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Cunningham

Cunningham Piano Company
198 Allendale Road
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406
800-394-1117
215-991-0850
www.cunninghampiano.com

Pianos made by: Ningbo Hailun Musical Instruments Co. Ltd., Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China; with Cunningham Piano Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cunningham Piano Company began manufacturing pianos in 1891 and, in its time, was the largest piano maker in Philadelphia. The original Cunningham factory ceased production in December 1943. The company was reopened in December 1945 as a piano rebuilder and retailer. Today, Cunningham specializes in the restoration of high-quality American and European pianos, and produces the new Matchless Cunningham.

Designed by Frank Emerson, the Matchless Cunningham is based on the original Cunningham scale designs. “Matchless” is used in reference to an offer made by Patrick Cunningham over a century ago: that he would pay $10,000 to anyone who could build a better piano. Because no one ever took him up on his offer, Cunningham labeled his piano the Matchless. Today, Matchless also refers to a unique combination of high-quality parts and a successful American scale design, assembled in China at the world-class Hailun factory, and with quality control overseen by Cunningham in Philadelphia. The line consists of grands from 5′ to 9′ and a 48″ vertical.

Cunningham grands have maple rims (arguably necessary for best sound), custom-designed German Abel Hammers, German music wire, agraffes, duplex scaling, and slow-close mechanisms on both the fallboard and lid. Cunningham regularly sends technical staff to the Ningbo Hailun factory to oversee production, and each piano undergoes a thorough final preparation by Cunningham in Philadelphia.

The special-order Heritage Series (prices on request) incorporates art cases that reflect late Victorian styling. Handcrafted cabinet parts are made and installed in Cunningham’s Philadelphia facility, making each instrument unique. Customers have the option of customizing certain aspects of the cabinetry based on their personal preferences.

Warranty: 10 years, parts and labor.

See the Introduction to Brand Profiles, Models, and Prices for an explanation of pricing.

Model & Pricing Guide

Cunningham Verticals

Model
Inch
Description
MSRP
SMP
50
50
Ebony Polish
$11,290
$11,290
50
50
Ebony Satin
$12,390
$12,390
50
50
Mahogany Polished
$12,690
$12,690
50
50
Mahogany Satin
$13,990
$13,990

Cunningham Grands

Model
Feet
Inch
Description
MSRP
SMP
Concert Grand
9
0
Ebony Polish
$68,990
$68,990
Concert Grand
9
0
Ebony Satin
$70,990
$70,990
Chamber Grand
7
0
Ebony Polish
$44,790
$44,790
Parlour Grand
5
10
Mahogany Polished
$29,990
$29,990
Parlour Grand
5
10
Ebony Polish
$29,290
$29,290
Parlour Grand
5
10
Mahogany Satin
$31,190
$31,190
Parlour Grand
5
10
Ebony Satin
$30,490
$30,490
Baby Grand
5
0
Ebony Satin
$22,490
$22,490
Baby Grand
5
0
Ebony Polish
$21,290
$21,290
Baby Grand
5
0
Mahogany Polished
$21,990
$21,990
Baby Grand
5
0
Mahogany Satin
$23,190
$23,190
Studio Grand
5
4
Mahogany Polished
$24,590
$24,590
Studio Grand
5
4
Mahogany Satin
$25,790
$25,790
Studio Grand
5
4
Ebony Satin
$25,090
$25,090
Studio Grand
5
4
Ebony Polish
$23,890
$23,890
Chamber Grand
7
0
Ebony Satin
$46,290
$46,290