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For about 9 months we have poured our emotion, skill, intellect, and sanity into the creation of this new virtual home, our new website. As I write these lines, our team is ready to go live with the fruits of our work and is intensely focusing on getting the last details ready. Our team includes Ms. Lauren Wallace who heads Sales and Marketing for North America; Mary, our project leader from Working Web Solutions; Chris, one of our designers and a gifted programmer; and Shellee who lends us an additional hand for design.

Of course, when you read these lines you will already have the benefit of reviewing our work. First and foremost, I would like to thank this dedicated team sincerely for the many hours, their patience, and above all for their passion.

When we started out to create this website we hoped to present you with more than just words and pictures. We wanted to show you a bit of our factory’s identity. Sauter is both the oldest authentic piano factory in the world and at the same time one of the most modern and advanced. Sauter Factory is owned today by two gentleman: Mr. Otto Hott and Mr. Ulrich Sauter. The latter belongs to the 7th generation of the Sauter family. Mr. Hott joined the company at an important junction and brought expertise in managing and marketing the highest quality products. 

The story of our company is tied to the ups and downs of Europe. It is connected to the dedication that our craftsmen have for the works of art that they carefully assemble. It is a story of new ideas and bold steps. It is the story of music and the love thereof. Above all, it is the story of that instrument that was invented 11 generations ago and that amazingly could play quiet (piano) and loud (forte). Allow us to tell you these stories and acquaint you with the piano and the sound that created them.

Thank you,


Basilios Strmec


CEO, Sauter US Distribution

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Sound by means of precision.

A piano is far more than the sum of its parts. Beauty in sound emerges by the harmonious interactionof countless details...and by the love, experience, and musical sensitivity of the piano maker. One glance at the inside of our pianos reveals many secrets in sound.

The Sound Board

The special “SAUTER Spherical Concavity®” of the sound board of all pianos and grand pianos designed by SAUTER bears the secret of its particular sound. These everlasting sturdy and tone-supporting cove, originates from a worldwide unique manufacturing process, which can only be mastered after many years of intensive experience. Point of origin is evenly grown spruce wood from regions in low mountain ranges and the Alps, which is eminently hard yet airy and flexible. The forms and positions of the structure slats are crucial for the precise concavity, which is glued together, in one form and under immense pressure, to the sound board, thereby stabilizing the concavity, which remain without wanting to revert into their flat form. This conveys the desired membranous effect, in favour of an enduring pureness and clarity in tone.

Developed and researched over many years, the manufacturing process of the sound board is one of the sound characteristics of SAUTER, which is so inimitably lively and bright. This can be guaranteed for the future since the past decades have shown that it is impossible to copy this process. So what are the main differences with other soundboards used on the market? The sound boards of other pianos are often solely cylindrical formed, resulting in a rather modest sound irradiation. Using woods of minor quality, or spruce planks of unknown origin and pre-treatment, are of equal negative influence. Soundboards made of veneered spruce plywood are particularly poor for conducting tone, as they are too heavy and too stiff.

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