Brambach Piano Value – What’s a Brambach Really Worth?

Discover the Brambach Piano Value

Ah yes, the Brambach piano: a company whose name was discontinued in 1957, yet still has some fans and potential buyers today curious about its worth.  So whether you have a Brambach piano you’re looking to buy, or want to know sell your piano and need to assess its worth, let’s take some to discover the true value of a Brambach piano!

Assessing Brambach Piano Value

What's a Brambach Piano Worth?

Determining the value of a Brambach is not very difficult, as their prices are quite consistent.  However, there is no “one size” fits all number, so let’s break it down.

Known for their quality and small sizes, Brambach’s are often worth around $500-2,000+ today based on many factors, but this is just an estimated average. Their values rely on various other factors, including:

  • Age-Modern//Vintage/Antique
  • Condition
  • Body (upright, spinet, baby grand, or grand)
  • Repairs & restoring needs
  • Color & finish

Now let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of why the prices fluctuate, as well as a few specific examples that truly show off the value of Brambach pianos.

The Importance of a Piano’s Age

I’d like to quickly start off by reminding readers that pianos depreciate over time rather than appreciate in value.  This may come as a shock to some, as many think that the older something is, the more valuable. 

Of course, this can be true, but with pianos, age is often associated with piano use, and therefore it’s likelier than not that an older piano is going to be in worse physical condition than a much newer piano (and this can certainly affect the quality of the piano’s sound). 

Now, there are some brands and companies that can be somewhat immune to piano depreciation. Piano brands such as Steinway or Yamaha will retain more value over time, and unfortunately significantly more than a Brambach.  But, on the bright side, this means you can likely get a great deal on a Brambach piano that you’re looking to purchase!

What is a Brambach Piano Worth?

It’s time to see what Brambach pianos are selling for now on the secondary market.  So let’s take a look and try to assess whether the value seems appropriate.

1) On Alamo Music, there is an absolutely charming Brambach Baby Grand for sale for $2,500. 

It is a used walnut piano in “very good” condition, which appears true based on the photos they provide.   

What I love about this listing is that there is more than one photo, they provide you the serial number AND price, the condition, finish, a photo of the inside of the piano, a well as a photo of the cost to ship to different regions of the U.S, with a color-coded map as a guide, this seller cares about their buyer! This is a green flag when shopping. 

They also give a brief history of the piano, so you know a little more about the product you’re purchasing. It also has a 90 day full-service warranty, making the price worth it for the size, condition, and care of the service you’re buying from. I would feel very taken care of if I bought from this seller/site. This is a Brambach to keep on your radar, as it also comes with a lovely floral bench.  This piano appears to be valued quite appropriately.

Check out a video of a different Brambach baby grand piano below:

2) Now, let’s take a peek at an Antique Brombach piano that recently sold at Antique Piano Shop. I was shocked when I saw the price it sold at, which was $29,000! So to start off, this piano is from the year 1928, making it not “antique” yet (despite appearing on a site called with “Antique” in the title.  It’s such a minor quibble, of course, but I want to quickly touch on this in the hopes that it helps someone.

For an item such as a piano to be referred to as being an “antique,” it needs to be at least 100 years old.  But I digress—let’s get back to breaking down this listing!

This Brambach piano is made of walnut and has been restored, and also has a classic old-timey body and leg appearance, making me believe this is what made it worth so much in the buyers’ eyes. It is also a “French Provisional” piano, which they claim to go for $10,000 at the cheapest, this also may have motivated the buyer. 

Yet, this piano seems like it was overpriced, as it is not a highly regarded brand name to be worth this much money. But let’s not tell the buyer that—we wouldn’t want to rain on their parade. 

3) Let’s now peek at this Brambach Baby Grand listed on, where bidders often get into bidding wars for antique items! This one is in around $700-800 in Canadian dollars, but for my U.S homies, that translates to around $516-590 (which is a much more reasonable price for an older Brambach with little to no information provided).

Would I buy this one? Probably not, due to the lack of details and pictures. A low price alone is not the only factor when buying an affordable but quality piano.

4) Okay, so this next one was not listed by a piano distributor, rather a general seller on the Reverb marketplace, which is like eBay, but for new and used instruments only. This 1970s Brambach Baby Grand was listed for $1,000 but it’s a bit unclear whether or not it sold. 

If it didn’t sell, why is that?  Well, possibly due to its lack of descriptive information on the sales page, for one.  Secondly, the piano being “used” but not restored may have been a problem for some who might have worried about the piano’s ability to function properly.  Additionally, there’s no moving help or warranty offered here, which is also important when buying a piano of any kind.   

Would I buy this one? No. There is a lack of transparency with the condition (listed only as “good”), and if you’re paying $1,000 for a Brambach piano, you might as well spend that money with a distributor that can give you a warranty and a better history of the piano. 

It’s like buying a beater car because you need a commuting car not far from work. Will it work? Sure. Will it be a quality purchase that will last you years into the future?  Who knows.  And that would be my concern here.

Below, check out a video of a different baby grand piano made by Brambach:

5) And finally, we have a Brambach Baby Grand in “poor condition” listed on EBTH (Everything but the House), where buyers bid for hot-ticket items. Due to its condition, it only sold for $65, but had 6 bids, meaning this brand can be fairly sought-after—but a piano’s condition matters tremendously. 

If you fall in love with the brand and the exterior, then restoring may be right for you, especially if the piano itself is only $65! This is not the ideal path for most buyers though—we want to play the piano, not work on a project. If you are intrigued by the thought of buying cheap and restoring, then head over to a place like Lindeblad’s to request a free restoration estimate.  You might find it to be worth it in the end.

Wrapping it All Up

As you navigate the intricate world of Brambach piano value, remember that the age of the piano, its condition, finish, and brand name recognition significantly influence its worth over time. If you choose to buy a Brambach piano online, try to find out as much information as you can from the seller (including, perhaps, requesting a video of the piano being played).  

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This article was written by Morgan and edited by Michael.

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