Assembling the Petrof Piano, circa 1930
Jan Petrof (representative of the fourth generation), who was then 11 years old, could only watch what was happening at their family-owned enterprise - fortunately, a house near the factory was left behind them. The boy had to watch how the quality of the tools that went under the Petrof and Weinbach brands worsened every year, since the then management was interested primarily in the quantity of products. Although in this case, it remained at a very decent level. Moreover, the whole family of former owners with great difficulty found an opportunity to earn a living.
In the video below: Jan Petrof plays the piano of his own brand.
It was then that an interesting exchange took place for many today's fans of this brand in Russia between the Soviet Union and the Czech Republic. Petrof products in large quantities were exchanged for gas and oil. The Weinbach piano immediately gained immense popularity in the vastness of the Soviet Union. And she still holds on. Many piano lovers prefer the Weinbach brand, including among used instruments, although it is not cheap. But the Weinbach piano stood out for its noble sound even then. This is a magnificent salon instrument with a wide range of sounds, endearing with its naturalness. If you buy the Weinbach piano for a novice musician, there is no doubt that he will develop excellent taste and love for playing music.