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YAMAHA (PRE-OWNED) — PIANO STATS

Original Piano Maker(s)

Torakusu Yamaha (1851 – 1916)

Date Established

1887

Original Location(s)

Headquarters in Hamamatsu, Japan

Notable Dates

  • 1887 — Yamaha introduced the first Japanese harmonium.
  • 1897 — Yamaha hired Koichi Kawai who was only 11 at the time.
  • 1899 — Japan's Ministry of Education sent Yamaha to the US on a research trip to learn about the mechanics of a modern piano.
  • 1900 — Yamaha introduced its first upright piano.
  • 1902 — Yamaha introduced its first grand piano.
  • 1904 — Yamaha awarded honorary prizes at the Saint Louis World's Fair.
It all began with a broken organ.
Torakusu Yamaha 1

Notable Dates (cont.)

  • 1930 — Yamaha opened world’s first research laboratory.
  • 1932 — Magnum Organ introduced.
  • 1954 — Yamaha opened up its first music school in Tokyo.
  • 1958 — Yamaha began producing electronic instruments.
  • 1950s — Yamaha became the largest piano manufacturer.
  • 1987 — The company officially changed its name to Yamaha Corporation.
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