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BRAND NAMES OF PIANOS STARTING WITH THE LETTER T

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TADASHI PIANO CORPORATION

A young, progressive company, Tadashi has combined the superior technical resources of Japan with a classically based understanding of the professional musician's demands. Left behind are the outdated and immature tonal attitudes of the current Japanese products, which have been replaced with a piano capable of emulating the sound of the great European instruments. In the past, the Japanese insisted on the adoption of their own concept of tone if the buyer was interested in the benefits of Japan's technical superiority. Tadashi recognizes the superiority of its Japanese technology but is able to admit that Europeans are the masters of tone. This marriage of philosophies creates a piano line that compete in price and quality with the Japanese and yet has the sound of the great pianos which cost twice as much.

The Tadashi piano, known to some under the "Atlas" name, was the first piano in Japan to receive the U.S. seal. In its long history of development, it used the resources of the Shizimoka School of Acoustics and the Tokyo Conservatory of Music for tonal research and acceptability to the musician. This well-thought-out instrument is being marketed very conservatively under the auspices of President Rimas, a former concert pianist.

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THOMPSON

Pianos and player-pianos of durable character and beautiful tone designed to meet the popular demand, sustaining an excellent reputation, dating back to 1870. Thompson instruments are carefully made, of approved materials. They possess musical merit which is quickly recognized by the prospective purchasers. They are the product of the Thompson Division of the Steger & Sons Piano Mfg. Co., of Chicago, and Steger, Ill. The financial standing of that company is unquestioned. Thompson pianos and player-pianos are so attractive in appearance and they are produced in such a variety of designs that they occupy a conspicuous place in the trade. Every detail in their manufacture receives care ful attention of expert workmen. They are sold under a guarantee which leaves no doubt as to their responsibility. These instruments are handled by foremost piano dealers throughout the country and are in great demand. The factories are at Steger, Illinois, where the Lincoln and Dixie highways meet, and the offices in the Steger Bldg., at the northwest corner of Wabash Ave. and Jackson Blvd. Chicago.

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THAYER

Popular pianos bearing this name are from the factory of Bjur Bros. Co., New York City, which guarantees their reliability.

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TOKAI PIANOS, U.S.A.

Tokai Pianos are manufactured by Tokai Gakki Co., Ltd., in Hammamatsu, Japan, the third largest and leading musical instrument manufacturing company in Japan. The company offers Studio Classic Pianos, Chippendale Uprights, Modern Uprights, Grand Pianos, Continental and American Consoles, Spinets, and Modern and Historical Cembalos/Harpsichords, all of the highest quality.

Tokai Gakki Co., Ltd., 36 Terawakicho, or P.O. Box 160, Hammamatsu, Japan. Telephone (0534) 41-3137 key. Telex 4225-225.

All Tokai vertical and grand pianos include bass agraffes, Royal George T pin hammer felt, reverse locking tuning pins, artist bench, and a 12-year full warranty. Models include studios, uprights, grands, and Continental and American consoles in high-polish and satin finishes. Tokai also manufactures handcrafted harpsichords. Worldwide headquarters of Tokai Gakki Co., Ltd., is in Hamamatsu, Japan. Tokai Piano U.S.A., Inc., is a joint venture with the parent company, Tokai Gakki Co. Ltd. Tokai Gnkki is the third largest musical instrument company in Japan.

In February 1983, a third facility was opened which is to be devoted entirely to the manufacturing of grand pianos.

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TONK

Pianos and player-pianos of fine qualities and high repute. The Tonk piano is everywhere noted for peculiarly sweet and sonorous tone and excellence of workmanship and material. As the product of one of the old-established New York industries whose entire career has been one of strict integrity and honor, it is natural to expect something distinctly good in the Tonk piano. And in this anticipation there is no disappointment, for this piano is of a kind to do credit to any name. In short, the Tonk piano is a sweet-toned, satisfying instrument, is durable and is musical. It is rapidly gaining in sale and also already enjoys a large export trade. The Tonk player-piano and Triplex Electric Player and Reproducing Grands and Uprights are no less satisfactory and their success is firmly established. One of the distinct and thoroughly demonstrated improvements in Tonk pianos and player-pianos is the combination rolled steel back construction. It is a feature that has been tried out and proved of great merit. Manufactured by William Tonk & Bros.

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TOYO

The line consists of a 6'2" and a 6'10" grand with solid spruce sound boards, 21 lamination delignite pinblock, and state-of-the-art action. Its fine, resonant tone puts to shame many other more famous names.

The line also includes a small 42" console, a studio and professional model. All models of grands and uprights are available in ebony high gloss or white, and some models are available in walnut open pore

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TRAYSER PIANO CO.

The word "Trayser" became connected with the American piano industry in 1849. The instruments of that time, although necessarily few in number, displayed great skill and a thorough knowledge of the industry which Mr. George L Trayser had learned in the factories of his native Germany He was actively associated with organization bearing his name. During his business lifetime, after which it was absorbed by The Starr Piano Co, who are the manufacturers of these instruments today. With a foundation so well established, this organization has continued the development of the Trayser piano which has long been accepted among the higher grade instruments. The Trayser is guaranteed by The Starr Piano Co.

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TROWBRIDGE

An old-time piano name on instruments now produced by the Trowbridge Department of the Henry F. Miller plant of the Continental Piano Co., of Boston, Mass. The instruments are thoroughly well made, of fine tone quality and in every way reliable. The factory is at Wakefield, a suburb of Boston, and the offices at 395 Boylston St., Boston.

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