…and I chose wrong. I have been screwed by Hidrau Model once too often and am getting out of the bench business. If you’re interested in a great bench for cheap, contact me. This is, of course, MY OPINION to which I am entitled.
I have two Ningbo Feurich grands; a model 178 and a model 218. Ningbo is shorthand for the pianos made to our specifications at the Hailun factory, as opposed to Feurich pianos of German origin. There are a number of differences between a Feurich 178 and a Hailun 178, including different strings (Paulello) and […]
The new shop has been coming along nicely, becoming more organized, more functional and more representative of me. I’ve been very focused on an August Forster 215 that I’ve been reconditioning, if you call a new pinblock and bridge repair reconditioning. Some of the earlier heavy lifting really bogged me down, but after stringing it […]
There was fun as well as work in Chicago. Getting together with a bunch of piano technicians from all over the country is stimulating as well as entertaining. And in Chicago, one can be entertained! East coast as well as west coast is represented here, even some […]
The Feurich M Series debuted in Chicago at the Piano Technicians Guild National Convention this summer. Massgefertigt means tailor made, and in this case, pianos. It’s a “tweaked out” Feurich Ningbo 218, with some special parts and processes which leads up to a special piano! The concept had […]
I’ve done some updating of some of my other web sites recently. Please check out www.ericjohnsonpianos.com and (now defunct) www.feurichusa.com