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Sauter

Pramberger

Samick Music Corp. (SMC)
1329 Gateway Drive
Gallatin, Tennessee 37066
615-206-0077
info@smcmusic.com
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.

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

Model & Pricing Guide

Pramberger Verticals

Model
Inch
Description
MSRP
SMP
LV-110
43
Continental Ebony Polish
$9,931
$6,675
LV-43F
43
French Provincial Cherry Satin
$10,729
$7,131
LV-43T
43
Mahogany or Walnut Satin
$10,729
$7,131
LV-115
45
Ebony Satin
$11,655
$7,660
LV-115
45
Mahogany or Walnut Polish
$11,926
$7,815
LV-115
45
Ebony Polish
$10,729
$7,131
PV-118S
46.5
Ebony Satin
$13,650
$8,800
LV-118
46.5
Ebony Polish
$11,655
$7,660
PV-118F/R/T
46.5
Decorator Cherry/Mahogany/Walnut Satin
$13,251
$8,572
LV-118
46.5
Ebony Satin
$12,582
$8,190
PV-118S
46.5
Ebony Polish
$12,852
$8,344
PV-121
47.5
Ebony Polish
$14,576
$9,329
PV-121
47.5
Ebony Satin
$15,502
$9,858
PV-132
52
Ebony Satin
$17,226
$10,843
JP-132
52
Ebony Satin
$21,602
$13,344
PV-132
52
Ebony Polish
$16,300
$10,314
JP-132
52
Ebony Polish
$19,877
$12,358

Pramberger Grands

Model
Feet
Inch
Description
MSRP
SMP
LG-149
4
9
Mahogany, Walnut or White Polish
$24,277
$14,873
LG-149
4
9
Ebony Satin
$23,389
$14,365
LG-149
4
9
Ebony Polish
$21,627
$13,358
PS-157
5
2
Ebony Satin
$32,730
$19,703
LG-157
5
2
Ebony Polish w/Bubinga or Pommele Accents
$30,877
$18,644
PS-157
5
2
Ebony Polish w/Bubinga or Pommele Accents
$36,178
$21,673
PS-157
5
2
Ebony Polish
$30,877
$18,644
LG-157
5
2
Fire Red Polish
$33,129
$19,931
LG-157
5
2
Ebony Polish
$24,650
$15,086
LG-157
5
2
Ebony Satin
$26,503
$16,145
LG-175
5
9
Ebony Polish
$30,478
$18,416
PS-175
5
9
Ebony Satin
$35,380
$21,217
PS-175
5
9
Ebony Polish
$33,528
$20,159
LG-175
5
9
Ebony Satin
$32,601
$19,629
JP-179LF
5
10
French Provincial Ebony Satin
$66,259
$38,862
JP-179L
5
10
Ebony Satin
$56,712
$33,407
JP-179L
5
10
Ebony Polish
$55,130
$32,503
JP-179LF
5
10
French Provincial Lacquer Semigloss Cherry
$66,259
$38,862
PS-185
6
1
Ebony Satin
$36,706
$21,975
PS-185
6
1
Ebony Polish
$34,853
$20,916
PS-208
6
10
Ebony Satin
$48,954
$28,974
JP-208B
6
10
Ebony Satin
$71,959
$42,119
JP-208B
6
10
Ebony Polish
$70,505
$41,289
PS-208
6
10
Ebony Polish
$44,129
$26,217
JP-228C
7
6
Ebony Polish
$77,517
$45,295
JP-228C
7
6
Ebony Satin
$78,314
$45,751
JP-280E
9
2
Ebony Polish
$231,382
$133,218
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