Founded in 1887 by Tarakusu Yamaha in Hamamatsu, Japan, Yamaha is now counted among the world's best piano makers. Countless professional musicians own, perform and record on Yamaha pianos. This piano is an extraordinary example of vintage Yamaha craftsmanship. It is all original and looks as if it was hermetically sealed in a museum for the last 40+ years. In tunes and plays better than many newer pianos. This is by far the most capable piano for the money If you need convincing, go into any fancy pants new piano dealer and see what kind of new Yamaha grand piano you can buy for $18,000. Prepare to be disappointed.