Knabe Grand and Upright Pianos
Why we love to restore Knabe grand and upright pianos
Vintage Knabe pianos were built and engineered exceptionally well. With nearly 50 years of experience rebuilding pianos, we have found Knabe pianos to be a joy to work on. They have a very clear treble and a well rounded bass. Replacement parts are readily available.
History of Knabe
Knabe’s history began more than 200 years ago when William Knabe was born in Kreuzburg, Germany in 1803. After immigrating to the United States and settling in Baltimore Maryland, Knabe formed his own business of buying, selling and repairing used pianos from inside his home. Knabe became a part of American history when in 1838, Francis Scott Key, composer of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” commissioned him to custom-build a square grand piano for his home. A Knabe grand piano was played on the official opening of Carnegie Hall in 1891. Then in 1926, Knabe made history once again, as it was chosen to be the official piano of the New York Metropolitan Opera. President Herbert Hoover was the proud owner of a Knabe grand piano.
1900-47000 1940-124000 1966-172986 1975-185468
1905-57000 1950-144620 1967-174764 1976-187038
1910-68000 1955-154300 1968-176379 1977-188635
1915-78000 1960-162750 1969-177801 1978-190686
1920-88000 1961-169998 1970-179259 1979-192324
1925-97400 1962-166559 1971-180177 1980-194164
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1930-107300 1964-169626 1973-182171 1982-196284
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