If you're looking to find a great deal on a fine used instrument, this isn't the place to look. He was an innovative and a dedicated manufacturer, always striving to improve the quality of his instruments. Competition for church organ installations was fierce at the time, so Aeolian decided to veer off to serve the various robber barons. The tone is full and powerful, like one would expect of a 6'8'' grand. Another consideration is brand names within the same company.
Family owned and Operated now in 7th Generation We have produced our signature Otto Altenburg pianos for many decades in a wide range of sizes in both vertical and grand models. Many concert grands are Baldwins. This manufacturing explosion was scarcely interrupted by the Civil War. Free delivery within 60 miles of zip code we pride ourselves on 5 star service. We have had it regularly tuned when played but will be in need of a tune after moving and acclimating. Becker Bernhard Steiner Blüthner Bôsendorfer Bradbury Branibach Brentwood Cabaret Cable Cable, Hobart M. If you get a serial number, call Altenburg.
This time it was in the roses with guitars: it was bought by Gibson Guitar, which is trying to focus on building a piano that lives up to the Baldwin tradition. Some are awful; some are pretty poor; a few make it up to ok. And, in a curious turn-around, some Japanese pianos are manufactured in America and Europe! Anyway, a Otto Altenburg in seeming great shape came up nearby. In the early 1920s, the company resumed production of the Calisia piano. Factory Location and Parts Manufacturers Some factories buy parts from all over the world. That being said, I'm not sure of it's origin whether it is still of South Korean manufacture or Indonesia. Chavanne also produces a digital piano, and, as far as I can tell, also produces a synth.
Here is what I think of certain pianos. In the end, a piano is an individual purchase. An award for the Altenburg piano was given to Altenburg Piano House at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876. External Resources: Bookmark these now! I have tried to follow which-manufacturer-what-brand-when. I'll say again that you need a tech to examine any used instrument.
Single owner tuned semi annually since new in 1998. Please be as detailed as possible with your comments and make sure your offer amount is clearly stated. Bechstein is in the mix somehow, having the factory make pianos under the Europa name. Seeing a growing market, Altenburg opened a retail store while continuing to manufacture pianos. Firm established in 1828 by Ignaz Bösendorfer.
Beethoven: It was the vogue, around 1900, to use composers' names as piano brand names. I'll give you 2 seconds to think about your answer. You would have been better served by renting a piano until something better comes along. Even though very, very few pieces call for these notes, their presence has a great influence on the upper partials of all the other notes on the piano. Baldwin has a checkered and convoluted musical past. Step 1: The serial number is usually found on the plate of the piano between the bass and tenor strings. This estimate is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer of credit.
Somehow, the Swiss figure into this. Piano builders were no exception. I've never actually seen one as for the taller uprts. If there was any connection, it had to have been fairly faint. When Jonas died 1853 , the business was taken up by his three sons. Rural areas were especially-favored areas, as these folks weren't likely to travel to a big-enough city to visit a piano showroom.
They emigrated to America and opened their factory in New York in about 1865 and built pianos until 1875. Also know that pianos depreciate rapidly - - some more than others. American Sejung, a Korean company, purchased the name in 1990. Tremaine subsumed a number of competitors. The length, the type of wood used supposedly from the same forest as the wood used by Stradivarius , and the extra nine strings contribute to the exquisitely-rich sound of this instrument.
Breitman: Made by Artfield Piano. Of the rest of the brands, it's likely they were all basically the same piano, differing only in casework and name. See American Piano Company entry. The company was nationalized 1945 and turned again to its modern core business: furniture. Contact Person: John Omiatek 269 Quaker Dr. Altenburg, Otto variously Altenburgh : Otto and his cousin, Frederick, began building pianos while living in Germany.