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 benches available.

Our products and Model Specifications:


  • 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

    Concert-Glockenspiel ´Bellesta´ with wood resonators

    Built-in Celestas-/Glockenspiels for Pipe Organs
Celesta 5,5 octave | model studio | natural oak

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)

Further reading

Celesta 5,5 octave | model compact | natural oak

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.

Further reading

Concert-Glockenspiel with wood resonators

The Bellesta fascinates with its elegant,
clear and unmistakable tone.
• Damper pedal: Schiedmayer damping system
• 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 8mm |
Chrome plated and brushed
• Housing color: Natural oak or black
• Size / weight: 94 x 55 x max. 95 cm | 44kg

Further reading

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

Phone: +49 7024 5019840
Internet: www.celesta-schiedmayer.de
E-mail: Send message

Contact person

Knut Schiedmayer
Managing Director
Phone: +49 7024 5019840
E-mail: Send message

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