Back in 1857 Dwight Baldwin thought that the country could use another musical teacher and piano dealership. Within 30 years he decided that America had more to offer to the instrumental world than just great instructors. He vowed to make the best piano that could be build.
Baldwin actually formed two companies, Hamilton Organ and Baldwin Piano Company. Unfortunately, Baldwin died only 4 years after the company made their first grand piano. But his partner, Lucien Wulsin, took over and drove the company to success from Baldwin’s dream and foundation.
During World War II, the company produced plywood airplane parts in order to help the war effort. After the war, they resumed building some of the best pianos out there.
For years the company continued to produce pianos under the Baldwin name. These instruments were in high demand around the world, but the profit was only a portion of their income. The company had other investments in place that eventually led them to filing for bankruptcy.
Now Baldwin Piano and Organ Company operates under the Gibson Guitar Corporation. With the new branding, the company has continued to sell pianos.
Some large names in the musical world have used Baldwin Pianos for their performances and recording.
Amy Lee from Evanescence
The current products offered by Baldwin Pianos include both uprights and grand pianos. Each type of piano comes with multiple options. These all have one thing in common though, they are all built with the same passion that Dwight Baldwin used to create his first piano.
Currently Baldwin is marketing ten grand piano options that range from compact grand to traditional grand pianos. Each one has a sound that is perfect for a variety of different locations. They also come in a variety of colors.
Nine different models of upright pianos exist. These models each have their own features that make them perfect for various applications. Just like the grand models, the uprights come in a variety of colors.
Recently, a large focus by Baldwin Pianos has been on creating custom pianos. Contacting Baldwin will help you to get a feel of the custom options that you have available to you. While the most requested custom features are different finishes, there are many different things that can be done with a Baldwin piano.
Take a look at our listing of Baldwin Pianos that we have created to help you get a feel for the options that are out there.