Established in 1884 near Leipzig, Germany. Zimmermann today exists as part of the C.Bechstein stable, producing grands and uprights in Ngibao, China but overseen by Bechstein's technicians as part of C.Bechstein's Quality Management System ensuring the some of the finest and most consistent pianos from China.
Zimmermann uprights are an intriguing proposition; they are built in such a way to rival equivalent instruments made by Yamaha and Kawai. European design and influences create a piano that strives for a warmth of tone and breadth of dynamic range that you will be hard pressed to find from the competition. Common features of Zimmermann pianos 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.
Both the Zimmerman S-series upright pianos and Z-series grand pianos are a great entry into the world of acoustic and grand pianos, and 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. Want to learn more, or demo a Zimmerman piano? Contact our experts today!
Zimmermann sets a new standard for entry-level instruments being produced in China but under C.Bechstein's exacting standards and constant monitoring.
Originally established in 1884 near Leipzig, Germany the Zimmermann brand was synonomous with quality. In 2011 as part of a reorganisation of the C.Bechstein family of brands the decision was taken to use this well regarded brand as the basis of a new range of quality, Chinese instruments.
Every single piano from the Chinese factory is checked over by a C.Bechstein technician for quality of sound and touch before being awarded the Quality Management System badge. This ensures that only instruments produced of a high enough quality to meet C.Bechstein's standards.