Calisia piano price list and models

Factory?

http://omg.kalisz.pl/calisia-dla-kaliszan/

Upright and grand piano Calisia factory building at Chopina 9 street in Kalisz. Unfortunately, in 2007 the factory stopped production, and to this day the building was not utilized in any way. Despite this, for 107 years, Calisia was creating decent pianos of Polish origin. Since 2010 pianos with Calisia logo have been made in China. Calisia was the last piano factory operating in Poland.

Description

Calisia’s upright and grand pianos quality wasn’t always good. It’s recommended to have a tuner or a piano technician support, while buying a second hand piano. Specially the instruments made between 1949-1989, during a communist regime, were poorly constructed, and not up to the good standards. Most big factories were focused on quantity of the product and not quality.

Pianos made before World War II won awards at many exhibitions in Poland and Europe. Even though they were made in Kalisz, they were not called Calisia. Pianos were named after the founder – Arnold Fibiger. Until 1949 the correct name was’’ Factory of Grand Pianos and Upright Pianos by Arnold Fibiger”.

Since 2010 brand new Calisia pianos have been made in China. Up to this day there have been 300 grand pianos made. Calisia is offering 2 models of grand and 3 models of upright pianos.

Why Calisia piano price list and models?

Bargain

Calisia pianos are very popular in Poland and can be bought for a good price. To be happy with a purchase, it’s recommended to have a piano specialist support.

Opinions

  • Grzegorz Rychlikhttp://grzegorzrychlik.pl

    Grzegorz Rychlik

    Calisia pianos were not always a top quality. It is suggested to shop around to find the right instrument. Before WWII pianos produced in Poland were up to a good standards and quality.
    Later, global production ousted genuine craftsmanship.

    Rostislaw Wygranienkohttp://arspolonica.ocross.net

    Rostislaw Wygranienko

    It's a pretty decent postwar Polish piano. Despite this there are some weaker volumes and inferior copies. To buy a good instrument, each proposed piano should be viewed separately

History

Arnold Fibiger founded the Piano Factory in 1878. The full name was „Factory of Grand Pianos and Upright Pianos by Arnold Fibiger”. 20 years later the factory was moved from 549 Józefina Street, to new location in Szopena 9. That is where the production was held for the next 94 years. During WWI the factory was closed and between 1939-1949 there was furniture factory instead of pianos.
In 1949 the factory change the name for « Piano Factory CALISIA »
Acquisition of rights to the trademark CALISIA by VERSHOLD and start of production of grand pianos abroad.

1878 – First Piano by Arnold Fibinger
1885 – silver medal in Warsaw Exhibition for 240cm Concert Grand Piano.
1906 – « Grand Prix » prize in London and Paris
1914-1918 – During the WWI the factory was closed
1929 - the factory receives a Gold Medal for instruments exhibited at the General National Exhibition
1930 – Gold Medal in Vilnius
1932 – Great Gold Prize – Warsaw
1939 - The factory sends a mini grand piano in a special frame to an exhibition in New York.
1939-1949 - During World War II the Factory moves to the production of furniture.
1945 - Factory Piano and Furniture Arnold Fibiger becomes state owned.
1949 - Followed by resuming the production of pianos and Piano and Furniture Factory Arnold Fibiger renamed Piano Factory CALISIA.
1950 – First piano with Calisia logo
1960 - production increases from 136 instruments per year in 1950 to 1343 pianos in 1960, while employment increases from 108 to 210 workers.
1989 - CALISIA Factory in Kalisz declined and fell into increasing debt.
2000 - CALISIA Factory of Grand Pianos and Upright Pianos was partially redeemed by the company UNITRA. Over 2 million PLN was invested in the Factory, but it failed to save it.
2007 - for economic reasons the production of grand pianos at CALISIA Factory of Grand Pianos and Upright Pianos in Kalisz stopped.
2010 - - Acquisition of rights to the trademark CALISIA by VERSHOLD and start of production of grand pianos abroad.

What's interesting...

  • educationmusikalia.pl

    education

    One of the three schools in the world, where they teach the construction of pianos was initiated by Arnold Fibiger.

    Last one in Polandok24.tv

    Last one in Poland

    Calisia was the last active piano factory operating in Poland.

    it has been writtenhttp://www.olesiejuk.pl

    it has been written

    Fibiger’s family story was written in the book. "Magic soul of the piano" by Elvira Fibiger - the daughter of the last factory owner in Kalisz - Arnolad Gustav the III.

