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BRODMANN

Piano Marketing Group Inc.
1447 Montgomery Street
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 Inc.; 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 two 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.

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

Acoustic Piano: Model & Pricing Guide

* See the Introduction for an explanation of pricing.

Grands, with carbon-fiber action, add $3,600 (SMP).

Model Feet Inches Description MSRP* SMP*
Brodmann Verticals
CE 118 47 Polished Ebony 10,290 6,580
PE 118V 47 Vienna Polished Ebony 13,990 8,580
PE 121 48 Polished Ebony 12,890 7,980
PE 121 48 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 13,990 8,580
PE 121 48 Polished White 14,390 8,780
PE 121 48 Polished Two Tone (Apple Tree Saphire/Ebony) 15,490 9,380
PE 124V 48 Vienna Polished Ebony 16,190 9,780
PE 124V 48 Vienna Polished Bubinga 17,290 10,380
PE 126I 49 Polished Ebony w/Institutional Wide Music Desk 15,790 9,580
PE 130 52 Polished Ebony 19,890 11,780
PE 132V 52 Vienna Polished Ebony 21,390 12,580
AS 132 52 Polished Ebony 29,490 16,980
Brodmann Grands
CE 148 4 10 Polished Ebony 25,390 14,780
PE 150 5 0 Polished Ebony 30,190 17,380
PE 162 5 4 Polished Ebony 35,390 20,180
PE 162 5 4 Polished Mahogany/Walnut/Walnut Burst 39,090 22,180
PE 162 5 4 Polished White 37,590 21,380
PE 162 5 4 Polished Bubinga 39,390 22,380
PE 162 5 4 Polished Two Tone (Ebony/Bubinga) 36,090 20,580
PE 162 5 4 Polished Two Tone (Apple Tree Saphire/Ebony) 39,090 22,180
CE 175 5 9 Polished Ebony 29,490 16,980
PE 187 6 2 Polished Ebony 40,190 22,780
PE 187 V 6 2 Polished Ebony w/Carbon-Fiber Action 46,790 26,380
PE 187 6 2 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 43,890 24,780
PE 187 6 2 Polished White 43,090 24,380
PE 187 6 2 Polished Bubinga 45,290 25,580
PE 187 6 2 Strauss Polished Ebony 43,090 24,380
PE 187 6 2 Strauss Polished Two Tone (Ebony/Bubinga) 44,190 24,980
AS 188 6 2 Polished Ebony 66,990 56,660
PE 212 7 0 Polished Ebony 63,390 35,380
AS 211 7 0 Polished Ebony 84,990 57,660
PE 228 7 5 Polished Ebony 82,590 45,780
AS 227 7 6 Polished Ebony 96,990 65,660
AS 275 9 0 Polished Ebony 159,990 86,980

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