Since 1881 and in the new era of modern piano manufacturing, Mason & Hamlin has maintained and preserved original company designs many of which are exclusive to Mason & Hamlin pianos, including the Mason & Hamlin Model B, and has faithfully preserved them using sophisticated computer software programs to archive original Mason & Hamlin company scale designs, jigs, fixtures and templates.
As evidence of Mason & Hamlin’s unparalleled commitment to quality and a limited production fewer than 300 pianos are built-by-hand each year. Each piano is truly rare, a one-of-a-kind original.
Acclaimed and collected by generations of serious piano aficionados, Mason & Hamlin is the ultimate piano investment.
Mason & Hamlin Model B Specifications:
- Length: 5ft 4in (162.56cm)
- Width: 57.22in (145.34cm) (measured at keyboard of piano)
- Rim:Hard Rock Maple
- Rim Thickness:
- Inner 2.125in (5.4cm)
- Outer 1in (2.54cm)
- Total 3.125in (7.94cm)
- Plate:Sand Cast Gray Iron, Full Perimeter
- Soundboard: White Spruce Perimeter Taper (customized for each model)
- Soundboard Size: 1,883.4in2 (4,783.84cm2)
- Ebony Satin
- Ebony Polish
Additional Available Finishes:
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“What a magnificent instrument! It is worthy of all praise and admiration!”
(Letter from Franz to Mason & Hamlin, Weimar, June 12, 1883) Franz Liszt Museum, Budapest
“The Mason & Hamlin pianoforte serves magnificently the composer’s concept by its extensive range in dynamics, as well as quality of tone, not short of being a small orchestra, in my opinion the Mason & Hamlin is a real work of art.”
“I desired to play Mason & Hamlin pianos because I believe they would be the most satisfactory to me in my work. In my opinion, these instruments must satisfy all musicians and artists of first rank, as well as music lovers in general. I feel that if I have succeeded in making even the slightest impression upon the public by my playing, a great part of my success is due to your instruments.”
“One of the Most Beautiful Pianos I have ever had a chance to play.” (Autobiography, 1921)