Why Choose American Music World
All of our pianos have been certified by a registered piano technician to be free from any defects. In addition, refurbished pianos go through a rigorous 10-point checklist.
5 Year Trade-Up Period
We offer a 5 year trade-up period so you can “upgrade” to a more advanced piano when you’re ready. This applies to all pianos with normal wear and tear.
Flexible Financing Options
We offer a variety of flexible financing options to help you get the piano you need. Please contact us to learn more about the different financing options that may be available to you.
Used pianos offer a 10-year warranty for parts and labor in most cases. New pianos offer a factory warranty which may be longer than 10 years depending on the piano.
1 Year of Free In-Home Service Adjustments
We want to help ensure that your piano is properly working for you once it’s delivered, so we include one year of in-home service adjustments and a free piano tuning.
Affordable Professional Delivery
If you’re like most people, you’ll need your new piano delivered. That’s why we offer professional piano delivery services at a very affordable rate with a 100% no damage guarantee.
Sohmer And Companyestablished In New York 1872
Sohmer and Company was a piano manufacturing company established inNew York in 1872. Sohmer & Co. sold the first modern baby grandpiano, as well as manufactured pianos with aliquot stringing and bridgeagraffes.
The company also manufactured Cecilian “all-inside” player pianos and Welte-Mignon Licensee reproducing pianos.
Among the most famous personalities who owned Sohmer & Co.pianos include U.S. President Calvin Coolidge, and composers VictorHerbert and Irving Berlin. Today, Korea-based Samick Music Corp. ownsthe Sohmer name and lines of pianos.
Despite the change of ownership, Sohmer and Co., is still one ofthe leading piano brands in the world. The brand maintains the legacyset by the founder as well as those who painstakingly manufactured thepiano lines since the day it was founded.
All the hard work and creative thinking of the Sohmer family isstill being carried on by the new stick holders and manufacturers.
Sohmer and Company was founded by Hugo Sohmer with his partnershipwith Joseph Kuder in 1872. They first manufactured and sold their pianosMarschall & Mittauer’s former address, after seven years, in 1879they expanded their factory and in 1883, they moved to an all newwarehouse which used to be the factory formerly the factory of reedorgan manufacturers Carhart & Needham.
Successions of the Sohmer Legacy
Trademark Models and Patented Designs
American Piano Sound
Sohmer Model 50 Louis Xv Baby Grand Piano 1969 Walnut Satin
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Sohmer Baby Grand Model 50 with matching bench
Serial Number 172865
Walnut color, satin finish, 5 feet long
Very good condition for its age
The piano plays well and is in very good condition for its age but could use reconditioning. It was purchased in 1973 by my father for my music study in college and has been tuned regularly since purchase. The last tuning was in March 2017. This piano has been kept in a non-smoking home and moved once since purchase. Sohmer was made in the USA and was a family business at the time it was built.
I am selling this piano because I have a second one and will be moving to a smaller home.
This item is sold As-Described
This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.Learn More.
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Do You Have A Piano To Sell
Place an ad with PianoMart and reach a discerning audience of potential buyers. Ad listings include a headline and description in addition to manufacturer and model specifications, as well as multiple photos and the option for a video link. It is 100% free to place an ad on PianoMart.com. We require a 3% referral fee only when your piano sells. You may choose to upgrade your ad to a Verified, Showcase or Featured Listing to reach more viewers and sell your piano more quickly.
Changes After The Sale By The Sohmer Family
In 1985 Sohmer & Co. bought Mason & Hamlin and William Knabe trademarks and equipment from the receivers of the bankrupt Aeolian Corporation, and in 1986, Pratt, Read & Co. sold Sohmer Holding Co. to a group of investors headed by Robert MacNeil. Production was moved to a new facility in Elysburg, Pennsylvania.
In 1989, MacNeil sold Sohmer & Co., which then included Mason & Hamlin, Knabe, and George Steck, to Bernard G. Greer, who owned a controlling interest in the Falcone Piano Co. Lloyd W. Meyer, a former CEO of Steinway & Sons, was put in charge of reorganizing the two companies.
In 1996 Kirk and Mark Burgett, as Music Systems Research, of Sacramento, California, manufacturers of PianoDisc player systems, purchased Sohmer as part of the then bankrupt Mason & Hamlin’s assets.
Samick Music Corporation, a large piano manufacturer based in Korea, holds the rights to the Sohmer name as well as several other traditional piano companies such as William Knabe, Pramberger, and Seiler. However, Samick no longer produces or distributes Sohmer-branded pianos.
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Serving Music Lovers For 20+ Years
For more than two decades, PianoMart has been the leading online resource for selling and buying pianos online. Our site is trusted by renowned dealers, professional musicians, private instructors, and amateur enthusiasts alike, and our inventory includes grand, baby grand, upright and digital pianos.
The PianoMart idea was born in 1996 by Joe Ross, a registered piano technician who envisioned a classified advertising platform for buying and selling pianos online. PianoMart.com launched in January 1997 and is the realization of that vision.
An Innovative Enduring Piano Manufacturing Company
Sohmer & Company was founded by Hugo Sohmer , a German born musician and classicist who migrated to New York City in 1862. As a young man, Sohmer learned about piano manufacturing from working as an apprentice with Schütze & Ludolff, a piano company that would later be eclipsed by Sohmer and other innovative companies.
Nearly two decades after Steinway & Sons had been established, Hugo Sohmer began his own piano making business in 1872 at a time when New York City was becoming the world center for reputable piano manufacturing. Whether smart, lucky or both, Hugo Sohmer began his business with a distinct advantage, having purchased an already established local piano business named Marshall & Mittauer which had already been producing pianos in New York City since 1867.
Sohmer went on to make a respectable name for himself by having sought piano technology instruction from skilled craftsmen in both the United States and Europe. His goal was to produce high quality grand pianos with patented innovations that would stand up to the big name companies like Steinway & Sons and Chickering & Sons. Sohmer’s patents did just that, helping the company compete with the best names in New York, Boston, Chicago and beyond. One such patent was for a very small grand piano — a mere five feet in length — that was very popular in homes and small apartments with limited space.
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Repairing And Rebuilding Sohmer Grand Pianos
Sohmer & Company has a long history of building fine grand pianos. In fact, Sohmer & Company is one of the few piano manufacturing firms that has been able to compete with the best names in the business. If you have a Sohmer piano that is need of repair or refurbishing, we encourage you to contact us to discuss the needs of your piano. Almost always, we have found that Sohmer grand pianos are worth rebuilding.