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The Weber line of pianos is manufactured by Young Chang and was designed and engineered by American piano designer Del Fandrich to have a lower tension scale giving it a warmer American sound. Weber pianos originated in the 1800s and were once a strong competitor to Steinway. Its originator, Albert Weber, passed away in 1879, and his brand was purchased by Aeolian in 1905, and continued until 1985 when Aeolian folded and the Weber line was acquired by Young Chang. ( See the Young Chang section)
Weber pianos today cover the gamut from the 44" W114 model that has a giant bass for a piano this size from the new floating soundboard design to the very popular W131 one of the few 52" pianos available in stunning ribbon mahogany. The model W175 5'9" parlor grand is a stand out value costing not much more than many baby grands offered from Japanese makers but comparing favorably to the Kawai GX2 and Yamaha CX2 series.
1. Del Fandrich Designs - Weber was one of the most illustious names in American piano brands. In it's hayday it competed directly with Steinway for the performers and artists of the day. When American piano designer Del Fandrich was asked to re-design the entire Weber piano line it was totally unprecedented for a big company to give a designer carte blanche to do the designs he wanted. His designs created for Weber the ability to say for the first time in decades, designed in the USA.
2.Floating Soundboards - Weber is one of only 2 pianos made today that incorporate this unique design feature which allows the soundboard in the piano's bass area to vibrate more freely and produce more tone.
3.Backed By A Giant Company - Weber pianos come from the giant Hyundai development corporation, one of Korea's largest companies providing rock solid warranty support.