Pramberger (Young Chang) JP-208 Semi-Concert Grand -- 6' 10" (2004)
Manufacturer: Pramberger (Young Chang)
Model: JP-208 Semi-Concert Grand -- 6' 10"
Finish: Satin Ebony
Serial Number: #J00022073
For nearly thirty years, Joseph Pramberger worked for Steinway & Sons; first as an apprentice, then a design and project engineer, and finally as VP of Manufacturing. He left Steinway in 1987 to start his own business which led to consulting work with other major piano builders in Europe, Japan, S. Korea, and the U.S.
Partnering with Young Chang in 1995, he was able to vastly improve the quality of their grand pianos. This led to the production of the Pramberger series which became Young Chang’s best performance-level instruments.
After Pramberger’s death in 2003, his estate ended the partnership with Young Chang and the name was sold to the Samick corporation who continue to produce pianos under the Pramberger name.
This 6' 10" JP-208 was built in S.Korea by Young Chang, before the name changed hands. This is a semi-concert grand piano with a wide, expressive range intended for performance. The cabinet has some wear and tear but the mechanics of the instrument are very good, suitable for a serious player with a limited budget wanting the expression that only comes with a large performance-level instrument.