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O-Q Piano Gallery

This is a section of the Eshelby Pianos’ Piano Gallery which is intended to serve as a reference to provide insight about the huge variety and brands of pianos on the market, hopefully creating a useful resource for anyone interested in learning more about pianos. As time allows, we will be adding more details about piano manufacturers and interesting pianos that we have worked with.
These are pianos Eshelby Pianos owns or has owned since 2015. Most of these pianos are not currently available for hire or sale as they are hired out, have been sold, are awaiting restoration or are being kept as museum or personal items.
Currently available pianos are listed on our Pianos Available for Hire and Sale pages.

Otto Bach Grand Piano (954)

We are eagerly awaiting the time to assess provide details about this piano.The DE 954 Otto Bach Gra…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (014)

This piano was assembled in South Africa. It is a nice example of this well-known piano make with a …

Otto Bach Upright Piano (025)

This is a beautiful example of the make with its good form, dainty curved, Queen Anne legs and true …

Otto Bach Upright Piano (029)

This is a lovely, tall piano with a rosewood casing manufactured in the Zimmerman factory in Germany…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (032)

Serial number: 6659260. This piano has a rather dark brown mahogany casing and is of modern proporti…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (037)

Serial number: 62529. This piano has modern proportions and interesting details – like the unu…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (042)

This is a very clean example of this well-recognised South African made piano. Manufactured in the 1…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (045)

This piano was assembled in South Africa. This is a nice example of this well-known piano make. It h…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (057)

Serial numbers: 709, 19349 & 66147. This classic model Otto Bach was manufactured in the Dietman…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (070)

Serial numbers: 24904; 7212; 68754; 144606. Manufactured in South Africa, Otto Bach refers to this m…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (077)

Serial numbers: 19750 & 66375. This is a classic style model and was built in South Africa. Otto…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (095)

Serial number: 9418320. This piano has a mahogany casing and was manufactured in South Africa in the…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (103)

Serial number: 14124. This piano was manufactured in the Zimmerman Factory, in Germany, in the 1930’…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (105)

Serial number: 71544. This is an extremely nice piano in clean original condition. The walnut casing…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (111)

Serial numbers: 178871; 165235 & 0770. This piano was manufactured in South Africa. Otto Bach re…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (116)

Serial number 70259. This piano was manufactured in South Africa and it is in a walnut casing of an …

Otto Bach Upright Piano (118)

Serial number 93689 & 63770. Eshelby Pianos repolished this piano’s mahogany casing in January 2…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (132)

Serial numbers: 6355148, 47. In structure, this is a Classic Otto Bach in a most unusual veneer, whi…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (133)

Serial numbers: 3253406 & 53406. This is a Classic Model South African made Otto Bach, manufactu…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (193)

Serial number 156156. Manufactured in the Zimmerman Factory in Leipzig (Germany) in the 1920’s, this…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (194)

Serial number: 6355241. This is a classic style South African built Otto Bach. It has a mahogany cas…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (210)

Serial number: 6455778. This older model Otto Bach made in South Africa is an excellent piano, bette…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (214)

Serial number 635502.This piano has a flame-mahogany casing. It has a slightly more unusual case bec…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (215)

Serial number 6052042. This Otto Bach was manufactured in the Dietmann Factory, in South Africa. Thi…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (216)

Serial number 6456846. Made in South Africa, likely in the mid 1970s. The case veneer is of flame ma…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (227)

Serial number: 10360. This piano has a flame or fiddle-back mahogany casing. Otto Bach pianos have a…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (229)

Built in the Dietmann Factory, South Africa in the 1980’s, this piano is a nice, less usual model wi…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (231)

Serial number: 16465. This Otto Bach was manufactured in the Zimmerman Factory in Liepzig, Germany. …

Otto Bach Upright Piano (242)

Serial number: 3052270. Manufactured in the Dietmann Factory, which was in Wellington in the Western…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (243)

Serial number: 6456321. Otto Bach is likely the most well-known piano make in South Africa. This one…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (254)

Serial number: G1962. We have not had an opportunity to consider this piano since purchase and will …

Otto Bach Upright Piano (255)

Serial number: 21851. We have not had an opportunity to consider this piano since purchase and will …

Otto Bach Upright Piano (261)

Serial number: 20300. This is a lovely example of the Otto Bach make. Although it has the typical Cl…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (280)

Serial number: 6355421. This piano has a mahogany casing and was manufactured in South Africa in the…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (290)

Serial number: 65882. This is a late model Otto Bach. It was purchased in a exceptionally clean cond…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (293)

Serial numbers: 16926 and 146931. Manufactured in the Zimmerman Factory in Leipzig (Germany), this p…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (308)

Serial number: 157576. Manufactured in the Zimmerman Factory in Leipzig (Germany), this piano is wal…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (328)

