Lagonda

The History of Lagonda Pianos

The Lagonda Piano Company was established in the early 1900s in New Castle, Indiana. The company was first owned by Krell-French, and then came under the ownership of Jesse French and Sons. Production of the line ceased in the late 1940s. [1]


About Lagonda Pianos

“Lagonda Pianos, thousands in use and the demand increasing” is the advertising phase that perhaps best summarizes Lagonda pianos. They were known far and wide, both domestically and internationally, for their quality construction and eye-catching looks. 


Cases available in a variety of finishes and styles, including rare and fine woods, enveloped internals fully warrantied by their manufacturer.  Available in a variety of styles including uprights, grands, electric and foot-powered, there truly was an instrument to appeal to all players. [2] 

Restoring a Lagonda Piano

Lagonda’s are beautiful antique instruments that can certainly be worthy of restoration. In today’s market, a fully restored upright Lagonda piano can retail for $15,000 - $17,000, depending on the overall shape of the instrument and its casework. To find out what your Lagonda or other antique piano could be worth, contact one of Lindeblad’s restoration experts today!

References: 

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

[2] http://www.bluebookofpianos.com/agesl.htm#LAGONDA 

Images: 

http://www.frenchfamilyassoc.com/FFA/FAMOUSFRENCHES/JesseFrenchPiano.htm