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Petrof P115-I demichipp. #2841221 04/21/19 01:34 PM
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Hello everyone,
I am considering to buy a Petrof piano, P115-I demichipp., with the serial number 561...
It is made in 1999, as I have found out.
Could someone with some experience of using this particular model say something about it?
Any general thoughts about Petrof-pianos from 1999? I would be glad to hear from others experiences.

Kind regards
E.D.

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Re: Petrof P115-I demichipp. [Re: Eka] #2841251 04/21/19 03:54 PM
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Hi Eka, and welcome to Piano World!

I'm no authority on pianos, and I'm certainly no pianist; a backwoods, hillbilly piano player wannabe, maybe. smile

That said, I owned a Petrof 46" studio upright piano (P115/118?) from the early 2000s for a year or two, and it was the best quality upright piano I've owned (and I've owned a few at different times; some at the same time). It was a very well made piano, with the coveted Renner action. It was a very well made piano with a rich, mellow European tone. The feel of the action was good as well; not too heavy and not too light.

However, as good as it was, it didn't take me very long to realize that the piano was well suited for classical music and not so much boogie-woogie and blues. smile

Not sure this is the kind of info you were looking for, but the Petrof upright I owned was a very nice piano, just not suited well enough for my favorite genres of music.

If you like classical music and a mellowish, European sounding tone, it might be just what you are looking for.

Before purchase, it would be a good idea to have a qualified piano tech inspect it for you.

Here is a pic of the Petrof I owned for a while...

Hope this helps and good luck!

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Re: Petrof P115-I demichipp. [Re: Eka] #2841261 04/21/19 05:20 PM
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In those days Petrof was inconsistent, some simply wonderful and sume rather dull.

Play the piano and if wonderful, buy it. If not take a tech to see if it can be improved.


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Re: Petrof P115-I demichipp. [Re: Rickster] #2841568 04/23/19 01:40 AM
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Hello and thank you very much Rick! Very interesting to hear about your experience with the Petrof. Generally I like Petrofs a lot. But not all Petrof pianos are good as far as I know. Classical music is my main interest, but I love all kind of GOOD music as well smile

The Petrof I am considering to buy is from 1999. I would absolutely prefer to buy a Petrof from early 2000s.
Thanx again!

Kinds regards
Eka Dvali

Re: Petrof P115-I demichipp. [Re: Eka] #2843107 04/28/19 02:09 AM
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HI Eka,

I can second Steve's Opinion: I owned until very recently a Petrof upright - purchased new in 1999 (the 131 Model). It was a brilliant instrument, better than many smaller grands I played at the time. . I was extremely happy with it - I considered it expecially suitable for Classical music (what I play), but perhaps less suitable for other styles.

However, I am aware that the Petrof instruments at the time were sometimes incosistent and some of them were less impressive. The one I bought was one of 3 identical ones in the showroom, and to my mind, clearly better than the other 2.


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