Finlayson Brothers, Pianoforte and Music Sellers, 417, Sauchiehall Street.—
The allied art and science of the musical instrument maker, and the sublime function of the musical composer, are worthily represented in the city by the well-known emporium conducted by Messrs. Finlayson Brothers, which was established by them at Corporation Buildings, in the same street, in 1856, and subsequently removed to the present address in 1870. The showrooms of the establishment are spacious, and have a very unique appearance, in consequence of the beautiful stained glass windows that form the background.
Here a large and varied stock of iron grand and other pianos meet the eye of the spectator, as well as an assortment of well selected harps by the most eminent English and foreign makers, whose value in every case amounts to fabulous sums ; while the pianos are also by the best known makers in the world, and of remarkable brilliancy of tone, of which their external appearance is in every respect compatible. American organs and harmoniums are kept. Every class of music by ancient and modem composers, both at home and abroad, fill the numerous shelves that occupy space in the establishment — a fact that may well inspire confidence in any musical connoisseur, that whatever species of composition he may desire, the same will be speedily attainable at the Sauchiehall Street Emporium.
A speciality with the firm is tuning, to which the principals devote considerable attention, and employ a duly qualified staff of tuners and repairers. Pianofortes by all makers are tuned and repaired, as well as that “monarch of seraphic note”, the harp, both of which instruments are lent on hire for private parties, balls, concerts, &c.
Extensive high-class patronage is accorded the house by the leading local families residing in the West End. The partners are gentlemen of mature experience in the business, having been for many years connected with that celebrated English house, Messrs. Broadwood & Sons of London, and they are also highly respected in musical circles for their talent as performers, and the urbanity they at all times accord to their numerous distinguished patrons.
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