Models and prices

Calisia produced grand piano models like: Rokoko, Renesans, Ludwik XIV, M145, M165, M222, Chopin M165, Chopin M222, concert grand piano 280cm.

and also the following uprights:
Rapsodia M122, Sonata M120, Gawot M120, Klassik M113, Tonika M112, Tonika M110, Retro M108, Menuet M108, Chippendale M108, Menuet M105, Nokturn M105, Tonika M105, Retro M105, Kantylena M105 i Chippendale M105

Pianos

Model Height Depth Weight Prices new Prices used Still produced
Menuet 105105 cmNo
Nokturn M105105 cmNo
Menuet M108108 cm56 cm1 680 € - 2 600 €No
Retro M-108108 cm56 cmNo
Tonika M110110 cm56 cmNo
Tonika M112112 cm56 cmNo
Klassik M113113 cm56 cmNo
M121121 cm56 cmYes
Rapsodia M12260 cm122 cmNo
M123123 cm56 cmYes
M126126 cm56 cmYes
Menuet 105http://allegro.pl/pianino-calisia-menuet-m-105-i-inne-i5442359594.html

Menuet 105

Details: Height 105 cmWeight

Menuet 105
Example of smaller Calisia upright pianos – 105cm. Simple design and very popular in Polish music schools and community centres.




Nokturn M105http://www.pianomovers.de/gfx/market_products/8221/calisia-klavier-verkaufen-und-flugel-14221352021.jpg

Nokturn M105

Details: Height 105 cmWeight

Nokturn M105
The difference is in number of pedals. Nokturn has 3 and Menuet 2.




Menuet M108pianorem.w.interia.pl

Menuet M108

Details: Height 108 cmDepth 56 cmWeight

height: 108 cm
width: 147 cm
depth: 55 cm
weight: 180 kg


Used 1 680 € - 2 600 €


Retro M-108http://www.pianina.pl/pianina_calisia.html

Retro M-108

Details: Height 108 cmDepth 56 cmWeight

height: 108 cm
width: 147 cm
depth: 55 cm
weight: 180 kg




Tonika M110www.infomusic.pl

Tonika M110

Details: Height 110 cmDepth 56 cmWeight

height: 110 cm
width: 147 cm
depth: 56 cm




Tonika M112http://pianorem.w.interia.pl/piano2.htm

Tonika M112

Details: Height 112 cmDepth 56 cmWeight

height: 108 cm
width: 147 cm
depth: 56 cm
weight: 180 kg




Klassik M113http://www.ceneo.pl/27978859

Klassik M113

Details: Height 113 cmDepth 56 cmWeight

height: 113 cm
width: 147 cm
depth: 56 cm
weight: 190 kg




M121http://www.vangorp.nl/1019757-large_default/Calisia-Calisia-M-121.jpg

M121

Details: Height 121 cmDepth 56 cmWeight

height: 120,7 cm
width: 151,1 cm
depth: 61,1 cm
weight: 228 kg




Rapsodia M122http://pianorem.w.interia.pl/piano2.htm

Rapsodia M122

Details: Height 60 cmDepth 122 cmWeight

height: 122 cm
width: 147 cm
depth: 59,5 cm
weight: 180 kg




M123http://www.calisia.com/CALISIA_pianino_M-123.html

M123

Details: Height 123 cmDepth 56 cmWeight

height: 123,1 cm
width: 151,1 cm
depth: 61,1 cm
weight: 228 kg




M126http://www.vangorp.nl/nl/piano/Calisia-Calisia-M-126-128765.html

M126

Details: Height 126 cmDepth 56 cmWeight

height: 125,8 cm
width: 151,1 cm
depth: 61,1 cm
weight: 240 kg




Grand pianos

Model Length Width Weight Prices new Prices used Still produced
Calisia M165Yes
Calisia Chopin M165165 cm101 cmYes
Calisia M222222 cm101 cmYes
Calisia Chopin M222222 cm101 cmYes
M165http://riff.net.pl/instrumenty-klawiszowe/28849-fortepian-gabinetowy-calisia-m-165.html

M165

Details: Weight

height: 102 cm
width: 152 cm
length: 168 cm
weight: 315 kg


Chopin M165http://www.pianina.pl/fortepiany_calisia.html

Chopin M165

Details: Length 165 cmWidth 101 cmWeight

height: 101 cm
width: 149,5 cm
length: 165 cm
weight: 420 kg


M222http://www.pianina.pl/fortepiany_calisia.html

M222

Details: Length 222 cmWidth 101 cmWeight

height: 101 cm
width: 152 cm
length: 222 cm
weight: 500 kg


Chopin M222http://www.pianina.pl/fortepiany_calisia.html

Chopin M222

Details: Length 222 cmWidth 101 cmWeight

height: 101 cm
width: 152 cm
length: 222 cm
weight: 520 kg


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