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Adler

The History of Adler Pianos

The Adler Manufacturing Company was founded in Louisville, KY [1] in 1908 by Peter Adler. The business was very much a family affair and when Mr. Adler made the decision to retire, his sons took over the company. [2] Under the ownership of his sons the company, which made the Adler line, Southern Piano line, and Loreto line of reed organs, continued Adler’s legacy of building fine instruments. 

The company produced around 500 instruments a year during its roughly 15-year tenure. In what was perhaps a foreshadowing of the Great Depression that would grip the entire nation, the Adler Manufacturing Company closed its doors for the last time in 1928. [3]

About Adler Pianos

Adler pianos were prized in the musical community and had a reputation for being quality instruments that one could always count on as being consistent. Built out of Burled Walnut, Birds Eye Maple, and other beautifully rich hardwoods, the casework for instruments that the company produced were a feast for the eyes. In addition to being beautifully crafted, the pianos had powerful internal workings.

An example of one such instrument produced by Adler is the Studio Grand. At just five feet in length, the Grand packed a punch and produced a tremendous amount of power in a very small shell; a feat that is difficult for many piano manufacturers today, let alone at the turn of the last century. [4]

Restoring an Adler Piano

Adler pianos are considered to be of heirloom quality and are often worth restoring. The restored value of an Adler piano varies depending on the material it is made of, the style, and condition.

If you have an Adler instrument, the restoration experts at Lindeblad can evaluate your piano, assess the current and restored values, and help you bring your instrument back to life. Contact us today to find out more!

References: 

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

[2] http://www.bluebookofpianos.com/agesa.htm#Adler 

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

[4] http://www.bluebookofpianos.com/agesa.htm#Adler