Sohmer was the other well known piano made in NYC [until the early 1990's]. They are excellent quality instruments, well worth the investment. This is a 1978 Sohmer studio in immaculate original condition. These are not as common as Sohmer's consoles, but its 45" height gives it a big rich sound , and it has a fullsize upright action, which is really nice and quick. It's a piano for serious practicing at the reasonable price of $2500.