Kayserburg Pianos

The Quest For Perfection: With the mandate to create ‘the finest pianos in the world,’ Kayserburg combined the finest in German precision craftsmanship with the latest advancements in acoustics and state-of-the-art manufacturing technology. The result is pianos that challenge listeners and performers to name one better. It’s no wonder the tone and touch has been compared favorably to well established European pianos; the master designer responsible was trained and excelled in building pianos for famous German brands before accepting the challenge to develop the Kayserburg Artists AND Master Series.


In creating the finest pianos in the world, Kayserburg developed the PR2.0 hammer design using imported German felt that is formed over select hardwood cores and then fastened to the cores with t-shaped steel wires for the maximum resilience and structural integrity. Improved hammer shanks adopt the grand piano concept for the ultimate balancing while each hammer requires a minimum of five inspections to earn quality control certification.

Before and after drying in our state-of-the-art kilns, woods are expertly cured to specific moisture contents, which reduces the natural tendency for wood to swell and contract with humidity fluctuation. In crafting each Kayserburg piano, humidity and temperature levels are strictly controlled by dehumidifier and air-conditioning systems to ensure a consistent environment throughout the production line.

To lower the volume and sustain, the hammer rest rail rotates to reduce the hammer strike distance. The Kayserburg vertical pianos action has been doubled from a single rest rail to give the hammer shank more accuracy and to offer more accurate control for both volume and sustain.

To complement the Double Action Rest Rail, Kayserburg has added a Limited Rail device for rapid reset of the Jack during the playing of high-speed passages that require continuous movement of the hammers, resulting in an enriched performance.

The plate supports the incredible tension placed on the instrument by its strings. Like the world’s finest pianos, Kayserburg plates are made with the highest-quality pig iron formed in wet sand molds, then CNC machined and fully finished. Unlike vacuum processed plates, wet sand cast plates are stronger and do not produce undesirable harmonic feedback.

To accurately transmit the vibration of each string to the soundboard, the bridge must be extremely strong, rigid, and resonant. Kayserburg pianos feature vertically laminated, Beech and Rosewood bridges, for increased rigidity, with a solid beech cap. The bridge is glued, dowelled and screwed to the soundboard.

The height of the front caster can be individually adjusted according to the condition of where they are placed, ensuring the piano is always perfectly stable and level.

Because of the difference in string tension, Kayserburg vertical pianos have an unequal distance, asymmetric back post structure. Scientifically designed to balance the bearing capacity of each sound section, the structure provides added stability and strength. Kayserburg verticals have an inner rim of solid beech and solid spruce backposts for a sound that’s warm, clean, and distinct.

Select quarter-sawn spruce ribs are graduated in width and thickness, and feathered for flexibility and frequency response, are glued and hand doweled to the soundboard and then mortised into the rim.

The keys on all Kayserburg pianos are made of solid, straight-grained, spruce for a light key with superior strength and accurate transfer of the pianist’s intentions to the hammer. Genuine ebony wood is used for sharps, while white keys are covered in Ivolan®, an eco-friendly ivory substitute with a gentle gripping surface for a more natural feel and easier control. Each key is individually weighted for an overall even touch. Where the balance rail pin supports the key, a solid hardwood key button and insert ensure stability under the most stressful playing. All pins are solid brass for stability and noise-free sound production. To resist warpage or movement, the keybed is constructed with solid European spruce in a butcher block configuration.

Kayserburg grand piano outer rims are made from maple and inner rims are made from beech. The beams are crafted from the finest quality solid European Spruce and are individually attached to the rim with mortise and dowels, not screws, for structural integrity that will last decades. Many of the world’s finest grand piano rims are made from maple and beech, dense hardwoods that allow for warmer, richer tone with longer sustain.

For greater dynamic range and improved sustain, all Kayserburg pianos have tapered soundboards crafted entirely of tight-grained, European quarter-sawn, solid spruce from remote regions as varied as Siberia to the mountains of Central Europe are the hallmark of Kayserburg pianos. Each soundboard is given years of special seasoning, then handcrafted to ensure a precise crown (natural bowing).

Rather than stamping the pin thread, nickel-plated and cut-thread tuning pins offer more precision and control for longer lasting tuning. The pins are set into a block made of cross-laminated, quarter sawn maple or beech for maximum resistance on the tuning pin thread.

Kayserburg uses only the best: Röslau strings from Germany, with solid surgical grade steel treble strings and solid copper hand-wound bass strings.

Which Kayserburg Piano is best for you?

