Is Strauss a good piano?
Strauss is not a high quality piano, but it might be good enough for your immediate needs. But if you had misgivings about the deal anyway, misgivings that are confirmed by the bad reviews in Fine and on this forum, then try to get your down payment back or forfeit it and start your shopping again.
What is the oldest piano brand?
Sauter. The oldest piano company in the world and one of the last remaining few that craft their instruments entirely in-house, using parts only manufactured in Germany, Sauter is still one of the most well-respected piano builders in the world today.
Which pianos are made in Germany?
Top makes of German and Austrian pianos
- Bechstein. The most common top German make found in the UK.
- Bluthner. Before Bechstein overtook them in about 1902, Bluthner were the most common German grand pianos in the UK and Europe.
- Steinway. Steinways are often the preferred piano on the concert stage for most top venues.
Are any pianos made in USA?
United States. Only three companies manufacture pianos here in any numbers: Steinway & Sons, Mason & Hamlin, and Charles R. Walter. A few boutique makers, such as Ravenscroft, build high-end pianos to order.
How old is my piano serial number?
The serial number may be to the right or the left, or in the middle. 2) Under the opened lid on the ledge, stamped on a little plaque, to the right or to the left. 3) Stamped on the back of the piano; near the top of the wood frame.
What piano did Beethoven use?
Beethoven’s 1817 fortepiano, built by Thomas Broadwood. Beethoven, though primarily thought of as a great composer, was also the greatest pianist of his age.
What country makes the best pianos?
Who are the Best Piano Makers in the World?
- Bösendorfer. Bösendorfer is one of the oldest luxury piano makers in the world, having started in Vienna, Austria in 1828.
- Blüthner. Another great piano manufacturer from Germany, this time Leipzig.
- Steinway & Sons.
- Shigeru Kawai.
- Mason and Hamlin.
- Stuart and Sons.
When did Baldwin stop making pianos in the US?
Baldwin ceased piano production at its only remaining U.S. factory in Trumann, Arkansas in December 2008.
How do you tell what year a piano is?
Many pianos will have a 4, 5 or 6 digit serial number to identify the age of the piano. Using this number, along with the manufacturer, the age of the piano can sometimes be determined. The areas to look for these numbers vary from each company but here are some common places to look along with some photos.