Serial numbers: 68479 & 38915. Finished in a satin sheen mahogany casing, this Otto Bach was ass…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (338)

Serial number: 68638. It was manufactured in the late 80’s in South Africa. Wow! This is a beautiful…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (343)

Serial number: 6658638. This piano has a very dark casing.The DE 343 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte wi…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (349)

Serial numbers: 29116; 58302. Otto Bach pianos are very popular in South Africa and carry a very goo…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (354)

Serial number: 6760798. This is a Classic model Otto Bach Classic manufactured in South Africa in th…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (367)

Serial number: 146130. This piano was made in South Africa and has a mahogany casing. As one can see…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (368)

Serial number: 26264. Manufactured in the Dietmann factory in the Western Cape, South Africa, this p…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (381)

This piano was manufactured in the Dietmann Factory in South Africa; it is a late model piano built …

Otto Bach Upright Piano (382)

Serial number: 73322. Manufactured in South Africa. This is a really lovely looking Otto Bach with a…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (403)

This piano was manufactured in the Dietmann Factory in South Africa. It is a good piano of a compact…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (406)

Serial number: 6760246. This piano was manufactured in South Africa, in the Dietmann Factory. It has…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (410)

Serial numbers: 17445; 10236/85. Otto Bach pianos have earned a reputation to be a reliable, standar…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (420)

This is a classic, South African manufactured Otto Bach. The piano has been hand-painted a graphite,…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (430)

Serial number: 6456360. This Classic Model, South African manufactured Otto Bach was re-finished in …

Otto Bach Upright Piano (431)

Serial number 6052191. This earlier South African model Otto Bach is a really nice example of the pi…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (435)

Serial number 662591. This piano was manufactured in South Africa and is of a quality that can&#8217…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (438)

Serial number 75058; 52046. This piano was assembled in the Dietmann Factory in South Africa.The pia…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (445)

Serial number 17892; 95909. This piano was manufactured in South Africa, in the Dietman Factory.Eshe…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (447)

Serial number: 63534018. This Otto Bach was manufactured in the Dietmann Factory, in South Africa.Th…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (451)

Serial number: 107832. Manufactured in the Dietmann Factory in South Africa, Otto Bach refers to thi…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (454)

Serial number: 951240; 232. This piano was manufactured in South Africa in the 1960’s.It is su…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (455)

Serial number: 6052349; 25529; 5529; 1329; 52349. This Otto Bach was manufactured in the Dietmann Fa…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (456)

Serial number 39055. This Otto Bach was manufactured in South Africa likely built in the late 1980&#…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (501)

Serial number: 27363. This is a Classic Model Otto Bach that was manufactured in the Dietmann Factor…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (502)

Serial number: 6557288. This Classic Model Otto Bach is proudly South African. It was manufactured i…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (510)

Serial number: 6354487. This is an Otto Bach that was manufactured in the Dietmann Factory. It is pr…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (514)

Serial number: 112620. This is a Classic Otto Bach that was manufactured in the Dietmann Factory. Ot…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (523)

Serial number: 6659462. Internally in a very clean and original condition, this piano has been paint…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (525)

Serial number: 6554581. This is a South African Otto Bach, built in the Dietmann Factory in the West…

Petrof Upright Piano (402)

Serial number: 85615. This piano was built in the 1960’s. The Petrof manufacturer (in Czechosl…

Petrof Upright Piano (697)

Serial number 75799. It was built in then Czechoslovakia in 1965. Petrof is an extremely old and we&…

Phelps Upright Piano (075)

Serial number: 10451. This is an English piano of very pleasing proportions, in a mahogany casing, w…

Philadelphia and Lester Upright Piano (041)

This piano has a mahogany casing. It has a lovely console-design, the height being in-between a spin…

Philadelphia and Lester Upright Piano (085)

Serial number: 175427. Manufactured in the U.S.A. in around the 1930’s, this is a very elegant…

Pohlman Grand Piano (927)

This piano has been painted with Annie Sloan’s Aubasson Blue (February 2017) – the colou…

Pruchner Upright Piano (033)

This piano has a mahogany casing with beautiful carving, and is really an attractive piece, as well …

Pruchner Upright Piano (054)

Of English manufacture, there is something rather inviting about the simple, modern appearance of th…

Pruchner Upright Piano (083)

Serial number: 37286. This piano has a burr walnut casing. JAE 83 Prüchner Upright Pianoforte with s…

Pruchner Upright Piano (146)

Serial number: 87307. Manufactured in London in the 1950’s, this is a good example of the Pruchner m…

With having to recreate the Eshelby Pianos website in early 2023, it is going to take months to load all of the pianos to our gallery pages.
The details from our previous website follow, but – unfortunately – without the photographs.

