Overseen and trained by Schimmel, using their same soundboards and German Renner action parts, Vogel pianos were built by hand in Poland using all European components and craftsmanship. Vogel translates to “song bird” in German, and shares its name with then Schimmel CEO, Hannes Schimmel-Vogel.
Part of Schimmel’s brand expansion, the factory in Kalisz (located just a few hours from their home factory in Braunschweig, Germany) allowed Schimmel to bring their quality and vision to even more customers around the world. After several years experimenting with their brand lineup including May Berlin (Schimmel’s entry level), Vogel (limited to just 4 models), and Schimmel’s different series, Schimmel re-badged the different lines into Fredolin Schimmel (Schimmel’s entry level), Wilhelm Schimmel (formerly Vogel), and Schimmel.
The result of all of this branding and marketing is that this particular 5’10” Vogel model V177T is an absolute bargain…a premium handmade European grand for a fraction of the cost of a mass-produced Japanese competitor.
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