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Note: Samick-made pianos are identified using an odd system of serial numbers and letters that appears to vary from factory to factory. Please contact SMC for information on the date of manufacture of a Samick-made piano. Warranty: 10 years, parts and labor, transferable to future owners within the warranty period.

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Samick Music Corp. (SMC)
1329 Gateway Drive
Gallatin, Tennessee 37066
[email protected]

Pianos made by: Samick Musical Instrument Mfg. Co. Ltd., Inchon, South Korea; and Bogor, West Java, Indonesia

In 1958, in South Korea, Hyo Ick Lee founded Samick as a Baldwin distributor. Facing an immense challenge in an impoverished and war-torn country, in the early 1960s, using largely imported parts, Lee began to build and sell a very limited quantity of vertical pianos. As South Korea’s economy improved, Lee expanded his operation, and in 1964 began exporting to other parts of the world, eventually becoming one of the world’s largest piano manufacturers, now making most parts in-house. Over the next several decades, Samick expanded into manufacturing guitars and other instruments and opened factories in China and Indonesia, where it shifted much of its production as Korean wages rose. The Asian economic crisis of the late 1990s forced Samick into bankruptcy, from which the company emerged in 2002; it is now on a sound financial footing.

The company says that “Samick” means “three benefits” in Korean, symbolizing the management’s wish that the activities of the company benefit not only the company itself, but also its customers and the Korean economy.


Samick Music Corporation (SMC), the North American sales and marketing arm of the Korean company, distributes Samick, Pramberger, Wm. Knabe, and Seiler pianos in North America (see separate listings for Wm. Knabe, Pramberger, and Seiler). Samick no longer distributes pianos under the names Bernhard Steiner, Conover Cable, Hazelton Bros., Remington, or Sohmer & Co. The Kohler & Campbell line has been discontinued in North America but is still sold elsewhere. (For historical information about the original Kohler & Campbell piano company, see The Piano Book.) Most Samick-made pianos destined for the U.S. market are made in Indonesia. Some of the company’s upper-level Wm. Knabe and J.P. Pramberger instruments are still made in South Korea. SMC has a warehouse and office facility in Tennessee, at which it uncrates, inspects, tunes, regulates, and voices its upper-level pianos before shipping them to dealers.

In the 1980s Klaus Fenner, a German piano designer, was hired to revise the Samick scale designs to make the pianos sound more “European.” Most Samick pianos now being made are based on these designs. Most Samicks also have veneer-laminated soundboards, which the company calls a “surface tension” soundboard — essentially, a solid spruce soundboard sandwiched by two very thin veneers. With Klaus Fenner’s technical advice, Samick pioneered the use of this soundboard in early 1980, and it is now used by others as well. Tonally, it behaves much like a solid spruce soundboard, but won’t crack or lose its crown.

Quality control in Samick’s South Korean and Indonesian factories has steadily improved over the years, and the Indonesian product is said to be almost as good as the Korean. The company says that new CNC machinery installed in 2007 has revolutionized the consistency and accuracy of its manufacturing. Climate control in the tropically situated Indonesian factory, and issues of action geometry, are also among the areas that have seen improvement. Many of Samick’s Indonesian pianos are priced similarly to low-cost pianos from China. The musical design and performance of Samick’s upper-level pianos — J.P. Pramberger, Wm. Knabe, and Seiler — have met with very positive response.

[Note: Samick-made pianos are identified using an odd system of serial numbers and letters that appears to vary from factory to factory. Please contact SMC for information on the date of manufacture of a Samick-made piano.]

Warranty: 10 years, parts and labor, transferable to future owners within the warranty period.

Acoustic Piano: Model & Pricing Guide

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* See the Introduction for an explanation of pricing.

