The story of Mason & Hamlin began in 1854 when two brilliant idealists sought to accomplish one goal: to make the world’s finest musical instrument. A mechanic and a pianist, Emmons Hamlin and Henry Mason committed to create an uncompromising instrument using only the finest materials and innovative techniques. Due to their dedication to quality, it was not long before Mason & Hamlin established a worldwide reputation for excellence that has lasted generations.
A modern Mason & Hamlin piano is built with the original, hand-crafted designs and quality of its founders, while integrating the innovation and advancements of the twenty-first century.
Why Mason & Hamlin?
Since 1854, Mason & Hamlin has proudly continued its century-old tradition of using only the finest materials and time-honored methods to produce the World’s Finest Piano. Today, these remarkable American-made instruments grace the stages of concert halls and conservatories alike, and are renowned for their distinctive tone, bell-like treble, thunderous bass, and exceptional playability.
With fewer than 200 pianos produced each year, a Mason & Hamlin piano is the instrument for those who don't like to compromise and who desire something unique.
Why Mason & Hamlin?
“While preserving all the qualities of the percussion instrument, the Mason & Hamlin pianoforte also serves magnificently the composer’s concept by its extensive range in dynamics, as well as quality of tone. It is not short of being a small orchestra. In my opinion, the Mason & Hamlin is a real work of art.” - Maurice Ravel (World-Renowned Composer)
“…I desire to play the Mason & Hamlin pianos…I feel that if I have succeeded in making even the slightest impression upon the public by my playing, a great part of my success is due to your instruments.” - Sergei Rachmaninoff (World- Renowned Composer and Concert Pianist)
“What a magnificent instrument! It is worthy of all praise and admiration!” - Franz Liszt