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November 14, 2018 02:39 PM

Kawai Unveils 100 Million Yen Crystal Clear Grand Piano

Kawai staged a press conference on October 19 at Tokyo Midtown, Roppongi, to announce CR-1M crystal clear grand piano built in commemoration of the company’s 90th anniversary. As a limited production model, 5 units are exclusively built and distributed at 100 million yen retail excluding consumption tax. Crystal clear piano cabinet isn’t new to Kawai. Actually the company started development of a piano in transparent case using acrylic material in 1971. A prototype completed in 1973,...

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October 18, 2018 11:53 AM

Industry Close-up: Korg EK-50 Entertainer Keyboard

Korg has recently introduced EK-50 Entertainer Keyboard with built-in automatic backing capability, a refined model of Pa series keyboards, which provides inexperienced players with rich musical expression producing bass chords by one single left hand finger. Satisfying the needs of mobile musicians, the Pa series has already established itself in European markets. Toshiya Nishida, Product Planning Dept. of Korg says, “Pa series deserves the name of Professional Arranger Keyboard. ThatR...

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October 10, 2018 02:19 PM

Korg Publishes A Book Describing 55 Years History

Korg recently published a book titled, “55 Years of History-NEW, MUSIC, ALWAYS, We Have Come Along With”. The 380-page grand publication contains impressive episodes of legendary Tsutomu Kato, founder of Korg, who passed away in 2011, flashback of early days, encounters with name collaborated musicians and engineers, advent and development of digital technology and competitive climate with the industry giants. It will be appreciated by wider walks of people in the industry ranging fr...

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October 04, 2018 04:15 PM

2018 Musical Instruments Fair Japan, Oct. 19 (Fri.) – 21 (Sun.) At Tokyo Big Sight

A total of 111 companies and 9 groups take part in the coming 2018 Musical Instruments Fair Japan to be staged at Tokyo Big Sight. First staged in 1968, this session celebrates 50th anniversary. Originated and still organized as a public show for general music players and enthusiasts, it has largely targeted to increase music makers of all age groups offering a host of musical entertainment programs including concerts, demos, hands-on sessions and programs to invite non-music makers to experienc...

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September 12, 2018 03:36 PM

2017 Japan Musical Instruments Industry Surveys Summary

Japan Musical Instruments Association conducted the first ever industry surveys in 2016, sending a separate questionnaire to manufacturer and retailer members. The reports appeared in July, 2017 and April, 2018 issues of Japan Music Trades, respectively. The association conducted the 2nd  surveys recently, sending a questionnaire to 73 manufacturers, of which 44 responded, and to 384 music retailers, of which 80 replied. Here is the summary. 2017 Manufacturers Survey Summary Wind Instruments Pro...

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List of Japanese & imported pianos manufactured from 1946 to 2017. A full list of Japanese pianos with serial numbers, specifications, finishes, photos. A list of imported pianos with brand names, model numbers, finishes, and retail prices. A must for used piano dealers.

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Piano vocabulary listing the parts of the piano, the name of the part, the adjustment criteria of the action etc. in four languages.

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