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Company Website: Hailun-Pianos.com
Owner: Vienna International, Inc. dba
Country of Origin: Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China
Year Established: 1986
Related Brands: Feurich, Essex, Feurich, Weber, Kayserburg, Wm. Knabe (Academy), Ritumuller, Yamaha GB
Warranty: 15 years of parts and labour applicable to the original purchaser and second owner during the warranty period.
HISTORY AND BACKGROUND
Hailun’s story begins in the 1980s when Hailun Chen and his wife both graduated from a piano technology program and founded a piano parts supply company, originally co-owned with the Chinese government. While the company initially focused on producing piano parts for other manufacturers, Hailun Chen eventually established full ownership of the company and by the 1990s, Hailun was assembling entire pianos. After creating partnerships with experienced European piano makers, in the early 2000s Hailun built a large production facility and began producing entire pianos under the Hailun name.
Despite being a relative newcomer to piano manufacturing, today Hailun is generally regarded as some of the best pianos coming out of China. While their focus is on multiple lines of upright and grand pianos, Hailun still supplies parts for various other piano manufacturers, most notably strung-backs for several European manufacturers.
Hailun currently manufactures 5 types of upright pianos; the 45.5” HU116, the 48” HU121, the upgraded 48” HU1, the 50” HU5, and the 52” HU7. Hailun grand pianos come in 5 sizes; the 4’10” HG150, the 5’ HG151, the 5’4” HG161, the 5’10” HG178, the 6’5” HG198, and the 7’2” HG218.
Hailun uses different materials for different pianos in their line-up, with the general idea being as the pianos get larger, the materials get better, though the grands all have laminated maple rims. Soundboards in both the uprights and grands are spruce, and the bridges are maple. The actions are either Maple or Hornbeam in both the grands and uprights depending on the model, and hammers are either maple or mahogany.
An interesting innovation has been Hailun’s introduction of a slow-close lid, which allows the piano lid to be opened and closed much more easily.
HAILUN MODELS & PRICE
|CL118||46.5″||Polished Ebony w/Nickel||$6,500|
|CL121/123||48″||Polished Ebony w/Nickel||$7,590|
|CL121/123||48″||Polished Mahogany/Walnut w/Detail Trim||$7,590|
|HU116||45.5″||Institutional Polished Ebony||$10,308|
|HU1-EP||48″||Polished Ebony w/mahogany leg, fallboard, cheekblocks||$12,038|
|HU1-PS||48″||Polished Ebony with Nickel Trim||$11,604|
|HU5-P||50″||Polished Ebony with Nickel Trim||$12,826|
|HU7-P||52″||Polished Ebony w/Sostenuto||$17,001|
|CL 150||4’11”||Polished Ebony||$12,300|
|CL 150||4’11”||Polished Mahogany/Walnut||$12,500|
|HG151C||4’11.5″||Chippendale Polished Mahogany/Walnut||$24,951|
|HG161G||5’4″||Georgian Polished Mahogany/Walnut||$30,151|
|HG178B||5’10”||Baroque Polished Ebony w/Birds-Eye Maple Accents||$33,605|
|HG198||6’5″||Emerson Polished Ebony||$46,689|
|HG198||6’5″||Emerson Polished Mahogany/Walnut||$49,112|
|HG218||7’2″||Paulello Polished Ebony||$65,210|
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