The Crafting Music

Apollo

Apollo’s range offers a blend of traditional style and modern sound quality. Ideal for those who appreciate timeless design with a contemporary twist, these pianos cater to a wide array of musical tastes.

Apollo pianos, crafted by the Melville Clark Piano Company, debuted in 1901. Known for their top-notch craftsmanship, these pianos were a fusion of innovation and quality. Melville Clark, an organ and piano manufacturer, established his own company after leaving Story & Clark, leading to the creation of these iconic instruments. These pianos were unique for their time, especially the player pianos that could play all 88 keys, a first in the industry. The Apollo-Phone, a notable model, combined a player piano with a phonograph.

Later, in the 1920s, The Rudolph Wurlitzer Company acquired the Apollo brand and continued its production until World War II. Despite declining sales during the Great Depression, Apollo pianos remained a symbol of American musical history. Fully restored, these pianos can be valued significantly higher than their unrestored counterparts, reflecting their historical and musical significance.