Looking for a piano I tried a W. Hoffmann today, in particular Vision v.112. I really liked it and I was surprised for the quality/price ratio. I used to have a Yamaha U1 that I had to sell when I moved and the dealer told me that in his opinion the W. Hoffmann Vision v.112 is better at a much better price. My impression was actually the same: the sound is warm and the mechanic is very nice. He also claims that they are made in Germany (with some parts from Czech Republic). Do you know these pianos? I would really apreciate any opinion.
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The best way that some of us here can be of help is if you provide us with the following information:-
1. Photo or video of the piano, including the mechanism.
2. Is it a grand or upright piano? (assuming upright for now?)
3. What is the price of the piano in UK pound sterling??
4. If a grand, what is the length in inches/feet?? Upright, what is height?
5. Which part or parts are made in Germany?
Hope that helps....
http://bechstein.com/en/upright-and-gra ... v-112.html
It's a new upright, the price is 4400 UK pound sterling.
I can't find info on the mechanism, and according to the price I doubt it's Renner. Any idea?
http://www.marksonpianos.com/acoustic/h ... efault.htm
On that page it states it is made in the Czech Republic. The Piano Buyer also states they are made in the Czech Republic.
FWIW my questions would be:
1) Are you sure that a 112cm piano will give you adequate bass (a U1 is 121cm)? From the above website I think a Hoffman T122 would be a better comparison with the U1. If the dealer did not at least discuss this with you I would suggest you treat his or her advice with some degree of scepticism.
2) How does the Hoffman compare in price with an equivalent Japanese model from Kawai or Yamaha?
3) How does the Hoffman compare with the Bechstein Academy series, both in terms of price and design/construction?
4) Is resale value important to you or not.