Samick Verticals
JS-4343Continental Satin Ebony 8,549 6,158
JS-4343Continental Polished Ebony 7,719 5,638
JS-143F43French Provincial Satin Cherry 8,549 6,158
JS-143T43Satin Mahogany 8,549 6,158
JS-11545Satin Ebony 9,269 6,358
JS-11545Polished Ebony 8,549 6,158
JS-11545Polished Mahogany/Walnut 9,059 6,458
JS-24746.5Institutional Satin Ebony 11,019 7,598
JS-24746.5Institutional Polished Ebony 10,299 7,178
JS-24746.5Institutional Satin Walnut 11,019 7,598
JS-118H46.5Satin Ebony 9,989 6,978
JS-118H46.5Polished Ebony 9,269 6,558
JS-121M48Satin Ebony 11,019 7,598
JS-121M48Polished Ebony 10,299 7,178
JS-13252Satin Ebony 13,389 8,938
JS-13252Polished Ebony 12,359 8,418
Samick Grands
SIG-4949Satin Ebony 18,179 11,918
SIG-4949Polished Ebony 16,809 11,098
SIG-5454Satin Ebony 21,629 13,978
SIG-5454Polished Ebony 19,569 12,638
SIG-5454Polished Fire-Engine Red 26,469 16,858
SIG-5454Polished Ebony w/Bubinga or Pommele Accents 24,509 15,738
SIG-5757Satin Ebony 25,029 16,038
SIG-5757Polished Ebony 23,479 15,118
SIG-57L57Empire Satin Ebony 27,809 17,698
SIG-57L57Empire Polished Ebony 26,469 16,858
SIG-6161Satin Ebony 27,089 17,278
SIG-6161Polished Ebony 25,439 16,258
SIG-61L61Empire Satin Ebony 29,659 18,818
SIG-61L61Empire Polished Ebony 28,119 17,898
Samick NSG Series Grands
NSG 15852Satin Ebony 25,495 19,198
NSG 15852Polished Ebony 23,995 18,198
NSG 17557Satin Ebony 27,995 20,998
NSG 17557Polished Ebony 26,495 19,998
NSG 18661Satin Ebony 30,795 22,998
NSG 18661Polished Ebony 29,395 21,998

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Epihone history in short.

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Anastasios Stathopoulos born in 1863, was a Greek luthier who started a mandolin and violin company in 1873 in Pellana, Greece.
In 1903 he emigrated with his wife to New York. As luthier he started a year later a company that mainly produced mandolins. The company ran well, and therefore he took the Italian professional Henry cappielo employed.
After the death of Anastasios in 1915, his son Epaminondas (Epi) take control over the company. Under his management the company grows to one of the biggest of its kind. A few years later, Epaminondas opens a factory where mainly banjos were made. In 1924 he registered the brand name Epiphone, a combination of his own name (Epi) with the Greek word for sound (phone). Shortly thereafter, Epi buys the banjo company Favoran and introduces the banjo Epiphone Recording line. Because of their quality and elegant design, it will be a great success.
Due to the success of the banjo Recording line, a Recording line for guitars was also established in 1928 and a full line of f-hole archtop guitars was introduced in 1931. There are 12 models, including the top models: Broadway, Triumph and DeLuxe. Epiphone has been competing with
Gibson for some time and with the introduction of the Epiphone Emperor
in 1935, dealt a serious blow.
Epiphone introduced the Electar series in 1937, an electric guitar with an adjustable pickup.
Epaminondas dies in 1943 and the business is continued by his two sons Orpheus (Orphie) and Frixo. The cooperation between the two brothers is going badly and the company is going through hard times in the post-war years. By the mid-1950s, Epiphone is still making very few instruments.
In 1957, Epiphone is sold to CMI, Gibson's parent company, for $20,000.00. A full line of newly designed acoustic and electric guitars is launched in 1958. In 1960, Epiphone's production moved to the Gibson plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
At the beginning of 1970 the production under license from Gibson moved from the USA to Japan. From 1983 there is also produced in Korea and then in 1995 also in Indonesia. In 2004, Gibson opened a factory in Qingdao, China for the production of Epiphone guitars.
Although the vast production of Epiphone guitars takes place in these countries, some more exclusive models are still being made in the USA.

Epaminondas Stathopoulos

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