Since 1853, pianos have been exclusively manufactured in Leipzig, Germany. Their pianos are famous for a clarity and warm, rich sound. All Blüthner grand pianos, with the exception of the smallest baby grand model, feature a unique fourth string called an “Aliquot”, which was originally patented by Julius Blüthner himself in 1872. This was an innovation in piano design and a key source of Blüthner’s well known warm and romantic sound. In the 19th century, Leipzig in Germany had over 200 piano manufacturers – yet Liszt, Wagner, Mahler, Debussy, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Bruckner, Grieg,
Dvorák, Ravel and Rachmaninov - all chose to play and compose on Blüthner pianos. To this day, the Blüthner family of craftsman and entrepreneurs continues to head the Blüthner firm and personally oversees the production of each grand, upright and digital piano bearing their name. Superb, handmade pianos, every piece individually chosen ensuring that only the most perfect materials are used to make these glorious instruments. The highest standards of precision and craftsmanship have been achieved here for over 160 years.