The Charles Howes deluxe range of upright and grand pianos are all made in a state of the art factory in Poland, Europe which is owned by the Bluthner family of Leipzig. The casings and rim structures are made using age-old German expertise with modern construction techniques and with only the finest quality hardwood of beech and maple, structural pine and spruce. The soundboard is constructed of fine grained quarter sawn solid spruce harvested from the mountain slopes of Europe and is selected for high resonance and long lasting qualities of its enclosed cell grain structure. Bridges are of high quality solid and laminated red beech, notched on both sides for tonal clarity and structural balance.

The technique of harmonic double duplexing is incorporated within the stringing scale of each Charles Howes deluxe grand piano. To accomplish this, the area of the section in front of the Capo bar is open at a prescribed interval and duplex bars are precisely placed on the backside of the bridge of the treble sections. This special technique enhances the harmonic development of the stringing scale, giving beauty and richness throughout the tonal spectrum. Grey metal casting, designed to withstand string tension of more than twenty tons is coupled with hardwood cross beams, to insure tuning stability and long lasting pitch retention. The fast- repeating and ultra-responsive action in the grand pianos and the scientifically balanced action in the upright pianos enhance the fine tone qualities of the Charles Howes deluxe instruments. Carefully programmed regulation and hammer voicing make these instruments the finest available in their class and a wise musical investment that gives the proud owner a lasting reward of musical excellence.

All deluxe series pianos go through final preparation stage (regulation, Toning and Tuning) in the Bluthner factory in Leipzig, Germany.


Finishes
 Polyester -
Black, White, Mahogany
 Walnut and Cherry.


 Satin -
Mahogany, Walnut, Cherry  and Beech.

Style of Piano
 113cm Traditional Cabinet Design
Dimensions of Piano
 Height 3'9"/ 114 cm
 Width 4'10" / 149 cm
 Depth 1'10"/ 55 cm
 
Price
 £4495.00 (All Finishes)
Specifications
Composite cast grey iron frame
Multi-laminate 20 ply German made pin block
Solid Spruce soundboard
Laminated red beech bridge which is double pinned and notched
Drawn German Steel treble strings
Copper wound on steel bass strings
Blue thread German steel tuning pins nickel-chrome plated
Charles Howes action with Aluminium rail and 3 Die-Cast Brackets
All wood Horn beam Maple scientifically balanced action
Hammer felts are Long grained all wool by Abel
Keys are full spruce and counter balanced with Acrylic key covers
Solid brass hinges, pedals & casters

Specifications
Composite cast grey iron frame
Multi-laminate 20 ply German made pin block
Solid Spruce soundboard
Laminated red beech bridge which is double pinned and notched
Drawn German Steel treble strings
Copper wound on steel bass strings
Blue thread German steel tuning pins nickel-chrome plated
Charles Howes action with Aluminium rail and 3 Die-Cast Brackets
All wood Horn beam Maple scientifically balanced action
Hammer felts are Long grained all wool by Abel
Keys are full spruce and counter balanced with Acrylic key covers
Solid brass hinges, pedals & casters

Finishes
 Polyester - Black, White,  Mahogany, Walnut and Cherry

 Satin - Mahogany, Walnut,
  Cherry and Beech
Style of Piano
  122cm Traditional Cabinet Design
Dimensions of Piano
  Height 4'1" / 122 cm
  Width 4'11"/ 147 cm
  Depth 1"11"/ 59 cm
  
Price
 £5495.00  (All Finishes)

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