Otto Bach: See Dietman and Zimmerman for manufacture details. Otto Bach piano are possibly the most popular intermediate pianos in South Africa; the brand is certainly the most well known in South Africa. There are a wide range of Otto Bach pianos assembled in South Africa and some that were manufactured in the Zimmerman Factory in Germany.

JAE 14 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. This piano was assembled in South Africa. It is a nice example of this well-known piano make with a walnut finish and a compact, modern design. The piano has 88 keys and two pedals. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 109 cm, width of 143 cm and a depth of 56 cm.

JAE 25 Otto Bach Upright Piano with matching stool. This is a beautiful example of the make with its good form, dainty curved, Queen Anne legs and true mahogany casing.

JAE 29 Otto Bach Upright Piano with matching stool. This is a lovely, tall piano with a rosewood casing manufactured in the Zimmerman factory in Germany, and rebranded Otto Bach, in the 1930’s. It is a typically good pre-war German piano. Tall pianos have a distinguished aura and produce a far better tone. 

JAE 32 Otto Back Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 6659260. This piano has a rather dark brown mahogany casing and is of modern proportions. Eshelby Pianos re-polished this piano (July 2012). Such pianos are ever popular, and carry a very good reputation. This would suit someone who plays seriously, as the mechanism is responsive, the touch even and of medium-hardness. Many South Africans have been brought up on these pianos, and many teachers have performed lessons on them, indicating a good reliability. The piano has 88 keys and 2 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 110 cm; a width of 143.5 cm and a depth of 56.5 cm.

JAE 37 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 62529. This piano has modern proportions and interesting details – like the unusual leg and the smart frame in the top front panel. Otto Bach is possibly one of the most well-known brand of pianos in South Africa; it is the easy choice.

 JAE 42 Otto Bach Upright Piano with matching stool. This is a very clean example of this well-recognised South African made piano. Manufactured in the 1980’s it is a late model with an unusually light Sapele Mahogany casing. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 112.5 cm, width of 142.5 cm and a depth of 55.5 cm.

JAE 45 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool.

This piano was assembled in South Africa. 

This is a nice example of this well-known piano make.

It has a mahogany casing with an appealing, subtle, patina variation and a compact, modern design.

JAE 49 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with stool. This is one of those tall Otto Bach pianos manufactured in the Zimmerman Factory in Leipzig (Germany), this piano is walnut-cased with a veneered oval in the top panel. These pianos have a very good reputation and are known for being of good quality and have great reliability. The tone is a typical German, strong but never “tinny” sound. We will be adding photos soon.


JAE 57 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. This piano was manufactured in South Africa and has a mahogany casing. These really are a South African classic and have gained a very favourable reputation over many years.

JAE 70 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 24904; 7212; 68754; 144606. Manufactured in South Africa, Otto Bach refers to this model as a classic model, but it has what would be described as a modern style. It has a lighter mahogany case; the polish has a very slight cracklier effect. As one can see in the photos, the top can be lifted for a greater sound quality. The piano has a medium to bright tone; 88 keys, with a medium touch, and 2 pedals. The dimensions are: a height of 109 cm; a width of 143.5 cm and a depth of 57.5 cm.

JAE 77 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number 19750/66375. This is a classic-style model, and was built in South Africa. This piano was re-polished in January 2017 to a mahogany finish. The polish has lovely tone variation. Otto Bach pianos are a staple of the local market, and are well thought of, with a long history of service.

JAE 95 Otto BachUpright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 9418320. This piano has a mahogany casing and was manufactured in South Africa in the 1980’s. This piano is unique as it has an American-style action and American hammers. These are a higher quality than most and are in almost-new condition. It has an unusually rich, medium to bright tone with a lovely bass. The piano has 88 keys, with a medium to heavier touch, and 2 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 113 cm, a width of 142.5 cm and a depth of 55.5 cm.

JAE 95 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number 93689. This piano has a re-polished mahogany casing (January 2019); 88 keys, with a medium to firm touch, and 2 pedals. This piano’s dimensions are: height of 110 cm, width of 143.5 cm and depth of 56 cm.

JAE 102 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 165235; 0770. Manufactured in South Africa, Otto Bach refers to this model as a classic model, but it has what would be described as a modern style. The piano has 88 keys. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 109 cm, width of 143 cm and a depth of 56 cm.

 JAE 103 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 14124. This piano was manufactured in the Zimmerman Factory, in Germany, in the 1930’s and because of this and its height it produces a better sound than the Otto Bach pianos manufactured in South Africa; in fact, it bears no resemblance to a modern South African made Otto Bach. It is really a Zimmerman piano with a higher quality that has been re-labelled Otto Bach. However, whether produced in South Africa or Germany, Otto Bach piano are possibly the most popular intermediate pianos in South Africa. The piano has a mahogany casing with an oval panel with quarter veneering in the top panel. This beautiful piano has a full and rich tone. It has 88 keys and 2 pedals. This piano’s dimensions are: height of 132 cm, width of 151.5 cm and depth of 65.5 cm.

