42" Oak Console Upright - Serial #B140768 - 1981
From 1973-1986 the Yamaha piano company owned the Everett factory in South Haven, MI, where both Yamaha and Everett pianos were manufactured . This is one of those pianos, and was built in 1981. It is oak satin 42" console upright model M212. It has had one owner since it was purchased new in 1981. The decorative case is very similar to many of the Everett pianos made in the same era. These pianos were made very well.
This piano has been inspected and is in good condition. It has the normal wear of an instrument from 1981 that has had minimal use with one owner. It will receive an all points regulation, thorough case cleaning and polishing of all brass hardware. The bench is included. This reconditioning 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
If purchased new today, this piano retails at $7899.00. This much sought after piano offers so much for half the price of a new instrument.
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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