2008-2009 Annual Supplement to The Piano Book: Buying & by Larry Fine

By Larry Fine

Offering checklist costs for greater than 2,500 presently made piano manufacturers and types, in addition to recommendation on how you can estimate real highway costs to assist negotiate the bottom attainable cost, this annual supplement to The Piano booklet bargains the knowledge essential to differentiate among much and greatly whilst paying for a piano. somebody available in the market for a brand new or used piano—including academics, technicians, scholars, and aficionados—can make a extra proficient buy utilizing this definitive and singular advisor. thoroughly up-to-date info on piano brands, tool versions, costs, and present traits and stipulations within the piano marketplace is additionally incorporated.

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The company also makes pianos or components under contract for several other manufacturers and distributors. The Hailun factory has over 400,000 square feet of production capacity and 800 employees. S. market. Additionally, a new cabinet factory is now complete and will begin production in 2008. Since 2001, the company has invested heavily in computer-controlled manufacturing equipment and has hired an impressive group of experts from Japan, Europe, and the United States to help it reach the highest quality standards.

B. Chase is an old American piano name formerly owned by Aeolian Pianos, which went out of business in 1985. Since 2001, the brand has been used by a different distributor on pianos from the Dongbei Piano Company in China (see “Dongbei”). CHICKERING — See “Baldwin” CONCERTMASTER — See “Baldwin” CONOVER CABLE — See “Samick” CRISTOFORI Jordan Kitt’s Music Schmitt Music 9520 Baltimore Avenue 2400 Freeway Blvd. , Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China Originally issued under the name “Opus II,” the Cristofori piano is a joint venture between Jordan Kitt’s Music and Schmitt Music, which own and operate a combined twenty-five piano dealerships throughout the country.

Fourth generation) Disklavier except the model DGB1, which is playback-only, and the models DGC1B and DC2B, which are Mark III systems. Verticals include the 48" model U1 Disklavier upright (DU1A) and the 48" model YUS1 (DYUS1A), which are also Mark III systems. Disklavier versions of the smaller verticals have been discontinued. The new features of the Mark IV Disklavier, released in 2004, include the following: An 80-gigabyte hard drive capable of holding all the Disklavier software ever written (and then some); pocket remote control to communicate wirelessly with the Disklavier; built-in Ethernet for connecting to your network and downloading MIDI files; the ability to play much softer as a result of a higher-speed CPU, greater MIDI resolution, and improved solenoids; more sensitive recording capabilities due to the use of grayscale (continuous) hammershank and key sensors; karaoke capability; and an improved speaker system.

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