Sauter

Brodmann

Piano Marketing Group Inc.
1447 Montgomery Street
Tustin, California 92782
949-600-1476
657-266-0351 (fax)
Scott@BrodmannPianoUSA.com
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.

See the Introduction to Brand Profiles, Models, and Prices for an explanation of pricing.

Model & Pricing Guide

Grands, with carbon-fiber action, add $1,400 (SMP).

Brodmann Verticals

Model
Inch
Description
MSRP
SMP
PE 121
48
Two Tone Polish (Apple Tree Saphire/Ebony)
$17,490
$11,580
PE 121
48
Walnut Polish
$16,990
$11,380
PE 124 Vienna
48
Bubinga Polish
$19,190
$12,580
PE 124 Vienna
48
Ebony Polish
$17,790
$11,780
PE 121
48
Ebony Polish
$14,890
$9,980
PE 121
48
White Polish
$16,990
$11,380
PE 118 Vienna
47
Ebony Polish
$15,490
$10,380
CE 118
47
Ebony Polish
$11,890
$8,180
PE 130
52
Ebony Polish
$22,190
$14,380
PE 126 Institutaional
49
Ebony Polish
$17,490
$11,580

Brodmann Grands

Model
Inch
Description
MSRP
SMP
PE 212
0
Ebony Polish
$71,990
$44,380
PE 187III Strauss
2
Two Tone Polish (Ebony/Bubinga)
$53,890
$33,580
PE 187
2
Walnut Polish
$53,890
$33,580
PE 162
4
Bubinga Polish
$47,990
$29,980
PE 187
2
Ebony Polish
$47,590
$29,780
PE 162
4
Walnut Burst Polish
$46,890
$29,380
PE 162
4
Walnut Polish
$46,890
$29,380
PE 187 V
2
Ebony Polish w/Carbon Fiber Action
$49,790
$31,180
PE 162
4
Ebony Polish
$40,590
$25,580
CE 175
9
Ebony Polish
$36,190
$22,980
PE 162
4
White Polish
$44,290
$27,780
CE 148
10
Ebony Polish
$30,290
$19,380