Is Hammond a good piano?

Hammond built a line of very well-made player pianos under the “Mello-Harp” brand label. Surviving Hammond pianos and player pianos we have seen come through our shop have been very well made, good-sounding instruments.

What is a piano worth?

An upright piano costs between $3000 – $6500 on average. High-end upright pianos average around $10,000 – $25,000. Entry level grand pianos costs between $7000 – 30,000. High-end grand pianos such as Steinway, Bosendorfer, and Yamaha can cost between $65,000 – $190,000.

Who made Hammond pianos?

Hammond organ
A Hammond C-3 organ
Manufacturer The Hammond Organ Company (1935–1985) Hammond Organ Australia (1986–1989) Hammond-Suzuki (1989–present)
Dates 1935–1975 (tonewheel models) 1967–1985 (transistor models) 1986–present (digital models)
Price $1,193 (Model A, 1935) $2,745 (Model B-3, 1954)

How many keys does Hammond B3 have?

This organ has two 61 note keyboards, (manuals), sometimes called the swell (top) and the great (bottom), a variety of built-in special effects, (including “percussion” effects, several different chorus and vibrato effects, and adjustable attack and decay effects), 9 preset keys for both manuals, (the inversely white …

How much does a Hammond C3 weight?

Special handling instructions: The C3 is 48 ¾” wide, 29” deep and 38 ¾” high. It weighs 450lbs.

Where are Straube pianos made?

In 1904, the Straube Piano Company moved its manufacturing and executive offices from Chicago to a newly built piano factory in Hammond, Indiana – in the Calumet Region – on five acres served by the Monon and the Chicago, Cincinnati & Louisville railways. The new factory was custom designed and owned by the company.

When did the Straube Piano Company get an injunction?

The Straube Piano Company challenged and won an injunction on December 16, 1901, in Cook County Circuit Court forbidding the Straubes and Jacobsen from using the Straube name in the manufacturing of pianos.

When was the Golden Age of the Straube Piano?

The years 1875 to 1932 were a golden age of piano making, a time when pianos had few competitors for home entertainment. Straube manufactured pianos for the last thirty-seven of those years.

Where was the first Van Matre piano made?

Straube manufactured its first piano in June 1895 at that factory, which was also the factory of Van Matre & Co. W.N. Van Matre & Co. was a music dealer at 105 State Street in Rockford, Illinois. Around July 1896, Van Matre and Straube dissolved the partnership, after Straube purchased Van Matre’s share.