JAE 105 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 71544. This is an extremely nice piano in clean original condition. The walnut casing is unusual with minimalist detail. The piano’s pleasant “sunny” tone, not tinny nor demure. It has 88 keys – with a medium to firm touch – and three pedals. The dimensions of this piano are a height 109; cm a width of 144.5 cm and a depth of 56 cm.

JAE 111 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 178871.

Manufactured in South Africa, Otto Bach refers to this model as a classic model, but it has what would be described as a modern style.

The piano has a bright tone, 88 keys – with a medium to lighter touch – and 2 pedals. This piano’s dimensions are: height of 109 cm, width of 143 cm and depth of 56 cm.

JAE 116 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number 70259. This piano was manufactured in South Africa and it is in a walnut casing of an incredibly unusual colour: it has a rather attractive, very light shade of an almost bleached yellow.
We believe this could be the cleanest condition Otto Bach we have ever bought,  it is literally comparable to new and certainly is an unusual,  sought after piano.
This is a true example of why one cannot rely on the brand of a piano,  it was built in the Dietmann factory, has Rud. Ibach visibly cast into the steel frame and is branded Otto Bach!
The tone is lively,  having a brightness, but no tinny vibrations. The piano has 88 keys – with a medium touch weight – and 3 pedals (the middle one being a sostenuto,  practice pedal). The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 112 cm, a width of 143.5 cm and a depth of 55.5 cm.

DE 210 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 6455778. This older model Otto Bach made in South Africa is an excellent piano, better than many of its counterparts and imported pianos of the time. The piano has a mahogany casing done in a patinated finish; it is very attractive. The piano has a warm, rich and powerful tone; 88 keys, with a medium weight touch, and 2 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 112 cm, a width of 143.5 cm and a depth of 61 cm.

DE 214 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool.

Serial number 635502.

This piano has a flame-mahogany casing.

It has a slightly more unusual case because the legs sit below the keyboard.

DE 227 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 10360. This piano has a flame or fiddle-back mahogany casing. Otto Bach pianos have a good reputation and are very popular in the South African market.

DE 229 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with stool. Built in South Africa, this piano is a nice, less usual model with Queen Anne legs, in a mahogany-finish casing, with matching stool. Made “c” 1980s. Extremely clean internally and externally.

DE 242 Otto BachUpright Pianoforte with stool.

This is a beautiful example of an Otto Bach with its good form and dainty curved, Queen Anne legs.

It is more modern in that it is simple, but it certainly is simply lovely.

DE 243 Otto BachUpright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 6456321. Otto Bach is likely the most well-known piano make in South Africa. This piano has a mahogany casing. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of  110 cm, width of 143 cm and a depth of 55.5 cm.

DE 254 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: G1962.

DE 255 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 21851.

DE 261 Otto Bach (Re-branded: Hausmann) Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 20300. This is a lovely example of the Otto Bach make. Although it has the typical Classic Otto Bach structure, the frames in the top and bottom panel together with the lighter casing, a walnut finish, make it far more refined.

DE 280 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with Matching Stool. Serial number: 6355421. This piano has a mahogany casing and was manufactured in South Africa in the 1970’s. Otto Bach refers to this model as a classic model, but it has what would be described as a modern style. The piano has a crisp, lively tone. It has 88 keys, with a medium touch weight, and 2 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 109 cm, a width of 142.5 cm and a depth of 55.5 cm.

DE 290 Otto Bach Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 65882. This is a late model Otto Bach. It was purchased in a exceptionally clean condition; it looks just about new. The casing is mahogany, but not of the Sapele type mahogany usually found on these pianos. It has a lovely graining more akin to a walnut veneer. The case design is especially pleasing and neat. This piano is a beautiful example of this ever-popular make. It has 88 keys, with a medium to heavier touch weight, and 2 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 108 cm, width of 143 cm and a depth of 55.5 cm.

DE 293 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial numbers: 16926 and 146931. Manufactured in the Zimmerman Factory in Leipzig (Germany), this piano is walnut-cased with the quarter veneered oval in the top panel. These pianos have a very good reputation and are known for being of good quality and have great reliability. The tone is a typical German, strong but never “tinny” sound. The dimensions of this piano are: height of 130 cm, width of 153 cm and depth of 66.5 cm.

DE 293 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number 156156. Manufactured in the Zimmerman Factory in Leipzig (Germany) in the 1920’s, this piano is mahogany-cased with the quarter veneered oval in the top panel. These pianos have a very good reputation and are known for being of good quality and have great reliability. It has new dampers, hammers and key tops, so has had an expensive renovation. The dimensions of this piano are: height of 130 cm, width of 153 cm and depth of 66.5 cm.

