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BRODMANN

Piano Marketing Group, Inc.
15203 Severyns Road
Tustin, California 92782
949-600-1476
657-266-0351 (fax)
[email protected]
www.BrodmannPianoUSA.com


Pianos made by: Parsons Music, Hong Kong/China

Joseph Brodmann was a well-known piano maker in Vienna in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Ignaz Bösendorfer apprenticed in Brodmann’s workshop and eventually took it over, producing the first Bösendorfer pianos there.

The modern-day Brodmann company was founded in 2004 by two former Bösendorfer executives. Brodmann, they say, was originally planned as a possible second line for Bösendorfer, but when that company abandoned the idea, the two executives pursued it on their own. In 2014, the Vienna-based Brodmann company filed for bankruptcy protection in Austria. However, manufacture and distribution of the Brodmann line continue unchanged. U.S. distribution rights to the Brodmann line are owned by Piano Marketing Group; for all other parts of the world, the factory sells directly through its own distributor network.

Brodmann says its mission is to produce a piano with high-end performance characteristics at an affordable price by using European components in key areas, strict quality control, and manufacturing in countries with favorable labor rates.

There are three lines of Brodmann piano, all manufactured, in whole or in part, in China by Parsons Music. The Professional Edition (PE) pianos, made entirely in China, are designed in Vienna and use European components such as Strunz soundboards, Abel hammers, Röslau strings, and Langer-designed (Chinese) actions (Renner in the model 228 grand). Several vertical models use carbon-fiber action parts, for greater uniformity and dimensional stability, and all grand models are now available with optional carbon-fiber actions. For quality control, Brodmann has its own employees from Europe working in the factory. The scale design of the 6' 2" model PE 187 is said to be similar to that of a Steinway model A and is often singled out for praise.

The Conservatory Edition (CE), for the more price-conscious buyer, is also made entirely in China, from parts sourced globally, and receives Brodmann quality control.

The Artist Series (AS) models, introduced in 2011 and available only in the larger grand sizes (including a concert grand) and the largest upright size, are based on German scale designs. They are partially made in China, then shipped to the Wilh. Steinberg factory (also owned by Parsons Music), in Eisenberg, Germany, where the Röslau strings and Renner actions are installed, and all musical finishing work is performed by German artisans. The rim is made of maple; the soundboard, ribs, and pinblock are from Bolduc, in Canada; and the piano uses a Renner action, Kluge keyboard, and Renner hammers.

Brodmann has discontinued its entry-level piano line, Taylor London.

Warranty: 10 years, parts and labor, to original purchaser.



Acoustic Piano: Model & Pricing Guide

* See the Introduction for an explanation of pricing.

Model Feet Inches Description MSRP* SMP*
Brodmann Verticals
CE 118 47 Polished Ebony 7,350 5,900
PE 118V 47 Vienna Polished Ebony 10,170 7,780
PE 121 48 Polished Ebony 9,150 7,100
PE 121 48 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 10,050 7,700
PE 121 48 Polished White 10,350 7,900
PE 124V 48 Vienna Polished Ebony 11,670 8,780
PE 124V 48 ViennaPolished Bubinga 12,570 9,380
PE 125 49 Polished Ebony 10,050 7,700
PE 130 52 Polished Ebony 14,250 10,500
PE 132V 52 Vienna Polished Ebony 15,570 11,380
AS 132 52 Polished Ebony 23,970 16,980
Brodmann Grands
Grands With Carbon-Fiber Action, add 5,370 3,580
CE 148 4 10 Polished Ebony 18,270 13,180
PE 150 5 Polished Ebony 21,870 15,580
PE 162 5 4 Polished Ebony 25,470 17,980
PE 162 5 4 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 28,170 19,780
PE 162 5 4 Polished White 27,270 19,180
PE 162 5 4 Polished Bubinga 28,470 19,980
PE 162 5 4 Polished Two Tone (Ebony/Bubinga) 26,070 18,380
CE 175 5 9 Polished Ebony 21,270 15,180
AS 188 6 2 Polished Ebony 53,970 36,980
PE 187 6 2 Polished Ebony 29,070 20,380
PE 187 IV 6 2 Polished Ebony w/Carbon-Fiber Action 34,440 23,960
PE 187 6 2 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 31,770 22,180
PE 187 6 2 Polished White 31,170 21,780
PE 187 6 2 Polished Bubinga 32,670 22,780
PE 187 6 2 Strauss Polished Ebony 31,170 21,780
PE 187 6 2 Strauss Polished Two Tone (Ebony/Bubinga) 32,070 22,380
PE 212 7 Polished Ebony 45,870 31,580
AS 211 7 Polished Ebony 68,970 46,980
PE 228 7 5 Polished Ebony 58,770 40,180
AS 227 7 6 Polished Ebony 77,970 52,980
AS 275 9 Polished Ebony 128,970 86,980