11/21/2008 [Pianos & Keyboards]Auction Winners Receive One-of-a-Kind Yamaha MODUS Digital Piano; Proceeds Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Yamaha MODUS Digital Piano
Business owner and auction winner John Durham, of Corpus Christi, Texas, along with his family, recently received the personalized piano at an unveiling event hosted by local Yamaha piano retailer, The Piano Gallery. Beyond the ability to play itself, the MODUS piano melds form and function with a sleek contemporary style and enables owners to personalize their instrument with a customized design on the piano's backplate.
The first product custom MODUS F11 to be produced for the United States, Durham's instrument features the tranquil painting, "Eighty Miles High," by Los Angeles Artist Andy Moses. "Music is a big influence on my work," states Moses. "It was nice to tie this [piece] back into something musical."
To create the stunning piece, Yamaha's art department created a digital rendering of the painting which was then laid out on a template of the piano's backplate, which was sent to Japan for production. "The art was printed on panels," notes Levesque, adding that "the complete process from design concept to finished product took roughly five months."
For over 50 years, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation remains committed to develop more therapies that will extend and enhance the lives of those with cystic fibrosis and ultimately to find a cure or control for CF.
For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Piano Division, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.