Rogers Pianos were a London piano maker, one of Britain’s oldest and longest-established builders. The name is not quite as well-known as those of Broadwood, Chappell etc. but the instruments are of consistent high quality, from the 1900s to the 1980s.
From 1900 to the 1960s, Rogers built many very fine large uprights and baby grands, on a par with Challen, Welmar etc., with quality peaking in the 1920s and 30s. In the 60s and 70s, the company moved towards the ‘Small Modern’ case style, building a large number of reliable, good quality instruments before the demise of the company, along with many others, in the 80s. Most Rogers pianos are finished in rosewood or mahogany, with black finishes being much rarer.
Rogers pianos tend to have a light, playable touch and a full tone, clear but not too bright. Older traditional uprights have a more powerful, strident tone, but, as British instruments, are never overpowering. As instruments of high quality and sturdy construction they are often good candidates for restoration and can be expected to last many years.
We like to keep at least one Rogers upright in stock, our current selection (7.3.13) is shown below.