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CompanyPlaceYears activeAcquired byNotes
Altenburg[1]Germany1847–presentAltenburgs immigrated to New York City in 1855 and opened a piano factory.
Artmann[2]Shanghai, China1998–present
August Förster[3]Löbau, Germany1859–present
Baldwin[4]Cincinnati, OH, USA1890–presentGibson Guitar Corporation
Bechstein[5]Berlin and Seifhennersdorf, Germany1853–presentWas owned by Baldwin in 1963.
Belarus[6]Belarus1935–presentOnly upright pianos of his own brand.
Blüthner[7]Leipzig, Germany1853–present
Borgato[8]Venice, Italy1991–presentHandcrafted concert grand pianos,
Bösendorfer[9]Vienna, Austria1828–presentYamahaAcquired in 2007
Brodmann[10]Vienna and Hong Kong2004-presentMade by Parsons Music Hong Kong[11]
Broadwood and Sons[12]London, UK1774–presentUpright and antique grand pianos.
Cavendish Pianos[13]Bolton AbbeyYorkshire2012–present
Edelweiss Pianos[16]Cambridge, UK1975–presentUpright and grand pianos.
Fandrich & Sons[18]Stanwood, WA, USA1992–present
Fazioli[19]Sacile, PN, Italy1978–present
Feurich[20]Vienna, Austria1851–present
Fritz Dobbert[21]São Paulo, Brazil1950–present
Grotrian-Steinweg[22]Braunschweig, Germany1835–present
Henk Hupkes[24]Rotterdam, The Netherlands2007–presentBuild in cooperation with Thüringer Pianoforte, Eisenberg, Germany
Kawai[25]Hamamatsu, Japan1930–presentAlso owns the Shigeru Kawai brand
Klavins[26]Vác, Hungary2017–presentLaGonda Piano Company
Maene[27]Ruiselede, Belgium1938–presentFounded by Parents Albert Maene-Doutreloigne
Mason & Hamlin[28]Boston, USA1854–presentPart owned by The Cable Company Acquired by American Piano CompanyThis brand has changed hands and factories many times in its history. See main article.
Neupert[29]Hallstadt bei Bamberg, Germany1868–present
Stephen Paulello[30]Villethierry, France1991–present
Pearl River[31]Guangzhou, China1956–present
Perzina[32]Lenzen, Germany and Yantai, China1871–presentYantai
Petrof[33]Hradec Králové, Czech Republic1864–present
Pfeiffer[34]Stuttgart, Germany1862–present
Phoenix[36]Kent, United Kingdom2010–present
Rönisch[37]Leipzig, Germany1897–present
Ravenscroft[38]Scottsdale, AZ, USA2003–present
Rubenstein[39]Los Angeles, USA2005–present
Samick[40]Incheon, South Korea1958–present
Sauter[41]Spaichingen, Germany1819–present
Shadd[42]Washington, DC, USA2003–presentThis brand is the first large-scale commercial African-American instrument manufacturer
Thürmer[44]Bochum, Germany1834–present
Schulze & Pollman[46]Borgo Maggiore, San Marino1928–present
Seiler[47]Kitzingen, Germany1849–presentSamick
Sjuman Instruments[48]Indonesia2015–present
Steingraeber & Söhne[49]Bayreuth, Germany1852–present
Steinway & Sons[50]New York, USA and Hamburg, Germany1853–presentPianos are also sold under the Boston and Essex brands
Stuart and Sons[51]Newcastle, Australia1990–present
Suzuki[52]Japan1953–presentDigital grand and upright pianos
Walter Piano[53]Elkhart, IN, USA1975–presentCharles R. Walter pianos
Weber (New York)[54][55]New York1852–presentYoung ChangAlbert Weber pianos
Wilh. Steinberg[56]Germany1877–present
Yamaha[57]Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan1887–presentAcquired Bösendorfer in 2007. See also List of Yamaha products
Young Chang[58]Seoul, South Korea1956–presentHyundai Development CompanyAcquired in 2006
Venables and Son[59]United Kingdom1981–present
CompanyPlaceYears activeAcquired byNotes

