I’m giving a presentation at NAMM this year in LOUNGE 88, in the piano area. Here’s the link NAMM is, as you probably know, the big musical instrument/products industry trade show, held in Anaheim California, every January.
NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) is the big musical instrument industry trade show. Technically it’s held twice a year, but the big show is every January in Anaheim, California. Anybody and everybody connected with the musical products industry shows and attends NAMM. This includes pianos of all price points, drums, brass and wind instruments, […]
Bosendorfer, in the past, has used NAMM to show some beautiful examples of our cabinet design skills and veneer work. However with business being slow and space smaller, it made more sense to show instruments that have more immediate sales potential. This year we displayed a model 290 Imperial with the CEUS reproducing system, a […]
Yamaha has had a high end “craft built” line for a number of years and has been a very serious builder of concert pianos for decades. The concert grand, the CFIII (CF3) has undergone a number of iterations and experiments, resulting in the model CFIIIS that has been the flagship for the last 8 years […]
So now you have a major Japanese piano maker with a proven high end approach owning and taking marketing and sales responsibility for a 180 year old Austrian maker of what is generally referred to as one of the worlds finest craft built pianos; what happens next? My prediction is that good things will come […]
Namm has come and gone. We did something completely different this year by not showing at NAMM in our customary large booth with nice lighting, Viennese coffee and champagne. Instead we hosted our dealers at the very nice Le Merigot in Santa Monica with the intention of giving them a relaxing break and a chance […]
It’s been a busy January. The big annual Musical Instrument Industry trade show NAMM descended on us again, as usual at the Anaheim Convention center outside Los Angeles. I don’t have hard numbers but traffic seemed definitely down…hey, it’s been a tough year and 2008 doesn’t necessarily look any better. The Bosendorfer booth was well […]