The joy of playing a piano is a timeless pleasure that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. A piano will never go out of fashion, will never need to be need to be updated or “upgraded”. In a world of change a piano will always be there. At Cavendish Pianos we produce pianos in the traditional way. We do not use modern “wonder-plastics” to make our pianos, we are very happy with wood. Over time it has proved itself to be the best material. Some things cannot be improved upon.
Yorkshire Pianos are proud to be PETROF main dealer for the North of England.
Petrof are less known in the UK but are the largest European piano factory and regarded by many as the best. We keep an example range of Petrof Upright & Grand pianos in stock. All models are available to order.
John Broadwood & Sons is the oldest and one of the most prestigious piano companies in the world. Broadwood Pianos have been owned and enjoyed over the centuries by such famous composers as Mozart, Haydn, Chopin, Beethoven and Liszt. The company holds the Royal Warrant as manufacturer of pianos to Queen Elizabeth II and have been making pianos for the British royal family since 1740. Broadwood have held the Royal Warrant longer than any other warrant holder.
Broadwood offer a comprehensive range of high quality, hand-built upright and grand pianos in various styles to order, and also a tuning and restoration service.
Those who consider buying a piano today are entitled to the highest standards available. First, sound is of the most importance, as music is, above all, a listening experience. Second, a piano’s visual appearance determines its overall beauty and sound. Pianos should harmonise with one’s environment and lifestyle.
These are the standards to which Sauter build pianos so that their ambition and success is justified. Pianos by Sauter are pleasing because of their sparkling sound, fine playing-experience, and high expressiveness. Additionally, they are an inspiration because of their first class appearance and perfect workmanship.
Listen and see for yourself!
The 112 range opens the door to Sauter´s world of sound. All the components and technical advantages crucial forthe tone are combined in this compact product-range. Here you can already profit from the unique sounding board with“Sauter Spherical Concavity®”.
Experience the brightness of a piano tone, which will, no doubt, convince you! Our current model of this series is perfectly suited to every sophisticated person learning to play the piano and wanting to further his art. Compare the Sauter sound with your own personal sensation of tone and you will be thrilled by what a piano of this class has to offer.
The bigger sound board of our series 116 offers more volume in sound. The unique “Sauter Spherical Concavity®” of the sound board produces well-balanced sound characteristics, supported by tonewood of mountain spruce. This wood is strong on one hand, but flexible on the other offering a wide spectrum of tone. Our good working keyboard offers you great delight in playing. Sauter, as a manufacturer of pianos, was first to introduce the modern truss frame made of steel, which precludes any deformation of the clavier. Pianos of this range are characterised by an ideal coordination between musical mechanism and mechanics for an even lighter playing experience, allowing your piano-playing to sound even smoother. The enlarged hammerhead makes the tone more substantial and influences the response of the piano to your playing.
This you will hear!
The sum of all constructive features skilfully realized in Sauter´s manufacture, guarantee longevity.
Sauter pianos of this product range are equipped with a sound board, which is up to 25% bigger in size in comparison to the basic models. This works in favour of the sound, due to the “Sauter Spherical Concavity®” of the sound board. Tones are consequently amplified paired with a sparkling liveliness in quality.
Pianos of this series are equipped with another extra: the double repetition action of grand pianos developed by Sauter. Solved by something as simple gravity, grand pianos overcome what is a real problem for vertical pianos: the damper lever, which transfers the action from key to hammer, responds far too slowly when being struck repeatedly or in quick succession, leaving the succeeding strike soundless.
The Sauter double-repetition action of grand pianos, a solid and non-wearing construction, permits the responsiveness of grand pianos – without compromise. Only pianos by Sauter have this unique action. Furthermore, pianos of the 122 / 130-series possess a finer mensure leading to a more balanced distribution of tone from Treble to Bass.
The Competence 130 has an even bigger sound board, posing an even bigger challenge to the action in order to hear and experience the big and wide sonority. That is why this piano by Sauter has an even further developed action with an optimised lever rapport. It is easier and more controllable to add touches to the style of playing. Sauter pianos of this product range are for passionate pianists already ‘au fait’ with the art of playing piano.
This conveys Peter Maly*, internationally recognised designer for interiors who dealt with the subject `piano´ exclusively for Sauter. Maly´s understanding of design is marked by original forms combined with the utmost functionality as well as perfection in manufacturing. Many of his designs are already recognised as modern classics.
Sauter pianos designed by Peter Maly largely match the Sauter Master Class pianos, with respect to their technique: the sounding board, 25% bigger, is characterised by the unique “Sauter Spherical Concavity®” and the speciality of Sauter, the double repetition action of grand pianos (for more detailed information please refer to page 16). Here, as well, the sounding board is solely made from the finest spruce from the `Val di Fiemme´ in the high region of South Tyrol, grown at an altitude of 1,100 meters. For a better playing sensation, half tones (sharps and flats) are made of ebony. The cast plate is hand-ground and complemented with a precious finish. Experienced pianists, whose piano is in focus at their home, will be thrilled by the touch and appearance of this design piano.
* More about the works and person of the designer Peter Maly can be found in the new book: Peter Maly, Hamburg, author Bernd Polster, Dumont-Verlag, ISBN 978-3-8321-7771-3, published in 2007, and which can be purchased in book stores (but it’s probably all in German).