A couple of weeks ago I decided to buy an upright. Since I began my piano studies I've been using a digital piano (a really nice privia) and even though it has been great and loyal I need a change. The thing is that finding piano stores here is almost impossible so the only way of getting a piano nowadays is by other families that long time ago bought a piano abroad.
One family offered me a Hofmann-Wien that has 27 years old aprox. I haven't checked it personally and I want your opinion before doing business. What do you guys know exactly about this brand? I have done some research and I have found basically NOTHING. A Hofmann made in Austria? haven't heard something like that before, I'm just a beginner trying to figure out piano brands. The only Hofmanns I know are W. Hoffmann (with double f) and the american brand Hofmann. While doing this research I realized there are more than two Hofmann/Hoffmann brands
One good thing I did find was that for some time the austrian brand Hofmann & Czerny changed their name to Hofmann. Do you think both names ,Hofmann-Wien and Hofmann & Czerny, are related? Because we have also another austrian brand that makes of this problem a big salad: Karl Hofmann
I don't know how much does this help, but this is the piano:
The label, which is really difficult to see, is basically like this:
...and in the Hofmann & Czerny website there is this non explained picture that is like a clue but I'm not sure enough to drop conclusions:
I would really appreciate if you guys help me with this problem of names. Plus if you can give me your personal opinion or experiences related to the brands that are mentioned, it would be awesome. I can afford this piano but I want to make sure that is worth the effort. Thank you