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Manufacturing Keyboard instruments since 1735 and the Celesta since 1890
For nearly 300 years the Schiedmayer family has been involved in manufacturing keyboard instruments.

Already in 1735 Balthasar Schiedmayer built his first clavichord in Erlangen. In 1809, his grandson, Johann Lorenz Schiedmayer, together with Carl Dieudonné, founded the Schiedmayer company in Stuttgart.

The tradition of manufacturing musical instruments (pianos, harmoniums and celestas) has been passed down from generation to generation.

Schiedmayer started manufacturing the Celesta in 1890 shortly after this instrument has been invented by Victor Mustel in 1886.
The Mustel company discontinued manufacturing the Celesta in ca. 1975 and Schiedmayer remained the sole Celesta manufacturer worldwide. Since 1980 Schiedmayer is specialized in the production of the Celesta whose construction has been continually improved and further developed in the late 2 decades. All Schiedmayer instruments are 100% MADE IN GERMANY.