Our new standard series models are made in a new joint venture factory set on more than five acres of land in Asia. The new factory began been built in the early part of 2001. The cost of funding the new factory was in excess of £2,000,000 ($3,000,000). By mid 2002 the work was completed and three Japanese Managers, who have had great experience in the art of building pianos, and more than thirty Korean technicians began manufacturing. The work force has many years of experience building pianos; Most have worked for major Piano companies including Steinway, Yamaha, Kawai, Young Chang and Samick.

Every quality Piano factory has had to strike the balance between automation and building by hand. The great opportunity of building a new factory on a virgin site is that you can create efficient workflow by incorporating the right machinery and systems from the outset. So many old factories have to up with poor machinery and inadequate infrastructure. Over two hundred specialist state of the art computer controlled machines and lathes were shipped in from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Italy and the United States. They do everything from precisely cutting to shape wooden parts of the cabinets to computer spray machines where polyester is applied in static charge booths. With the investment now in place, Charles Howes in Asia will produce the world's best value pianos for many years to come.


Finishes
 Black polyester
 £2199.00

 Mahogany polyester

 £2299.00

 Mahogany satin

 £2299.00

 Walnut polyester

 £2299.00

 Walnut satin
  £2299.00

 Oak satin

 £2399.00

 Ivory Polyester
 £2399.00
Style of Piano
 108cm Modern Cabinet Design
Dimensions of Piano
 Height 3'7"/ 108 cm
 Width 4'10" / 146 cm
 Depth 1'10"/ 56 cm
 Weight 459lbs / 208kgs
Price
 from £2199.00
Grasmere Standard - £2199
Specifications
Solid spruce soundboard with nine ribs
Iron frame
Two back posts
Precision notched hard maple treble bridge
Multi 15 ply hard maple pin block
1st Bass string speaking length is 115.7cm (3'10")
Chrome plated steel pressure bar
Charles Howes action with Aluminium rail and 3 Die-Cast Brackets
The Keys are maple and spruce balanced with lead weights
Hammer felts are made from high-density virgin wool
Hammers are T-pinned for reinforcement
Pedal Functions are soft, practice and sustain


Derwent Standard - £2499
Specifications
Solid spruce soundboard with nine ribs
Iron frame
Four back posts
Precision notched hard maple treble bridge
Multi 15 ply hard maple pin block
1st Bass string speaking length is 116cm (3'10")
Chrome plated steel pressure bar
Charles Howes action with Aluminium rail and 3 Die-Cast Brackets
The Keys are maple and spruce balanced with lead weights
Hammer felts are made from high-density virgin wool
Hammers are T-pinned for reinforcement
Pedal Functions are soft, practice and sustain

Finishes
  Black polyester
  £2499.00

  Mahogany polyester
  £2599.00

  Mahogany satin
  £2599.00

  Walnut polyester
  £2599.00
  
  Walnut satin
  £2599.00

  Oak satin
  £2699.00

   Ivory Polyester
  £2699.00
Style of Piano
  110cm Traditional Cabinet Design
Dimensions of Piano
  Height 3'7" / 110 cm
  Width 4'11"/ 149 cm
  Depth 1"10"/ 56 cm
  Weight 476lbs / 216kg
Price
 from £2499




  Black polyester
  £2799

  Mahogany polyester
  £2899

  Mahogany satin
  £2899

  Walnut polyester
  £2899

  Walnut satin
  £2899

  Oak satin
  £2999
Style of Piano
  119cm Traditional Cabinet Design
Dimensions of Piano
  Height   3'11"/ 119 cm
  Width   4'11"/ 150 cm,
  Depth   2' / 60 cm
  Weight  498lbs / 226kg
Price
 from £2799
Coniston Standard - £2799
Specifications
Solid spruce soundboard with eleven ribs
Iron frame
Five back posts
Precision notched hard maple treble bridge
Multi 15 ply hard maple pin block
1st Bass string speaking length is 124cm (4'1")
Chrome plated steel pressure bar
Charles Howes action with Aluminium rail and 3 Die-Cast Brackets
The Keys are maple and spruce balanced with lead weights
Hammer felts are made from high-density virgin wool
Hammers are T-pinned for reinforcement
Pedal Functions are soft, practice and sustain


Keswick Standard - £3999
Specifications
Solid spruce soundboard with eleven ribs
Iron frame
Four back posts
Precision notched hard maple treble bridge
Multi 15 ply hard maple pin block
1st Bass string speaking length is 124cm (4'1")
Chrome plated steel pressure bar
Charles Howes action with Aluminium rail and 3 Die-Cast Brackets
The Keys are maple and spruce balanced with lead weights
Hammer felts are made from high-density virgin wool
Hammers are T-pinned for reinforcement
Pedal Functions are soft, practice and sustain

Finishes

  Black polyester
  £3999

  Mahogany polyester
  £3999
 
Style of Piano
  132cm Traditional Cabinet Design
Dimensions of Piano
  Height 4'4" / 132 cm
  Width 5'1"/ 154 cm
  Depth 2"1"/ 65 cm
  Weight 580lbs / 263kg
Price
 from £3999

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