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Offline Barbosa-piano

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What are your favorite Brazilian Pianos?!
« on: June 28, 2005, 04:12:03 AM »
 I was just wondering what were your thoughts on Brazilian pianos... They are very rare in the rest of the world, but some of their pianos are superior to Kawai's ones. I'm just interested, because I am from Brazil, and I have not yet seen any in the U.S., nor anywhere else. I had an Essenfelder in Brazil, very good. Comparable to some Yamahas. The new Fritz Dobbert that I played in a store in Brazil, sounded just like the last Yamaha upright.
If you have played any, please share your thoughts. ;)

Sincerely,
Mario Barbosa
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Offline kravetz

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Re: What are your favorite Brazilian Pianos?!
«Reply #1 on: January 19, 2006, 06:38:22 AM »
My favorite Brazilian pianos are, without doubts, the Essenfelder. I´ve played them and I liked best the 143cm tall one (i guess it´s called "B" model), because of its incredible sound. The Fritz Dobert pianos are very good, too. The Imbuia wood models are my prefered.
In the other hand, the Brasil and the Schwartzmann (not sure if Shcwartzmann is Brazilian) pianos are not so exciting to play.
Greetings to all pianists. Bye :)

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Re: What are your favorite Brazilian Pianos?!
«Reply #2 on: September 23, 2011, 05:57:53 PM »
Hi I'm new to forum and the world of piano too!

I live in Brazil and I know the manufacturer of pianos Fritz Dobbert, by the way is the one who keeps the tradition in the manufacture of this instrument in Brazil. It makes excellent pianos, but has some details that cause some frustrations in some musicians. These details are related to upright pianos. Depending on the model there may be variations in the quality of the instrument and its tone. However most of their instruments are very good, word of some musicians and friends of mine. It also distributes KAWAI pianos, I personally like a lot and I have a K3. Very cool!
Besides this there are other manufacturer brands that existed until the 1980s.
There were manufacturers Brasil pianos (excellent piano), Albert Schmolz (very nice piano but only older), Essenfelder that do not keep the same quality as last, Schwartzmann (no good) is also a Brazilian manufacturer that closed and others less known.
To qualify for this piano would be very difficult, but we can have an idea on the site http://www.lojasdepianos.com.br/. Sorry but this site is Brazilian and is in our language.
In short all the Brazilian manufacturer of piano, at least the best known, were incorporated by Pianofatura Paulsita located in the state of São Paulo, which today goes by the name of "Fritz Dobbert" too, excepting the Essenfelder which was located in the state of Parana and now keeps in São Paulo and also engages in construction of lower-quality upright pianos and repairs/renovations of old pianos.

Well, this is a true story told by an old piano tuner named Fabio, he learned his craft in Pianofatura Paulista in the golden age of the piano in Brazil!
(Sorry for my english)
By!
Beto.

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Re: What are your favorite Brazilian Pianos?!
«Reply #3 on: July 30, 2015, 01:18:04 PM »
My favourite Brazilan piano is Fritz Dobbert. I have two of them, the 127 vertical model that is the top line of the factory, it was developed by german engineers, and 1/4 grand piano with the english Schwander mechanism. I am very satisfied with them. The "Pianofatura Paulista" pianos Fritz Dobbert is the only piano factory in South America. Now the grand pianos made by them are supplied with the german Renner mechanism. They are always searching for higher sandard quality. They are high-class instruments.

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Re: What are your favorite Brazilian Pianos?!
«Reply #4 on: July 30, 2015, 01:23:52 PM »
My favourite Brazilan piano is Fritz Dobbert. I have two of them, the 127 vertical model that is the top line of the factory, it was developed by german engineers, and 1/4 grand piano with the english Schwander mechanism. I am very satisfied with them. The "Pianofatura Paulista" pianos Fritz Dobbert is the only piano factory in South America. Now the grand pianos made by them are supplied with the german Renner mechanism. They are always searching for higher sandard quality. They are high-class instruments.