Pearl River Pianos Offer Distinctive Features
The Pearl River Piano Group is the world’s largest piano factory. The company produced more than 80,000 pianos worldwide in 2007. The Pearl River factory is located in China and is the world’s most selected acoustic piano brand. Pearl River began in 1956 and quickly expanded to its current size and manufacturing capabilities of 100,000 pianos annually.
Pearl River Pianos are known for their ever-improving quality and use more than 250 engineers and technicians to design its pianos. The original goal of the company was to utilize foreign expertise to improve the design and production methods used in creating pianos. The company’s one million square foot, five-story factory utilizes machines from Italy, Germany, and the United States in a climate-controlled production facility. Additionally, the finest quality woods from China’s vast forest results are used in making Pearl River Pianos.
What Makes a Pearl River Piano a Superior Instrument?
Every cabinet on a Pearl piano is polished to a smooth, deep, consistent finish using a resin base coat applied prior to finishing. The company uses no plastic case parts in the construction of its pianos. Soundboards on most Pearl River pianos are made from Siberian Hybrid vertical-grain spruce featuring paper-thin epidermal surface to prevent cracking. This enables vibrations to penetrate through the soundboard producing the rich, warm tones associated with the world’s finest quality pianos.
The hammers on a Pearl River Piano are made from premium-quality, virgin wool, which gives provides a full range of expression, durability, and long life, no matter the experience of the player. The company uses tried and true state-of-the-art materials in the construction of its piano actions.
Pearl River Pianos actually have a different molecular structure than piano plates that use vacuum processing. Production includes a natural cooling and aging process that allows heat to dissipate slowly, enabling complete curing and requiring a more work intensive finishing process.
Pearl River Piano keys are made from straight grained spruce and processed in an environmentally protected area to avoid issues with warping. Key beds are based on European butcher-block construction design that provides strength, stability, and durability. No plastic or Styrofoam components are ever used in the production of a Pearl River Piano.
Finally, the Roslau music wire used in all piano Pearl River is the same premium quality music wire found in the finest European and American pianos.
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