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Yamaha

Hugh Davies, Edwin M. Good and Edward H. Tarr

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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The brand name of musical instruments (and other products) manufactured by Yamaha Kabushiki Kaisha (Yamaha KK, i.e. Yamaha Corporation), Hamamatsu, Japan. The firm was founded in 1887 by Torakusu Yamaha (b Wakayama Prefecture, April 1851; d Hamamatsu, 8 Aug 1916), who built the first Japanese harmonium in that year. In 1888 the firm employed fewer than ten craftsmen; a year later there were 100. In 1897 the company was named Nippon Gakki Seizo KK

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Subjects: Music

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