Estonia grand and concert pianos are the result of an ideal – to craft inspirational instruments by hand using only the best suited, and therefore limited, materials, parts and experienced craftsmen in Europe. To build a truly hand-crafted piano in the European tradition, Estonia sets the standard and then seeks out only proven European partners to supply each selected component in the pianos we build.

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Unleashing Sonic Splendor: The Significance of Dense Piano Frames/Rims

Enhanced by sturdy and robust support beams, our pianos achieve an exquisite equilibrium that ensures their enduring longevity. To create this solid foundation, multiple layers of carefully chosen North-European wood are meticulously bent and expertly glued together using a traditional rim press, a time-honored technique that infuses strength and resilience into every piano.

Once the process of bonding the layers is complete, the outer frame is delicately separated and set aside to cure, allowing the materials to harmonize and settle into their optimal state. In preparation for the final finishing touch, the wooden frame undergoes a meticulous lacquering process, carefully applied to ensure a seamless and flawless cover layer.

These meticulous steps are taken to not only fortify the structural integrity of our instruments but also to elevate their aesthetic allure. The dedication to craftsmanship and attention to detail are manifested in every aspect of our pianos, both seen and unseen. By combining the artistry of our skilled craftsmen with the highest quality materials, we create instruments that not only captivate the eyes but also enrapture the soul with their sublime melodies.

Witness the remarkable fusion of art and engineering as our pianos come to life, embodying the perfect harmony of form and function. Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of our meticulously crafted instruments and experience the transformative power they hold. From their enduring strength to their resplendent beauty, our pianos stand as a testament to the timeless allure of fine craftsmanship and the melodic wonders it can unleash.

Forged in Excellence: Unveiling the Artistry of Our Meticulously Crafted Iron Plates

Forged with European craftsmanship and sourced from the esteemed Finnish heritage, our iron plates embody the timeless tradition of piano-making.

To ensure uncompromising quality, each plate undergoes a meticulous process that upholds the highest standards. Through sand casting and careful seasoning, we imbue strength and resilience into these essential components. Only the finest plates pass our rigorous final selection, guaranteeing excellence in every instrument we create. With an extensive inventory spanning an entire year, we meticulously curate our selection, handpicking only the very best.

Harnessing the power of modern machinery, we transform rough surfaces into works of art. Our craftsmen, guided by their years of experience, meticulously refine the plates to achieve mirror-like polish finishes. Each step is taken with precision and reverence, honing every detail to perfection. Beyond their stunning appearance, our plates undergo rigorous testing to ensure they harmoniously support the piano’s structure without compromising its resounding sound.

Shimmering with brilliance and flawlessly smooth, our iron plates have garnered acclaim at renowned international music trade shows. Regarded as some of the finest from Europe, they epitomize the pinnacle of quality and craftsmanship. Their presence within our pianos elevates the musical experience, allowing each note to resonate with unparalleled clarity and brilliance.

Step into a world where artistry meets engineering, where the foundation of our pianos exudes strength and beauty in harmony. Discover the transformative power of our meticulously crafted iron plates, where craftsmanship and innovation converge to create instruments that stir the soul and captivate the senses.

Unveiling the Splendor: The Untold Story of Our Exquisite Resonance Spruce Soundboards

Prepare to be enchanted as we unveil the extraordinary journey of our highest quality resonance spruce soundboards. These masterpieces of nature require a deeper understanding to fully appreciate their profound impact on the musicality of our pianos.

Selected from the heartwood of pristine grains, our resonance spruce boasts a remarkable density of growth rings per inch, reflecting its slow and deliberate growth in the lofty heights of the Swiss or Italian Alps. Carefully harvested and transported to Germany, these specially chosen boards undergo meticulous selection and matching before being skillfully assembled into refined soundboards. Only the finest grades of resonance spruce make their way to our Estonia factory, where our revered craftsmen infuse their years of expertise into fashioning the most musically captivating soundboard for your piano.

