Made in Germany
Sauter are one of only a few piano manufacturers who craft their instruments entirely in house using only components made in Germany—and will continue to do so in the future.
To this day, our manufacturing philosophy sets the tone at SAUTER. Throughout the company's history, all the parts that contribute to the spirit of a piano have been crafted by hand. Our work is not dominated by machines, but by expert hands. At SAUTER, skill sets the pace and the scent of wood permeates the atmosphere. And you can hear, see and feel the craftsmanship. Come experience it for yourself!
Sound by Means of Precision
Brilliant, clear sound is a hallmark of SAUTER pianos. That is why we insist on hand-crafting our instruments—given that our clients have appreciated this beauty in tone for nearly 200 years.
Harmony and Precision
SAUTER's uncompromising musical quality can be seen in the harmonious interaction of decisive factors:
- The right choice of wood for sound boards, bridges and structural slats
- The "SAUTER spherical concavity®"
- The precise manufacturing of bridges and pins
- The high quality and consistency of strings
- High-precision agraffes for a clean definition of the sounding length of the strings
- First-class components of the string attachments, such as agraffes and pins, which are precision-manufactured using brass or steel, while the attachments in the 275 CONCERT and OMEGA Plus concert grands are actually made of pure titanium. All tone-related components are individually designed, developed and manufactured for each type of piano.
The secret of SAUTER's distinctive tone is the special "SAUTER spherical concavity®" of the sound boards in all upright and grand pianos designed by SAUTER. This permanently stable and tone-enhancing hollow is imparted using a unique manufacturing process, which can only be mastered through years of experience. The sound board is made of uniformly grown spruce wood from low mountain ranges and Alpine regions, which is particularly strong, yet light and flexible. The forms and positions of the structural slats are crucial for the precise concavity. They are glued together in one form and under immense pressure, to the sounding board, thereby stabilising the concavity, which then ensures they remain that way, without wanting to revert to their flat form. This imparts the desired membrane effect, creating the instrument's enduring clarity of tone. Researched and developed over many years, the manufacturing process used to fabricate the sound board is one of the defining characteristics that make the SAUTER sound uniquely lively and bright.