Individually Custom Handmade Pianos and Harpsichords
Very few new pianos today(if any) are custom handmade in a true craftsman sense. Most are carbon copies that roll off of a production line, are made with hundreds of employees, and equipped with large modern machinery. But since every pianist has their own individual likes and dislikes, I wonder if this ‘Cart before the Horse” system is really the best? I offer a different approach. A closer connection between builder and pianist.
It can be argued, that the best pianos that were ever built, were personally built by the man who designed them or whose name is on them. I am sure, that every veteran pianist has had the experience of playing on thousands of different pianos over the years, but for some reason or another, one or two stood out from the rest. For me, that would be a Mason and Hamlin BB that was personally built by Gertz (the designer). It was truly EXTRAORDINARY! I later played on an M&H BB recently made, and it was sickly compared to one of the originals by Gertz, which even had an old soundboard.
This extraordinary sound and beauty is what I strive for everyday in my piano designs, it is what keeps me motivated to explore and perfect my craft. My goal is to bring back that connection between pianist and craftsman, to give the pianist an extraordinary experience.
Each of my pianos is painstakenly and meticulously handcrafted, not ony as a musical instrument, but also as a work of art. As a result, no two pianos are alike, and each has a unique character.
I work personally with each client to build the tone they want, the touch they deserve, and the instrument to look the way they want it to look..
My pianos feature:
- Welded Steel Plates in my ‘Innovative’ line.
- High Compression Soundboards in all pianos
- Proprietary Inner Rims that remove unwanted internal stresses.
- Computer Balanced Low Inertia Erard/Herz actions for a velvety touch.
- Cold-Pressed Hammers for a luxurious American tone.
- Handpainted finishes
The design features that I have built into my pianos are based on traditional piano craftsmanship, with a few innovative improvements of my own, to create a deep bass, a singing tone with a long sustain, and my own unique sound.
This is your rare opportunity to buy directly from a craftsman builder and own a unique piano made specifically to suit your needs and tastes.
Every piano individually made in Tennessee, U.S.A.