DE 308 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool.

Serial number: 157576. Manufactured in the Zimmerman Factory in Leipzig (Germany), this piano is walnut-cased with the quarter veneered oval in the top panel.

These pianos have a very good reputation and are known for being of good quality and have great reliability.

DE 328 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with stool. Finished in a satin sheen mahogany casing, this Otto Bach was assembled in South Africa and is a very late model Otto Bach in comparable to new condition. It’s unusual for us to find a piano in such good condition which required practically no work apart from a good service and tunings. The piano has a superior quality Renner Action and keys – which is a mark of quality. The keys have a heavier touch, often preferred by more serious piano players, who want to build their technique. The piano has 88 keys and 3 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 112 cm, width of 142.5 cm and a depth of 55.5 cm.

DE 338 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 68638. Wow! This is a beautiful example of the Otto Bach make with its good form; dainty, curved, Queen Anne legs and the finishing touch of the wispy attractive frame on the top and bottom panel. The walnut casing is varied and subtly contrasts with the delicate frames. It was manufactured in the late 80’s in South Africa. The piano has a strong, lively brighter tone, 88 keys – with a medium touch weight – and 3 pedals. The dimensions are a height of 109 cm, a width of 145 cm and a depth of 56 cm.

DE 343 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 6658638. This piano has a black casing.

DE 349 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial numbers: 29116; 58302. Otto Bach pianos are very popular in South Africa and carry a very good reputation; this one was actually manuactured in South Africa. It is a Classic style, later model with a good quality action and build.  This Otto Bach has been re-polished with Rubio Monocote Pure over its walnut casing. This has created a very attractive, more natural, low-gloss look, with an almost inperceptible grey tinge in some of the grain of the walnut timber. This is a beautiful, han-polished finish. Generally, Otto Bach pianos have a medium tone, neigher bright nor mellow. This Otto Bach has a bright, but surprisingly rich, tone – lively without the harshness. The piano has 88 keys – with a medium touch weight – and 2 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 114 cm; a width of 143 cm and a depth of 55.5 cm.

DE 354 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 6760798. This is a Classic model Otto Bach Classic manufactured in South Africa in the 1970s.This has a very dark mahogany casing known as Mink. It can almost appear as black in certain lighting. It retains it’s original finish.
Otto Bach pianos are an ever-popular make which suits a great range of pianists from beginner through to experienced.  Many South Africans – and many now teachers – grew up on these very successfully-produced pianos. This piano has a medium to brighter tone. The piano has 88 keys, with a medium touch, and 2 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 109 cm, a width of 143.5 cm and a depth of 56.5 cm.

DE 365 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 6355241. This is a classic style South African built Otto Bach. It has a mahogany casing and a very clean internal condition reflecting little use. The piano has a medium to firm touch and 88 keys. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 110 cm, width of 142.5 cm and a depth of 55.5 cm.

DE 367 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with stool.

Serial number: 146130.

This piano was made in South Africa and has a mahogany casing. As one can see in the photos, the top can be lifted for a greater sound quality.

DE 368 Otto BachUpright Pianoforte with stool.

Serial number: 26264.

This piano has a walnut casing with lovely shade variation. It has 88 keys and 2 pedals.

DE 381 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte and stool. This piano was manufactured in South Africa; it is a late model piano built in the 1980’s. The piano has a mahogany casing with a satin finish. The condition is extremely good throughout. It has 88 keys, with a medium weight touch, and 2 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 113 cm, width of 143 cm and a depth of 55 cm.

DE 382 Otto Bach Serial number: 73322. Manufactured in South Africa. This is a eally lovely looking Otto Bach with a rather different, very busy, amazing grain timber case in a mahogany colour. The piano has 88 keys and 3 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 108 cm, width of 144 cm and a depth of 56.5 cm.

JAE 406 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool.

Serial number: 6760246. This piano has a finish called mink, which is almost black – something much desired by the modern consumer!

Its dimensions are: height of 1.09 m, width of 1.43 m and depth of 57 cm.

JAE 410 Otto Bach Upright Piano with matching stool. Serial numbers: 17445; 10236/85. Otto Bach pianos have earned a reputation to be a reliable, standard piano in South Africa, this one actually manufactured in South Africa in the 1970’s. The piano’s casing was painted with the Barcelona Orange Chalk Paint (April 2017) and then with Granny B’s General Lee shade of orange, somewhat less bright and more appealing (April 2022). Although the topcoats could be distressed to reveal the Paris Grey undercoat, we have found these unusual colours for piano casing to be very popular as one, plain, bold colour. The piano has a brighter tone, 88 keys – with a medium weight touch – and 2 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are a height of 109 cm, width of 144 cm and a depth of 55.5 cm.

