Wm. Knabe & Co. was founded in Kreutzberg, Germany in 1803. Willhelm Knabe chose to apprentice himself to a German piano maker of pianofortes and become an artisan of piano-making. After honing his craft at various German piano makers’ shops, he migrated to the United States in 1833. In 1854, Wm. Knabe & Co. was established to create the first Knabe Pianos.
Today, Samick Music Company is the parent company of Wm. Knabe & Co pianos. Samick continues to carry out the rich tradition of manufacturing pristine Knabe grand and vertical pianos. Many of the early designs are still incorporated into today’s modern-day Knabe scale and construction.
The soundboard is carefully hand-laid and tapered solid Canadian spruce. The rim of the piano is made of oak and maple. With Grand pianos featuring grand qualities, Knabe’s make a reputation for their beautiful features