Charles Howes & Son Derwent Upright Piano in Polished Black


A Beautiful Piano That's Voiced For The European Market

Traditional 115cm tall cabinet.

  • Traditional 115cm Cabinet
  • Premium Hammers
  • German Röslau Strings
  • Solid Core Soundboard
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The new series of Charles Howes & Son Pianos offer excellent designed, specification and quality build. To be able to offer such an an attractive price, the Charles Howes & Son brand now only offers its two best selling models in the most popular finish [polished ebony black cabinet with brass colour fittings]. The pianos offer incredible value for money and are made to a standard normally reserved for considerably higher priced pianos. Through reducing the range offered, Charles Howes & Son upright models now include solid wood soundboards, sand-cast iron frames and a UV polyester cabinet.

The new Charles Howes & Son Derwent Upright Piano in Polished Black is an elegant 115cm tall traditional piano with a beautiful sound, touch and cabinet. It offers exceptional value for money and has a solid soundboard, lovely key action, rich tone and dynamic range. The piano has an attractive cabinet that includes a lockable keyboard cover and it's a perfect mid size piano that offers a balance of presence and performance suitable for players of all abilities.

Charles Howes & Son upright pianos are built by one of the World's most respected piano manufacturers – in China – who have one of the largest piano factories in the world. With over sixty years of piano building expertise, their manufacturing connections include Yamaha, Steinway, and they own a 90% share of Schimmel Pianos Germany [as of Jan 2016]. They have ISO 9001 Certification and were the first piano manufacturer in China to receive ISO 14001 Certification for environmental standards.

The new Charles Howes & Son upright piano range offers pianisits two superior performance pianos at very competitive price points. The new improved models [the 115cm Derwent, 118cm Coniston, and 121 Windermere] are fine intermediate quality pianos, offering a rewarding tone and touch. Both models are ideal for players from beginner to accomplished level who are looking for all the lasting benefits of a new piano made with all the latest technological advanced production enhancements. The new Charles Howes & Son Derwent and Coniston models are not handmade pianos! Our pianos benefit from state-of-the-art manufacturing processes.

The Action / Key Mechanism
– Hammers made of premium 100% wool felt, T-wired and voiced for a rich European tone.
– Keys made from selected straight grained spruce.
– Responsive direct-blow action design.
– Extruded aluminium action rail for increased stability (and less frequent regulation).
– Hard maple wood action parts which are produced by advanced CNC digital machinery in order to ensure sensitive playability.

The Acoustic Assembly / Strung Back
– German Röslau brand string wire.
– Nickel plated cut-thread tuning pins.
– 17 cross ply multi-laminate maple pinblock.
– Hardwood laminate graphite treated bridges to really make the soundboard sing.
– Solid core spruce soundboard featuring spruce epidermal engineered applications for long life and improved soundwave transference.
– Sand-cast, pure pig iron, CNC processed Iron frame using traditional techniques normally only found on the most expensive piano brands.
– Durable spruce back posts for enhanced tone and to ensure greater stability. 

The Cabinet
– Cabinets are precision made using CNC machines.
– Cabinet are high polished using Static-UV polyester technology.
– Hardware is brass hinges and wheels.
– Includes middle practice pedal.

Charels Howes & Son Derwent Model: Allow for… Height 115cm, Width 149cm, Depth 60cm