Time honored design and a legacy of superior craftsmanship…
Since its founding, Wm. Knabe & Co. has been a rich part of American music history. In 1838, Francis Scott Key, composer of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” commissioned the company to custom-build a square grand piano for his home. In 1891, Knabe pianos and their sponsored guest conductor, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, were were both present at the official opening of Carnegie Hall. In 1926, Knabe became the official piano of the New York Metropolitan Opera. To this day you’ll find Knabe piano in famous celebrities museums (including Elvis Presley and Walt Disney). As one of America’s oldest brands, Knabe has been the official presidential piano of the White House more times than any other brand with the exception of Steinway.
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Through the years, Knabe has been a part of such establishments as the American Piano Company, Aeolian Corporation, and Mason Hamlin. Today, the Knabe is the premium piano for Samick Music Corporation, one of the world’s largest musical instrument manufacturers. SMC is proud to continue the manufacturing and production of these fine works of art, known throughout the world for their beauty of sound and cabinetry.
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