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Schulz Pollmann

North American Music Inc.
11 Holt Drive
Stony Point, New York 10980
845-429-0106
www.schulzepollmann.com
www.namusic.com

Pianos made by: Schulze Pollmann Pianoforti s.r.l., Borgo Maggiore, San Marino

Schulze Pollmann was formed in 1928 by the merger of two German piano builders who had moved to Italy. Paul Pollmann had worked first with Ibach, then with Steinway & Sons (Hamburg), before opening his own piano factory in Germany. He later moved to Italy, where he met Albert Schulze, another relocated German piano builder. Pollmann managed the combined firms until 1942, and was followed by his son Hans, who had managed the piano maker Schimmel before returning to his father’s firm. Recently, the company relocated a short distance to San Marino, a tiny city-state entirely surrounded by Italy.

In North America, Schulze Pollmann offers three series of pianos: Masterpiece (grands), Academy (verticals), and Studio (verticals and grands). The Masterpiece Series pianos, available only by special order, are made entirely in Italy and San Marino, and contain Delignit pinblocks, Renner actions and hammers from Germany, and Ciresa solid red-spruce soundboards from the Val di Fiemme, in Italy. The Academy Series, also made in Italy, uses Renner hammers and Ciresa soundboards, and has the same level of cabinetry as the Masterpiece Series. The company uses both sophisticated technology and handwork in its manufacturing. All soundboards have finger-jointed construction to optimize stability and prevent cracking. Many of the cabinets have beautiful designs and inlays. The Studio series is partially made in Asia and finished off, including deluxe cabinetwork, in San Marino.

The uprights are well built and have a warm, colorful sound with a good amount of sustain. The treble is not nearly as brittle sounding as in some other European uprights. Schulze Pollmann grands are likewise very nicely crafted and arrive at the dealer in good condition, needing only solid preparation to sound their best.

In 2005, Italian auto manufacturer Ferrari Motor Car selected Schulze Pollmann as a partner in the launch of its new Ferrari 612 Scaglietti series of automobiles. For the occasion, Schulze Pollmann crafted a limited-edition version of its 6′ 7″ model 197/G5 grand piano, still available, with a case that sports Ferrari’s racing red and a cast-iron plate in Ferrari gray carbon, the same color as the Scaglietti’s engine. The car and the piano have been exhibited together in cities around the world.

Warranty: 10 years, parts and labor.

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

Model & Pricing Guide

Schulze Pollmann Verticals

Model
Inch
Description
MSRP
SMP
SU132A
52
Ebony Peacock Polish
$23,995
$13,490
SU122A
48
Feather Mahogany Polish
$20,995
$12,090
SU122A
48
Peacock Mahogany or Walnut Polish
$19,995
$11,490
SU122A
48
Ebony Peacock Polish
$18,995
$10,890
SU118A
46
Peacock Mahogany or Walnut Polish
$16,995
$10,090
SU118A
46
Ebony Peacock Polish
$15,995
$9,490
A-125E
50
Walnut Peacock Polish
$31,995
$18,090
A-125E
50
Feather Mahogany Polish
$33,995
$18,090
A-125E
50
Ebony Polish
$26,995
$14,890
A-125E
50
Ebony Peacock Polish
$27,995
$15,490
A-125E
50
Peacock Mahogany Polish
$30,995
$17,490

Schulze Pollmann Grands

Model
Feet
Inch
Description
MSRP
SMP
SU160
5
3
Ebony Peacock Polish/Feather Mahogany
$22,995
$21,090
SU148
4
10
Ebony Peacock Polish/Feather Mahogany
$19,995
$19,490
S148
4
10
Ebony Polish
$18,995
$18,490
SU187A
6
2
Ebony Peacock Polish/Feather Mahogany
$28,995
$27,490
S187A
6
2
Ebony Polish
$27,995
$25,490
SU172A
5
8
Ebony Peacock Polish/Feather Mahogany
$25,995
$23,490
S172A
5
8
Ebony Polish
$24,995
$22,490
197/G5
6
6
Ebony Polish (spade leg)
$77,995
$76,990
197/G5
6
6
Feather Mahogany Polish (spade leg)
$84,995
$84,995
197/G5
6
6
Briar Mahogany Polish (spade leg)
$80,995
$80,995
160/GK
5
3
Feather Mahogany Polish (spade leg)
$63,995
$63,995
160/GK
5
3
Briar Mahogany Polish (spade leg)
$59,995
$59,995
160/GK
5
3
Ebony Polish (spade leg)
$55,995
$55,995
S160
5
3
Ebony Polish
$21,995
$20,090