Schimmel 174 vleugel (1969)

Length (cm) 174
Width (cm) 145
Serial Number 102210
Construction year 1969
Branch Veenendaal

Used German Schimmel grand piano. This grand piano has been completely checked in our workshop and is in neat condition. Made in walnut matt.

Wilhelm Schimmel (1854-1946) founded the famous Schimmel piano factory in Leipzig in 1885 and started building grand pianos in 1892. In 1927, his son Wilhelm Arno Schimmel took over the company, moved it to Braunschweig and - as a result of the difficult economic times - the company merged with other piano manufacturers under the name 'Deutsche Pianowerke AG'. From 1931, Schimmel is an independent company again. In 1951, Schimmel presented the world's first transparent plexiglass grand piano and in 1956 a grand piano with a built-in radio, record player and tape recorder.

When Wilhelm Arno Schimmel died in 1961, his son Nikolaus Wilhelm Schimmel succeeded him. Under his leadership the company experienced strong growth; Three French piano factories were taken over: Gaveau (1967), Erard (1970) and Pleyel (1971). These brands returned to France between 1994 and 1996 and now belong to the 'Manufacture Française de Pianos'. 
Today the company is led by Hannes M. Schimmel-Vogel and Xiejun Wang.