Bluthner’s patented “Aliquot” system used extra strings to vibrate sympathetically in order to create a uniquely warm, rich tonal quality
Julius Bluthner has long been considered one of the finest piano manufacturers in Germany. Founded in 1853, Bluthner is one of the few piano manufacturers in the world to have survived well over 165 years in continuous operation.
This piano is one of Bluthner’s patent “Aliquot” pianos. In 1873 Julius Bluthner introduced his patented “aliquot stringing system” which uses an additional un-dampened string in each note of the top three piano octaves. This fourth strings is not directly struck by the piano hammer, but rather vibrates sympathetically in order to create a uniquely warm, rich tonal quality.
This exquisite piano is made of walnut wood with elaborate inlaid veneers. The overall appearance of the piano is truly stunning. The instrument is being restored to like-new condition, inside and out, all with a historical perspective in mind.
If desired, this piano can be equipped with the Pianomation player system. The Pianomation player system allows the piano to play by itself by live streaming music through any smart device. Over 10,000 song titles are available.