The C.Bechstein Group is divided into four main parts, and the Zimmermann S-series represents the entrance into the C.Bechstein product family. The S-series pianos are designed by C.Bechstein in Germany, and are then manufactured by the Hailun Pianos factory in Ningbo, China. The choice of factory is significant, as the Hailun Piano factory is one of the country’s smaller ones; this allows the resident C.Bechstein Master Technicians to keep a closer eye on quality control, ensuring that the pianos that reach Europe play as they should.
Common features of Zimmermann S-series uprights include solid spruce soundboards, locally-sourced mahogany-cored hammerheads, German strings made by Röslau, polished black casework, and a celeste pedal that muffles the sound of the piano - often referred to as a practice pedal.
The S-series pianos are a great entry into the world of acoustic pianos. We have been consistently impressed with the quality that these pianos exude. These pianos are available directly from China, but we opt for instruments that have passed through the W.Hoffmann factory in Hradec Králové, where their expert technicians undertake extra voicing and regulation work before they reach us to ensure they arrive to the highest standards.