No matter what your playing style may be, or whether your piano graces a home or stage, each of Kayserburg’s five distinct piano series represents the very finest in craftsmanship and performance, rivaling and surpassing the best Germany has ever offered.

Excellent Series

Deserving of its name, the Excellent Series vertical pianos put Kayserburg quality within reach.

Heritage Series

Reflecting a traditional heritage,
these vertical and grand pianos add character to your décor and an heirloom for your family.

Artists Series

Capable of expressing every nuance, the Artists Series vertical and grand pianos reflect your musical passion.

Master Series

The Master Series’ performance and craftsmanship achieves the goal of meeting and exceeding grand piano sound.

The Kayserburg Étoile Collection

The beauty of meticulously handcrafted, ethically harvested, and sustainable genuine veneers.


The KA180T, 5’ 11”, Grand Piano – $139,985 (USD)

Kayserburg has long known that piano building is an art form unto itself, but turning a piano into a work of art takes the highest level of veneer craftsmanship. Named for the French word for ‘star’ (pronounced eiˈtwal), the Kayserburg Étoile Collection brings forward the ultimate expression of turning rare wood’s natural luster, color, and patterns that change from every angle into heavenly beauty.

he KA180T, 5’ 11”, Grand Piano – $130,426 (USD)

Of the more than 90,000 species of hardwoods in the world, only about 100 are used in the fancy veneer industry. For the Kayserburg Étoile Collection only the most impactful have been selected; whether it’s East Indian Rosewood, which is considered one of the most beautiful lumbers in the world that is found in many Asian antiques, or Ziricote, an exotic wood native to the Central American that ranges from reddish-brown to dark brown with unusual streaks of pale-yellow sapwood.

The KA160T, 5’ 3”, Grand Piano – $125,668 (USD)

The Kayserburg Étoile Collection exotic veneers include Sapele Mahogany, a luxurious wood from western and central African trees that reach heights up to 180 feet, and Golden Silk Phoebe that has been historically used for boat building, architectural woodworking, furniture, and sculptural carving. The collection also features Tiger Striped Sandalwood, Straight Line Ebony, Green Apple, and Rose Gold Sandalwood.

The KA180T, 5’ 11”, Grand Piano – $136,885 (USD)

The KA160T has a solid tapered soundboard while the KA180T has a Strunz solid tapered soundboard. Both feature Röslau wire, copper wound bass strings, Renner hammers, Renner action, Dehonit pin block, slow fallboard, ebony sharps, and a solid tapered soundboard.

The KA212T features Röslau wire, copper wound bass strings, Renner hammers, Renner action, Dehonit pin block, slow fallboard, ebony sharps, Strunz solid tapered soundboard, and a Laukhuff keyboard.

The KA3TX, 50”, Vertical Piano – $34,950 (USD)

The KA3TX and KA2TX feature Roslau wire, copper wound bass strings, PR 2.0 hammers, slow fallboard, ebony sharps, and a solid spruce tapered soundboard.

The KA160T, 5’ 3”, Grand Piano – $126,680 (USD)

Kayserburg believes that with its meticulous craftsmanship and unrivaled playability a piano from the Kayserburg Étoile Collection is destined to become the center of the universe in any setting.

The KA180T, 5’ 11”, Grand Piano – $128,675 (USD)

For each Kayserburg piano, up to 8,000 components are precisely produced by advanced CNC digital machinery then meticulously assembled by hand in the tradition of German-inspired craftsmanship.

The KA212T, 7’ Semi-Concert Grand Piano – $150,830 (USD)

Every component in the KA212T reflects the finest available: Röslau wire, copper wound bass strings, Renner hammers and Renner action from Germany, Strunz solid tapered soundboard, Dehonit pin block and a Laukhuff keyboard.

The KA6TX, 52″ Vertical Piano – $36,850 (USD)

The largest of the Artists Series vertical pianos, the KA6TX fits into any environment while producing the powerful dynamic range usually associated with a baby grand piano.

The KX2T, 48.25″, Vertical Piano – $23,680 (USD)

Kayserburg vertical and grand pianos are entirely handmade by the factory’s most experienced artisans, closely supervised and trained by Swiss master piano designer Stephan Mohler.

The KA2TX, 48.5”, Vertical Piano – $33,850 (USD)

With every component selected for its precision and quality, with craftsmanship that reflects the very best in European manufacturing techniques, and with innovative designs, Kayserburg pianos represent the new standard in outstanding acoustic definition and performance.