Yamaha | A Long History
The Yamaha piano is well known for its durability and the uniqueness with which it is created. Well before the company was officially established, Torakusu Yamaha built a reed organ in 1887 in Japan. This was less than 20 years after the official start to what is known as the “westernization” of Japan at the beginning of the Meiji Era in 1868.
In 1887, the Yamaha Corporation was established as Nippon Gakki Co., Ltd. Production of upright pianos soon followed in 1900. Yamaha pianos continued to excel at international exhibitions and between 1902 and 1903 won a number of awards. The World Wars brought change to the company, both good and bad. The First World War resulted in grown in Japanese industry overall and this translated to the company itself. The Second World War resulted in only one production plant standing, due to bombing raids and the ravages of war.
However due to research conducted during the war, the company was able to produce their own metal cast iron plates. The company climbed out of the ruble of war and continued to grow. In 1967 the company produced their first concert grand piano. In 1987, the 100th anniversary of Nippon Gakki, the company formally changed the name to Yamaha Corporation.
Today, Yamaha pianos are found in homes, universities and concert halls around the world. They are widely accepted as one of the best piano manufacturers in business today. Part of this may have to do with the unique way in which the pianos are made. Every single piece of the piano is made inside the factory. This means from the largest part of the piano to the smallest, every inch a Yamaha piano, composed of 5,500 individual components, is manufactured and assembled in-house. The technicians who make and assemble the pianos are experienced and use time honed techniques that ultimately create an instrument that will last for a lifetime.
In addition to assembling the piano from top to bottom in their factory, Yamaha also uses unique technology for gluing and drying its wood in a way to resist twisting and warping. The soundboard is carefully assembled using proven methods for creating sound of the highest quality. The plates are made either from vacuum process casting or traditional sand casting. The company was also among the first to use the Vacuum Shield Mold Process.
The quality of Yamaha pianos does not go unnoticed. Japanese composer and pianist Hiromi, jazz pianist Chick Corea, and Bryon Janis, a pianist of international renown, have chosen Yamaha for their performances. There are a wide variety of models and prices available and we can help you select the piano that is right for you.
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The Difference at Chupp’s Pianos
We have well over 40 years of piano experience at Chupp’s, whether it’s repairing a vintage piano or regulating and tuning a newer model. We’re happy to help any customer no matter the level of experience. We carry a wide range of like new or used Yamaha models and styles to suit any setting, from museum-quality options to budget-friendly accommodations. We’re happy to help find solutions to any piano-related question or problem. If you’re looking for a professional piano mover, we can help with that as well.
Yamaha piano prices vary a great deal and there are many different types of Yamaha pianos. Let Chupp’s Pianos help you choose the right one for you.
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We offer a variety of services at Chupp’s Pianos, from helping customers find the perfect instrument to restoration and moving. We have experience working with pianists of every level and we are ready to assist you with any piano related needs you might have. Ensure you’re getting experienced help to find the right piano for your needs by calling on us.
Our number is 574-831-5820.