Fortepiano "Walter und Sohn"

When the great Viennese fortepiano maker was in his ripeness, he understood that his instruments had to be adapted to the new needs of the composers, extending the keyboard and looking for a new sound that could suit the rising Romantic music.
The fortepiano Walter und Sohn, with five and a half octaves, allows to face an ample repertoire, offering new technical possibilities and the refined expressiveness of the musical culture of that period.

An efficient production method: at that time the construction of the fortepiano was inspired to the manufacturing principles in use in the factories of the end of the XVIII century, in line with the development of the industrial revolution. The Fortepiano Fabrik is an example of the changes that the society was living in those days.
The manufacturing was based on high-level efficiency and working organization, which was the reason of a very interesting quality/price ratio. Today BIZZI insipires his operation to the same methods in order to offer the highest quality at a very competitive price.

All instruments are delivered with spare parts and tool box for their maintenance.

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General Features

  • Compass: F 1 - C 6, 68 keys
  • Pitch: 430 - 440 Hz
  • Case and lid: lime, fir and poplar
  • 5 beech legs screwed to the instrument, in style
  • Soundboard: red resonance spruce from Val di Fiemme
  • Soundboard wood grain: Extra Fine
  • Keyboard: spruce, ebony (diatonic keys) e bone (chromatic keys)
  • Hammers: maple covered by selected leather layers
  • 2 knee levers: sustain (all dampers) and sustain (upper dampers)
  • Moderator: hand lever
  • Tuning pins: forged iron, historical type, with hole
  • Strings: red brass, yellow brass and ancient-type iron
  • Wax finish
  • Dimensions: 218 x 108 x 24
  • Weight: 80 kg