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September 28, 2017 10:26 AM

Fukuoka Guitar Fiesta, Another Success

A total of 6 companies in the music products industry staged 3rd electric & acoustic guitar exhibition and sale show on September 16 and 17 in Fukuoka. Because of bad weather related to Tyhoon No. 18, total attendance for the two days was 600, significantly decreased from 1,090 last year, but sales outperformed last year’s result with 14 million yen. Guitar fans rushed to exhibition floor early in the morning of the first day. This year, the organizer offered a series of seminars and w...

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September 28, 2017 10:26 AM

Yamaha Celebrates 50 Years Drum Manufacturing

Yamaha Music Japan with Kazunori Kobayashi as its president held Yamaha Drums 50th anniversary Drum Session on September 2 at Harajuku Quest Hall, Tokyo inviting industry guests and amateur drum fans full to capacity. Legendary Yamaha drummers including Steve Gadd, Dave Weckl, Akira Jimbo, and popular young female student drummer Senri Kawaguchi shared and celebrated the historical milestone of Yamaha’s 50 years of drum manufacturing. The tickets for the concert sold out immediately when t...

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September 08, 2017 10:14 AM

Yamaha SX Series Grand Pianos

New SX Series S3X and S6X designed for professional use in conservatories, salons, clubs and studios were unveiled which inherit highest level of technology found in Yamaha’s top line CFX concert grand pianos. They are refined models of S Series pianos much favored for over 30 years featuring A.R.E. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement) treatment in wood materials of their rims first employed in piano manufacturing at Yamaha, newly designed soundboard, ribs and hammers. Photo: S3X (right) and S6X. Th...

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September 07, 2017 04:45 PM

Zen-On New Bressan G-1A ABS Alto Recorder

The New Bressan G-1A is a refined model of Bressan 1500B and a new flag ship model of Zen-On plastic alto recorder. Backed with over half-century experience in manufacturing recorders, Zen-On completed G-1A in collaboration with two master craftsmen, Shigeharu Hirao (Shigeharu Yamaoka), player and recorder designer, and Hiroyuki Takeyama, president of Takeyama Woodwind Instrument. Photo: Shigeharu Hirao G-1A comes with a curved windway (patent applied for) for more stable and sustaining sound, a...

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September 07, 2017 04:24 PM

1st Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition

Kawai organized 1st Shigeru Kawai International Piano Competition in August. The company has staged Kawai Music competition for more than 50 years with approximately 20,000 entries every time. The contestants are largely students of Kawai Music Courses from young children to adults in their 20s. 3 years ago, the competition added S Course for senior high-school students and upper age pianists. In celebration of 90th anniversary of Kawai this year, the company halted the S Course to start 1st Shi...

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