Since Torakusu Yamaha built Japan's first piano in 1900, Yamaha has consistently led the way in finding new methods to improve upon the age-old traditions of piano-making. These innovations have been adopted
not only by Yamaha, but by other manufacturers as well.
This century-long quest for excellence has resulted in higher standards of quality, consistency, efficiency and performance throughout the piano-making industry. It has also made Yamaha the world's
leading piano manufacturer.
Building Better Pianos
Yamaha has developed numerous advances and refinementsin acoustic design and analytical technologies, in the selection and processing of materials, in the design and production of components such
as iron frames and action mechanisms, in production equipment and procedures, and in establishing the highest standards of quality management. The skills and expertise accumulated over a century of leadership
in the music industry assure that Yamaha pianos represent the state of the art in piano design and construction.
Creating New Types of Pianos
Drawing on comprehensive acoustic and electronic knowhow, Yamaha has pioneered today's exciting range of digital/acoustic hybrids. These include the amazing Disklavier recording/reproducing pianos,
the popular Silent Pianos that can be played normally or through headphones, and the superb GranTouch digital pianos incorporating real piano keyboards and actions. Other manufacturers
have followed Yamaha's lead, of course. But Yamaha leadership ensures that Yamaha instruments are always a step ahead.
* Known as MIDIPianos in the US and Canada.