PRAMBERGER

See also Samick.

Samick Music Corp. (SMC)
1329 Gateway Drive
Gallatin, Tennessee 37066
615-206-0077
[email protected]
www.smcmusic.com

Pianos made by: Samick Musical Instrument Mfg. Co. Ltd., Bogor, West Java, Indonesia

The Pramberger name was used by Young Chang for its premium-level pianos under license from the late piano engineer Joseph Pramberger, who at one time was head of manufacturing at Steinway & Sons. When Pramberger died, in 2003, his estate terminated its relationship with Young Chang and signed up with Samick. However, since Young Chang still holds the rights to its piano designs, Samick has designed new pianos to go with the name.

The J.P. Pramberger Platinum piano is a higher-end instrument, formerly made in Korea, and now made in Indonesia under Korean supervision using the CNC equipment acquired by Samick during its partnership with Bechstein. It is then shipped to the U.S. for inspection, tuning, regulating, and voicing before being shipped to dealers. Several American technicians who had known and worked with Joe Pramberger went to Korea at Samick’s request to design this piano. Benefiting by work previously done by Bechstein engineers at the Samick factory, they began with a modified Bechstein scale, then added several features found on current or older Steinways, such as an all-maple (or beech) rim, an asymmetrically tapered white spruce soundboard, vertically laminated and tunneled maple and mahogany bridges with maple cap, duplex scaling, a Renner/Pramberger action, and Renner or Abel hammers. One of the technicians told me that the group feels its design is an advancement of Pramberger’s work that he would have approved of.

The Pramberger Signature (formerly known as J. Pramberger) is a more modestly priced instrument from Indonesia whose design is based on the former Korean-built Young Chang version. This line uses Samick’s Pratt-Reed Premium action, Renner or Abel hammers, and a Bolduc (Canadian) solid spruce soundboard. The institutional verticals in this line have all-wood cabinet construction and agraffes in the bass section, and the decorator versions include Renner hammers and a slow-close fallboard.

The Pramberger Legacy, the newest addition to the Pramberger line, has a veneer-laminated “surface tension” soundboard, and provides a reasonably priced option for the budget-minded consumer. These models were formerly sold under the Remington label. (The Remington brand is no longer a regular part of the Pramberger lineup, but is available to dealers on special order.)

[Note: Samick’s Pratt-Reed Premium action should not be confused with the Pratt-Read action used in many American-made pianos in the mid to late 20th century and eventually acquired by Baldwin. Samick says its Pratt-Reed action, designed by its research and development team and based on the German Renner action, is made in Korea.]

See Samick for more information.

Warranty: 10 years, parts and labor, transferable to future owners within the warranty period.

Acoustic Piano: Model & Pricing Guide

* See the Introduction for an explanation of pricing.

Model Feet Inches Description MSRP* SMP*
Pramberger Legacy Series Verticals
LV-110 43 Continental Polished Ebony 7,495 5,498
LV-43F 43 French Provincial Satin Cherry 8,095 5,898
LV-43T 43 Satin Mahogany/Walnut 8,095 5,898
LV-115 45 Satin Ebony 8,795 6,298
LV-115 45 Polished Ebony 8,095 5,898
LV-115 45 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 8,995 6,398
LV-118 46.5 Satin Ebony 9,495 6,698
LV-118 46.5 Polished Ebony 8,795 6,298
Pramberger Signature Series Verticals
PV-118F/R/T 46.5 Decorator Satin Cherry/Mahogany/Walnut 9,995 6,998
PV-118S 46.5 Satin Ebony 10,295 7,198
PV-118S 46.5 Polished Ebony 9,695 6,798
PV-121 47.5 Satin Ebony 11,695 7,998
PV-121 47.5 Polished Ebony 10,995 7,598
PV-132 52 Satin Ebony 12,995 8,798
PV-132 52 Polished Ebony 12,299 8,398
Pramberger, J.P. Platinum Series Verticals
JP-132 52 Satin Ebony 16,295 10,798
JP-132 52 Polished Ebony 14,995 9,998
Pramberger Legacy Series Grands
LG-150 5 0 Satin Ebony 18,295 11,998
LG-150 5 0 Polished Ebony 17,295 11,398
LG-150 5 0 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 18,595 12,198
LG-157 5 2 Satin Ebony 19,995 12,798
LG-157 5 2 Polished Ebony 18,595 11,998
LG-157 5 2 Polished Ebony w/Bubinga or Pommele Accents 23,295 14,198
LG-157 5 2 Polished Fire Red 24,995 15,198
LG-175 5 9 Satin Ebony 24,595 14,598
LG-175 5 9 Polished Ebony 22,995 13,798
Pramberger Signature Series Grands
PS-157 5 2 Satin Ebony 24,695 15,198
PS-157 5 2 Polished Ebony 23,295 14,398
PS-157 5 2 Polished Ebony w/Bubinga or Pommele Accents 27,295 16,598
PS-175 5 9 Satin Ebony 26,695 16,398
PS-175 5 9 Polished Ebony 25,295 15,598
PS-185 6 1 Satin Ebony 27,695 16,998
PS-185 6 1 Polished Ebony 26,295 16,198
PS-208 6 10 Satin Ebony 34,995 21,798
PS-208 6 10 Polished Ebony 33,295 20,598
Pramberger, J.P. Platinum Series Grands
JP-179L 5 10 Satin Ebony 42,795 24,998
JP-179L 5 10 Polished Ebony 41,595 24,398
JP-179LF 5 10 French Provincial Satin Ebony 49,995 28,998
JP-179LF 5 10 French Provincial Lacquer Semigloss Cherry 49,995 28,998
JP-208B 6 10 Satin Ebony 54,295 31,398
JP-208B 6 10 Polished Ebony 53,195 30,798
JP-228C 7 6 Satin Ebony 59,095 34,198
JP-228C 7 6 Polished Ebony 58,495 33,798
JP-280E 9 2 Polished Ebony 174,595 98,998

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