Canadian Made Pianos

Canadian Made Pianos

We actually have a rich history in Canadian Made Pianos.  It began in the late 1800’s and thrived until the mid 1900’s when the international piano makers moved in and the popularity of the piano began to decline.  This forced the piano companies that were not taken over to band together in order to survive the changing landscape.  The early strength of the piano industry allowed the last one to survive until the 1990’s. For more information on the history of the piano in Canada visit The Canadian Encyclopedia.

With the modern technology of piano’s these days, the older ones have unfortunately decreased in value aside from the pride of owning what could be considered an antique because you love the art appreciate the history of music.  According to some, a piano built in the early days could be only worth $500 while a new one in the market today can cost over $8,000.  I myself appreciate the history of the manufacturing of pianos and can visualize the craftsmen and women building them with pride

Piano’s made in Canada can still be found through resale on various websites.  The question might be weather the old piano is worth the buy depending on the intended use.  The condition of the piano will dictate this value.  Things to consider are the hammers which may be worn down, the wood inside which as most wood could be deteriorated, and the integrity of the strings. This is entirely dependent on the care through the life of the piano. If you can find one that has been cared for and serviced annually, then you have found a jewel.  The history might be hard to find out so many will simply not buy one that was not built recently.  If you are interested and want to check the age of a piano, there is a serial number on the piano that will give you that information.




Canadian Made Pianos

Bell Pianos

1900 – 1920

See The History

These pianos are not made anymore but they are still out there.

Mason & Risch pianoMason & Risch

Late 1800’s to 1920

See The History

These pianos are not made anymore but they are still out there.

Lesage Pianos Ltd.

1891 – 1987

See The History


Willis & Company

Early 1900s – 1978

See The History

Sherlock – Manning

Late 1800’s – 1991

See The History

Amherst Pianos Ltd.

1913 – 1928

See The History

Cecilian Piano Company

1883 – 1922

See The History




Ennis Piano Company

1863 – 1911

See The History

Gourlay Pianos

1904 – 1923

See The History

Evans Bros

1872 – 1930’s

See The History

Dominion Piano & Organ

1870 – 1936

See The History

Grinell Brothers Ltd.

1902 – 1961

See The History

About Shannon McDougall

A proud Canadian who believes in buying at home when possible.