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Sommer, Sebastian

The Sebastian Sommer Piano Company was established in New York sometime around 1870. Their factory was located at 211 East 33rd Street. The firm had a good reputation for building high quality, durable pianos. Sommer marketed his instruments mostly to churches, schools and other institutions across the northeastern United States. Being a relatively small firm, Sommer never built a large volume of instruments, and they are quite rare today. Sommer seems to have been out of business sometime shortly after the turn-of-the-century. The extant pianos by Sebastian Sommer we have seen come through our restoration shop have been exceptionally well made pianos.


Sebastian Sommer Advertisement Late 19th Century Advertisement For The Sebastian Sommer Piano Company, New York, Circa 1880