Steingraeber & Söhne KG

History of Steingraeber & Sons 

 

1The story of the pianoforte manufacturer, Steingraeber & Söhne, begins in the 1820’s in Thuringia.  The second generation Eduard Steingraeber moved to Bayreuth in 1852, where he completed his “Opus 1”, a revolutionary “masterpiece” in which he combined “Viennese” with “English” mechanical systems.  Within the space of three decades he built his firm into Bavaria’s largest and most important upright and grand piano maker, a regular recipient of international prizes ever since 1867.  Beginning in 1906, world- renowned designers fashioned Steingraeber piano cabinets.

And so it remains to this day: international awards, the historic residence of the firm, the Schmidt-Steingraeber family, whose sixth generation now directs the business, while the seventh busies itself with the first piano lessons.  Steingraeber & Söhne has always had the impulse to search for new developments in the construction of world-class instruments.

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How old is your Steingraeber Piano?

Here is a list of serial numbers for your Steingraeber & Sons instrument: 

  Year  Numer     Year   Number
  1860   1000     1936   24450
  1865   1500     1937   24700
  1870   2000     1938   24900
  1875   3000     1939   25300
  1880   4000     1940   25450
  1885   4700     1949   25620
  1890   5500     1950   25800
  1891   5800     1951   26200
  1892   6050     1952   26400
  1893   6350     1953   26600
  1894   6700     1954   26800
  1895   7000     1955   27000
  1896   7350     1960   28000
  1897   7900     1965   29710
  1898   8450     1970   31420
  1899   9200     1975   32500
  1900   9750     1977   33290
  1901   10700     1978   33540
  1902   10950     1979   33800
  1903   11650     1980   34180
  1904   12350     1981   34470
  1905   13000     1982   34760
  1906   13800     1983   34950
  1907   14500     1984   35160
  1908   15300     1985   35500
  1909   16000     1986   36000
  1910   16700     1987   36500
  1911   17500     1988   37000
  1912   18100     1989   37500
  1913   18800     1990   38000
  1914   19500     1991   38500
  1915   20600     1992   39000
  1920   20800     1993   39500
  1921   20900     1994   40000
  1922   21050     1995   40500
  1923   21450     1996   41000
  1924   21600     1997   41500
  1925   22000     1998   42000
  1926   22350     1999   42500
  1927   22800     2000   43000
  1928   23300     2001   43500
  1929   23500     2002   44000
  1930   23750     2003   44500
  1931   23800     2004   44750
  1932   23900     2005     45000
  1933   24000       
  1934   24150       
  1935   24300      
Steingraeber & Söhne KG Friedrichstraße 2 und Steingraeberpassage 1 95444 Bayreuth
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