“Consequently, a seventy-five year-old Mason & Hamlin often sounds better than – and retains a resale value exceeding that of – other higher priced new pianos.” | The Mason & Hamlin Website
Throughout the company’s history, advancement in design and engineering has been one of their foremost goals. Early Mason & Hamlin ‘screw stringer’ pianos utilized an interesting system which resulted in very stable tuning. (This was discontinued due to its expensive, proprietary design.) The famous Tension Resonator has been a staple of a standard Mason & Hamlin instrument for decades. Pianos from Mason & Hamlin are among the heaviest built and most durable instruments ever produced.
“The Mason & Hamlin pianos represent the most perfect example of the piano maker’s art. They are the most supremely beautiful instruments that I know.” – Harold Bauer
The rims of these pianos are made from multiple layers of the finest hard rock maple and are some of the thickest in the industry. This, combined with oversized soundboards make for an imposing sound and a tone that is broad and tremendous. These instruments produce a rich tone that is very distinctive and uniquely American. Not one to rest on their laurels, Mason & Hamlin has been at the forefront in their new use of ABS/Carbon Fiber action components, allowing for a light, incredibly durable and responsive action. These new Wessell, Nickel & Gross actions are utilized in all new Mason & Hamlin grand pianos and are often installed aftermarket in many other brands.
Mason & Hamlin Grand Piano Models
- Mason & Hamlin Model B Grand Piano – Approx. 5’4″ in length
- Mason & Hamlin Model A Grand Piano – Approx 5’8″ in length
- Mason & Hamlin Model AA Grand Piano – Approx. 6’2″ or more in length
- Mason & Hamlin Model BB Grand Piano – Approx. 6’11” in length
- Mason & Hamlin Model CC Concert Grand Piano – Approx. 9′ or more in length
Expert Mason & Hamlin Restoration
Chupp’s Pianos has over four decades of experience in selling, rebuilding and working with the world’s finest pianos. Not only can we help you find the right brand and model of piano for your home or institution, be we also have the means and experience to repair and re-manufacture any quality piano you wish. Mason & Hamlin pianos are of incredibly high quality and are excellent candidates for rebuilding.
We know that every pianist has a certain style and specific wants. Our abilities allow us to tailor your piano to your unique playing preferences and tonal wishes. We have the ability to locate and restore Mason & Hamlin pianos of the model of your choosing. Whether you are interested in a top quality Model 50 Upright or an imposing Model BB Semi-Concert Grand, we are ready to help you select the piano of your dreams!
Mason & Hamlin Today
Mason & Hamlin is currently headquartered in Haverhill, Massachusetts just a short distance from their original location in Boston. The company is one of only a handful of piano manufacturers to flourish not only during the Golden Age of the Piano, but also in the today’s modern era. Many of the great piano companies have come and gone, but Mason & Hamlin has endured. You can rest assured that you are purchasing a quality instrument from one of America’s oldest manufacturers that is truly built to last.
Their dedication to quality has led them to continue to innovate and lead in craftsmanship in the North American piano industry. The Burgett brothers purchased the Mason & Hamlin company in 1996 and brought a renewed enthusiasm and stability to the company. They brought vintage scale designs out of retirement and returned to the techniques and quality that made the company so beloved. Their extraordinary efforts helped to save this legend of the piano world.
To this day, there are 70 craftsmen at the factory who handle every phase of design, prep, and final product development. Every piano is inspected over a dozen times in order to ensure its quality. With such attention to detail, the company currently manufactures only 300 grand pianos and about 50 upright pianos every year. Mason & Hamlin is one of the only piano companies that continue to manufacture pianos in the United States. The continued production of new pianos has brought further attention to the company’s vintage instruments and the advantages they offer.
LET US HELP YOU FIND YOUR INSTRUMENT
Chupp’s Piano Service is happy to help all of our customers find their perfect piano. Whether you are an amateur just starting on a piano adventure, a discerning professional concert pianist or a university, we are ready to assist you in selecting the piano of your dreams. We have a large selection of fully restored Mason & Hamlin and Steinway Grand Pianos in our inventory as well as a number currently being restored. We have worked with countless musicians and professional venues over our forty years in business. Click to read what some of them are saying about our work! Contact us today if you are interested in Mason & Hamlin or any other brand of piano at 574-831-5820.
Undergoing RestorationMason & Hamlin Model BB Grand Piano #36328 was built in 1927. Measuring just under seven feet in length this semi-concert grand piano is in very good original condition. Larger than the comparable Steinway Model B, this grand piano is a lasting example of American piano quality. Pictured with an optional Jansen Artist Bench. After evaluating this instrument, we have selected this piano for a full restoration. Post-restoration price is pending. Contact us today for more about this instrument.
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