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His dire prediction didn't come true. Piano sales, at least in the U.S. increased significantly during the pandemic.

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Is it true that Pearl River now owns majority interest in Schimmel?


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Is it true that Pearl River now owns majority interest in Schimmel?
Yes, it's true. It happened around 5 years ago. I think they might own the whole thing.

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I personally take an issue with the statement, “There is no one else in Italy, or even in the world making concert pianos by hand like we do.”

"Built by hand" is such a nebulous expression that doesn't take into account that a modern piano is an industrial product that requires heavy industries in its supply chain. Modern piano factories utilize many power tools, too. Is it still considered "built by hand" if the power tool is held in hands?

And "building by hand" isn't an indicator of quality, either. It's a process as a result of an economic decision.

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Wouldn't you like to watch him, his wife, and their single employee bending the rim on a 333 by hand?

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Many parts on a piano need finessing that is best done by hand. But many parts need to be as precise and consistent as possible. Which of us wants to fly in an airplane that was "built by hand?" When it comes to close tolerances and repeatability, give me the machine built parts!


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