Re: Willyinmoody]
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good luck with your grand- harpon.
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#2380837 - 02/01/15 10:12 AM Re: Brodmann reflections [Re: Willyinmoody]
Steve Chandler Offline
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Resurrecting a three year old thread to announce you sell Brodmann is bad form, piling on is worse. Finally, wishing them well with their new piano is a bit belated, but I'm sure the thought is appreciated (if they read it).

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#2380848 - 02/01/15 10:51 AM Re: Brodmann reflections [Re: Steve Chandler]
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Originally Posted By: Steve Chandler
Resurrecting a three year old thread to announce you sell Brodmann is bad form

He does not sell pianos.
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#2380858 - 02/01/15 11:21 AM Re: Brodmann reflections [Re: jazzyprof]
Steve Chandler Offline
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Originally Posted By: jazzyprof
Originally Posted By: Steve Chandler
Resurrecting a three year old thread to announce you sell Brodmann is bad form

He does not sell pianos.

I don't know if Andrew works for Melbourne Piano Warehouse or not, but it's highly questionable to resurrect an old thread just to announce that the store now sells them.

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#2380866 - 02/01/15 11:45 AM Re: Brodmann reflections [Re: Steve Chandler]
ando Offline
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Originally Posted By: Steve Chandler
Originally Posted By: jazzyprof
Originally Posted By: Steve Chandler
Resurrecting a three year old thread to announce you sell Brodmann is bad form

He does not sell pianos.

I don't know if Andrew works for Melbourne Piano Warehouse or not, but it's highly questionable to resurrect an old thread just to announce that the store now sells them.

No, he really is looking for a piano and the Brodmann is one of the brands he's considering. I've been in conversation with him via PM so I know he's genuine.

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#2380965 - 02/01/15 04:05 PM Re: Brodmann reflections [Re: Willyinmoody]
Norbert Offline
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The constant mobbing by a few here against Brodmann and some other makes like Estonia is becoming a bit ridiculous.

In a way it's actually funny: rest assured they don't work in the market place. thumb

In the mind of a few, there must be something very 'worrisome' about these pianos.

I would wish they would simply speak up and make their points.

Were I on the firing squad, I would at least make sure to have my facts behind me and aim at right target..

Norbert cry


Edited by Norbert (02/01/15 04:13 PM)
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#2380968 - 02/01/15 04:12 PM Re: Brodmann reflections [Re: Willyinmoody]
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I briefly played a Brodmann at Faust Harrison and found it
Click to reveal..
very good. Haha surprise Norbert


Edited by pianoloverus (02/01/15 04:13 PM)

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#2380969 - 02/01/15 04:15 PM Re: Brodmann reflections [Re: Willyinmoody]
Norbert Offline
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I briefly played a Brodmann at Faust Harrison and found it very good.


Thanks - but no surprise really....

Unless someone now claims that Faust Harrison is a junk dealer.

Norbert grin
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#2381065 - 02/01/15 08:15 PM Re: Brodmann reflections [Re: Willyinmoody]
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My question is about the name. Who was Joseph Brodmann? Did he exist, or was it just a name that was adopted to sound European?
I am not saying I am against this, even if it was just a sales tactics, but my thought is that while Chinese piano manufacturing already seems to be on the up, it will really come of age when manufacturers there will have no qualms of putting a Chinese name in characters on the fall-board.


Edited by Frankni (02/01/15 08:19 PM)
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