ABOUT CARL EBEL
Growing up in the Black Forest region of Germany, Carl Ebel developed an innate love for the woods of the region. When he was of age, he took an apprenticeship at the factory of the world famous Julius Bluthner. Here he learned all the fine details that go into the art of piano building. From casting the plate, to choosing the proper piece of wood for the soundboard ,to the fine voicing of the hammers, Carl learned the art of piano building and then went on his own.
Starting in a modest facility of 2 buildings, Carl applied all the knowledge of his craft to his lifelong dream of building a piano with his name. His scale designs were an immediate success. His plates were sand cast and took 12 to 16 months to cure. This slow aging process produced a plate of the highest standard with no evident overtones. He then set out to create the strings that would complement his designs. He used only the finest Swedish steel which was considered the best in the world. His hammers he painstakingly crafted by hand using the knowledge he aquired at the Bluthner factory. He used only the finest felt available.