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Yamaha was established in 1887 as a piano and reed organ manufacturer by Torakusu Yamaha as in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka prefecture and was incorporated on October 12, 1897. The company's origins as a musical instrument manufacturer are still reflected today in the group's logo—a trio of interlocking tuning forks.


The first Yamaha piano was the 1900 upright, followed two years later by the first Yamaha grand piano. By 1904, Yamaha pianos were being honoured at the St Louis World Exposition. One of the secrets of Yamaha‘s world success was its unique cast metal sound frame that meant it had a special timbre and also kept its tune longer. It was this 'in house' expertise in metallurgy and casting techniques, that equipped the company to start making motorcycles from the late 1940s.


After Kaichi Kawakami became president in 1927, Nippon Gakki was given a more secure financial footing. Kaichi’s son, Gen'ichi Kawakami, succeeded him in 1950, Under his presidency, Yamaha production was overhauled around innovative technologies, such as the revolutionary kiln drying technique that drastically reduced piano build time and improved quality.

Yamaha piano production surged during the early 1960s. By 1966, the company was building 100,000 instruments a year, making it the world’s leading piano manufacturer.


    • Includes, tax, delivery, tuning, and comprehensive guarantee..
    • Most dealers will have hundreds of dollars of add-ons on their price.
    • All pianos are tuned, regulated, voiced and French polished to play and look like new.
    • In many cases, better than new.

    • Delivery within 25 miles and few stairs involved.
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