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Brambach Piano History

Established in 1823, the Brambach Piano Company was one of the earliest and largest piano manufacturing companies. Although they built pianos under the Brambach name, the Brambach Piano Factory produced pianos for other well-known American piano manufacturers such as Kohler & Campbell and Mathushek. [1] Starting in the late 1920s, they used the Kohler-Brambach name, and some Brambach pianos may have Kohler & Campbell serial numbers after 1933; the Brambach name was discontinued in 1957. 

About Brambach Pianos

Because the Brambach Piano factory was so large, it was capable of producing pianos in great numbers. One might expect the quality to diminish under such circumstances, but this was not the case - Brambach pianos are generally considered to be consistently good quality, with pure tone. 

The Brambach Piano Co. focused on making the smallest grand made in the country, realizing that a small grand would fit in the average home and bring rich and mellow sound to a greater number of aficionados. The Brambach Grand pianos call had their patented Brambach Tone Expander and custom soundboard. This Tone Expander increased and expanded the volume of tone to sound like one that was typically found in a full-size grand. The Brambach Player Grand combined the piano and a player mechanism to market their pianos as being standout in quality.

The actions used in Brambach Grand pianos were all made at in the Brambach plant. The actions gained an industry reputation for being durable compared to most contemporary piano soundboards. [2] Brambach grands are made in three sizes, 4 feet 8 inches, 5 feet, 5 inches, respectively. 

Restoring a Brambach Piano

Because they were manufactured in greater quantities than many other pianos, Brambach piano restoration is quite common. Call us today to find out the potential increase in value you could see by restoring your Brambach piano.

References:

[1] Pierce, W. Robert. Pierce Piano Atlas: Anniversary Edition, 2017 Our 70th Year. Albuquerque: Ashley, 2017. Print.

[2] http://www.bluebookofpianos.com/agesb.htm#BRAMBACH 




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