A larger proportion of European components also find their way into the Vision pianos. The piano’s bridge and hammers are made in Germany by C. Bechstein, and the massive pinewood used for the case is sourced in Europe. In addition to this, the stringing is done in-house at the Czech factory, located in Hradec Králové.
Common features of the W. Hoffmann Vision line include maple-cored hammerheads made in-house by C. Bechstein, climate-resistant solid-spruce soundboards, Czech hand-wound bass strings with 95% copper purity, a light key action that is optimised to meet European standards, and a celeste pedal that muffles the sound of the piano - often referred to as a practice pedal.
The Vision upright pianos are wonderful instruments for those that are returning to playing piano after a lengthy absence. The light key action makes it incredibly easy to access the full dynamic range that these pianos offer, as well as a grace and fluidity that help enable the playing of more active or demanding music. The extensive voicing work on these instruments provide a sound that has fantastic depth, excellent definition, and precision.