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Wurlitzer french cherry is in excellent condition, and comes with the matching bench. Rich tone, and the perfect piano for new piano student, or professional.
The Wurlitzer family were German instrument makers dating back to the 17th century with Hans Andreas Wurlitzer, a violin maker. Soon after coming from Germany, Franz Rudolph Wurlitzer established himself in 1856 in New York, importing German pianos. By 1861 a new factory was built in Cincinnati, Ohio, continuing to sell pianos with the Wurlitzer label, but made by other European makers. They did not start manufacturing their own pianos until 1880. Since the early 1900s Wurlitzer became one of the major names in the music business that included the sale of orchestrions, player pianos, organs and jukeboxes. By the 1900s Wurlitzer had factories in DeKalb, Illinois (grand pianos) and North Tonawanda, NY (upright pianos). Other names controlled by Wurlitzer have included: Apollo, Artola, Julius Bauer & Company, Melville Clark, De Kalb, Farney, Ellwood, Kingston, Student Butterfly baby grand piano, Caldwell, Clavichord, Kurtzmann, Merriam, Milner, Schaff Brothers, Spinette, Strad and Underwood. In 1985 Wurlitzer purchased the Chickering name and all the assets of the Aeolian Corp. Memphis, TN factory when Aeolian went out of business. In the 1980s to 1996 Wurlitzer also had a line of upright and grand pianos manufactured by Korean firm, Young Chang; also a J & C Fischer (and later Kranich & Bach) line of uprights made in China by the Beijing Piano Co. In 1990 the Wurlitzer factory was located in Holly Springs, and Corinth, Mississippi. From 1990 to 1994 the 5 foot Wurlitzer Grand was manufactured by the Baldwin Piano Co. In 1995 Baldwin purchased Wurlitzer and Chickering. By 1996 production of Wurlitzer grands were being manufactured by Samick in Korea. In 2001, the Baldwin, Chickering and Wurlitzer names were purchased by the Gibson musical instrument company. Wurlitzer upright pianos were then discontinued in 2003, essentially replaced by the Ellington, and then Hamilton line (made in China) in 2004. Grand pianos were then being manufactured in China by the Sejung Co.according to Baldwin specifications,using Baldwin and Chickering plate and scale designs.
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