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Schiedmayer Celesta GmbH

Booth number: E1E25

About us

Manufacturing Keyboard instruments since 1735 and the Celesta since 1890

For nearly 300 years the Schiedmayer family has been involved in manufacturing keyboard instruments.

Already in 1735 Balthasar Schiedmayer built his first clavichord in Erlangen. In 1809, his grandson, Johann Lorenz Schiedmayer, together with Carl Dieudonné, founded the Schiedmayer company in Stuttgart.

The tradition of manufacturing musical instruments (pianos, harmoniums and celestas) has been passed down from generation to generation.

Schiedmayer started manufacturing the Celesta in 1890 shortly after this instrument has been invented by Victor Mustel in 1886.
The Mustel company discontinued manufacturing the Celesta in ca. 1975 and Schiedmayer remained the sole Celesta manufacturer worldwide. Since 1980 Schiedmayer is specialized in the production of the Celesta whose construction has been continually improved and further developed in the late 2 decades. All Schiedmayer instruments are 100% MADE IN GERMANY.

Products and services

Our services enclose sales of new and pre-owned/restored instruments as well as rentals and repairs.

We provide flight cases with built-in fold down ramp for transportation and storage. Covers and matching bench available.

Our products and Model Specifications:

  • Celestas
    • 4.0 Octave, c1-c5
    • 5.0 Octave, c-c5
    • 5.5 Octave, c-f5 Compact
    • 5.5 Octave, c-f5 Studio
  • Keyboard-Glockenspiel c2-g5
  • Bellesta / Glockenspiel (new)
  • Built-in Celesta-/Glockenspiel for Pipe Organs

Celesta 5.5 octave Model Studio

Celesta 5.5 octave Model Studio

Celesta 5.5 octave Model Studio
Due to big resonators, large sound bars and special designed felt hammers this model produces a particularly outstanding Celesta-Sound rich in overtones.
Like all Schiedmayer celestas this instrument offers a very light touch due to the specific length of the keys (grand piano key length)

Celesta 5.5 octave Model Compact

Celesta 5.5 octave Model Compact

Celesta 5.5 octave Model Compact
It is a space saving 5 ½ octave celesta, the extended construction of the Celesta 5 octave range.
Like the 5 ½ octave Model Studio it enables to play the entire spectrum of the celesta repertoire.
It offers as well a superb variable touch and a full sound rich in overtones.

built-in Glockenspiel-/Celesta for Pipe Organs

built-in Glockenspiel-/Celesta for Pipe Organs

Built-in Glockenspiel-/Celesta for Pipe Organs
Enriches the pipe organs sound spectrum

- mechanical or electromagnetic action (24 V-magnets)
- Pitch a1 = 442 Hz (other pitch on request)
- Range: c2-d5
- Action: Celesta mechanism (wooden resonators / sound plates)
- Hammers: plastic, bronze or felt
- The soundplates are placed in 3 levels
(other special construction on request)

News & Innovations

BELLESTA - Glockenspiel with wood resonators  The Bellesta fascinates with its elegant, clear and unmistakable tone.

• Damper pedal: Schiedmayer-damping system
Not depressed = Damping
Reverse damping by request

• Resonators: Selected beech wood

• Frame: Adjustable to 80 – 95 cm

• Standard tuning: A = 442 Hz, other tunings by request

• Range: 41 tones | c²-e5

• Steel sound plates: High quality alloy | 30 x 8 mm | chrome plated and brushed

• Housing color: Natural oak or black

• Size/weight: W 94 x D 55 x H max. 95 cm | 44 kg


Schiedmayer Celesta GmbH
Schaeferhauser Str. 10/2
73240 Wendlingen am Neckar

Phone: +49 7024 5019840

Elianne & Knut Schiedmayer
CEO / Managing Director
Phone: +49 7024 5019840

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