I saw one and it made in China but with upgrade part.
Fong: what 'part' is this supposed to be?
I'm not aware of such option on the 125.
My son not like 6 foot grand, say it tin cn sound
This is entirely possible but may have nothing to do with the piano itself.
We have many young students come and go and initially 'not like' a European sounding piano, not even an Estonia or Sauter.
We have observed the same over time curiously several times, especially if the kids were primarily raised on one of the more common and widespread Japanese pianos at home.
While we were initially puzzled by this, we have also found, that the 'impregnation' of tonality at early age often carries forth in adolescence, the same as kids being raised on fast food will later fight good home cooked meals.
The transparency of tone so typical and beautiful for European/German instruments [the Chinese built Brodmanns with Strunz soundboard do have a very typical or at least "very close" European tone...] can be a *shock* to many young players having been raised exclusively on this "other food" - as mentioned, we see it all the time...
As a result theses kids may very well 'reject' such piano in the beginning,unable or unwilling to react to the emotional and highly sensible demand by a piano which has totally different tonal character.
[Not sure if Elton John or Jerry Lee Lewis would be happy to perform on a beautifully rebuilt Bluethner from 1885.....
Interestingly enough, the trend in later years appears to go exactly the other way
- once reaching a more mature, secure and personal point of expressing music, new tone families of the different pianos are being discovered - even sought
- then often preferred!
It can't just be a coincidence that we again just sold three of Vancouver's Kiwanis Festival finalists last week a new Brodmann grand, another one an Estonia grand......
In your search,please keep trying pianos you may be initially uncommon with: when I played my own very first Estonia some 14 years ago, my ears loved
what they heard - but my brain was shouting at first a very clear *NEIN*!!
Anybody here got married that way?