We are downsizing and could not fit this marvelous instrument in our new home. It's been a wonderful piano, always kept in tune (last tuned June 8th) and has been equipped with a Dampp-Chaser system since new. We purchased it in May 2005 and like many, had not heard of Fazioli. Upon hearing this piano compared to some other very expensive and well-known models, we knew we had to have one. As an engineer, after researching the way these instruments are designed and constructed, I wanted one (even though I don't play; my wife and son do). Fazioli is renowned for its hand-made instruments, attention to detail, and no-expense-spared approach to making the best piano in the world. They produce around 150 grand pianos per year.
The F212 model is considered around the world as the classic size for performing and teaching and is also suitable for medium concert halls. The excellent balance between the bass and treble and the wide dynamic range make this instrument particularly well suited for the recording studio. The F212 has beautiful consistency in touch and tone from top to bottom. The action is perfectly regulated at every point, Both the attack of the sound and its cutoff via the release of the damper are perfectly consistent from key to key. Just a wonderful sound.
All Fazioli pianos have inner and outer rims of maple, and seven-ply maple pinblocks from Bolduc, in Canada. The pianos have Renner actions and hammers and Kluge keyboards. The company says that a critical factor in the sound of its pianos is the scientific selection of its woods, such as the “resonant spruce ” obtained from the Val di Fiemme, where Stradivari reportedly sought wood for his violins. Each piece of wood is said to be carefully tested for certain resonant properties before being used in the pianos. Similarly, three different types of wood are used for the bridge caps, each chosen for the most efficient transmission of tonal energy for a particular register. I could go on, but I need to stifle the engineer in me. Suffice it to say, these are exquisite instruments.
We have priced this piano to sell. You would spend around $135K for a new F212. The piano comes with factory padded cover, bench, and the gold box with original Fazioli key, manuals, and certificate of origin. We will also include a nice clamp-on light for the music desk.
The piano is located in Great Falls, VA which is in northern Virginia and a suburb of Washington, D.C. For any interested parties in or near the area, we would be happy to allow you to view and play the piano. This is a sale is by the owner who is willing to split the shipping costs. Buyers should be prepared to use Piano Mart's Safe Buying Escrow Service which guarantees safety to both the buyer and seller.