This 6-foot grand is a lot of piano for the money. Made in China using German hammers and strings and a solid spruce soundboard, we sold August Hoffman pianos for 8 years at an astonishing average of 100 per year. The Dongbei factory that manufactured them enjoyed such a reputation for excellence in the piano business that they were purchased by a leading American manufacturer to make their pianos, which effectively ended the August Hoffman line. We were sorry to see them go. Out of the hundreds of happy customers who purchased August Hoffman grands from us, only a tiny fraction has taken advantage of our lifetime upgrade guarantee. Here is a rare exception.