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Yamaha Piano Company currently manufactures a full line of grand, baby grand and upright pianos satisfying the needs of consumers. Unlike many American piano manufactures, past and present who  exclusively manufactured  acoustic pianos,  Yamaha, makes motorcycles and other motorized vehicles and also has a substantial business in electronic instruments, accessories and band instruments. The Japanese approach to their manufacturing sector is to combine a multitude of products and industries under a parent company.

In 1988, they added a 145,000 square foot band instrument plant in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Here is a brief list of Yamaha electronic keyboard products that are currently sold.

  • Digital Pianos
  • Digital Baby Grands
  • Clavinovas
  • p70
  • p120
  • ydp113
  • p60
  • p90
  • p250

In the late 1870's, the piano industry was just beginning to take its early baby steps in Japan. Torakusu Yamaba had just ben recognized in his musical instrument business in 1880. In 1885 he manufactured an organ and helped create the Japanese Musical Instrument Manufacturing Company. Torakusu Yamaba became president of the Company in 1907.

In 1960, American piano manufacturers who were struggling to wait out a stagnant market place, were also challenged by the arrival of Japanese pianos. Nippon Gakki established Yamaha in Los Angeles, 1960 and began shipping their pianos to the United States. The first year they shipped 250 pianos. The gained their early success by offering a quality product at an extremely low price.

In 1969, U.S. piano companies filed suit with the ITC asking for tariffs to fight Japanese imports. The vice-president of Baldwin Piano, Morely Thompson led United States piano manufacturers in requesting that the tariffs be raised.

US and Japaneses piano manufacturers argued their postitions to the ITC. The U.S. argued that cheap imports caused several American companies including Lest, Starck, Krakauers and would like cause many more to go out of business, even if the economy remained health. Of course, Yamaha disputed such claims that Japanese imports were too minimal to pose a threat. At that time, the total number of Japanese pianos that were imported to the U.S. amounted to 10,000 units. The ITC ruled to delay the tariff cut of 8% to 1976.

In the present, Yamaha has currently achieved the highest status in the piano industry as a manufacturer to contend with. I find servicing their pianos to be a pleasure. You can count on their products to be very consistent and reliable while the company makes every effort to back their products and technicians in the field.

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