The medium-sized grand piano of our Schimmel Trilogy meets the high expectations of pianists in a special way. Rigorous construction ideas come together with the most frequently played grand piano size as working tool for pianists. The instrument shouldn‘t be too big, because often space is limited. But it has to be large enough to offer pianists tonal richness and sonority. The precise transfer parts of the action and large parts of the sound system of our full size concert grand into the C 189 therefore makes this model an ideal “tool” for demanding pianists.
Konzert grand piano action: The large keyboard action assembly of the longest grand piano is integrated into the smaller model series, therefore providing optimum
leverage ratios which allow the pianist the best possible control over his or her performance.
This means that pianists performing on a variety of Schimmel grand piano models can always enjoy the pleasures of
playing on a large-scale grand piano and have no need to adapt their
performance technique according to different models.
Enlarged soundboard: The dimensions of the soundboard are extraordinarily large in comparison to the length of the instrument: this is due to the extravagant
form of our grand pianos in which ideal oscillation zones have space to develop in the soundboard. These zones permit a greater tonal volume and a superior tonal distribution.
The ideal soundboard wood exclusive to Schimmel: Only spruce grown under specific climatic circumstances in high mountain regions can be used to make a high quality soundboard. This wood, which is rare and of high value, is exclusively selected and reserved for Schimmel by the Bavarian forestry service.
Full size concert grand piano scale: Through the use of the same scaling as the full size concert grand piano K 280 in all Schimmel grand pianos there is always an element of the large instrument’s sound in the smaller Schimmel instruments.
Triplex Scale: Through the Triplex Scale the notes in parts of the middle and treble range are produced with the aid of three exactly coordinated areas of a single string, resulting in an increased richness in tone and a longer speaking length of these notes.