But it is not only the origin and selection process that make our resonance spruce soundboards exceptional. Equally significant is the meticulous treatment they undergo to ensure the purest and most natural musical tones. This unparalleled commitment to sonic perfection is unwavering across all our piano models, from the smallest to the grandest. As you listen to the ethereal melodies emanating from our instruments, you will find yourself transported to the vast Scandinavian landscapes, immersed in the untouched beauty of Estonia, and enveloped by the rich history and traditions of Northern Europe.

Discover the transformative power of our resonance spruce soundboards as they harmonize with your artistic expression, infusing each note with a soul-stirring resonance. Embark on a musical journey that resonates with the essence of nature and evokes a profound connection to the musical traditions of Northern Europe. Immerse yourself in the sublime beauty of our meticulously crafted soundboards and let their enchanting melodies awaken your senses.

Very important is the way the wood would be treated – to have instrument’s musical tones as natural as possible, as pure as possible. The same highest quality resonance spruce is used on all piano models, from smallest to the largest grands. Listen to the sounds and you will hear the Scandinavian landscapes, the untouched nature of Estonia, the history and tradition of Northern Europe…

Precision Perfected: The Artistry Behind Our Bridge and Pin Block

Every piano we create is a testament to the meticulous attention given to the bridge and its positioning. With unwavering dedication, our experienced craftsmen meticulously measure and set the exact location of the bridge, ensuring optimal string termination and resonance. Craftsmanship is at the heart of our process, as depicted in the accompanying image, a testament to the artistry that defines the resplendent Estonia sound. 

The foundation of our pin block is crafted from Dehonit, a premium material imported from Germany. Comprising approximately 20 layers of meticulously selected beech, this exceptional construction provides the necessary stability to secure the tuning pins and sustain precise tunings over time. Each pin block is meticulously crafted by hand, a testament to the expertise and skill of our craftsmen. 

In the pursuit of perfection, our collaborative efforts extend beyond the confines of our workshop. Through a harmonious partnership between the Estonia Piano Factory, Tallinn University of Technology, and esteemed specialists from across Europe, we have developed a special scale design. This meticulous approach considers the length, thickness, and spacing of the strings across the entire instrument, ensuring a harmonious balance and a rich tonal palette that resonates with artistic brilliance. 

Immerse yourself in the symphony of craftsmanship and innovation that defines the Estonia experience. Witness the meticulous precision as our craftsmen shape each detail, from the placement of the bridge to the construction of the pin block. Allow yourself to be captivated by the transformative power of our instruments, where artistry and engineering unite to create a harmonious masterpiece that inspires musicians and elevates musical expression. 

Unleashing Nature's Masterpieces: The Transformative Power of Veneers

Veneers serve as the artistic canvas that reveals the distinct patterns within each instrument, bringing forth their captivating allure. 

 At Estonia, we set the standard with our Karelian Birch veneer adorned with Ebony Polish—a truly unique combination that mesmerizes the world. This enchanting pairing highlights the inner treasures of our pianos, showcasing a resplendent, glossy, golden interior. For those seeking a more artistic journey, our Hidden Beauty collection beckons, offering a diverse array of veneer options such as African Bubinga, Macassar Ebony, Mahogany, Burled Walnut, and many more. 

While some wood species may no longer be available for harvest, rest assured that our veneer collection has been thoughtfully curated and meticulously stocked, adhering to all international regulations. Our commitment to sustainability ensures that each veneer is a testament to responsible craftsmanship, allowing you to embrace the beauty of nature without compromising the world we cherish. 

Embrace the harmonious fusion of artistic expression and meticulous craftsmanship. Immerse yourself in the captivating allure of our veneers, each telling a unique story through its intricate patterns. Indulge in the rich diversity of our collection and discover the perfect veneer that resonates with your individuality and artistic vision. Step into a world where nature’s wonders unfold, where the elegance of veneers invites you to explore the limitless possibilities of musical expression. 

Unifying Tradition and Craftsmanship: The Key Bed Integrated within the Rim

Within the realm of our pianos, a remarkable feature awaits—a key bed seamlessly integrated into the piano rim. This unique and time-honored tradition sets Estonia apart from the rest. How many other makers devote the time and effort to meticulously set the key bed into the piano rim? The answer is scarce, for this process demands an unparalleled level of craftsmanship and dedication. Yet, Estonia remains steadfast in upholding the revered traditions of European piano making. 

