Weight: 849 lbs
Height: 40 1/2″
Cabinet length: 6′ 10″
Pinblock: 20 Ply Beech, Delignit
Tuning Pins: Nickel Plated, Cut threads, German Rod Steel
Hammers: Finest Quality German Felt, Abel, “T” wired
Soundboard: Winter Cut White Spruce, Solid Spruce, “Membrator” System
Soundboard Area: 2387 sq. in.
Ribs: White Spruce, Pre-curved, Notched to inner rim
No.# 1 Bass String: 62.6″
Eduard Seiler established Seiler Pianos in 1849. By 1923, Anton Seiler-Dütz expands the company to be the largest piano manufacturer in East Germany. After WWII, the company was eventually moved to Kitzingen, Germany where it resides today. In 2008, it was purchased by Samick.
Today, Samick continues manufacturing of Seiler in Germany(SE models) but also builds more cost effective clones from Indonesia marked ED in limited models. Introduced in 2013 is the Johannes Seiler series (GS models) with new design and scale meant as entry level Seiler pianos manufactured in Indonesia.
The Founding Father:
In 1849, Eduard Seiler founds the “Pianoforte-Fabrik” at Liegnitz (Legnica). His vision: he wants to provide pianos and grands as well for professional use as for middle classes to allow them to explore the world of music. The first Seiler piano is already characterized by the unique, transparent Seiler sound. A lot of work is put in the construction and assembly of the first instruments, handmade from best materials in small workshops. The aim is clear: to reach perfection.