Yamaha Celebrates Production Of 100,000th String Instrument

1/10/2007 [Strings]

2007 Marks 10th Anniversary of Yamaha String Production

BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, recently celebrated the production of its 100,000th string instrument, and 2007 marks the 10th anniversary for Yamaha String products—the first product created was the SV-100 Silent Violin in 1997. The 100,000th instrument produced was the SV-120 Silent Violin.

Silent Electric violin on pedestal
Yamaha's 100,000th
string instrument
In celebration of this anniversary, Yamaha presented NAMM's (International Music Products Association) Museum of Making Music with an SV-120 violin and an SVC-50 cello for the museum's interactive display area, as well as well as the 100,000th Yamaha string instrument manufactured.

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.

Yamaha Executives with String Instruments
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's Silent Series instruments enable musicians to practice and perform in complete privacy at any hour, using headphones, without compromising their desire for traditional feeling, performance or sound. The instruments are perfect for every type of artist in any location where silence is necessary – musicians in apartments, students playing at home or in a dorm, or professionals who need to practice on the road.

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 infostation@yamaha.com; or visit www.yamaha.com/band.

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