The Virtuolo brand name was built as a line of high quality player pianos by The Hallet & Davis Piano Company of Boston as well as a short-lived line of baby grand pianos built by The Premier Piano Corporation of New York City.
The Hallet & Davis Piano Company was known for building very high quality, expensive pianos during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. They offered a full line of square, upright and grand pianos until about 1890 when they discontinued the square piano and increased production on the ever more popular upright. Their “Virtuolo” line of player pianos were produced from about 1905 – 1925, and they were considered to be some of the finest, most well-made player pianos available.
After 1925, the Virtuolo brand name was purchased by the Premier Piano Corporation, and Premier built a line of baby grand pianos under the ‘Virtuolo’ brand name. The Premier Piano Corporation discontinued the Virtuolo brand name during the Great Depression era.
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Early 20th Century Advertisement for The “Virtuolo” Player Piano