Bluthner Pianos Overview
Blüthner are on the big four piano manufacturers and artists who were particularly fond of Blüthner pianos include Willhelm II, Emperor Franz Joseph I, Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler, Liberace, Béla Bartók, Claude Debussy, Dodie Smith, Max Reger, Richard Wagner, Johann Strauss, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Dmitri Shostakovich and Sergei Rachmaninoff. One Blüthner piano owned by the Abbey Road Studios in London was even used on some tracks of The Beatles’ Let It Be album
Julies Bluthner created his piano workshop in 1853 with the help of three skilled craftsman. By 1900 Bluthner had become the largest manufacturer of pianos in Germany, producing over 5000 pianos annually. Bluthner created some new mechanics for inside their instruments like Aliquot String, a fourth string that vibrated and was tuned in unison, along with angle cut hammers and the round like soundboard created a unique sound for all Bluthner pianos. Bluthner produced four types of upright pianos the straight-strung, overdamper; the overstrung, overdamper; the straight-strung underdamper & the overstrung over damper.