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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-43F
43
French Provincial Cherry Satin
$10,417
$6,953
LV-110
43
Continental Ebony Polish
$9,642
$6,510
LV-43T
43
Mahogany or Walnut Satin
$10,417
$6,953
LV-115
45
Ebony Polish
$10,417
$6,953
LV-115
45
Ebony Satin
$11,316
$7,466
LV-115
45
Mahogany or Walnut Polish
$11,578
$7,616
PV-118S
46.5
Ebony Polish
$12,478
$8,130
PV-118F/R/T
46.5
Decorator Cherry/Mahogany/Walnut Satin
$12,865
$8,351
LV-118
46.5
Ebony Polish
$11,316
$7,466
LV-118
46.5
Ebony Satin
$12,215
$7,980
PV-118S
46.5
Ebony Satin
$13,252
$8,573
PV-121
47.5
Ebony Polish
$14,151
$9,086
PV-121
47.5
Ebony Satin
$15,051
$9,601
JP-132
52
Ebony Polish
$19,298
$12,027
JP-132
52
Ebony Satin
$20,972
$12,984
PV-132
52
Ebony Polish
$15,825
$10,043
PV-132
52
Ebony Satin
$16,725
$10,557

Pramberger Grands

Model
Feet
Inch
Description
MSRP
SMP
LG-149
4
9
Ebony Satin
$22,708
$13,976
LG-149
4
9
Mahogany, Walnut or White Polish
$23,570
$14,469
LG-149
4
9
Ebony Polish
$20,997
$12,998
LG-157
5
2
Ebony Polish w/Bubinga or Pommele Accents
$29,978
$18,130
LG-157
5
2
Fire Red Polish
$32,164
$19,379
PS-157
5
2
Ebony Polish
$29,978
$18,130
PS-157
5
2
Ebony Polish w/Bubinga or Pommele Accents
$35,124
$21,071
LG-157
5
2
Ebony Polish
$23,932
$14,675
LG-157
5
2
Ebony Satin
$25,731
$15,703
PS-157
5
2
Ebony Satin
$31,777
$19,158
PS-175
5
9
Ebony Satin
$34,350
$20,629
LG-175
5
9
Ebony Satin
$31,652
$19,087
LG-175
5
9
Ebony Satin
$31,652
$19,087
LG-175
5
9
Ebony Polish
$29,591
$17,909
JP-179LF
5
10
French Provincial Lacquer Semigloss Cherry
$64,329
$37,759
JP-179LF
5
10
French Provincial Ebony Satin
$64,329
$37,759
JP-179L
5
10
Ebony Satin
$55,061
$32,463
JP-179L
5
10
Ebony Polish
$53,524
$31,585
PS-185
6
1
Ebony Satin
$35,637
$21,364
PS-185
6
1
Ebony Polish
$33,838
$20,336
PS-208
6
10
Ebony Satin
$47,528
$28,159
JP-208B
6
10
Ebony Satin
$69,863
$40,922
JP-208B
6
10
Ebony Polish
$68,451
$40,115
PS-208
6
10
Ebony Polish
$42,844
$25,482
JP-228C
7
6
Ebony Polish
$75,259
$44,005
JP-228C
7
6
Ebony Satin
$76,033
$44,447
JP-280E
9
2
Ebony Polish
$224,643
$129,367