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The piano's heart

The mechanisms in pianoforte instruments are masterpieces of precision and reliability. The final details have been optimized over generations from the piano craftsmen in Germany. The interaction of thousands of different parts make the hammer mechanisms the heart of the instrument, a perfect functioning striking mechanism which follows the player’s intention.

Lever elements made of hard woods such as white birch or maple convey even the slightest movement of the key to the hammer heads, thanks to their refined alignment. Each individual wooden element is made with great precision, many of which are accurate up to +/- 1/00 mm. Elements made of metal, including precision pivots for the axes, numerous springs with special curves, wires and screws of all kinds are uncompromising parts of the musical mechanism.

Felt and leather materials from sought locations care for the noise free movement of the lever system, for the transfer of the strike energy from the hammer heads on the strings, for the damping of the vibrating string, and much more.

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