Also on display by Baldwin will be some of its beautiful custom pianos highlighting the exotic and gallery collections. Among these are the Patriotic Piano by Ray Bishop which features metallic stars and stripes covering the rim, lid and music desk. Inside the rim features the words: Land of the Free, Home of the Brave. The underside of the lid of the Patriotic Piano is covered in a stunning eagle design and the custom red plate and red keys are accented by nickel hardware. The Zebra style piano from the exotic collection features bold black and white striped paint, a red plate, nickel hardware and red, white and black keys. The Neon Kids Vertical is a fun vertical painted with cool colors like “Cuda Green,” “Pretty in Pink,” “Passion Purple” and “Electric Orange” and features a painted plate and matching keys. And, lastly, the Tuxedo piano, inspired by the art deco period, is a highly polished ebony grand featuring white trim,, black keys and white sharps, nickel hardware and a white plate.
In addition, Baldwin will display many of its classic models, some of its Custom Grands and more with Exotic veneers, metallic scrollwork and much more.
Baldwin has been “America’s Favorite Piano” since 1862, when former music teacher D.H. Baldwin opened his music store in Cincinnati, Ohio. At the turn of the twentieth century, Baldwin pianos won international awards, and by the end of the century, Baldwin was the largest American piano maker. Baldwin joined Gibson Guitar Corp. in 2001.
Gibson Guitar Corps’ family of piano brands include D.H.Baldwin, Howard, Hamilton, Chickering, Wurlitzer, J&C Fischer, Nordiska, Sunshine and others. The division’s artists include Ben Folds, Diane Schuur, Amy Lee of Evanessence, Dave Brubeck, Seiji Ozawa, Arthur Hanlon, Marion McPartland and numerous others.