Based out of Leipzig, Germany, Bluthner piano is a German piano company and is included in the category of one of the “big four” of the piano companies. Bluthner has a rich history and continues to produce top of the line pianos. Let’s examine their history.
In 1853 Julius Bluthner opened the first Bluthner Piano’s workshop. This workshop was in Leipzig. It first took Julius’s getting citizenship to Leipzig. Along with three other piano craftsman, the shop started creating pianos as soon as possible.
In 1900 Bluthner was the largest piano producer in all of Germany. The company was producing around 5,000 pianos each year. Blunther didn’t just pump out instruments, they focused heavily on the evolution of their instruments. Their innovations included: the fourth string, the cylindrical soundboard, and the angle cut hammers. Each of these innovations led to the unique sound of the Blunther.
If you want to determine the age of any Bluthner piano, you can visit their website. There is a serial number table that will help you to find the year that your piano was made. This is especially helpful if you need to verify the age of an older piano.
Bluthner makes two types of pianos, uprights and grand pianos. There are four main types of pianos on their website: Bluthner Classic, Bluthner Supreme, Bluthner PH Grand, Bluthner Crystal.
The Bluthner classic is there traditional, yet standard line. It includes a selection of both uprights and grands. There are six models of grand, all with various size options. They start at 280 cm and go down to 154 cm. There are five options for uprights starting at 145 cm and going down to 116 cm.
Sometimes a piano company goes above and beyond and that is what the supreme edition pianos do. There are eight different options, all with the Bluthner voice but each with a very unique appearance. Each one appears as if an artist crafted it.
A unique design, the PH Grand by Bluthner is something that will amaze any musician or even crowd member. These unique pianos have a wood and glass lid that allows you to see in from all directions. It also has a large amount of metal furnishings.
Lastly, the crystal edition is exactly what it sounds like. A crystal framed piano that allows the innards to be completely visible.
If you are interested in getting a Bluthner piano, make sure to take a look at our product descriptions. These are designed to help you get an idea for what each piano is like. We understand that buying a piano is no small purchase and you want to be fully informed before you make a purchase.