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FEATURED BRANDS

FALCONE — PIANO STATS

Original Piano Maker(s)

Santi Falcone (b. 1945)

Date Established

c. 1982/1983

Original Location(s)

Woburn, Massachusetts

Notable Dates

  • 1978 — Falcone began experimenting on his 'idea,' to make a piano of highest quality but also affordable.
  • 1982 — Falcone completed his first 'hand-made' instrument, a 6' grand.
  • 1983 — Falcone completed his second piano, a 9' concert grand.
  • 1983-1989 — Falcone built and/or supervised 170 pianos; all grands, both 6'1" and 7'4," as well as the 9" concert grand.
  • c. 1985 — Falcone moved headquarters to Haverhill, MA.
  • 1987 — Employed 40 workers, turning out 4 to 5 pianos per month.
  • 1989 — Increased size to 60 employees, turning out 10 to 12 pianos per month.
  • 1989 — Falcone left the company and became a chocolatier, establishing Dante Confections.
  • 1995 — Last Falcone piano made at Haverhill Factory.
In January 1983, in a small wood-working shop behind a retail music store in Woburn, Mass., Santi Falcone founded the Falcone Piano Co. and set out to make the ‘best piano in the world.’ [When] Rudolf Serkin dropped by the shop to try out the new instrument [, he] said, 'Mr. Falcone, you are the artist.'
Lucien Rhodes, Inc. Magazine [ 2 ]

Innovation(s) / Patent(s)

Current Owner(s)

Manufactured for North America by Nanjing Moutrie Piano Company in Nanjing, China, and distributed by Welkin Sound Inc. in Ontario, California.
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Page Sources

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[1]
Rhodes, Lucien.  "Piano Man."  Inc.  Mansueto Ventures LLC, 1 Jan. 1987.  Web.  14 Nov. 2015.
[2]
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Additional References:
  • Palmieri, Robert, ed.  The Piano.  Second Edition.  New York: Routledge, 2003.  Google Books.  Web.  14 Nov. 2015.
  • Keene, Cindy Atoji.  "Former Piano Maker Lands a Sweeter Gig."  Boston.  NY Times Co., 8 Feb. 2009.  Web.  14 Nov. 2015.
  • Harris, William.  "Falcone: The Handmade American Piano."  Community.Middlebury.Edu.  Middlebury College, n.d.  Web.  14 Nov. 2015.