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    Lipp, Richard & Sohn

    The firm of Richard Lipp & Sohn was established in Stuttgart, Germany in 1831.  R. Lipp & Sohn was one of Germany’s most prestigious “old world” piano manufacturers and the firm enjoyed a great deal of success throughout the 19th and 20th Centuries.  The firm was known for building high-quality, durable instruments of superior touch and tone. 

    Instruments by Richard Lipp & Sohn were primarily marketed in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.  Vintage instruments by Richard Lipp & Sohn are rarely encountered in the United States, indicating they were not originally sold in North American markets. 

    From 1985 – 1992, Richard Lipp & Sohn was built under license of the Bentley Piano Company, Ltd.  In 1993, the firm was purchased by Whelpdale, Maxwell & Codd, Ltd., and the Richard Lipps & Sohn name continued to be manufactured until 1998.  Today, Richard Lipp & Sohn pianos are being built by the large Hyundai Corporation of South Korea.