Glass has a magic all its own. Its history dates back almost five thousand years. Discovered in Mesopotamia, the cradle of all culture, glass in a seemingly infinite variety of forms has conquered the world. Whether crystal clear or in colors like the windows of cathedrals. Whether intended for daily use, for jewelry or for decorating a table set for a banquet – down through the ages and throughout all cultural epochs, glass has occupied an important place in the life of mankind. In its original form, comprised of minerals, it is brittle and fragile. Transparent acrylic plastic, an achievement of modern science, combines the optical characteristics of glass with a flexibility which renders it virtually impervious to damage by impact. Yet in whatever form we encounter it, glass has an enchantment all its own. A convincing proof of this is the Schimmel grand K 213 G Transparent with acrylic plastic cabinetry, created by Nikolaus W. Schimmel. A uniquely fascinating instrument.

Anyone who has ever experienced the Schimmel Grand K 213 G Transparent in a concert hall, with its shimmering gold-colored trim, reflecting the stage lighting in a thousand multicolored facets, knows that this unusual instrument is a star among stars. The stately curves of its traditional grand-piano form make it a real eyecatcher. Its crystal-clear sound throughout its entire compass, which is enhanced and rendered even more transparent by the acrylic cabinetry, is an inspiration to pianists and music lovers alike. Seen from a distance, the instrument sparkles like a precious jewel; seen from close up, its fine materials and workmanship and technical perfection become clearly evident. Its keyboard-and-action assembly with its outstanding dynamic-modulation capability responds precisely to the finest nuances in touch. And in the midst of all this glasslike beauty, a heavy cast-iron plate bears the tons of tension exerted by the approximately 220 strings. This instrument is one of the outstanding achievements in over three hundred years of piano-manufacturing history

The Schimmel Grand K 213 G Transparent is a highly exclusive instrument. In its sound and playability, in its technology and construction, it corresponds to the time tested grand series Schimmel Konzert K 213 (7'). The sound-producing portion is of traditional materials; only the cabinet is of transparent acrylic plastic. Its concert qualities convince both professional and amateur pianists. The perfect symbiosis of the keyboard-and-action assembly and the sound-producing portion represent the haute école of the art and craft of piano manufacturing. The cast-iron plate, soundboard and the visible wooden components shimmer in a subdued white, supporting the optical lightness of the transparent cabinetry. If desired, the instrument can also be ordered in colors other than white. For example, pages14 and 15 of this brochure show a version with a black sound-producing portion and a gold-colored plate. It can also be ordered with a built-in lighting system provided with a dimmer. The lighting is located behind the gold-colored ornamental strip encircling the sound producing portion, in the top, at the front above the keyboard and in the leg top blocks.


Inches (L x W x H): 83.86 x 60.63 x 40.16
CM (L x W x H): 213 x 154 x 102
Weight:  534kg / 1,177 lbs

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