Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps and more.

Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
124 registered (accordeur, bananasushi, 3times2, AZNpiano, augustm, 31 invisible), 1792 Guests and 6 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#2000240 - 12/16/12 12:44 PM Pleyel P131
2latewise Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/02/12
Posts: 7
I am DESPERATE for advice.
A local dealer (Alberta Canada)has offered me a Pleyel P131 upright. I believe this to be a discontinued model; the stencil indicates Paris origin. It is unused but has been crated in a warehouse for some time. The price seems fair as far as I can tell and what little info I can find says this is a good or even very good piano. It has Renner action, full sostenuto, an agreeable, mellow voice. Some aspects of the cabinet are unconventional, such as the use of heavy laminated panels instead of posts for a rear framework but it is very solid and well made, obvious good workmanship shows everywhere. I am comparing sound and action to a Bechstein Academy "A" which is expensive, 45% more and a Petrof 131, which I don't like quite as well but tend to trust as well known, 25% more money; a Petrof 125 compares straight across for price but seems much less of an instrument. I can't afford the Bechstein and would be hard pressed to reach the Petrof price; I include these to inform on impressions of the Pleyel and price info if you know the market in Canada.
It would be helpful indeed if your thoughts are based on experience with Pleyel or solid technical information.
currently playing a Gerhard Heintzman 126

(ad 800) Ritmuller
Ritmuller Presents
#2000374 - 12/16/12 06:29 PM Re: Pleyel P131 [Re: 2latewise]
Robert 45 Online   content
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/18/06
Posts: 1502
Loc: Auckland New Zealand
Last year, in December, I played a small, Pleyel vertical in Avignon in France. I did not check the model, but I know for sure that it was about 5 years old.
I was disappointed with that particular piano and I thought that it was not close to Yamaha or Kawai in either tone nor touch. I believe that the factory in Arles making these pianos, closed down a few years ago.

Kind regards,


#2000375 - 12/16/12 06:30 PM Re: Pleyel P131 [Re: 2latewise]
Kurtmen Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/10/08
Posts: 633
Loc: San Mateo, CA
Pleyel pianos are high-quality instrument, the cabinetry is usually very attractive. Pleyel pianos were hard to market in North America, they were expensive and yet they didn't have the reputation of the German products or the lower price-point of the Eastern European pianos.
A pleyel piano 131 should have very good tonal quality. The action were in my opinion in the heavy-side, but here you should be the judge.
I wouldn't have any reservations to purchase a Pleyel if the price is right.
Good Luck.
San Mateo Piano
Purveyors of:
Kawai, Wilh. Steinberg.
Kawai Digital Piano, Pianodisc.
<a href="http://sanmateopiano.com" style="color:#FF0505;font-size:10px;font-family:Times New Roman;text-decoration:underline;" target="_blank" >http://sanmateopiano.com</a>

#2000422 - 12/16/12 08:02 PM Re: Pleyel P131 [Re: 2latewise]
2latewise Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/02/12
Posts: 7
Thanks to those able to reply. Your opinion is highly valued.

All my price checking is no-where close to my local quote; I think I'm buying this oddball of a piano.

I'll post pics and comments after a month of owning it just in case someone else finds one.

(ad) Hailun Piano
Hailun Pianos

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World, Rickster 
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(ad) Yamaha CP4 or CP40 Free Bag
Buy a CP4 or CP40 Get a Free Bag
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
Ad (the Piano Store)
the Piano Store - Restored Steinway Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Anyone know where I can get old RCM books?
by bananasushi
11/29/15 03:15 PM
Change sounds on Nord more quickly
by massave
11/29/15 02:22 PM
1938 Straube Console
by marslender
11/29/15 01:47 PM
Looking for a used upright
by wildivy
11/29/15 12:41 PM
Blues scale - six or nine notes?
by TheodorN
11/29/15 09:43 AM
What's Hot!!
Posting Pictures on the Forums
Forums Rules & Help
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
Forum Stats
81,594 Registered Members
44 Forums
168,655 Topics
2,470,761 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |

copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission