Kawai/Zimmering Piano

by Baker
(Irvine, CA)

The inside decal of the 6' grand says it's Kawai; the front decal (above the keyboard) says it's Zimmering. I have not found the serial # yet. Did Kawai make it for Zimmering? Where do I find more info about Zimmering & Sons pianos?


Thanks,
Mrs. Baker

ANSWER

Hi, Mrs. Baker--

Koichi Kawai, founder of Kawai Pianos first worked in the Yamaha piano company. Sam Zimmering was a Los Angeles piano dealer who had Yamaha build pianos with his firm's name on the fallboard. It is likely that in later years the Zimmering company had this same kind of relationship with the Kawaii Piano company.

Zimmering and Sons apparently did not actually manufacture their own pianos. This practice is still common with piano dealers have their names put on the fallboard of pianos manufactured by other companies.

Lynne



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code 105371 Zimmering & Sons
by: Anonymous

sold 57 yrs ago for 2000 to my wife from Bullocks in Pasadena We live in Reno and you get to pick up or pay for shipping. $1,500 FOB Reno
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desperately looking for a Zimmering & Son Piano
by: Anonymous

my name Gayle Zimmering, I am the Granddaughter to Sam Zimmering and the Daughter of Norman Zimmering. Zimmering & Sons piano was our family owned business. I am looking for one of our family piano's with the family name on it.
Please contact me with any information @ GayleZimmering@Aol.com
Thank you

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