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The Ages and Historical Records of Pianos Sold in America Part VIBLUEBOOK OF PIANOS
"The Ages and Historical Records of Pianos sold in America"
PART VIIf your are looking for piano history or genealogy help, then this is the place for you. Please note that this is a working list and not all data is complete. Therefore, use this list as a starting point, and not as a final source. Our information is intended for use in public libraries and educational institutions.A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y ZSSAMICKSamick Musical Instruments Mfg. Co., Ltd., of Inchon, Korea, announced the formation of its new wholly American owned subsidiary, Samick America Corp., in February 1982.For years, Samick has been the chosen piano of leading conservatories, concert halls, and institutions of higher learning where music has always been an important part of the curriculum. Samick pianos have been awarded numerous Gold and Silver Medals by countries all around the world for excellence in tone, touch, quality, stability, durability, and overall superiority of materials used in manufacturing. The most recent awards were the International World Olympics Medal for superior design and the Grand Prix Award from Spain for superior overall quality and design.A complete new line of pianos was introduced at the 1982. Samick manufactures a full line of grand pianos (two 5,1", one 5'4", two 5'9", and one 6'10") along with a complete line of consoles, studios, and professional uprights (four 42", three 45", three 48", and three 52" models).Samick Musical Instruments Mfg. Co., Ltd., was established in 1958 in Inchon, Korea, and today is the oldest and largest piano manufacturer in Korea and the third largest in the world. From the small workshop of the early years, the Samick factories have grown into a network of modern and highly sophisticated manufacturing facilities. All Samick pianos are stained, filled, sealed, and covered with the finest quality finishes available. All exposed internal wood parts are sealed to protect them against all moisture and atmospheric conditions. Samick pianos are exported to Asian, European, and other world markets. The firm imports the finest components: Royal George felt from England; 21-ply, cross laminated pin blocks from Delignite of Germany; Sitka spruce from Alaska; Schwander style actions for verticals and Renner style actions for grands; German steel strings; hard rock maple for action parts; and nickel-plated cut thread tuning pins for better tuning stability.All Samick pianos are available in eight high polish and eight satin finishes, including ebony, white, walnut, mahogany, teak, ivory, oak, and rosewood.RETURN TO TOP OF PAGESAUTER PIANOThe Carl Sauter piano factory ranks among the oldest family run establishments in the piano industry. Its founder, Johann Grimm, learned his trade from 1813 to 1819 at the celebrated Streicher Workshops in Vienna. He passed his knowledge on to his adopted son, Carl Sauter, and ever since succeeding genera-tions of the Sauter family have upheld these traditions and enjoyed a firm position in the piano world.Sauter uprights and grands continue to maintain their stylistic and musical identity. Sauter uprights are available in three different sizes, each visually and tonally distinct: 110(43-1/3"), 120 (47-1/4"), an(l 130 (51"). Models 120 and 130 are equipped with the Sauter special double escapement action, R-2, as a standard feature. Carl Sauter and his son, Johann, rec-ognized the clear advantages of the R-2 in the mid-l9th century, and the R-2 has been deci-sively improved under the management of the present director, Carl Sauter. Because of its reliable rebound and its rapid return of the hammer ready for restriking, the R-2 action facilitates delicate and discriminative proper-ties of touch usually found only on a grand piano.The Sauter grand pianos have won praise from classical performers and jazz pianists alike. Sauter instruments reveal both construc-tion thinking and the consistent application of time-proven principles ofdesign. Sauter's modern facilities create the necessary conditions for producing all components to high-precision standards