Steingraeber from Bayreuth DE - the smallest top manufacturer in the world. The 30-strong team around Fanny and Alban Steingraeber produce around 150 top-class instruments every year. The family business, which is over 200 years old, still manufactures in the same rooms as it did in 1880, using a fabulous mixture of innovative techniques and time-honoured methods. Each instrument in our two showrooms has been personally selected on site and refined for you according to our specific specifications together with Steingraeber. Let yourself be inspired and experience with us how a piano sound can evoke a pleasant tingling under the skin.
August Förster from Löbau DE - 160 years of craftsmanship that can be heard in every note. Annekatrin Förster and her 37 employees produce about 120 pianos and about 80 grand pianos per year which are 100% Made in Germany. Each instrument is unique and unparalleled. The variety of sound of these instruments is based on the unbelievably solid construction and meticulous workmanship in every step of the production process. Let yourself be guided by the warm fundamental tone with powerful basses and well-dosed trebles of an August Förster instrument.
Shigeru Kawai - the hand-made high-flyer from Japan. Named after the son of company founder Koichi Kawai, the Shigeru Kawai line of grand pianos is exclusively handmade at the grand piano factory in Ryuyo, Japana. For these pianos, Kawai draws from the fullest and incorporates the finest woods, the best hammerheads, the most precise action, and all of this by your finest grand piano builders. Each Shigeru Kawai grand piano is unique and waiting for you to discover.
Kawai - the oldest family-owned piano manufacturer from Japan. Founded in 1927 by Koichi Kawai, Kawai is now an integral part of the piano world and an integral part of the big stages. Thanks to their innovative spirit, the company has managed to astonish the piano world again and again and has now been successfully using ABS-Carbon action for over 30 years, which can hardly be surpassed in stability and precision. Come by and let yourself be enchanted by these beautiful instruments.
Our selection of used Steinway & Sons pianos includes a variety of models, each with its own unique sound and character. Whether you are a professional pianist or a beginner, we have a piano to fit your needs and budget. Our uprights and grand pianos are carefully inspected and restored to ensure they are in top condition. This way, you can be sure that you are investing in a quality instrument that will last for many years to come.
At Piano Sigrist, we don't just sell upright & grand pianos - we're also experts in repairing and servicing Steinway & Sons pianos. Our team of skilled technicians has extensive experience working with these intricate instruments. We use only the highest quality parts and materials to ensure your instrument sounds and plays its best.
The meticulous craftsmanship of the sound manufactory helps rebuilt Steinway & Sons grand pianos achieve an unprecedented level of excellence.
The sound manufactory breathes new life into classic Steinway & Sons grand pianos, surpassing their original splendour with improved sound, touch and resonance. Their pursuit of perfection results in a remarkable fusion of tradition and innovation that makes their reconditioned Steinway & Sons grand pianos truly superior to their brand-new counterparts.
When buying a new instrument, the manufacturer’s guarantees are given (usually 5 years on acoustic instruments and 2 years on all electronic parts/functions).
For a second-hand instrument, we give a 2-year guarantee on all mechanical functions.
No, digital pianos can only be rented. However, parts of the rental fee are credited towards the purchase of an acoustic piano or grand piano.
Ask the following questions during the first contact:
- When was the piano last tuned?
- How often was it tuned?
- How old is the instrument?
A piano should be tuned regularly (preferably annually). Otherwise damage can occur. If the instrument is badly out of tune, a tuner may have to tune it several times before the tuning holds – these costs must be taken into account.
If an instrument is more than 10 years old, its value will have been reduced by half in most cases.
It is best to take a professional with you for an expert opinion, this way you can avoid surprises.
It is best to ask yourself the following questions:
- What is particularly important to me about an instrument? (e.g.: a sonorous bass, a crystal clear treble, fast repetition, easy to play,…).
- How much money do I want to/can I spend on the instrument?
- Where is the best place to put the instrument – how much space do I have? (Attention: The instrument should not be placed on an outside wall or in full sunlight and not directly on the underfloor heating).
- What is the transport route? Floor? External stairs? Will the instrument fit into a lift?
With these answers, you are already well prepared for a purchase from us.
A flat rate is covered by Piano Sigrist, but the difference has to be paid by yourself. In most cases, the flat rate covers the entire transport – only in special situations or higher floors without a lift will the costs be higher.
When purchasing an instrument, the 1st tuning, a standard piano bench as well as a flat rate fee for the transport is included in the price.
- With a piano, you are not only buying the instrument, but also the service of the company. You should therefore also consider whether the philosophy of the company appeals to you or whether you like the people involved.
- A piano is a long-term companion and must be cared for and maintained accordingly – so think carefully about who you see as a professional partner.
Especially in the case of refurbished instruments or Asian products, many people neglect to play in the piano before selling it. This only becomes apparent after a few months in your home. So ask when you buy if the instrument will be “played in” before it is delivered.
- You are buying the instrument for yourself – don’t let a third party talk you into something that doesn’t suit you. Buy with your heart and not with your wallet, because the instrument will accompany you for many years to come.
- Clothes make the man and the case makes the piano – especially with children, the visual plays a big role in whether you sit down to practise or not. If they like the piano, most children will play more often.