Sell My Blüthner Piano

 Bluthner Grand Piano

If you are looking to sell your Bluthner we purchase Bluthner grand and baby grands as well as Bluthner uprights that are underdamped.

TYPES OF BLUTHNER PIANOS


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 STRING

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.

SEND IN AN EMAIL


The first stage of our piano valuation service, begins with an email containing the information below. Answer these questions as best as you can as that will help us give you a more accurate estimate.

Details

  • Is it an upright or a grand piano?
  • Make of piano, height of upright or length of grand
    (measured from the front of the keys to the back of the piano)
  • Serial number if available
  • How much use has the piano had, if known
  • Is the casework in original condition as far as you know
  • Brief comments on the condition of the piano in general

Send your email to info@robertspianos.com

Photos

  1. The piano taken from the front slightly to one side (for grand pianos please make sure the lid is up and the music desk is shown) – Grand / Upright
  2. Close-up of the keys and name – Grand / Upright
  3. Close-up of the front with the lid closed – Grand / Upright
  4. The serial number of the piano on the frame or elsewhere if you can find it – Grand / Upright
  5. About 10 hammers in the mid treble taken from above showing the indentation in the end of them – Grand / Upright
  6. The strings and tuning pins taken towards from the middle, showing where the strings are wound onto the tuning pins – Grand / Upright
  7. The soundboard behind or under the strings – Grand / Upright
  8. Any obvious defects

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