WURLITZER Butterfly Grand
Finish TBD by you!
This rare Wurlitzer butterfly grand is ready to be fully customized by you! Pick a finish, and customize the insides to your specifications. Scroll down for more photos of a butterfly grand we recently sold that was fully rebuilt and refinished.
This little grand piano is known as the butterfly grand and was built by Rudolph Wurlitzer Piano & Organ Company in 1937. This unique small grand piano has 73 notes rather than 88 notes. Wurlitzer built a limited number of these collectors items during the 30s and 40s. They were designed for smaller homes and apartments, making them ideal for homes with limited space. Unfortunately, only a few of these pianos are left in the world and one happens to be in our showroom! These pianos are very rare and desirable among collectors.
Wurlitzer is an American company started in Cincinnati in 1853. In 1880, the company began manufacturing pianos and eventually relocated to North Tonawanda, New York. It quickly expanded to make band organs, orchestrions, player pianos and pipe or theatre organs popular in theatres during the days of silent movies.
Wurlitzer is most known for their production of entry level pianos. During the 1960s, they manufactured Spinet, Console, Studio and Grand Pianos. Over time, Wurlitzer acquired a number of other companies which made a variety of products, including kitchen appliances, carnival rides, player piano rolls and radios. Wurlitzer also operated a chain of retail stores where the company’s products were sold.
As technology evolved, Wurlitzer began producing electric pianos, electronic organs and jukeboxes, and it eventually became known more for jukeboxes and vending machines, which are still made by Wurlitzer, rather than for actual musical instruments.
- Piano bench
- Comprehensive pre-delivery service
- 5-year warranty
- Free delivery with Rosedale Piano Movers within the GTA to the main floor of your home
- One year “trade-up” at full value
- One complimentary in-home piano tuning