Behold the cherry polish finish, adorned with a resplendent European polyester lacquer. Its classic allure evokes an unmistakable elegance, reminiscent of the timeless European aesthetic. Beyond its visual splendor, this finish serves a dual purpose—enhancing the piano’s surface while offering protection against the rigors of usage. Minor scratches, if they were to appear from the instrument’s use, can be expertly polished out, ensuring that your piano retains its pristine beauty for generations to come. 

Witness the seamless fusion of tradition and innovation. Immerse yourself in the allure of our key bed integrated within the rim, a testament to the artistry and meticulousness that define Estonia pianos. Allow the cherry polish finish to captivate your senses, its lustrous embrace reminiscent of a bygone era. Indulge in the elegance of European craftsmanship, where every detail serves a purpose and resonates with the spirit of musical excellence. 

The look of the ebony polish finish, made with the Euroepan, shiny polyester laquer, is classic – very elegant and very European. It protects the piano surface and lets minor scratches, if they were to come from using the instrument, to be polished out.

Expertly Crafted Wound Bass Strings and Meticulous Key Sets

At Estonia, we entrust the creation of our wound bass strings to a specialized team within our factory. This dedicated group of artisans possesses the expertise and precision required to craft strings of exceptional quality. 

The intricate process of stringing the instrument begins with delicately inserting a wire through the tuning pin’s hole. The wire then gracefully coils around the tuning pin three times before being firmly secured within the pin block beneath the robust cast iron plate. This meticulously designed system ensures a harmonious interplay between components, with the cast iron plate providing resistance against the strings’ tension while the pin block resists torque, establishing unwavering stability between tunings. To guarantee unrivaled durability, our tuning pins are sourced from a renowned German supplier and undergo extensive testing. 

For the treble strings, we import the highest quality steel strings from Germany, carefully selecting the finest offerings. These strings epitomize excellence, producing exquisite tones that elevate the musical experience. 

The keys of Estonia pianos demand utmost precision and responsiveness, serving as the conduit for artistic expression. With unwavering commitment, each key set is meticulously crafted in the Estonia factory or by trusted partners in Germany. Every key receives the utmost attention to detail, ensuring flawless performance and an unparalleled playing experience. 

Embrace the harmonious fusion of craftsmanship and innovation as we entrust the creation of our wound bass strings to our specialized team. Witness the meticulous stringing process and the artistry behind each key set, epitomizing the unwavering commitment to excellence that defines Estonia pianos. Experience the joy of playing on an instrument crafted with utmost care and expertise, where every note is a testament to our dedication to musical perfection. 

Estonia pianos must have precise & responsive keys, so each key set is made in the Estonia factory or by Kluge Klaviaturen GmbH of Remscheid, Germany.

Individually Tuned Duplex Scaling for Unparalleled Grandeur

Prepare to be immersed in a realm of extraordinary sonic richness as we unveil the marvel of individually tuned duplex scaling, meticulously crafted for both the front and rear of all our grand piano models. 

Beyond the standard speaking length of the strings, the inclusion of duplex scales imparts a symphony of captivating overtones, elevating the overall piano sound to new heights. With the presence of movable duplex aliquots, our skilled technicians possess the ability to fine-tune the instrument’s tuning, tailoring it to their artistic preferences and the specific acoustics of each performance space. Such meticulous control over the sound is a privilege reserved for only a select few of the world’s finest pianos. 

In the pursuit of crafting the ultimate musical experience, Estonia pianos spare no expense when it comes to the treble strings. They are meticulously fashioned from the finest wire, ensuring exceptional tonal clarity and brilliance that resonate through every keystroke. However, we recognize that the mastery of the bass tones requires an equally discerning touch. Hence, the art of string making and winding each bass string is entrusted to esteemed craftsmen outside our factory walls. With their expertise and dedication, they create bass strings that perfectly complement the character and timbre of our esteemed instruments. 