A. B. ChaseOhio1875Aeolian-American Corp until Aeolian went out of business.Since 2001 the A.B Chase name has been used by Wrightwood Enterprises Inc.
A. M. McPhail[60]Boston, MA1837–c. 1950
A. MittagBerlin1800
Aeolian CompanyNew York City1868–1985Merged with Ampico in 1932. Ampico rebranded Aeolian in 1941.
Allen BrookLondon
American Piano CompanyEast Rochester, NY, US1908–1941Aeolian Companyaka. Ampico
Astin WeightSalt Lake City1959–1999
Alexander Herrmann KGSangerhausen, Germany1803–1993

Barrett LakeLondon, England
Charles AlbrechtPhiladelphia, PA and Long Island1789–20th CenturySchultz & Sons Manufacturing Corp., New YorkOne of the earliest pianos made in America. The first known piano by Albrecht is located in Pennsylvania.
BaumannZweibrücken, Germany1740–1816
Baumgardt PianoStockholm, Sweden1859
Baus Piano CompanyNew York City1895–1929Jacob Doll Piano CompanyFactories located at Southern Blvd. and Trinity Ave. They built a full line of upright pianos, and player pianos.
Beale PianoSydney1893–1975
Becker BrothersNew York1892–1940They Also built pianos under the Bennington name.
Behr Brothers Piano CompanyKohler & Campbell
Bentley Piano Company
Bohemia Piano
Boisselot & FilsFrance1831–1908The brand became Boisselot Fils & Co. in 1847, after the passing of his father Jean-Louis Boisselot.
Brødrene HalsOslo1847–1925
C. Burlman & Co.
Bush & GertsChicago, Il1884-1942Bought by Haddorff Piano co. in 1942
Cable and SonsNew York1852
Cable, Hobart M.La Porte, IN, US1900–1960srand was purchased by American Sejung in the 1990s
Cable CompanyChicago1880
Camp & CompanyNew York City1879-1930Kohler & Campbell now Samick
Chappell PianosLondon1811–1980Kemble
Charles StieffBaltimorec. 1852–1951often referred to as "The poor man's Steinway"
Chas. S. NorrisBostonc. 1930
ChernobieffLenoir City, TN, US2010Maker of Mammoth Vertical Concert Grand piano
Chickering and SonsBoston1823–1983American Piano CompanyAcquired in 1908
Collard & CollardLondon
Cunningham Piano CompanyPhiladelphia1891
Currier Piano Co.Boston and Marion, NC, US1823, 1969Acquisition details

Decker BrothersNew York1862

EdmundBritish Columbia
Ellington PianoDivision of Baldwin Piano Co.??-1930Sold “Manualo” and “Modello” modelsUpright and grand pianos.
Emerson Piano CompanyBoston
Estey Piano Corp1869

Fahr AlbertZeitz, Germany1887–1950
Falcone[62]Haverhill, MA, US1982–1993American Sejung Corp.
J.&C. FischerNew York1840-1940's
Francis ConnorNew York1871

GablerNew York1851
GeneralmusicItaly and Bensenville, IL, US
Glenz (Josef)Breslau
Timothy GilbertBoston1827
GoetzmannNew York
GrinnellDetroit, Michigan1902–1960SamickSold under names Lenard, Clayton, Holly, Uxbridge and Playtona.
GulbransenChicago, Il1904-1969
Gunther [63]Brussels1845–1960

Haddorf Piano CompanyRockford, Illinois1902–1960Maker of Steinbach, Clarendon & Dreher, Bush & Gerts
Haines BrothersNew York1851
Hallet, Davis & CoBoston1843Hallet, Davis, & Co. now owned by North American Music, Inc.Known as Brown and Hallet from 1835 to 1843, Hallet, Davis, & Co. is the oldest United States Piano Name still in production.
Hardman PeckNew York1842
HaynesChicago, Illinois
Heichele, JohannLjubljanaTrieste1790–1813
Heintzman & Co.Toronto1866
HerbertMilwaukee, WI US
Hobart M. CableLa Porte, Indiana, US1900American Sejung Corp.
Hornung & MøllerCopenhagen, Denmark1827–1972

IrmlerLeipzig and Poland

Søren JensenCopenhagen, Denmark1893–1921
J. Erbe EisenachGermany1881
J. W. JenkinsSt. Louis Missouri1910-1964Sold under Elburn brand
J. Strauss & Son1925
Julius Bauer & CoChicago
KimballChicago1857-1996see Kimball International
KirschnerNew York
KnabeBaltimore1837American Piano CompanyAcquired in 1908
Knight, Ltd.1935
Kohler & Campbell[69]New York1896Samick
Krakauer BrosNew York1869
Kranich & Bach1864

