The Baldwin Piano Company is an American piano brand. It was once the largest US-based manufacturer of keyboard instruments and known by the slogan, “America’s Favorite Piano”. It ceased most domestic production in December 2008, moving production to China. Baldwin is currently a subsidiary of the Gibson Guitar Corporation, the largest American manufacturer of musical instruments.
“Acrosonic” pianos were built by the Baldwin Piano and Organ Company for many years and were marketed as the company’s top quality spinet and console pianos for several reasons. If you look on most if not all “Acrosonic” pianos, you will notice a decal that says “Built by Baldwin” to the far right on the face of the key cover. The word “Acrosonic” means “supreme tone.” The reason Baldwin Acrosonic pianos sounded superior to the company’s lower priced spinet and console pianos is because they had a solid spruce soundboard which vibrated more freely than cheaper laminated soundboards and the cabinet of the piano itself contained much more solid or solid-core wood—-as opposed to particle board. The Baldwin Acrosonic pianos also had more detailed work on the cabinet of the pianos with a higher quality hand rubbed finish than their cheaper spinet and console pianos.