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Stumbled upon this piano for sale, so I began researching it.
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The label on the piano, W. Wolthers is the piano retail seller in Netherlands. The piano is made by Glaser Brothers in Roda, which is a town about 80 miles southwest of Leipzig.

The manufacturer's stated objective is to bring low-priced pianos to market. The oak finish is said to cost less to make than a polished finish.

Here is a Google translation of the story of father Glaser and his three sons, and some industrial intrigue and even fraud. Fascinating read! https://tinyurl.com/y2w3b7a3

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That is an interesting looking, older upright piano. With it being German, it was probably a nice piano in its prime, but may be iffy now, judging from the leveling of the keys in the photos. But that is part of the intrigue of old pianos. Some are still playable to some degree, even in unrestored condition, after a 100 years or more.

As for the name brand, I'll admit I've never heard of it. In fact, being somewhat of a piano enthusiast, I see lots of brands I've never heard of while looking at the Facebook Marketplace piano ads. I used to think there were a few hundred different brands, but now I'm convinced there are likely thousands of different brands. It seems like there is a brand I've never heard of around every corner.

I suppose the depth of acoustic piano history is very deep and very wide.

Thanks for sharing the pics and the story! smile

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Rickster, I like the part about people actually doing work and earning a living (by building pianos).


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