W. Hoffman Pianos by C. Bechstein

Hoffmann Pianos, made entirely by C.Bechstein Europe in the Czech Republic, are a true hidden treasure of the piano world.

Their hand-crafted instruments form a perfect bridge between the mass produced Japanese pianos from Kawai & Yamaha, and the high-end masterpieces from the likes of Bosendorfer, Steinway, or of course C.

Bechstein.  The pianos exude tradition from the moment they’re played, and we’re incredibly honoured to have been chosen Ontario’s only outlet for sale.

Hoffmann p206
W. HOFFMANN – V112 UPRIGHT PIANO

The History of W. Hoffman Pianos

Bechstein has long been considered the most exacting piano maker in the world, with immaculate quality control, beautifully clear tone, and industry-leading durability.

With the independence of the Czech Republic came an opening: the Bohemia piano factory was purchased by Bechstein and converted into easily the most modern piano factory in Eastern Europe. And out of this factory now comes the W. Hoffmann pianos.

W. HOFFMAN UPRIGHT PIANO MODELS

W. HOFFMANN – V112 UPRIGHT PIANO

W. HOFFMANN – V112 UPRIGHT PIANO

At 112 cm, the v112 W. Hoffmann fits in nearly any space, no matter how small. Designed for today’s apartment and condo living, the v112 offers buyers the chance to own a serious piano, with top-grade materials, in a small and affordable package.

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Bechstein 120

W. HOFFMANN – V120 UPRIGHT PIANO

A classic 48″ upright piano, in a similar price and performance range as the popular K300 and U1’s, but with a distinctively colourful tone and light, fast touch.

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W. HOFFMANN – V126 UPRIGHT PIANO

W. HOFFMANN – V126 UPRIGHT PIANO

A brand new design in 2015, straight from C. Bechstein’s R&D division in Berlin. The colour, depth, and sustain that this upright achieves is genuinely startling for it’s price.

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W. HOFFMANN – V131 UPRIGHT PIANO

W. HOFFMANN – V131 UPRIGHT PIANO

The v131 is amongst the largest European pianos available, and even though it’s completely European in design and construction, remains affordably priced.

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MANUFACTURERUPRIGHT PIANO MODELLENGTHWIDTHHEIGHTWEIGHTMSRP (USD)
22" (56 cm)59.4" (151 cm)44.5" (113 cm)485 lbs (220 kg)$16,000$16,000
24.6" (62.5 cm)59.4" (151 cm)47.6" (120 cm)540 lbs (245 kg)$17,600$17,600
24.6" (62.3 cm)57.9" (147 cm)49.6" (126 cm)518 lbs (235 kg)$19,467$19,467
25" (63.5 cm)59.4" (151 cm)51.8" (131.5 cm)545 lbs (247 kg)$23,467$23,467

HOFFMAN GRAND PIANO MODELS

Hoffmann v158

W. HOFFMANN – V158 BABY GRAND

The W. Hoffmann v158 is a baby grand for all. With pricing very much in the same range as a similarly sized Japanese grand piano, it’s affordable, performs extremely well, and makes for an elegant appointment to any home.

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Hoffmann v175

W. HOFFMANN – V175 GRAND PIANO

The W. Hoffmann v175 is an impressive, affordable institutional piano from Europe. A hybrid product of both Bechstein’s German and Czech factories, this instrument delivers a full tone, accurate action, and a remarkably colourful tone for its price and size.

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Hoffmann v183

W. HOFFMANN – V183 GRAND PIANO

The v183 is the largest of the Hoffmann Vision series grands. For advanced students, or serious hobbyist players, the piano offers a huge range of tone and subtlety.

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Hoffmann p162

W. HOFFMANN PROFESSIONAL – P162 BABY GRAND

The P162 Baby grand brings modern German engineering and European construction into the homes of discerning players – for a price that’s sure to turn heads.

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Hoffmann p188

W. HOFFMANN PROFESSIONAL – P188 GRAND PIANO

A perfect size for a serious player with a typically-sized room, the P188 gives you everything you want in a piano: breathtaking sustain, exacting precision, and a wide tonal pallet with which to work.

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Hoffmann p206

W. HOFFMANN PROFESSIONAL – P206

The W. Hoffmann Professional 206 is a 7′ to suit all needs. Designed for recording and performance situations, this piano utilizes the very best design and material offering from C. Bechstein.

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MANUFACTURERGRAND PIANO MODELLENGTHWIDTHHEIGHTWEIGHTMSRP (USD)
5'2 (168 cm)59.4" (151 cm)40" (102 cm)683 lbs (310 kg)$49,600$49,600
5'9 (175 cm)59.4" (151 cm)40" (102 cm)701 lbs (320 kg)$55,733$55,733
6'0 (183 cm)59.8" (152 cm)40" (102 cm)705 lbs (320 kg)$63,467$63,467
5'4" (162 cm)59.4" (151 cm)40" (102 cm)644 lbs (292 kg)$63,095$63,095
6'2" (188 cm)60'2" (153 cm)40" (102 cm)688 lbs (312 kg)$70,500$70,500
6'9" (206 cm)60'6" (154 cm)40" (102 cm)836 lbs (379 kg)$80,710$80,710

Kawai Pianos features & Specifications

The W. Hoffmann uprights have many notable design features, such as the over-built frame, the aged white spruce soundboards, and Bechstein’s famous actions.  However, one feature stands out above the rest: the full range agraffes.  The clarity, tuning stability, and sustain improvements that result from the use of the agraffes are immediately noticeable, and also give real long-term value.

Add to that Bechstein’s notorious attention to detail in the finishing process, and you’re left with upright pianos which perform very well – even when played directly next to instruments more than twice the price.

The W. Hoffmann grands have similar materials and design aspects – however the tonal colour of the instruments is even more unique than their uprights.  There is a harmonic complexity in the mid and upper ranges of the piano which immediately excites the ear.  And yet the bass is full, clear, with a sure attack.

Hoffmann p162

MERRIAM Pianos Locations

MERRIAM Pianos

(416) 639-2186

MERRIAM Pianos

(416) 639-2187
 

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