Why Bösendorfer is Often Called the ‘Rolls Royce’ of Pianos

There's something undeniably captivating about excellence, whether it's in design, engineering, or craftsmanship. In the world of luxury vehicles, Rolls Royce stands as the epitome of such excellence. Similarly, in the realm of musical instruments, the name Bösendorfer resonates with an unparalleled reputation for perfection. Here's why Bösendorfer earns its distinguished moniker as the ‘Rolls Royce’ of pianos.

A Storied History of Craftsmanship

Ignaz Bösendorfer and his son Ludwig Bösendorfer

Ignaz Bösendorfer and his son Ludwig Bösendorfer

Roots dating back to 1828: Bösendorfer's story began in Vienna, a city known as the world's music capital. Founded by Ignaz Bösendorfer, the company quickly established itself by delivering pianos of the highest quality. Throughout the years, renowned composers and pianists, from Franz Liszt to Oscar Peterson, have chosen Bösendorfer as their instrument of choice.

1838, Vienna - Liszt plays on a Bösendorfer Grand piano

Unparalleled Sound and Resonance

Depth and richness of tone: One of the primary reasons Bösendorfer is celebrated is the unparalleled depth and richness of its sound. Their pianos possess a unique resonance, which can be credited to their soundboard design, their resonating rim concept, and the quality of materials used. Every Bösendorfer is crafted to ensure the most harmonious sound, setting it apart from other pianos in the industry. 

Masterful Craftsmanship and Attention to Detail

Commitment to excellence: Much like how Rolls Royce vehicles are handcrafted with meticulous precision, every Bösendorfer piano is a result of tireless devotion to detail. The artisans involved take their time, often spending several years crafting each instrument. This commitment ensures that every Bösendorfer piano isn't just a musical instrument, but a piece of art.

Exceptional Materials

Highest quality sourcing: Bösendorfer pianos are constructed using only the finest materials sourced from specific regions renowned for their quality. For instance, the spruce used in their soundboards comes from the Austrian Alps, known for its consistent grain and acoustic properties. This dedication to using the best materials translates to a more resonant and longer-lasting instrument.

A Long-lasting Legacy

Instruments that stand the test of time: Bösendorfer pianos are not just renowned for their sound and design, but also for their longevity. With proper care, these pianos can be passed down through generations, much like a cherished heirloom or a vintage Rolls Royce.

Cunningham Piano Company: Your Gateway to Bösendorfer in the Delaware Valley

For those in the Delaware Valley seeking the best of the best in pianos, the Cunningham Piano Company proudly stands as the exclusive dealer for Bösendorfer. This partnership signifies a shared commitment to musical excellence and the appreciation of true craftsmanship.

Cunningham Piano Company not only provides access to these magnificent instruments but also offers unparalleled expertise and service to ensure that your Bösendorfer experience is nothing short of exceptional.

In Conclusion

Just as the name Rolls Royce is synonymous with automotive luxury, Bösendorfer has firmly established itself as the gold standard in the world of pianos. With a storied history, unmatched craftsmanship, and an unwavering commitment to excellence, it's no wonder that Bösendorfer stands head and shoulders above the rest.

When you sit before a Bösendorfer, you're not just playing a piano; you're becoming a part of a legacy of musical brilliance. And for those in the Delaware Valley, the Cunningham Piano Company is your trusted bridge to this world of unparalleled musical artistry.