Lohff & Pfeiffer philosophy: A good instrument does not need to be found - but made!
Selecting the best instrument
The Lohff & Pfeiffer approach to instrument selection is simple: They have to be in excellent condition to be judged properly. Many potentially fine instruments are getting rejected because they are not adequately working. Many others are never able to show neither their true potential nor possibilities.
All our instruments, new or used, are painstakingly set up in our workshop before being offered for trial or purchase. With the LP series, we can offer a variety of setups that can satisfy individual issues.
Our goal is to give the musician the optimum conditions necessary to find the right instrument.
The problem: A musician seeks an instrument to suit his or her individual performance style and preference. The manufacturer -in contrary- must produce instruments with broad appeal to as many players as possible, at a favorable price. For example, a professional clarinet requiring some 840 operations, is produced in as little as 3 hours and 20 minutes, an average of about 15 seconds per procedure. Cost constraints and the inability to know specific musician's tastes and desires clearly, make individualized production at the manufacturer level out of the question for all but a very rare few.
A deeper understanding of its components, mechanics, and acoustics will help the musician to more fully appreciate and enjoy what the instrument can do, expect, and demand.
In other words: A good instrument does not need to be found, but made!
An optimized instrument enables everybody to compare them in their fault-free state. Customization fits the instrument to your individual needs.
The goal of this webpage is to show and explain the many possibilities we have to improve instruments. You will see that you can demand much more than you expected possible.
Have a look at our special Article: How to find your instrument in the Article section.
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