Schimmel Fridolin 48.5" F123 Tradition Polished Ebony Upright Piano
Assembled in China by Pearl River, Fridolin pianos are known for their brilliant tone and fast response. They are equipped with AAA solid soundboards which contribute to their unique sound. Fridolins commonly stand at 48” (121cm) in height, 59” (148cm) in width, and 24” (59cm) in depth.
Created in Germany, Schimmel is a well respected brand which got its start in 1885 by Wilhelm Schimmel. He continued to build/sell pianos through the early 20th century until Pearl River purchased a majority of the company in 2016. Schimmel grand pianos have very bright and clear tones while their uprights have excellent bass. Both are handcrafted with attention to detail.
Upright pianos are the tallest within vertical piano class. At over 55” in height, these are very tall instruments with large soundboards and long strings, capable of projecting an impressive volume. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many large uprights were manufactured in America, and vintage instruments like these are readily available; however, caution should be taken when dealing with an instrument like this, due to many unknown factors affecting the condition of the piano. If you properly maintain an upright piano, it can perform well for many decades to come.