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As most of you know I traded my Sauter 130 for a Schimmel K132.
Well after a month of owning the Schimmel we are extremely happy with the exchange.
Both the Sauter and Schimmel are excellent European piano manufacturers. I needed a practice pedal if I was going to really spend more time at the piano, something I find necessary (to just cope) during these trying times with the Covid virus. (the Sauter had a sostenuto instead of a practice pedal)
The piano had its first tuning on Christmas eve. It has a beautiful tone and responds very sensitively. It was a perfect replacement for the Sauter that I had.
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Dear Lady Bird, what a lovely piano in such a beautiful spot! Congratulations once again. Best wishes and a very pleasant and healthy 2021.


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These are amazing uprights. Enjoy in good health!

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Thanks Fluxo and dhull and I wish both of you a healrhy and wonderful new year.

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I'm glad you're happy with the decision. It's a classic!

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Lady Bird -

If the piano sounds and plays as beautifully as it looks, you have a real winner there.

I'm curious - do you have a special piano light, or is the ambient lighting in the room sufficient for score reading?


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Beautiful piano! I envy you the practice pedal, something I wish I had! And my neighbors wish I had! smile


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Originally Posted by Carey
Lady Bird -

If the piano sounds and plays as beautifully as it looks, you have a real winner there.

I'm curious - do you have a special piano light, or is the ambient lighting in the room sufficient for score reading?
Hi Carey,
We actually have a few lamps in the room.One is near the piano so yes I can read very well. For pictures 3 and 4 , I turned
one or two lamps off to try and get a better picture for here. The pictures looked rather stark with the black piano, in some of the (discarded ) previous pictures I took. (so I thought I would try this)
Actually the piano does have a really lovely tone ., The action response is excellent. (actually better than the Sauter I had, at
lfor least for me)

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Thanks GCR and Emily ! Emily yes the practice pedal is great in that it just makes the piano softer .So all the notes come out equally .One can still play p or mf or mp ( with some expression) It does not just mute the tone.

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What a beautiful looking piano! I love these Schimmel uprights. I think terminaldegree has one as well in his collection!


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Wow, what a beauty!!! I have a Schimmel 130T bought in 1998 oder 1999.
But your’s looks gorgeous! I am sure, it also sounds equally fantastic smile

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Originally Posted by Joseph Fleetwood
What a beautiful looking piano! I love these Schimmel uprights. I think terminaldegree has one as well in his collection!
Thanks Joe,
Yes I am very pleased with the instrument. Actually a very smooth responsive action. I thought Schimmel's were bright in
tone , but I was really surprised that this is not the case with this Konzert 132 .I actually have very little experience with Schimmel as a piano. So this piano still has so many wonderful surprises for me.
In fact the tone is extremely similar to the Sauter 130 .Having a bigger soundboard it sounds even more like a regular sized grand though. While having a powerful bass , I was surprised at how the notes in the treble "sing out ". (and sustain so well too)
For example in the middle section ( in Csharp minor )
of the "famous "Schubert impromptu in A flat , OP 90. The different, changing dynamics are really easy to achieve in the melody against the repeated , changing harmonic chords in the bass.
The sustaining pedal does not overwhelm either and easy to just touch the pedal and half pedal .
I find I am playing playing so many different pieces with different textures. So yes I just love it !
Yes I believe terminaldegree does have a Schimmel 130 although I cannot remember the model. Of course he has the Schimmel Konzert grand .( semi concert ? )
Thank you for your help in discussing this piano with me during the pre purchase period. I am so glad I chose this Schimmel , (and it was there in the store) rather than ordering (blindly) a different model piano (from the one I had)

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Originally Posted by zeitlos
Wow, what a beauty!!! I have a Schimmel 130T bought in 1998 oder 1999.
But your’s looks gorgeous! I am sure, it also sounds equally fantastic smile
Thank you Zeitlos ,
Interesting to hear that you also have Schimmel 130 as well !
I notice you live right there in Germany where all these instruments are made . (and the home of the great composers)
So yours was made 1998/1999 , so still a young piano !
If you are a new member , I welcome you to Piano World
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Its also nice to meet others who own Schimmel pianos!

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The photos are great!Thanks for sharing. The model is my favorite. IMPO the sound is as refined and elegant as any other iconic upright, and even more flawless when compared with grands.

I've played many Schimmels and Wilhelms (a line of Schimmel made in their Poland factory, with the name Vogel some years ago). The sound features of Konzert/Classic uprights are in astonishing accordance with their grands of the same line. The Wilhelms have distinct philosophy in their sound,they're also charming pianos. And all lines of Schimmels now sound mellower, richer, and their touch smoother, more sensitive and accurate than they used to be twenty years ago. I think the change takes place gradually.

Wish you a healthy and happy new year!

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The clarity of sound is of the most importance to many serious players. It is a tradition of German makers like Sauter and Schimmel to make pianos with very clear and concentrated sound. To play well on them is not an easy job,but I always get a lot of pleasure from practice.

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Very Sexy

I like It!


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Originally Posted by aesop
The photos are great!Thanks for sharing. The model is my favorite. IMPO the sound is as refined and elegant as any other iconic upright, and even more flawless when compared with grands.

I've played many Schimmels and Wilhelms (a line of Schimmel made in their Poland factory, with the name Vogel some years ago). The sound features of Konzert/Classic uprights are in astonishing accordance with their grands of the same line. The Wilhelms have distinct philosophy in their sound,they're also charming pianos. And all lines of Schimmels now sound mellower, richer, and their touch smoother, more sensitive and accurate than they used to be twenty years ago. I think the change takes place gradually.

Wish you a healthy and happy new year!
Hi aesop,
I find what you say interesting. I have only once tried a Schimmel C 122 , it had a sweet melodic sound , actually a very nice piano for its size. I cannot really remember much more.
I always thought Schimmel pianos were bright so I was amazed when I tried the K132 for the first time. There was a Sauter 130 next to it and when they both were well tuned they actually sounded sounded very similar .Of course there was a difference, which could not to me be defined in words . They both had a rich singing quality . If there was brightness in the K132 , I could not hear it .What hear is a real singing tone , more mellow than bright. I have had it over a month now and I still just love the tone and the quick responsive action.
I actually remember listening to a recording once of you on a Sauter grand .You play very well ! If I remember right you have a number of very good pianos. Do you still have your Sauter ?
(just interested)
Thank you for your interesting comments !

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Originally Posted by Lucubrate
Very Sexy

I like It!


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Thank you Lucubrate 😊 ( I think )

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Originally Posted by Lady Bird
Thank you Lucubrate 😊 ( I think )

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Originally Posted by Lucubrate
Originally Posted by Lady Bird
Thank you Lucubrate 😊 ( I think )

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Lucubrate ! Behave !

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