Sell My Bluthner Piano

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If you are looking to sell your Bluthner we purchase Bluthner grand and baby grand as well as Bluthner uprights that are underdamped. Please (At this stage, you don’t need to send any photographs, though they would be useful to assess more accurately how much your piano is worth.)

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Bluthner grand piano types


Bluthner patent action

These are the older ones dating from about 1890 to 1925. The action is simpler in design from the normal roller action found in nearly all other pianos. It has the advantage of being smoother, usually lighter. The action doesn’t repeat as fast as the roller action, but this is not very noticeable in normal playing. The most common colours are black (60%) and rosewood (40%). They nearly all have turned legs and a slatted or fretted music desk.

Standard roller action

These date from about 1925 onwards. By far the most common is the style 4 baby grand, 4ft 11in, which is one of the best baby grand pianos ever made. It has a smooth touch and fine “silky” tone. About 55% are mahogany, 35% walnut and 10% black. They are simple in style with plain music desk and square tapered legs. Important note: many Bluthner style 4 baby grand pianos from 1925 to 1939 need to have the “action standards” replaced as they bow outwards, making correct regulation impossible. This work and the re-regulation costs about £1200 (2013).

Aliquot Stringing

These date from about 1925 onwards. By far the most common is the style 4 baby grand, 4ft 11in, which is one of the best baby grand pianos ever made. It has a smooth touch and fine “silky” tone. About 55% are mahogany, 35% walnut and 10% black. They are simple in style with plain music desk and square tapered legs. Important note: many Bluthner style 4 baby grand pianos from 1925 to 1939 need to have the “action standards” replaced as they bow outwards, making correct regulation impossible. This work and the re-regulation costs about £1200 (2013).

Bluthner upright pianos


Overdamper, overstrung and straight strung pianos

These date from about 1888 to 1920. They are very rich in tone. The main drawback is the overdamper system. Bluthner overdampers are some of the best, but as with all overdampers, they tend to “ring on” too much in the mid treble since the dampers are too close to the top of the strings. Mostly black (60%) or rosewood (40%)

Underdamper, straight and overstrung pianos

These have a fine rich tone and the taller ones a superb action. Mostly rosewood (60%) or black (40%).

IMPORTANT

We’ve found considerable inconsistency in the tone of Bluthner overstrung underdampers (not the straight strung ones). They often have areas that sound “boomy”, particularly in the mid treble. consequently we are very careful when buying Bluthners into stock. For further information, see our Bluthner page.

Quotes

For a quote on your piano please with the piano make, model, serial number, estimated age and pictures of the piano. Other makes of piano that we are looking for: Allison (baby grand), Bechstein, Bosnedorfer, Fazer (upright), Feurich, Gors and Kallman, Ibach, Kaps (upright), Kawai, Kemble, Knight, Richard Lipp, Rogers (George), Sauter, Seiler, Steinway, Welmar, Zender… Please enquire for other makes.