Albert W. Ladd & CompanyBoston1838
Lauter Piano Co.Newark, NJ, US1862–1930
Leipziger Pianofortefabrik1835
Lesage Piano Company[54]QuebecWillis & Co.Acquired in 1907
Lester Piano Company[70]Lester, PA, US1888–1960Also manufactured brands Channing, Alden, Bellaire, Schubert and Leonard
Lindeman & SonsNew York1836
Ludwig & CompanySt. Louis, MO, US1895

M. Schulz Piano Co.Chicago1869–1930sCompany manufactured and sold pianos under the names of M. Schulz, Walworth, Bradford, Irving, and Maynard, and Aria Divina.
Marshall & WendellNew York City1875-1953
Mason & RischOntario
MathushekNew York1852–1879New Haven 1866
Mehlin & SonsNew York1853–1960
Melville Clark companyDeKalbPurchased by Baldwin in 1919
Moore and MooreLondon
Muir, Wood and Company[71]Edinburgh, Scotland1798–1818Wood, Small and CompanyWood, Small and Company was formed at John Muir's Death in 1818
Murdoch, McKillop & CoEdinburgh, Scotland

Joseph NewmanBaltimore1829
Newman & Bros.Baltimore1842

Obermann & Sohn
OversSydney, Australia

P. A. StarckChicagoIllinois1891-1965
PirssonNew York1829


Rud. Ibach SohnDüsseldorf, Germany1794–2007
Reed & Sons Chicago, Il. USA1842

Manuel Samaniego[citation needed]Madridc. 1800s–1892
San Francisco Piano Co.
Adam Schaaf[72]Chicago1873–1930salso sold as Clarion and Orpheus
Schiller Piano Company[73]Oregon, Illinois1890–1936Cable Company
Sears, Roebuck & Company[74]Chicago1900–1930Also manufactured/sold brands Beckwith, American Home, Maywood, and Beverley
Sherman ClaySan Francisco
ShomackerPhiladelphiac. 1840s
ShondorffWoodbridge, CT1850-1938Acquired
Shoninger& SonNew York
F.G. SmithNew York1866
Sohmer & Co.New York1872
Starr Piano CompanyRichmond, Indiana1872–1950Originally named the Trayser Piano Company, after one of its founders, George Trayser.
SteckNew York1857American Sejung Corp.
Steinbach & DreherRockford, Illinois1902–1960Actually made by Haddorff Piano company.
Steger & SonsChicago,Illinois and Steger, Illinois1879–1959"Steger & Sons is one of the few American manufacturers to survive the Great Depression.
Sterling Piano CompanyDerby, CT, US1866–1967Founded in 1845 as The Sterling Organ Company by Charles A. Sterling.
Story & ClarkChicago1884
Straube Piano CompanyDowners Grove, Illinois (1895–1904)1895–1949C.G. Conn (1942)Manufactured Straube, Hammond, Gilmore, and Woodward.
Strich & Zeidler[76][77]New York City1889–1930sAlso manufactured Homer brand
StuyvesantNew York

Thos Goggan & BrothersTexas
Th. Mann & Co.Bielefeld, Germany1836 – c. 1942

Uebel & LechleiterHeilbronn, Germany1872–1987
United Piano MakersNew Yorkc. 1800s

WaldbergBerlinc. 1890
George Weber & son, JohnChicago1917
Weber (Ontario)[54]Kingston, ON, Canada1862Lesage Piano Company
Whelpdale, Maxwell & Codd1876
George WilkinsonLondon1811
R. S. Williams & Sons[78]Toronto and Oshawa, Ontario, Canada1856ceased production in 1931Manufactured mandolins, banjos, melodeons, organs and pianos
Willis & Company Ltd.[79]Montreal1889–1979Acquired Lesage Piano Company in 1907. Also manufactured Newcombe
Wolfframm DresdenDresden, Germany1872–1930sStarted out under brand name Apollo
Wood, Small and Company[80]Edinburgh, Scotland1818–1829Successive firms were Wood and Co.Continued until Andrew Wood's Death in 1829
WurlitzerCincinnati, OH, US1856–1988BaldwinAlso sold under the names Apollo, De Kalb, Julius Bauer, Farney, Kingston, Kurtzman, Merrium. Schaff Bros. and Underwood.
ZimmermannSeifhennersdorf, Germany1884–2011Bechstein Pianoforte Fabrik AGAcquired in 1992