43" Ebony Polish - Serial #4203193 - 1986
The smaller, continental upright is a great piano for someone wanting the reliability of a Yamaha and the more compact size. This is a lovely instrument, with an ebony polish finish that is somewhat hard to come by in these uprights. This piano is in pristine condition with a climate control unit already installed! It was built in Japan in 1986.
This piano is in the regulation process now! An all-points regulation, and a thorough case cleaning with some extra attention to polishing the brass hardware will make it good as new. A matching bench is included. The reconditioning process will include:
- Hammer Resurfacing
- Aligning Hammers to Strings
- Tightening Action Screws
- Leveling Keys
- Adjusting Key Dip
- Adjusting Let-off & Backchecks
- Cleaning the Strings
- Cleaning Keytops
- Adjusting the Pedals
- Tuning & Voicing
- Polishing the Finish
We guarantee our work with a 2-year mechanical warranty.
Yamaha Piano History
The Yamaha Corporation built it's first upright pianos in 1900, with grand pianos soon to follow. This Japanese company has continually sought to improve its instruments by sending its engineers to study with European piano manufacturing greats, as well as bringing experts to Japan to advise in their factory. The Yamaha Music school was started in 1954, and soon thereafter the company began to diversify with production of motorcycles, water craft, as well as other instruments.
In 1973 Yamaha bought the Everett Piano Company located in South Haven, MI, and produced pianos for the US market in factories that were located in Michigan and Georgia. These factories closed in 1986 (Michigan) and 2005 (Georgia). Today all of the Yamaha pianos are made in Asia, including Indonesia, China and Japan.
Yamaha has maintained its success to become one of the largest piano manufacturing companies in the world, and acquired the German Piano Bosendorfer in 2008, maintaining it's manufacturing plant in Austria. Today it is one of the most recognized names in the musical world.
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