Prepare to embark on a musical journey where individually tuned duplex scaling unlocks a world of sonic marvels. Experience the rare privilege of nuanced control over your piano’s sound, a hallmark of Estonia’s commitment to craftsmanship and artistic expression. Immerse yourself in the brilliance of our meticulously crafted treble strings, while the harmonious bass tones epitomize the collaborative efforts between our esteemed partners and our unwavering pursuit of sonic excellence. 

Estonia pianos must have treble strings made of the best wire, etc. To execute the Estonia bass tone, we must must make and wind each string within our factory walls.

Estonia's Quest for Excellence: Uniting Tradition, Reliability, and Craftsmanship

In our unwavering pursuit of excellence, Estonia diligently seeks out the most dependable, serviceable, and time-honored action parts. To ensure the utmost quality, we have carefully selected a trusted partner in Germany, renowned for their expertise in crafting exceptional piano components. 

At the heart of our instruments lies a profound dedication to responsiveness and precision. Our meticulously designed action parts enable pianists to convey subtle nuances and imbue their musical interpretations with soul-stirring expression. The inherent smoothness of our action empowers musicians to navigate technically challenging passages with effortless grace, extending their physical endurance and enhancing their performance precision. 

Each keyboard receives meticulous attention to detail, embodying the seamless fusion of artistry and engineering. Our keyboards are meticulously crafted by skilled artisans in our own factory or sourced from our esteemed partners in Germany. Every key undergoes a meticulous process of crafting, sanding, and rigorous testing, ensuring impeccable playability and consistency across the entire range. 

To achieve exceptional responsiveness and tonal clarity, we employ the highest quality resonance spruce. This remarkable wood, cherished for its lightweight nature and inherent responsiveness, imparts a distinct musical character to each keystroke, elevating the playing experience to new heights. 

Experience the culmination of tradition, reliability, and craftsmanship as Estonia merges the finest action parts with meticulous precision. Discover the joy of performing on keyboards meticulously crafted by our artisans or sourced from our trusted German partners. Delight in the remarkable responsiveness and smoothness that fuel your musical expression, while the resonance spruce imbues each note with vibrant life. Embrace the harmonious union of artistry and engineering, where every keystroke becomes a testament to Estonia’s commitment to musical perfection. 

Unleashing the Symphony of Tonal Beauty: The Art of Voicing at Estonia

In the pursuit of crafting the most breathtaking sounds, voicing emerges as a sublime artistic endeavor. It is through this delicate and nuanced process that the true colors of the piano’s voice are revealed, a feat that demands the expertise and experience of our dedicated piano technicians. As passionate musicians themselves, they approach each instrument with unwavering attention to detail and an innate understanding of the transformative power of voicing. 

Every piano that graces our workshop is carefully scrutinized and meticulously played, allowing us to discern the keys that require further refinement. This meticulous assessment becomes the foundation for the voicing process, an art form in its own right. With deft precision and a deep understanding of the instrument’s unique characteristics, our trained piano technicians skillfully shape and mold the hammers to coax forth the rich, enveloping, and warm tones that define the unmistakable Estonia grand piano sound. 

Voicing transcends mere technicality; it is a deeply intuitive and artistic expression that breathes life into each note. Our technicians harness their years of honed skill and unwavering dedication to meticulously shape the hammers, sculpting the instrument’s voice to embody the utmost beauty and resonance. With careful attention to tonal balance, dynamic range, and timbre, they craft an orchestral palette of sounds that captivates the senses and transports both performer and listener alike. 

At Estonia, the art of voicing is not merely a step in the production process; it is an unwavering commitment to unlocking the full sonic potential of every piano we create. Our technicians infuse their passion, expertise, and artistry into each instrument, ensuring that every keystroke evokes an immersive and emotive musical experience. 

Immerse yourself in the symphony of tonal beauty, where voicing becomes an ethereal dance of art and science. Experience the masterful craftsmanship that lies at the heart of the Estonia grand piano sound, where voicing transcends technicality to awaken the true essence of musical expression.