 JAE 420 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool.This is a classic, South African manufactured Otto Bach. The piano has been hand-painted a graphite, almost black, dark grey (October 2016) that suits its simple structure and which gives it a more modern appearance. The piano has 88 keys. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 109 cm, width of 143 cm and a depth of 56 cm.

JAE 430 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 6456360. This Classic Model, South African Manufactured Otto Bach was re-finished in Granny B’s chalk paint (January 2022). This gives a charcoal-blackboard type finish which is understated and very appealing. Its internals are in very good and original condition. The tone is powerful and cheerful. It has 88 keys – with a medium weight touch – and 2 pedals. This piano’s dimensions are: height of 110 cm, width of 143 cm and depth of 56 cm.

JAE 431 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number 6052191. This earlier South African model Otto Bach is a really nice example of the make and they are a superior quality build when compared to later chipboard-cased models. The traditional style has a timeless, clean appeal. The piano and stool has a satin white finish (August 2017). This piano’s dimensions are: height of 111 cm, width of 144 cm and depth of 56 cm.

JAE 435 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number 662591. This piano was manufactured in South Africa and has a Renner Action. Its casing has been painted the Gris Belge shade of Rubio Monocoat (February 2018). It has a light coating of the Monocoat so that the wood grain can be seen through it. We have found this product very popular as it gives the casing great variation of colour. The piano has a rich, but brighter tone, 88 keys – with a medium to heavy touch – and 2 pedals. Its dimensions are: height of 113.5 cm, width of 142 cm and depth of 55 cm.

JAE 438 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number 75058; 52046. This piano was assembled in South Africa. The piano has been re-polished to a Satin Black finish, often preferred over a high gloss black, in January 2019. The piano is exceptionally clean in condition both inside and out. As always, Otto Bach pianos have a great following and are ever-popular. They were not built in a black option, so this is unusual. The piano has 88 keys, with a good medium touch, and 2 pedals. This piano’s dimensions are: height of 109 cm, width of 143 cm and depth of 56 cm.

JAE 445 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number 17892; 95909. This piano was re-polished to a satin black finish (May 2019). It has 88 keys, with a medium touch, and 2 pedals. Its dimensions are: height of 109 cm, width of 143 cm and depth of 56 cm.

JAE 447 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 63534018. This Otto Bach was manufactured in South Africa. The piano casing was painted with a medium grey shade of chalk paint (January 2020) which reflects light with awesome shade variation. It has 88 keys, with a medium touch, and 2 pedals. Its dimensions are: height of 108 cm, width of 144.5 cm and depth of 56 cm.

JAE 451 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 107832. Manufactured in South Africa, Otto Bach refers to this model as a classic model, but it has what would be described as a modern style. This piano was re-polished to a high gloss white during 2020. The top can be lifted, slightly, for a greater sound quality. The piano has a brighter, lively tone, 88 keys – with a medium to lighter touch – and 2 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 110 cm, a width of 143 cm and a depth of 56.5cm.

JAE 454 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 951240; 232. The piano was manufactured in South Africa in the 1960’s. It is such a pretty thing with its Queen Anne legs matching its re-polished satin black finish (April 2022). It has a lively and crisp tone, 88 keys – with a medium to lighter touch – and 2 pedals. This piano’s dimensions are height of 111 cm, width of 144 cm and depth of 56 cm.

JAE 455 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 6052349; 25529; 5529; 1329; 52349. It has 88 keys and 2 pedals. This Otto Bach was manufactured in South Africa in the 1960’s. These earlier model Otto Bachs were a really well-built product with high quality components and casing. This one has the very classic Queen Anne legs and a modern re-polished (April 2022) satin black finish . These pianos compare very favourably with any imported competitors of the era and their reputation has grown considerably over the years. The tone is crisp, but not tinny. It has 88 keys – with a medium to lighter touch – and 2 pedals.

DE 501 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 27363. This piano has been painted with Annie Sloane Chalk paint: an undercoat of Graphite and top coat of Aubasson Blue (February 2018).  This gives one the option of having a flat colour or having the piano distressed to a French Provincial finish. Both are very popular.  Aubasson Blue is a remarkable colour of chalk paint and reflects different shades of blue and even green with light variation. Otto Bach is a well known and popular make of piano in South Africa. This piano is ery attractive and clean. It has 88 keys – with a lighter touch – and 2 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 113 cm, a width of 142.5 cm and a depth of 55 cm.

DE 502 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 6557288. This is a classic Otto Bach, proudly manufactured in South Africa in around the 1970’s. The casing has been stained black and finished in Rubio Monocoat’s clear finish, giving it a no-finish, matt look with a matching stool (November 2017). The colour is almost black, but varied: this is a unique case finish that shows like natural grain variation rather than a flat or brushstroke surface appearance. The piano is in excellent condition throughout. It has an even lively tone (but not harsh), 88 keys, with a medium touch, and 2 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are a height of 110 cm, width of 143 cm and a depth of 56 cm.

