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The continental upright is a great piano for someone wanting the reliability of a Yamaha in a more compact size, although it is a few inches taller because it has castors, unlike most continental uprights. This is a lovely instrument made in Japan, with an ebony polish finish that is somewhat hard to come by in these uprights. It was built in Japan in 1986.
This piano has been inspected and passed with flying colors! It has a lovely sound. A matching bench is included. It is up next for reconditioning which will include:
We guarantee our work with a 2-year mechanical warranty.
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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