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October 31, 2017 10:41 PM

An Edifice of Piano: Grand Gallery New Headquarters Completed

Aichi-based used piano salon, Grand Gallery, completed headquarters building at Okazaki, Aichi Pref.  recently and hosted an opening reception on September 23 with about 230 guests invited throughout the world.

Having 2 showrooms in Tokyo and Aichi Pref., and the 3rd one in China, Grand Gallery boasts a huge inventory of 2,500 premier used pianos, finest level technique and service under philosophy of providing the customers with very best artistic pianos. (photo top left: from l. to r., Hiroyuki Munekawa, Executive Director, Koji Shiba, Technical Director, Grand Gallery Tokyo, Takeshi Shiba, President, and Kenji Enomoto, Store Manager, Grand Gallery Tokyo.)

The new headquarters/showroom is outfitted with chandeliers, gorgeous lightings, mirrored walls and flowers, all designed and decorated to greet the customers  in luxe atmosphere. Takeshi Shiba, president, says, “We offer our customers the best selection of highest quality perfectly tuned pianos. It has been our philosophy from the founding. We believe the pianos displayed in sophisticated settings will inspire customers’ imagination. They will feel true value and appeal of the individual pianos.”

Founded in 2002, the company sells 13,500 pianos annually, and grew to one of the largest and prominent piano specialist stores. The 3,200 sq. meter Okazaki showroom has 6,000 sq. meter floor space in total. Crystal Hall on the 3rd floor has full concert grand pianos, and Grand Gallery offers 50 grand and 40 upright pianos of various makes. The spacious 3rd floor is dedicated to about 150 grand and 100 upright pianos in every size from studio types to concert models.

Shiba explains, “We have 1,000 instruments all the time at this showroom. 25% are grand pianos of which 2% are premium pianos. All pianos are carefully tuned and undergone perfect our seasoned technicians. Customers are encouraged to experience every piano on display and in stock.”

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