 DE 510 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 6354487.

This is an Otto Bach that was manufactured in South Africa – it is proudly South African!

This piano has been painted with the Greek Blue shade of Annie Sloane chalk paint (April 2018); it is a lovely, light blue-grey shade. As one can see in the photos, the chalk paint reflects different shades in different light.

It has 88 keys and 2 pedals. This piano’s dimensions are a height of 108.5 cm; a width of 144.5 cm and a depth of 56 cm.

DE 514 Otto Bach Upright Piano with matching stool. Serial number: 112620.  This is a Classic Otto Bach that was manufactured in South Africa. Otto Bach pianos have earned a reputation to be a reliable piano in South Africa. This piano has been painted in a modern way with Annie Sloan Chalk paint with bold purple over light grey (October 2018). Although the tope coat can be distressed to reveal the Paris Grey undercoat, we have found these unusual colours for piano casing to be very popular as one, plain, bold colour. The piano has 88 keys, 2 pedals and a medium touch. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 109 cm, width of 143 cm and a depth of 56 cm.

DE 523 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 6659462. Internally in a very clean and original condition, this piano has been painted with the Rustoleum Linen White shade of chalk paint over a grey shade (March 2020). The white has not been distressed to reveal the grey undercoat. It has 88 keys, with a medium touch weight, and 2 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 110 cm, a width of 143.5 cm and a depth of 56.5 cm.

DE 525 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 6554581. Eshelby and Sons Pianos re-painted this piano with a white shade of Monocoat over a mahogany finish (March 2020). It has 88 keys, with a medium touch weight, and 2 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 110 cm, width of 142.5 cm and a depth of 56 cm.

Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. This piano is a good piano of a compact design has a modern style that is accentuated with its re-invented casing finish of antiqued white paint over a blue base, a currently popular finish. The Otto Bach make has a good reputation in South Africa. This piano was previously referenced JAE 403 and was sold in August 2017.

JAE 810Otto Bach/Kawai

Grand Pianoforte with matching stool.

This piano has a beautiful red mahogany casing.

It is a good size for a grand piano, being a small grand.

HRE 16 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with stool.

This piano was assembled in South Africa. 

It has a light brown casing and has with classic straight lines in its structure as well as veneering.

The dimensions are: width of 1.43 m, height of 1.1 m and depth of 56 cm.

HJG 15 Otto Bach upright piano with matching stool. This is a typical Otto Bach structure with an appealiing shade of darker brown without the orange touch that sometimes shows with a mahogany casing. This piano has modern as well as classic features.

HJG 59 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool.

It has a dark mahogany casing.

Its dimensions are: height of 1.1 m, width of 1.43 m and depth of 56 cm.

HJG 70 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool.

Serial number: 12 712/686 1726.

HJG 25 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number 635502.

HJG 29 Otto BachUpright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 186147.

HJG 37 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number 6153002.

HJG 53 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 629-645-634.

HJG 95 Otto Bach Upright Pianoforte with matching stool.

Otto, Carl: These pianos were made by Euterpe. Euterpe Pianos were established in 1875, in Langlau, W. Germany. ‘Euterpe’ was the name used by Jacob Doll. The factory also made Fritz Kuhla and Carl Otto.

DE 205 Carl OttoUpright Pianoforte with stool.

Serial number: 43703.

This piano was manufactured in 1957, in Langlau, Germany.

HRE 01 Carl Otto Upright Pianoforte with stool.

This piano was manufactured in Germany.

It has a very light rosewood casing, refined with a darker top panel and on the top of the key fall.

The piano has a lovely structure: moulded sides and Queen Anne legs and darker shaped top and panels.

Otto, Carol: Berlin, Germany, 1866.

JAE 601 Carol Otto Upright Pianoforte with matching stool.

This piano was manufactured in Germany in the 1930’s.

It is approximately 1.3m tall and has a walnut casing.

The piano is a fine instrument, with almost all of its parts original, ivory keys – great value for price.

HJG 122 Carol Ottoupright piano with matching stool. Serial number: 21302. This is a refined old-fashioned looking German piano with burr walnut casing. It has turned legs, carved pilasters and original brass handles on its sides. Its dimensions are: height of 1.25 m, width of 1.48 m and depth of 63 cm.

H. Paetsch: See Herman Paetsch.

Petrof

 JAE 402 Petrof Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. This piano was built in the 1960’s. The Petrof manufacturer has a very good reputation: known to build high quality, expensive pianos. This piano’s casing was one of Eshelby Piano’s first attempts at a French Country Style finish (2014). The top coat is an unusual cream colour, the distressing reveals subtle lines of the grey undercoat and the original brown casing. The finish suits the delicate frames on the top and bottom panel as well as its lovely Queen Anne legs.

