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Cristofori

Including Paul A. Schmitt

Jordan Kitt’s Music
11726 Parklawn Drive
Rockville, Maryland 20852
301-770-9081
(Chris Syllaba)
info@cristoforipianos.com    

 

Schmitt Music
2400 Freeway Blvd.
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota 55430
763-566-4560 x5086
(Tom Wennblom)
www.cristoforipianos.com

Pianos made by: Guangzhou Pearl River Piano Group Ltd., Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China

Originally issued under the name Opus II, the Cristofori and Paul A. Schmitt (formerly Lyrica) brands are a joint undertaking by Jordan Kitt’s Music, which owns and operates four piano dealerships in the D.C. and Atlanta markets; and Schmitt Music, which has more than a dozen locations throughout the Midwest and in Denver. About 15 years ago, wanting to improve their entry-level product offerings, the two companies combined forces to negotiate upgrades of product features and quality control directly with the factory. Today, although the brands are identical, Cristofori is sold only in Jordan Kitt’s stores, Paul A. Schmitt in Schmitt Music stores. Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655–1731) was, of course, the inventor of the piano.

The Cristofori and Paul A. Schmitt lines are manufactured by China’s largest piano manufacturer, Guangzhou Pearl River Piano Group. The uprights come in numerous sizes, styles, and finishes, including 45″ and 46½” studios, and a 48″ upright. The 48″ professional upright, appropriate for home or institutional use, has front legs with toe blocks for strength, a large soundboard and long strings for bigger sound, and a slow-close fallboard. Grands come in lengths of 4′ 10″, 5′ 3″, 5′ 7″, and 6′ 2″. The 5′ 3″ and 5′ 7″ sizes are wide-tail designs, which gives these mid-sized grands a larger soundboard area and, thus, a bigger sound.

The Cristofori and Paul A. Schmitt pianos are differentiated from Pearl River’s own line of pianos by upgraded specifications such as the use of highest-quality German Röslau strings; all-spruce veneered soundboards of premium Siberian spruce; a different selection of cabinet styles; and a full, transferable warranty. U.S. technicians inspect every Cristofori and Paul A. Schmitt piano at the Pearl River factory prior to crating and shipping.

Warranty: 12 years, parts and labor, transferable to future owners within the warranty period.

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

Model & Pricing Guide

Also sold under the Paul A. Schmitt label

Cristofori Verticals

Model
Inch
Description
MSRP
SMP
V480LS
48
Mahogany, Walnut, or Snow White Polish
$7,299
$6,848
V465
47
Mahogany Polish
$5,799
$5,799
V465
47
Ebony Polish
$5,599
$5,599
V450
45
Ebony Polish
$4,999
$4,999
V450
45
Mahogany Polish
$5,199
$5,199
V480LS
48
Ebony Polish
$6,999
$6,576

Cristofori Grands

Model
Feet
Inch
Description
MSRP
SMP
G57L
5
7
Mahogany Polish
$14,790
$13,734
G62L
6
2
Ebony Satin
$18,790
$16,420
G53L
5
3
Mahogany or Snow White Polish
$12,290
$12,040
G57L
5
7
Ebony Satin
$14,790
$13,734
G410L
4
10
Mahogany Polish
$11,290
$11,290
G53L
5
3
Ebony Satin
$12,290
$11,986
G410L
4
10
Ebony Polish
$10,990
$10,990