Mason & Hamlin pianos have long been included in the list of the world's finest pianos by professional musicians for well over 100 years.
Started in 1854 as an organ company by Henry Mason and Emmons Hamlin, the firm achieved quick and profitable success. Both partners set their sights on building a keyboard instrument that was a cutting edge technology at the time, the grand piano.
Again, they had immediate success, but both men knew that the product could be better. They set out to hire a young engineer who had already
been praised by giants within the industry, Mr. Richard Gertz.
Young Gertz redesigned their instruments and also changed and improved almost every process involved in building a grand piano. The results were tremendous and catapulted Mason & Hamlin into a place where they were desired by world class musicians world over.
The rich tone of Mason & Hamlin scales and designs has been highly praised by some of the world’s most famous and accomplished musicians. The general public might find some of the testimonials that follow to be “best kept secrets” – probably owing to the fact that Mason & Hamlin, unlike Steinway and Baldwin, never had a formal Concert and Artist program.