Rare 1908 Bluthner Grand Video
For those of you who are familiar with Bluthner, this may all be redundant. It’s hard to describe a piano like this in a few sentences. Bluthner is a very famous German piano company. This company has produced high-end pianos since 1835. The factory still hand builds about 350 pianos per year. History buffs may be interested to know that Bluthner was selected to build a piano for the famous airship Hindenburg. The piano was a one-of-a-kind baby grand made out of aluminum, to make it as light as possible for the lighter-than-air craft. It was truly the first piano ever in flight, used for entertaining guests on board the airship! The German government to this day considers Bluthner to be a “National Treasure.” This is one of the rarest Bluthners I have ever seen in my 20 years in this business. The unique Bluthner tone, combined with the beauty of the cabinet, make this piano something special. When you play this piano, the first thing you notice is the finesse of the action, a light touch which reproduces exactly what you play. The action is by Renner, considered by most to be the best action makers in the world, and the ONLY choice for the world's best pianos. No money was spared in the rebuilding of this piano, having been completely rebuilt and refinished from the ground up by master craftsmen in Hamburg, Germany. I have provided several photos for you to see the details. This piano also has the original ivory keys on it, and they are in flawless, perfectly white condition. The tone of this piano is incredible, very powerful, full of sustain and truly a world class. Bluthner is known for its warm, romantic, lyrical tone that’s generally deeper and darker than most German pianos. Part of what gives the Bluthner its unique tone is the fourth string that is strung above the regular three strings per note. This fourth string is not struck by the hammer at all, but is designed to resonate sympathetically with the other three strings, creating an eerie, ethereal tone to the piano. Bluthner is the only piano made in the world that has this unique fourth string. Today, a new Bluthner in the same size retails for over $90,000.00. This is for the basic model. As with all piano builders, any model with the turned legs, and carvings always carries a premium. This piano appraised for $55,000.00.