44" Walnut Satin Upright - Serial #265749 - 2001
From 1986-2005 the Yamaha piano company operated a factory in Thomaston, GA. This is one of those pianos, and was built in 2001. It is a walnut satin console upright with a decorative style case, slightly taller than your average console at 44". This one was made in Georgia, USA and has had only one owner.
It has received a thorough inspection and found to be in great condition. A matching bench is included. The reconditioning included:
- 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
- Re-pinning & Replacing Felts as Needed
- Tuning & Voicing
If purchased new today, this piano retails around $9000. This is a great piano for a great price!
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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