Patience is the mother of quality. Sometimes, 300 years of patience are necessary. This is the age of some of our mountain spruce wood which is utilised in the manufacture of the soundboards. This wood is cultivated in high mountainous areas under most difficult conditions. Only a minimal percentage of the wood produced, exclusively resonance wood, can be considered for the manufacture of our soundboards. The very best quality is a vital factor as the soundboards are the heart of our instruments; their vibration properties and stability are of decisive importance for the beautiful tone of our upright and grand pianos. Only our stringent selection process can guarantee the tonal richness, extremely long speaking length of the notes and excellent durability of Schimmel instruments.
The large keyboard action assembly of the longest grand piano is integrated into the smaller model series, therefore providing optimum leverage ratios which allow the pianist the best possible control over his or her performance. This means that pianists performing on a variety of Schimmel grand piano models can always enjoy the pleasures of playing on a large-scale grand piano and have no need to adapt their performance technique according to different models.
With a newly redesigned action courtesy of Schimmel’s top architects, the K125 delivers a level of control and refinement never before seen in a Schimmel upright. Renner builds the actions according to Schimmel’s design, and the actions are vigorously regulated over several weeks at the factory level after installation. Like the rest of the Schimmel pianos from the Konzert series, the K125 also incorporates extended-length key-sticks to offer ‘Konzert Grand’ like control.
The keys offer an improved sensation of touch and are less slippery than other modern keys due to the refinement of the key top material (similar to ivory).a
The dimensions of the soundboard are extraordinarily large in comparison to the length of the instrument: this is due to the extravagant form of our grand pianos in which ideal oscillation zones have space to develop in the soundboard. These zones permit a greater tonal volume and superior tonal distribution.
Schimmel, usually known for a bright tonal profile, clearly elected to shift gears here and come out with a series of instruments that are darker, warmer, and more dynamic. And it’s been a rousing success – the K125 achieves all of these goals, bringing the tone more in line with other elite, similarly sized German uprights. One of the reasons is the addition of Schimmel’s new triplex scaling technique taken from their 9 foot K280 concert grand. Add in a lush, long sustain, and you’ve got all the making for an excellent piano tone.
Wurzen provides the hammers used in the K125, made to Schimmel’s extremely high standards.
The hammers are double felted with high-grade wool, and use mahogany shanks, helping keep the tonal profile warm.
Triplex Scale –
Through the Triplex Scale the notes in parts of the middle and treble range are produced with the aid of three exactly coordinated areas of a single string, resulting in an increased richness in tone and a longer speaking length of these notes.
The Ideal Soundboard Wood Exclusive to Schimmel
Only spruce grown under specific climate circumstances in high mountain regions can be used to make a high-quality soundboard. This wood, which is rare and of high value, is exclusively selected and reserved for Schimmel by the Bavarian forestry service.
Full-size concert grand piano scale
Through the use of the same scaling at parts as the full-size Konzert grand piano K280 in all Schimmel grand pianos, there is always an element of the large instrument’s sound in the smaller Schimmel instruments.
Mass Reduced Bridge
Schimmel Konzert bridges possess a dynamic groove which makes these bridges lighter and the soundboard more flexible. This produces superior tonal dynamics and longer sustained notes.
Schimmel Sound Production System
Schimmel soundboards are curved in three dimensions thus creating a dome shape known as a ‘crown’. in addition, the thickness of the soundboard tapers in such a way to promote ideal vibrational properties over a wide spectrum of frequencies and amplitudes. These features enable the production of the characteristic rich palette of tonal colours, extended length of tone, and excellent tuning stability of Schimmel pianos.
Made of mineral material and ebony wood
Konzert Grand Piano Action
Enlarged Soundboard, the ideal soundboard wood – exclusive to Schimmel
Mass Reduced Bridge
Full size concert grand piano scale
Most Played German Piano