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Category: Piano Age
How Old is my August Forster Piano?
August Forster currently produce six models of upright piano from 4 feet, 6 inches (116cm) high to 4feet, 9 inches […]
How Old is my Astin-Weight Piano?
To increase the volume and the fullness of tone they designed an upright piano in which the soundboard could be […]
How Old is my Baldwin Piano?
Throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s, the Baldwin Piano Company acquired 42 companies, including those involved in finance and electronics, becoming […]
How Old is my Bechstein Piano?
Like all piano makers, Bechstein was affected by the Great Depression of the 1930s. In addition to this, the introduction […]
How Old is my Bentley Piano?
Although the first Bentley pianos appeared in showrooms in 1930, the man behind this popular English make, Douglas Grover, was […]
How Old is my Bluthner Piano?
Bluthner was reprivatized in 1989, and its pianos, cherished by music lovers everywhere, are still manufactured in Leipzig under the […]
How Old is my Bosendorfer Piano?
Until the mid-1920s, Bosendorfer made only a few hundred pianos a year; this production fell rapidly during the Great Depression […]
How Old is my Boston Piano?
The Boston Piano Company was formed in 1991 in a collaboration between Steinway & Sons and Kawai, with the aim […]
How Old is my Broadwood & Sons Piano?
With extensive restructuring, and changing production between grand, upright, and player pianos to suit the changing times, Broadwood and Sons […]
How Old is my Challen Piano?
Since 1986, Challen pianos have been assembled in western Malaysia by Musical Products Sdn. Bhd, the factory division of Vienna […]
How Old is my Chappell & Company Piano?
The Phillips Record Company bought the Chappell Company in 1968 for £17.5 million (US$25.5). Owned by Warner Chappell Kemble produced […]
How Old is my Erard Piano?
Erard made his first square pianos in Paris, France, in 1777. Erard history after 1914 is one of decline. Not […]
How Old is my Everett Piano?
In 1883 that a musical instrument retailer, John Church Company, started producing small quantities of uprights and grand pianos under […]
How Old is my Falcone Piano?
Owned by PianoDisc. The company was set up in 1984 by an Italian-born piano technician, Santi Falcone, whose aim was […]
How Old is my Fazioli Piano?
Fazioli pianos are still handmade and a successful move to a purpose-built factory in the summer of 2001 saw production […]
How Old is my Feurich Piano?
In July 1991 the Bechstein Group bought a majority shareholding in the Euterpe Piano Company. Feurich remained autonomous and, finding […]
How Old is my Gaveau Piano?
Founded in Paris in 1847 by Joseph Gabriel Gaveau, this French firm was to gain an excellent reputation for high-quality […]
How Old is my Grotrian-Steinweg Piano?
Grotrian’s business interests took him to Moscow, where he established a successful retail concern. When he returned over a decade […]
How Old is my Ibach Piano?
Ibach characterize their sound as being firm and transparent in the bass section, rich and warm in the tenor, and […]
How Old is my Irmler Piano?
Irmler had achieved a good profitable export business, particularly to North America, and they also had a steady home market. […]
How Old is my Kawai Piano?
In 1980 a 300,000-square-foot factory was built, capable of producing sixty grand pianos a day. In 1989 the company presidency […]
How Old is my Kemble Piano?
In the early 1980s Kemble came within the whisker of closing, but at the last […]
How Old is my Kimbal Piano?
In 1959 the Jasper Corporation, a manufacturer of office furniture, bought the company and later changed its name to […]
How Old is my Knabe Piano?
Despite the takeover and the formation of the Knabe Brothers Company, Knabe continued to sell […]
How Old is my Knight Piano?
The Knight iron frame offers twice the strength of those in an average piano. It is a full-perimeter frame built […]
How Old is my Leipziger Pianofortefabrik Piano?
Ronisch prospered between the wars, but the company’s Dresden factory was destroyed in bombing raids in 1945, and production […]
How Old is my Mason & Hamlin Piano?
In 1985, after the demise of Aeolian, Mason & Hamlin was acquired by the Sohmer Company, which […]
How Old is my Petrof Piano?
New factories were built, first in 1970 to increase production of upright pianos, and then in 1989 a second plant […]
How Old is my Pleyel Piano?
In 1934 Pleyel acquired the firm of Antoine Bord. In 1961, facing financial difficulties, the firm merged with the […]
How Old is my Samik Piano?
Founded in 1958 by chairman Hyo Ick Lee, the company swung into full production of upright pianos under the brand […]
How Old is my Sauter Piano?
The company’s reputation was firmly established by the time Carl Sauter III took charge in the 1960s. But he was […]
How Old is my Scheidmayer & Sohne Piano?
A reputable clavichord maker, Balthasar Scheidmayer is reported to have made his first grand piano in 1735 at Erlangen in […]
How Old is my Schimmel Piano?
Nikolaus Wilhelm Schimmel’s succession to the company’s leadership in 1961 saw the traditions of this fine German house pass on […]
How Old is my Seiler Piano?
The company is still owned by members of the Seiler family, Ursula and Manuela, who are dedicated to preserving […]
How old is my Steinway & Sons Piano?
The Steinway family sold the firm to C.B.S. in 1972. In 1985 it […]
How old is my Steingraeber & Sohne Piano?
Heinrich Hermann, Burkhard’s son-in-law, became head of the firm in 1920 and his nephew Heinrich Schmidt took the reins in […]
How Old is my Stuart & Sons Piano?
All Stuart pianos are custom-made by Piano Australia Pty Ltd, who also manage the sales and the service. With each […]
How old is my Yamaha Piano
In 1987, to celebrate its centennial, Nippon Gakki change its name to the Yamaha Corporation. Today it is the […]