Store Hours:  Mon – Sat 10AM-6PM  •  Sunday 1PM-5PM
1600 W. 13th St  •  Houston, TX 77008

Known for their immense power, brilliant tonal characteristics, and extraordinary clarity, the Mason & Hamlin pianos of today are handcrafted with precision and care—preserving and continuing a legacy of tradition.


The company has revived many of the models of its golden Boston area (1881–1932), and continues producing hand-built pianos of limited quantity which bare the stamp if its original makers.

Original Piano Maker(s)
Henry Mason (1831-1890) & Emmons Hamlin (1821-1885)


Date Established


Original Location(s)
Boston, Massachusetts


Notable Dates

  • 1854 — Manufactured Organ Harmonium with Hamlin’s reed voicing (later known as Cabinet Organ).

  • 1867 — Awarded 1st Prize at the Paris Exhibition for their American Cabinet Organ.

  • 1869 — Henry Mason retired as president of the company and his brother Lowell Mason, Jr. (1823-1885) succeeded him.

  • 1881 — Began manufacturing pianos.

  • 1885 — Upon the death of Lowell, Henry Lowell Mason (1864-1957) (Henry’s son) succeeded him.

  • 1906 — Richard W. Gertz became president of the company.

My Dear Sirs, For what a magnificent organ I have to thank your kindness! It is worthy of all praise and admiration! Even average players could attain much success on it.

– Letter to Mason & Hamlin from Franz Liszt 


Innovation(s) / Patent(s)

  • 1856 — Awarded patent for Reed Musical Instrument (expression stop).
  • 1865 — Awarded patent for Improvement in Cabinet-Organs.
  • c. 1900 — Among his patents, including the Duplex Scale, Richard W. Gertz awarded patent for Tension Resonator.

Current Owner(s)
Gary and Kirk Burgett of PianoDisc.

For prices on any of our Mason & Hamlin Pianos,
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