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December 09, 2017 11:10 PM

Buffet Crampon Japan Marks 50th Anniversary

Buffet Crampon Japan hosted a concert in celebration of its 50th anniversary on November 14 at Kioi Hall, Tokyo, and a reception on 15 at Ambassade de France au Japon, Hirowo, Tokyo, inviting about 200 business partners and endorse artists. Back in 1967, Toru Hora launched Buffet Crampon Japan in Tokyo to start distribution of Buffet Crampon instruments. In the ensuing years, the company expanded adding an after-sales-service center, providing Japanese customers with inspection, tuning services,...

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December 09, 2017 11:10 PM

2017 String Instruments Fair

Japan String Instrument Makers Association held 2017 String Instruments Fair at Science Museum, Kitanomaru-koen, Tokyo from November 3 through 5. Opened on the national holiday, the first day saw unusual level of traffic, and 3,283 visitors in total enjoyed the exhibit/fringe music programs for the 3 days. (photo right: As a special exhibit celebrating 60th session, violins and guitars built by late master craftsmen were displayed. The number of the domestic exhibitors including independent craf...

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December 04, 2017 04:27 PM

Music Products Sales Went Down in Oct.

Japan’s music products sales and traffic declined due to two typhoons hit in the latter half of October, and heavy rain continued throughout the month. Not a few music retailers reported that business and traffic went down over the previous month. (Reported from 18 music retailers in Tokyo and Osaka.) Digital piano sales were most affected, but electric guitars have kept upward trend since September. Digital music products and online sales were also good. The music retailers commented that they ...

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JAPAN PIANO ATLAS 2017

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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