Musicians can perceive the keyboard with their sense of touch and hence, feel and discover the instrument. Our keyboards present characteristics that, among a thousand nerve cells, hit just the right one. We help our musicians to feel good about their instruments and see ourselves as an extension of the instrument maker’s workbench. If the makers of your instruments are proud, then we are also satisfied.
The quality of a keyboard can be seen along terms of its durability. The basis for this entails perfect planning with the makers of the instruments, the use of high-quality materials and solid processing by both people and machines. The wooden frames are equipped with hitch pins coated with copper, bronze or steel. As a garnish, we use high-quality felt cloth (cashmere) In order to guarantee a long product life of the cashmere, it is tested in a laboratory according to the highest standards.
We manufacture grand, upright and organ keyboards in modern design and also for historical musical instruments:
- Individual production, complete with frame according to a keyboard model.
- Manufacture of new keys using the existing frame
- Serial production for the piano industry
- Repair service
For the manufacture of keys, only fine-grained spruce, oak and lime tree wood are used. For the surface of the keys, we use very precious materials such as mammoth, bone and “Larenim” or also costly woods, such as ebony, African Blackwood, rosewood, boxwood, maple and olive to name only a few. We pay special attention that the precious woods are always in stock, age calmly and are harmonious with regard to colour, grain and selection of the wood so as to achieve a perfect looking keyboard.
We place further emphasis on the manufacture of custom-made keyboards, also according to historical models or reconstructions. According to an old tradition of craftsmanship, we make natural and black keys with historical rounding, decorative milling, arcades, transverse grooves or lateral notches. Reconstructions and overhauling of old keyboards constitute some of our very special strengths. Our keyboard makers stand behind their beautiful work. A strong focus on quality motivates them. It is fun to watch them at work. Visit us, discuss your concerns with us directly at our factory. We are open to your ideas and suggestions.
Mankind’s path to discovery is through all the senses. Thousands of nerve cells responsible for the sense of touch want to be satisfied. “Quality” can be experienced in our keyboards. We know what it is all about!!
Otto Heuss Klaviaturen GmbH
Stefan O. Heuss
Julian P. Heuss
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