Kurtzmann Pianos  History

This firm is one of the oldest piano makers in the U.S. and was started by Christian Kurtzmann in Buffalo, NY in 1848. [1] In 1859, Kurtzmann partnered with another gentleman to form Kurtzmann & Hinze piano company. Kurtzmann ended the partnership by the late 1860s to start piano manufacturing on his own.

During the 19th Century, Kurtzmann Piano Company experimented with many different square grand piano models and slowly began introducing upright and grand pianos into their line of pianos. Besides making pianos under the Kurtzmann name, the firm built pianos under the names of Capen and Brockport Manufacturing Co. The Wurlitzer Piano Company bought Kurtzmann in 1935, and continued to produce pianos with the Kurtzmann brand name until 1938.

About Kurtzmann Pianos

Kurtzmann was known for building elaborate, often expensive pianos and organs. The Kurtzmann piano brand was marketed for its high-quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. The company was famous for its ability to match mahogany and walnut veneers. [1]

The various pianos that Kurtzmann produced are available in the Reproducing Grand, with the famous Welte-Mignon piano action. Many consumers also preferred the concert grand, a parlor grand and a variety of baby grands. 

Restoring a Kurtzmann Piano

Kurtzmann is one of the oldest piano manufacturers in the United States and many of their instruments still have retained their original value. Contact Lindeblad Restoration to learn more about the value of restoring your Kurtzmann piano today!

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