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Introducing the Kayserburg

Étoile Collection
of Exotic Woods

Pearl River Piano Group has long known that piano building is an art form unto itself, but turning a piano into a work of art takes the highest level of veneer craftsmanship. Named for the French word for ‘star’ (pronounced eiˈtwal), the Kayserburg Étoile Collection brings forward the ultimate expression of turning rare wood’s natural luster, color, and patterns that change from every angle into heavenly beauty.

 

Of the more than 90,000 species of hardwoods in the world, only about 100 are used in the fancy veneer industry. For the Kayserburg Étoile Collection only the most impactful have been selected; whether it’s East Indian Rosewood, which is considered one of the most beautiful lumbers in the world that is found in many Asian antiques, or Ziricote, an exotic wood native to the Central American that ranges from reddish-brown to dark brown with unusual streaks of pale-yellow sapwood.

Introduced last October in Shanghai at Music China 2020, the Kayserburg Étoile Collection exotic veneers include Sapele Mahogany, a luxurious wood from western and central African trees that reach heights up to 180 feet, and Golden Silk Phoebe that has been historically used for boat building, architectural woodworking, furniture, and sculptural carving. The collection also features Tiger Striped SandalwoodStraight Line EbonyGreen Apple, and Rose Gold Sandalwood.

 

Pearl River believes that with its meticulous craftsmanship and unrivaled playability a piano from the Kayserburg Étoile Collection is destined to become the center of the universe in any setting.

Pearl River believes that with its meticulous craftsmanship and unrivaled playability a piano from the Kayserburg Étoile Collection is destined to become the center of the universe in any setting.

 

Established in 1956, Pearl River Piano Group has become the largest, and best-selling, piano manufacturer in the world, combining traditional craftsmanship with advanced CNC digital technology to produce over 150,000 pianos annually by more than 4,000 workers. 

 

Pearl River recently transitioned to the world’s largest new, state-of-the-art factory dedicated to building the best possible pianos. Within its 1.2 million square feet, the company has total control over every step of the manufacturing process.

Kayserburg vertical and upright pianos are entirely handmade by the factory’s most experienced artisans, closely supervised and trained by Swiss master piano designer Stephan Mohler. With every component selected for its precision and quality, with craftsmanship that reflects the very best in European manufacturing techniques, and with innovative designs, Kayserburg pianos represent the new standard in outstanding acoustic definition and performance.

Sapele Mahogany

Kayserburg KA160T, 160 cm (5’ 3”) Grand Piano featuring Roslau wire, copper wound bass strings, Renner hammers, Renner action, Dehonit pin block, slow fallboard, ebony sharps, solid tapered soundboard

Golden Silk Phoebe

Kayserburg KA180T, 180 cm (5’ 9”) Grand Piano featuring Roslau wire, copper wound bass strings, Renner hammers, Renner action, Dehonit pin block, slow fallboard, ebony sharps, Strunz solid tapered soundboard.

East Indian Rosewood

Kayserburg KA180T, 180 cm (5’ 9”) Grand Piano featuring Roslau wire, copper wound bass strings, Renner hammers, Renner action, Dehonit pin block, slow fallboard, ebony sharps, Strunz solid tapered soundboard.

Tiger Striped Sandalwood

Kayserburg KA160T, 160 cm (5’ 3”) Grand Piano featuring Roslau wire, copper wound bass strings, Renner hammers, Renner action, Dehonit pin block, slow fallboard, ebony sharps, solid tapered soundboard.

Straight Lined Ebony

Kayserburg KA180T, 180 cm (5’ 9”) Grand Piano featuring Roslau wire, copper wound bass strings, Renner hammers, Renner action, Dehonit pin block, slow fallboard, ebony sharps, Strunz solid tapered soundboard.

Green Apple

Kayserburg KA180T, 180 cm (5’ 9”) Grand Piano featuring Roslau wire, copper wound bass strings, Renner hammers, Renner action, Dehonit pin block, slow fallboard, ebony sharps, Strunz solid tapered soundboard.

Ziricote

Kayserburg KA212T, 212 cm (7’) Semi-Concert Grand Piano featuring Roslau wire, copper wound bass strings, Renner hammers, Renner action, Dehonit pin block, slow fallboard, ebony sharps, Strunz solid tapered soundboard, Laukhuff keyboard.

Rose Gold Sandalwood

Kayserburg KA2TX, 123 cm (48.5”) Vertical Piano featuring Roslau wire, copper wound bass strings, PR 2.0 hammers, slow fallboard, ebony sharps, solid spruce tapered soundboard.

Straight Lined Ebony

Kayserburg KA3TX, 126 cm (50”) Vertical Piano featuring Roslau wire, copper wound bass strings, PR 2.0 hammers, slow fallboard, ebony sharps, solid spruce tapered soundboard.