JOSEFS PIANOS
5 - 7 Bridge St
Rothwell
Northamptonshire
NN14 6EW

United Kingdom


Tel: 01536 710529


Shop Opening Hours


10:00am to 5:00pm

Monday to Saturday

Evenings by appointment


Free parking nearby


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One of the largest showrooms of new and used piano’s in the Midlands. We are a family business established for over 30 years. We sell both new and used pianos and believe it is important to offer a wide range of makes to choose from. By getting to know the best pianos to stock and preparing them to a high standard, we have built up a great deal of knowledge and expertise over the years. We always offer a warm and friendly welcome, Jon & Chris.

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Josef’s Pianos

5 - 7 Bridge Street

Rothwell

Northamptonshire

NN14 6EW

United Kingdom


Tel: 01536 710529


Shop Opening Hours:

10am - 5.00pm

Monday to Saturday

Evenings by appointment

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 Piano review: W.  Hoffmann

Why we stock them:

W. Hoffmann pianos are a high level mid-range instrument ideal for beginners and professionals characterised by a strong and balanced German inspired tone with excellent dynamic range and power.

Hoffmann pianos are made in Europe by C. Bechstein Europe, which is a subsidiary of C. Bechstein Berlin, with a production site located in the Czech Republic, a region famous for its musical instrument makers. C. Bechstein Europe is a company characterised by the attention to detail and the excellence of German engineering inherited from its parent company Bechstein.

Hoffman Tradition T122

Hoffman Vision V126

 The team at C. Bechstein Europe where Hoffmann pianos are made.

W Hoffmann Pianos Catalog 2014 - Josefs Pianos.pdf

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The team at Bechstein Europe who make Hoffmann pianos

Company History:

The W. Hoffmann brand was founded in Berlin in 1904 by Wilhelmine Sophia Friederike Hoffmann and this brand of pianos endures to the present day. In 1950, the lack of skilled workers in a divided Berlin forced the company to leave the city and move production to Franconia. The new site was located at Langlau where a staff of 160 used the best raw materials and implemented their expert knowledge to continue the W. Hoffmann tradition making moderately priced upright and grand pianos.

The W. Hoffmann company was acquired by C. Bechstein Berlin in 1991 and production was relocated to Seifhennersdorf, Saxony the following year as part of the groups restructuring under C. Bechstein Berlins continuing management.

During the early part of the millennium and the advent of globalisation and increased competitiveness in the market place C. Bechstein Berlin founded the subsidiary C. Bechstein Europe company in order to allow for flexibility in response to varying market conditions. C. Bechstein Europe was founded in 2008 and production and management of the W. Hoffmann brand was moved to Hradec Kralove, just over the border from the parent site, in the Czech Republic. The new company benefits from the availability of a skilled workforce, both German and Czech and the support of the prestigious C. Bechstein Berlin Research and Development department. C. Bechstein Berlin, the parent company, remains at its main production site in Seifhennersdorf, Saxony.

Comparison table of the different brand levels


W. Hoffman Pianos by Bechstein Logo


Vision  

Tradition

Professional

Back Frame

Solid braces made of medium density wood partially reformed  

Solid braces made of medium density pinewood

Reinforced beech multiplex construction for optimal rigidity

Soundboard & Ribs

Spruce, specially processed for use in any climate

High quality spruce grown in the Alps and carefully selected

Highest quality spruce carefully processed to optimise sound diffusion with extended ribs into the bass zone and resonance bar

Bridges

Hardwood  

European Beech

European Beech

Pinblock

Glued laminated timber  

Beech multiplex

Beech multiplex

Iron Frame

Cast iron  

Cast in high density sand

High quality design and engineering cast in a furan mould

Strings

Top quality steel wrapped with copper, 95% purity

Top quality steel wrapped with copper, 99% purity

Top quality steel wrapped with copper, 99% purity

Case

Massive pinewood and medium density fibreboard

Massive spruce and medium density fibreboard

Massive spruce and medium density fibreboard. Side tilted lids with two part props and chrome fittings

Agraffes

V126 & V131 models

All models

All models

Action  Assembly


Meets European standards, “concert” optimisation for larger uprights

Precise and reliable action that meets C. Bechstein standards

C. Bechstein keyboard and action with optimised lever ratios and anti-slip key surface

Hammerheads

Made in Germany, A or AA grade, high quality English felt, carefully selected and voiced by hand

Highest quality German parts carefully selected and voiced by hand.

Mahogany hammers with lacquered shanks and heads covered with the highest quality German felt selected and voiced by concert technicians

Our Stock:

We currently stock upright models from the Vision and Tradition line of Hoffmann pianos as we feel these pianos serve an excellent balance of high quality materials and tone at a competitive price point. Details of these pianos are shown below. We can also acquire other models, including grands, from our supplier so please call us for details, a summary of the available models is shown below.

Available W. Hoffmann Models:

Uprights:


Line

Vision

Tradition

Professional

Model

112 V      

120 V

126 V

131 V

122 T

128 T

114 P

120 P

126 P

Size

H 113 x

W 151 x

D 56 cm

H 121 x

W 151 x

D 62.5cm

H 126 x

W 147 x

D 62.5 cm

H 131.5 x

W 151 x

D 63.5 cm

H 122 x

W 147 x

 D 61 cm

H 128 x

W 147 x

D 62.5 cm

H 114 x

W 150 x

D 51 cm

H 120 x

W 150 x

D 61 cm

H 126 x

W 150 x

D 63 cm

Finish

Polished Black, Walnut, Mahogany

Polished Black, Walnut, Mahogany

Polished black

Polished black

Polished Black, Walnut, Mahogany

Polished Black, Walnut, Mahogany

Polished black with chrome fittings

Polished black with chrome fittings

Polished black with chrome fittings

Vario Mute System

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

Line

Vision

Tradition

Professional

Model

158 V

175 V

183 V

161 T

177 T

186 T

162 P

188 P

206 P

Size

L 158 x

W 151 cm

L 175 x

W 151 cm

L 183 x

W 152 cm

L 161 x

W 151 cm

L 177 x

W 152 cm

L 186 x

W 153 cm

H 114 x

W 150 x

D 51 cm

H 120 x

W 150 x

D 61 cm

H 126 x

W 150 x

D 63 cm

Finish

Polished Black, Walnut, Mahogany

Polished Black, Walnut, Mahogany

Polished Black, Walnut, Mahogany

Polished Black, Walnut, Mahogany

Polished Black, Walnut, Mahogany

Polished Black, Walnut, Mahogany

Polished black with chrome fittings

Polished black with chrome fittings

Polished black with chrome fittings

Vario Mute System

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

Grands: