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 7,719 5,498
LV-43F 43 French Provincial Satin Cherry 8,339 5,898
LV-43T 43 Satin Mahogany/Walnut 8,339 5,898
LV-115 45 Satin Ebony 9,059 6,298
LV-115 45 Polished Ebony 8,339 5,898
LV-115 45 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 9,269 6,398
LV-118 46.5 Satin Ebony 9,779 6,698
LV-118 46.5 Polished Ebony 9,059 6,298
Pramberger Signature Series Verticals
PV-118F/R/T 46.5 Decorator Satin Cherry/Mahogany/Walnut 10,299 6,998
PV-118S 46.5 Satin Ebony 10,609 7,198
PV-118S 46.5 Polished Ebony 9,989 6,798
PV-121 47.5 Satin Ebony 12,049 7,998
PV-121 47.5 Polished Ebony 11,329 7,598
PV-132 52 Satin Ebony 13,389 8,798
PV-132 52 Polished Ebony 12,669 8,398
Pramberger, J.P. Platinum Series Verticals
JP-132 52 Satin Ebony 16,789 10,798
JP-132 52 Polished Ebony 15,449 9,998
Pramberger Legacy Series Grands
LG-149 4 9 Satin Ebony 18,179 11,918
LG-149 4 9 Polished Ebony 16,809 11,098
LG-149 4 9 Polished Mahogany/Walnut 18,869 12,318
LG-157 5 2 Satin Ebony 20,599 12,798
LG-157 5 2 Polished Ebony 19,159 11,998
LG-157 5 2 Polished Ebony w/Bubinga or Pommele Accents 23,999 14,198
LG-157 5 2 Polished Fire Red 25,749 15,198
LG-175 5 9 Satin Ebony 25,339 14,598
LG-175 5 9 Polished Ebony 23,689 13,798
Pramberger Signature Series Grands
PS-157 5 2 Satin Ebony 25,439 15,198
PS-157 5 2 Polished Ebony 23,999 14,398
PS-157 5 2 Polished Ebony w/Bubinga or Pommele Accents 28,119 16,598
PS-175 5 9 Satin Ebony 27,499 16,398
PS-175 5 9 Polished Ebony 26,059 15,598
PS-185 6 1 Satin Ebony 28,529 16,998
PS-185 6 1 Polished Ebony 27,089 16,198
PS-208 6 10 Satin Ebony 38,049 21,798
PS-208 6 10 Polished Ebony 34,299 20,598
Pramberger, J.P. Platinum Series Grands
JP-179L 5 10 Satin Ebony 44,079 24,998
JP-179L 5 10 Polished Ebony 42,849 24,398
JP-179LF 5 10 French Provincial Satin Ebony 51,499 28,998
JP-179LF 5 10 French Provincial Lacquer Semigloss Cherry 51,499 28,998
JP-208B 6 10 Satin Ebony 55,929 31,398
JP-208B 6 10 Polished Ebony 54,799 30,798
JP-228C 7 6 Satin Ebony 60,869 34,198
JP-228C 7 6 Polished Ebony 60,249 33,798
JP-280E 9 2 Polished Ebony 179,839 98,998

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