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The Pramberger legacy began over 225 years ago with the birth of Joseph Johann Pramberger in Tyrol, Austria in 1779. Joseph learned the skills of woodworking and at a very young age in Vienna during an era in history where every aspect of creating a piano was an art of learned skill and personal craftsmanship.
Joseph Pramberger never stopped studying the art of piano making, choosing to expand his knowledge through formal education by attending New York University and earning a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering. His vision was to recapture and recreate sound characteristics of a “Golden Era” Steinway and blend them seamlessly into the technological advantages of the modern age. He was often requested by the bigger names of the piano industry to visit and consult key suppliers and major piano manufacturers in Europe, Japan and Korea, something that he continued to do even in retirement. He would go on to become a Design and Project Engineer and eventually retire as Vice President of Manufacturing for Steinway & Sons and Chairman of the International Technical Exchange Group.
In the tradition of the Pramberger family members before him, Joseph formed his own company, Pramberger Piano Ltd. in 1987. He began designing his own line of pianos and worked together with his father, Anton, restoration and rebuilding pianos. Although design and manufacturing technology has evolved over the years, the inherited knowledge, experience and skilled touch of a Master Craftsman’s hands are still paramount in the creation of a modern musical instrument. Samick is proud to continue the long, distinguished tradition of Pramberger while manufacturing these pianos with the same core values and detailed craftsmanship.
After the design is completed the materials must be selected. It has been known for at least the last 200 years that hardwoods are best for the grand piano’s rim. Maple, oak and beech are selected by the makers who will not compromise to save cost. The JP Pramberger uses an all maple rim for strength, durability and tonal excellence. The bottom beams on grand pianos and the back post on verticals are made of the tone wood, spruce. The iron plate is made from a centuries-old process of sand casting. Sand casting is tonally superior to the mass-produced vacuum casting or V-pro process. The tuning pins are made from an extremely strong steel alloy. German rod steel versus Asian coiled steel make the tuning pins easier to set and significantly more stable. The hammers are the most important aspect of a piano’s tonal system. Members of the JP Pramberger design team have worked with the L. Renner Co. in Germany to develop the Renner Blue Label AAA hammers specified in the JP Pramberger piano. They have also worked with Renner to produce the Pramberger/Renner Premium Performance action. German Roslau strings and the original asymmetrical Canadian White Spruce soundboard complete the major commitment to finest materials.
Weight: 463 lbs.
Width: 58 9/10″
Soundboard Area: 2075 in²
#1 Bass String: 48 4/5″
PINBLOCK: 15-ply laminated maple
TUNING PINS: Nickel plated
STRINGS: Made of Roslau music wire
PRESSURE BAR: Nickel plated
HAMMERS: Premium-grade wool, “T” wired
KEYS: Full length, balanced and weighted
ACTION: All maple with aluminum rail
SOUNDBOARD: All spruce surface tension
BRIDGES: Hard rock maple
RIBS: Spruce and notched into the inner rim
PLATE: Traditional sand cast
BACKPOSTS: 4, laminated hardwood
MIDDLE PEDAL: Quiet play
WARRANTY: 10 year limited
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