Kemble has been making superior pianos for 100 years and the new K109 is a brand new model. Kemble’s most affordable piano ever and yet they have made no compromises in choice of materials and standards of construction. The Kemble K109 with a cabinet size of 109cm, the Kemble K109 is an instrument of great natural beauty – a product of a century of traditional craftsmanship complemented by the highest levels of contemporary technology.
Like all their pianos, it benefits from the famous Kemble tone – warm and mellow, yet powerful.The superior ‘crown’ soundboard design ensures maximum resonance, and the ribs, specially selected to match the characteristics of the soundboard, further enhance sound performance. A 3-ply solid maple bridge is used to optimise tuning stability whilst additionally making a significant contribution to the K109’s tone. Black polish with Chrome fittings
Why choose a Kemble?
We are justly famous for our rich and distinctive ‘European’ sound – a characteristic largely attributable to the quality of the wood used in our soundboards. We use ‘Strunz’ Bavarian Spruce soundboards which comes from sustainable managed forests and is widely regarded as the best tone wood available. The stability of the crown (curvature) of the soundboard is also important – to maintain this we use individually shaped spruce ribs. Our skilled technicians carefully ‘tone’ each of the premium felt hammer heads as part of the final preparation process.
Kemble touch is superbly responsive, being both smooth and even – the result of using our precision engineered action and its fine adjustment by our craftsmen. In addition, whereas some manufacturers compromise on their key material, our keys are made from spruce, a wood renowned for its stability in different climatic conditions.
Our own designers have been schooled in the long and rich tradition of British furniture design, and have created a rather special range of elegant designs. In addition, we have commissioned Conran and Partners, a premier British design firm, to create exciting new styles for us.
Kemble pianos are meticulously finished in satin or high gloss polyester. We are also famous for the quality of our hand selected wood veneers. The beauty of our cabinets speaks for itself.
The use of substantial spruce back grids throughout the range, combined with our vacuum process cast iron frame and Delignit tuning plank ensures that Kemble backs comfortably support over 20 tons of tension and provide excellent tuning stability.
The combination of high-quality components, great design, skilled and dedicated craftsman plus modern technology, means a Kemble piano represents unbeatable value for money.
Each piano goes through an exhaustive checking process with every note being tested at least 250 times. Our commitment to quality ensures that a Kemble will give you a lifetime of pleasure. Our pianos are played in many of the world’s most famous music institutes including the Musikhochschule at Karlsruhe and the new Paris Opera House. Nick Gingell of the Royal Albert Hall, London wrote of our piano ‘the durability and high quality of the instrument are testimony to the workmanship and skill of Kemble Pianos.’