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What is a Sohmer piano worth?

What is a Sohmer piano worth?

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Year Details Price
Sohmer Vertical Piano $500
Beautiful Sohmer Baby Grand Piano For Sale $800
Sohmer & Co piano $1,200
1920 Sohmer grand piano 9b 1920 $1,500

Is Sohmer & Co a good piano?

Even though Sohmer and Co. has changed ownership many times over the last several decades, many consider the pianos made today under the Sohmer name to be high-quality and reminiscent of the Sohmer Pianos of old. Continuity in quality is just one of the reasons that these fine pianos were, and are, so popular.

Are sohmer pianos still made?

was a piano manufacturing company founded in New York City in 1872. Sohmer pianos were owned by U.S. President Calvin Coolidge, and composers Victor Herbert and Irving Berlin. Sohmer is now a line of pianos manufactured by Samick Music Corporation in Korea.

Do old pianos have any value?

Like antique books, antique pianos are not worth a lot of money just because they are old. In actuality these old instruments may be worth very little at all. Most antique, upright pianos are worth $500 or less in very good condition. This is because a piano is actually a machine.

Are Kimball pianos good quality?

Considered a middle tier piano in terms of quality, sound, and price, Kimball Pianos range in value between $500-1,000 unrestored.

What kind of piano did Sohmer and co make?

Sohmer & Co. was a piano manufacturing company founded in New York City in 1872. Sohmer & Co. marketed the first modern baby grand piano, and also manufactured pianos with aliquot stringing and bridge agraffes, as well as Cecilian “all-inside” player pianos and Welte-Mignon -Licensee reproducing pianos.

Who was the founder of Sohmer and Company?

In 1881 and 1882 they also advertised their pianos that won first prizes in Montreal. In 1913, Harry J. Sohmer took over the company and turned it into incorporation in the year 1940. He was succeeded by his sons, Harry J. Sohmer, Jr., President, and Robert H. Sohmer, Secretary and treasurer in 1971.

Why did Hugo Sohmer take Sebastian Sommer to court?

In 1894 Hugo Sohmer took competitor Sebastian Sommer to court for stenciling the name “Sommer” on the fallboard of his pianos. Sohmer declared that “Sohmer” was a trademark used as an emblem to distinguish the piano from others, especially the Sommer piano which he considered inferior.

Where did Hugo Sohmer live most of his life?

Hugo Sohmer (1845-1913) was born as the son of a physician in Dunningen, a village near Rottweil, on the foothills of the Black Forest, Germany. He was educated in literary and scientific subjects as well as music and the piano, and emigrated to New York City in 1863, where he apprenticed as a piano-builder in Schuetze & Ludolff’s factory.