Consider the sustainability of wood used for musical instruments. The 2nd installment of the “Musical Instrument Tree” exhibition held at the Yamaha Ginza store Exhibition of 2 types of “sustainable keyboards”

Period: May 31, 2023 (Wednesday) to December 4, 2023 (Monday) / Location: Yamaha Ginza store 1st floor

Yamaha Corporation (hereafter referred to as “our company”) is pleased to announce the “Musical Instrument Tree Exhibition”, which introduces information about the wood used in musical instruments and our efforts to conserve wood and forests, as well as exhibiting related prototypes. is held at the Yamaha Ginza store. Following the first exhibition of "Upcycling Guitar", the second exhibition of "Sustainable Keyboard" will be held from May 31 (Wednesday) to December 4 (Monday), 2023.

As part of our business activities aimed at realizing a rich and fulfilling life for people around the world, we are making various efforts toward the realization of a sustainable society. One of the important activities in that is the approach to timber resources. Various types of wood are used in musical instruments, and we procure the wood necessary for making musical instruments from all over the world. In addition, we continue to conduct daily surveys and research to procure high-quality timber in a sustainable manner while preserving the natural environment. This time, we are holding a special exhibition related to "musical instrument trees" in the hope that many people will learn about the wood used for musical instruments and that it will be an opportunity to think about the sustainability of wood resources.

This exhibition mainly consists of prototypes, and columns on themes such as the relationship between the characteristics of wood and sound, the development of materials to replace rare wood, and efforts to conserve the environment. There is also an exhibition of actual wood, so you can actually touch, see, and experience the contents of the exhibition. In the second installment, we will exhibit prototypes of two types of "sustainable keyboards", "DIY type" and "antique type". The keyboards of electronic pianos are usually made of plastic, but the "Sustainable Keyboard" uses unused materials*1 generated in the production of various musical instruments. In addition, by replacing the plastic used for the white keys with wood, we have reduced the amount of plastic used per product by 1.1 kg. In these experiments, we aimed not only for material sustainability, but also to create new textures and expressions of wood. Based on the concept of “DIY” and “antique” that people have been using for a long time, it has a “nostalgic but new” design. In addition, you can play the "antique type" freely.

*1 A material that has the peculiar knots and cracks of wood, but can be used depending on the product application.

Overview of the 2nd “Sustainable Keyboard” of the “Musical Instrument Tree” Exhibition
Period: May 31, 2023 (Wednesday) to December 4, 2023 (Monday) *Follows the business days and hours of the Yamaha Ginza store
Venue: Yamaha Ginza store 1st floor (7-9-14 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
Price: Free admission, no reservation required

Yamaha Corporate Information Site/News Release

*The information contained in this news release is current as of the date of the announcement.
Please note that it may change after the announcement date.

[Yamaha Corporation] From the press release

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