1/10/2007 [Strings]2007 Marks 10th Anniversary of Yamaha String Production
Yamaha began manufacturing Silent String Instruments in 1997 as an innovative way for students and professionals to practice. The original idea has since evolved into a complete line of Silent Violins, Viola, Celli and Basses. Yamaha now manufactures an acoustic line of strings that has continued to grow in acceptance among string educators and performers.
"Cooperation between Yamaha Corporations of America and Japan, to increase US market acceptance, including the instruments' consistency, high-quality and innovative designs, have led an increasing number of students and professional musicians to choose Yamaha," states Rick Young, Vice President/General Manager.
As a celebration of Yamaha Strings' 10th anniversary, a Silent Violin and Silent Cello, as well as the 100,000th Yamaha string instrument manufactured, were donated to NAMM's Museum of Making Music.
Yamaha continues its commitment to creating innovative products that offer students, educators and professionals the opportunity to broaden their musical horizons, and their acoustic instruments offer the best quality available to the market. Educators nationwide have joined the electronic strings movement by adding SV string ensembles to their existing programs. The result has been a great opportunity for school music dealers and specialty violin shops to expand their local school orchestra programs.
For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit www.yamaha.com/band.