Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

Schumann's 4th Finger
Schumann's 4th Finger Enigma Resolved
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Modern Piano Moving
Modern Piano Moving
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2017
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Who's Online
119 registered (36251, ajames, anotherscott, ando, Almaviva, 22 invisible), 2310 Guests and 7 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#227320 - 10/23/01 11:16 PM Fukuyama and Sons?
Stazar Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 10/23/01
Posts: 2
Hello, I have this brand, Fukuyama and Sons. I am trying to find out where it came from and its history since I can tell it's quite an old brand...I think. The keys are ivory. Anyone has any information on this brand? Thank you so much.

Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#227321 - 10/23/01 11:27 PM Re: Fukuyama and Sons?
David Burton Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/28/01
Posts: 1759
Loc: Coxsackie, New York
Well according to the Piano Atlas, one of the first places to look for a piano name, Fukuyama us another Japanese piano maker, independent of Yamaha and Kawai. I don't know whether they are still in business. The Atlas gives serial numbers in the range 23500 through 330000 for the years 1960 through 1965. That may have been the only time this company made pianos or it may not be. Obviously if your piano has a serial number in this range it was made at that time, in Tokyo, Japan.
David Burton's Blog

#227322 - 10/23/01 11:38 PM Re: Fukuyama and Sons?
Stazar Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 10/23/01
Posts: 2
Thanks so much, David. Yea, I thought it was a Japanese brand. Now, I presume that The Piano Atlas is a book?

#227323 - 10/24/01 12:54 PM Re: Fukuyama and Sons?
David Burton Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/28/01
Posts: 1759
Loc: Coxsackie, New York
Originally posted by Stazar:
Thanks so much, David. Yea, I thought it was a Japanese brand. Now, I presume that The Piano Atlas is a book?[/b]

The Pierce Piano Atlas is one of the essential sourcebooks for information on pianos, in this case, old pianos. It is published exclusively by Mr. Larry E. Ashley, PO Box 20520 Albuquerque, NM 87154-0520. The current edition is available in hardcover or softcover for between $25 and $35. Most technicians carry a dog-eared copy with them to look up the particulars concerning some old piano they are called in to tune.
David Burton's Blog

(ad ) MusicNotes.com
sheet music search
#1865085 - 03/19/12 11:23 PM Re: Fukuyama and Sons? [Re: David Burton]
Melody4 theMaster Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 03/14/12
Posts: 1
I just bought a Fukuyama & Sons "Rosen". The man who tuned it had went to college for 4 years to learn how to tune, repair, and build pianos. He went through a 4 year externship, and has been tuning pianos for 40 years now. This man seems very smart and knows his stuff. When I asked him about the Fukuyama brand he said that they bought out (or into) Steinway and Sons. When I searched this out to see if it was valid information I couldn't find this in black and white, but I did see where one of the companies that bought out Steinway, had some pianos manufactured in Tokyo, Japan. Interesting . . . it may just be true. I may have a piano equivilant to a Steinway but without the fancy name!

#1865101 - 03/19/12 11:58 PM Re: Fukuyama and Sons? [Re: Stazar]
terminaldegree Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/03/06
Posts: 4000
Loc: Georgia, USA
1. This thread was initiated in 2001.
2. What Japanese company bought out Steinway?
3. There are piano factories in Tokyo? I know there are elsewhere in Japan.

Methinks your tuner might be pulling your leg...
Pianist, teacher, apprentice technician, internet addict.
Piano Review Editor - Acoustic and Digital Piano Buyer


Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World 
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
What's Hot!!
New Forums Location & New Piano World Site
Why Do You Play The Piano?
Posting Pictures on the Forums
on Piano World

Piano Classified Ads
Pierce Piano Atlas

Sweetwater Hiring Keyboard Player!
Sweetwater Hiring Keyboard Player
Grotrian Concert
for Pianoteq out now
A. Geyer Pianos
A. Geyer Pianos
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.

Caster Cups for Pianos

Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Need help with special needs
by chasingrainbows
04/24/17 12:05 PM
When Do Dampers Start to Lift During Key Travel?
by SonatainfSharp
04/24/17 11:42 AM
VPC1 in a case\bag standing on its side vertical, harmful?
by hag01
04/24/17 10:46 AM
Baby Grand with Practice Pedal
by upbeat
04/24/17 08:38 AM
Kawai mp11 problem.
by Knario
04/24/17 04:28 AM
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Stats
87,493 Registered Members
44 Forums
179,174 Topics
2,618,693 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |

copyright 1997 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission