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#3072103 01/20/21 11:44 PM
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Hello everyone! I'm new to the forum here. I've browsed occasionally going back a few years but never stopped to create an account. But I finally did so here I am grin

I wanted to share a photo of my German Seiler SE 208 that I purchased a few months back. I'm in my early 30's and with the wife's approval, I was hoping to find the grand piano for our new home that I could love for the rest of my life hopefully. After considering Shigeru Kawai and Schimmel Konzert line pianos here in Houston, I finally fell in love with this beautiful Seiler. It was really love at first play. And the fact that I had never heard of Seiler and could still be mesmerized was really something to me. Because human nature (including myself) usually tends to have bias towards brands we already know and love. So for this to unseat the Shigeru, I knew it was the right one.

Now to figure out how to post some pictures. Give me a minute...

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Hi dusty1920, welcome to the Forum!

Congratulations on your new Seiler 208 grand piano, it is indeed a true beauty, and placed in a vey nice room. Enjoy it for many lasting seasons!


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Looks Beautiful dusty - Congrats!


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Congratulations! I've never had the pleasure of playing a Seiler, but I've always heard good things about them.

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Congratulations! How would you describe the feel and sound of this grand piano?


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Congratulations! I've got a client with a new Seiler SE-208 that is a joy to work on - wonderfully expressive and responsive!


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Thank you adamp88, GC13, Lucubrate, Fluxo, and Anna! It's been a thrill to own. Sorry Anna, I just got back to this thread. The feel is wonderful, action is a great joy to play on. Perfectly consistent, good key travel for my liking, incredibly easy to control dynamics. As someone else said once, plays like butter! The weight of keys is around average or ever so slightly a hair on the heavy side of average. But far from heavy.

Sound is breathtaking. It got deep under my skin the first time I heard it. I had just played a very nice sounding 6 foot 7 Yamaha CX series right before I played it at the store and my thought was "Wow that'll be hard to beat for today's visit." Then when I sat down at this Seiler my thought was "Ok this is a whole different league we're in now." The best way I can describe the sound is huge body of tone. No one is going to describe any part of this piano's tone as "thin", like i've heard with so many other pianos. But that doesn't mean loud. It can play extremely quietly but the substance of tone is just thick, rich and resonant. The 2nd quality I would say it excels in is clarity. Several other high-end pianos I've played got to be too muddy when you played in the lower-midrange. This one has a beautiful clarity all over that allows you to hear the music perfectly, which I love.

Edit: One more thing! The treble SINGS so beautifully. You barely have to put any effort and you get this magnificent projecting treble that sings out and is a wonder to hear.

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Thanks for letting us know, good to hear you’re happy with your piano!


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Congrats with your beautiful Seiler grand smile
I'm sure you will have found the right instrument to accompany you maybe for the rest of you life.
I once saw a very beautiful Seiler Westminster piano, with the same tone and amazing cabinettery.


Good to hear that it's a piano with a totally different sound smile I unfortunately never played one of the newer Seiler grands. I read that Julius Feurich (former owner of Feurich piano's in Germany) is the production leader at Seiler now and keeps an eye on the quality and consistency of the instruments.

As I own a German Feurich grand myself I'm quite curious to test a new Seiler piano.

The Seiler looks fantastic in your interior and looks very inviting to be played and I'm sure it will!!

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Cheers to your Seiler-bration!

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Thank you all! Yes I really adore this Seiler Gwenn. And you're right! I read that same thing as well, which I found interesting. I'd be curious how they compare as well. Thanks for the compliment!


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