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W.Hoffmann Professional Upright Pianos

Czech-built W.Hoffmann Professional line of pianos sits at the very top of the W. Hoffmann catalogue. Built over the course of five to six months, these pianos are built with the same quality of parts you would find in C. Bechstein’s Academy pianos, giving the end user a concert-optimised piano with incredible richness and poise.

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The tone of Professional instruments tends to be slightly darker than the Tradition line, yet they retain the same broad dynamic range. These pianos are also tuned for increased projection thanks to custom-built bridges and the inclusion of agraffes to all Professional uprights. Furthermore, the action for Professional pianos starts in the C.Bechstein factory in Seifhennersdorf before it’s sent over to the W.Hoffmann factory, improving the leverage and control the pianist has over the piano.

Common features of the W.Hoffmann Professional line include mahogany-cored hammerheads made in-house by C.Bechstein, Ciresa AAA solid-spruce soundboards, Czech hand-wound bass strings with German-spec 99% copper purity, C.Bechstein keyboard and action, and polished black casework with chrome fittings as standard.

The Professional pianos utilise C.Bechstein's considerable experience, expertise, and share many parts from their German siblings but produced in C.Bechstein's Czech factory. The result is incredibly high-quality instruments in their own right. Mysterious, dark music sits beautifully on these instruments (from the likes of Ravel, Debussy, or Scriabin) and the care given by the 160-strong work force in Hradec Králové provides a long-term musical companion of incredible sensitivity and expressivity.