1981 Wurlitzer Grand Model 158C in Satin Ebony

WURLITZER Grand Model 158C

Satin Ebony

Dekalb, Illinois



This Wurlitzer was built during an era when Baldwin had control of the company. While this Wurlitzer is a small piano, and a relatively entry level instrument, Baldwin still saw fit to install a genuine Renner action. Renner has long been regarded as the industry leader in piano actions and piano parts. Supplying many European piano manufacturers with actions (including Steinway), their performance is often unrivalled. Few other names live up to Renner’s consistency, performance, and longevity.

Wurlitzer is an American company started in Cincinnati in 1853 by Rudolph Wurlitzer. 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.

Price Includes:

  • 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

Chris Playing On Our 1981 Wurlitzer Grand Model 158C

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Price: $18,000