Pianos made by: Steffes & Schulz GmbH, Wiesbaden , Germany; and Chappell Piano Ltd., Nanjing, Fujian Province, China
The Schulz family has been involved in the German piano industry for more than five generations, in both manufacturing and trade. In 1888, the brothers Albert and Franz Schulz established the brand Gebr. Schulz (Schulz Bros.). The brand and company quickly became the strongest brand in the Rheingau, a county in the German state of Hesse, near Frankfurt and Wiesbaden.
In 2014, Frederik Steffes and Christoph Schulz established Steffes & Schulz to make the Gebr. Schulz brand internationally available. Steffes is the former owner of the Wilh. Steinberg factory, and Schulz is a member of the fifth generation of the Schulz family and a highly respected piano designer and technician. Their stated aim is to use their decades of combined experience in piano manufacturing “to create a piano wonderful in sound, touch, and style, which provides outstanding value for the money.” To that end, the company has set up a production chain that combines modern design skills and high-tech manufacturing techniques with traditional German craftsmanship and quality control.
Currently, the company offers its G (German) line of pianos. The cabinets of G models are made in China, and, depending on the model, some sound-producing elements are made in Germany, some in China. The actions are installed, and final musical preparation is done, in Germany by specially trained and certified technicians. The G line consists of one upright model (G-20) and three grand models (G-58, G-86, and G-288). They use Renner action parts, Heller bass strings, and Paulello steel strings.
Warranty: 10 years, parts and labor, on main structural elements; 5 years, parts and labor, on other manufactured parts.