Young Chang G185

$30,000.00 $8,950.00

Young Chang was founded in 1956 by three brothers, Jai-Young Kim, Jai-Chang Kim and Jai-Sup Kim. As South Korea emerged as a major economy and producer of high quality goods. Initially the company was manufacturing Yamaha brand pianos for Korea and other parts of Asia. Young Chang has also emerged as one of the largest manufacturers of quality pianos in the world. It produces and markets the hand built Albert Weber, Weber and (formerly) Pramberger, Bergman models, and used to manufacture the Essex line for Steinway & Sons.

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In 1990, Young Chang purchased Kurzweil Music Systems, a maker of high end electronic and digital musical instruments.

Joseph Pramberger, a former vice president from Steinway & Sons (head of manufacturing) and an experienced piano designer, joined the company in 1995. Pramberger brought many innovations to piano design, including the “Platinum Touch Action” and the patented asymmetrically tapered soundboard. The Pramberger Platinum series, introduced in 2001, was Young Chang’s top-of-the-line for three years. These models incorporated some German materials including Renner action parts. Joseph Pramberger died in 2003, and the following year, his estate sold the Pramberger name to Samick, but his patents and innovations are still exclusive to Young Chang.