The Ibach Piano Company of Germany is estimated to be the oldest family owned piano company still on operation. The firm was originally established in 1794 by Johannes Adolph. The firm was originally known as “Ibach Piano & Organ Manufactures”. In 1839 Adolph Ibach retired and his sons Carl Rudolf and Richard took control of the firm. Two additional brothers were active in the firm as well during this time, Adolph Jun and Gustav.
The company split into two separate firms in 1869 – one division was an organ company, the other division a piano company. The Piano Company went on to be known as the Rud. Ibach Sohn Piano Company. Instruments by Ibach are of superior quality and are highly celebrated throughout Europe. Although Ibach pianos are rare here in the United States, they are consistently some of the finest European instruments we see come through our shop.
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Late 19th Century Advertisement for the Ibach Piano Company