Del Fandrich is one of the very best piano designers in the world. On Monday, John Martin met with Del to discuss the new model Wertheim AW208 semi concert grand piano. This 208CM semi concert grand piano can be auditioned at Piano Time in South Melbourne (337 Clarendon Street).

Del explained what he has achieved with this Wertheim AW208 piano. This piano is designed to be an affordable alternative to a Steinway model B.

Steinway model B sells for $180,000 in the Australian market.
Wertheim AW208 sells for $59,000 in the Australian market.

While you would expect these two pianos to be a long way apart in quality, they are not. The sound and touch on these two pianos are very similar. If you heard them blindfolded, you may have a problem telling the difference!

Del Fandrich explained that the feedback from pianists worldwide for this piano has been overwhelming and the venues and private homes that have bought this piano are delighted with its performance.

The high quality of this model is achieved by the clever design features of Del Fandrich, high quality components and skilled piano technicians that build these pianos.

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