Jacques-Nicolas Günther belonged to the third generation of the Günther family of piano builders in Germany. He moved to Brussels in 1845. Very soon he became well-known as a progressive piano builder. At hte World Exhibition in Paris in 1867 he won a gold medal for two grand pianos with crossed strings. But also at international exhibitions in Chile, Syndey, Amsterdam, Vienne, Brussels etc. Günther won major awards. By also building concert grand pianos, the brand grew to become the most important piano supplier in Belgium.. 

Technical data:

  • Inscription: J. GÜNTHER
  • Compass: 7 octaves and 3 notes (AAA-c''''')
  • Keyboard: naturals in ivory, sharps in ebony
  • Pedals: 2: keyboard shift - controlling dampers
  • Dimensions: L 272 cm / W 150 cm
  • Serial number: 13356
  • Chris Maene Collection number: CM 63 319
  • Condition: restored to concert level, Chris Maene workshop 2014
  • Location: 3 - Museum headquarters "Piano's Maene" Ruiselede

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