DE 697 Petrof Upright Pianoforte and stool. Serial number 75799. It was built in then Czechoslovakia in 1965. Petrof is an extremely old and we’ll established piano maker of great repute. We see very few in South Africa and they are always sought after. This one is something rather special, especially when looking at the linear veneering in its mahogany casing. It has 88 keys; a medium, firmer touch; two pedals and a wonderfully rounded tone with a depth seldom heard on non-European made instruments.

HJG 11 Petrof Rösler Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 34347.

Phelps. Pianos: Manufactured in London, England.

JAE 75 Phelps Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 10451. This is an English piano of very pleasing proportions, in a mahogany casing, which, unusually, has been hand-wax-finished. This is a very traditional method of polishing, seldom used as it takes a great deal of effort to build-up a lasting sealed-shine, but when done like this, is really beautiful. It has a subtle lustre and very natural appearance. The piano has a gentle, subdued brighter tone with a good range; 85 keys – with a medium to lighter touch – and 2 pedals. This piano’s dimensions are: height of 107 cm, width of 135 cm and depth of 57 cm.

Philadelphia and Lester

JAE 41 Philadelphia and Lester Upright Pianoforte with matching stool.

This piano has a mahogany casing. It has a lovely console-design, the height being in-between a spinet and larger piano. American made, such pianos have an excellent reputation, with a full and lively tone. The design of the case is very attractive, and its size is pleasing in many homes. The dimensions of this piano are: a height of 95 cm, width of 144 cm and a depth of 63 cm.

JAE 85 Philedalphia and Lester Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 175427.Manufactured in the U.S.A., this is a very elegant pianoforte with a fretted music desk; turned, fluted legs and a mahogany casing. We are finding this style of piano extremely popular. It has a brighter tone and a medium weight touch. Please note that the 3rd pedal only operates the dampers. This piano’s dimensions are: height of 93 cm, width of 143.5 cm and depth of 63.5 cm.

Pohlman

DE 197 Pohlmann Upright Pianoforte with stool.

HJG 83 Pohlmann Upright Pianoforte with stool.

HJG 103 Pohlmann Upright Pianoforte with stool.

HJG 104 Pohlmann Upright Pianoforte with stool.

DE 927 Pohlman Grand Pianoforte with matching stool. This piano has been painted with Annie Sloan’s Aubasson Blue (February 2017) – the colour that has become our most popular painted finish. The grand piano is small, modern and fashionable.

Prüchner

JAE 33 Prüchner Upright Piano with matching stool. This piano has a mahogany casing with beautiful carving, and is really an attractive piece, as well as a good piano. It has 88 keys, with a medium to firmer touch, and 2 pedals. This piano’s dimensions are: a height of 129 cm; a width of 153.5 cm and a depth of 64 cm.

JAE 54 Prüchner Upright Pianoforte with matching stool.

Of English manufacture, there is something rather inviting about the simple appearance of this piano.

It is well-suited for a beginner pianist.

This piano’s dimensions are: height of 114 cm, width of 134.5 cm and depth of 55 cm.

JAE 143 Prüchner Upright Pianoforte with matching stool.

Serial number: 96772.

This piano is both classic and modern-looking and has a  mahogany casing.

This piano has 85 keys, with a medium weight touch, and 2 pedals.

The dimensions are: a height of 140 cm; width of 135 cm and a depth of 55 cm.

JAE 146 Prüchner Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 87307. Manufactured in London in the 1950’s, this is a good example of the Pruchner make. It has a clear, distinct, brighter tone throughout. The piano has a clean walnut casing, and ivory-imitation celluloid keys. It has 85 keys, with a medium to lighter touch, and 2 pedals. The dimensions of this piano are a height of 115 cm, a width of 136.5 cm and a depth of 64.5 cm.

DE 350 Prüchner Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 83396. This piano has a walnut casing.

DE 353 PrüchnerUpright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 37286. This piano has a burr walnut casing.

HRE 17 Prüchner Upright Pianoforte with stool.

HRE 19 Prüchner Upright Piano with stool.

HRE 30 Prüchner Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number: 78563. This piano was manufactured in England and has a darker mahogany casing. Simple in structure – as one would expect a piano to look – lending itself to be more modern. Its dimensions are: width of 1 m 35 cm, height of 1 m 14 cm and depth of 55 cm.

HJG 34 Prüchner Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number 5-6-2012798640.

HJG 66 Prüchner Upright Pianoforte with matching stool.

HJG 116 Prüchner Upright Pianoforte with matching stool. Serial number: 87307.

Prüchner Upright Pianoforte with stool. Serial number 93115, this piano has a  mahogany finish. This piano has very clean, modern lines. The dimensions are: a height of 114 cm, width of 134.5 cm and a depth of 55 cm. This piano, previously referenced DE 252, was sold in April 2019.