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is a Japan
Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south...
ese company that produces a range of musical instruments.
Suzuki was founded in 1953, as a harmonica manufacturer.
Suzuki's western U.S. distribution center located in San Diego, California.
It has expanded to include a variety of instruments including piano
The piano is a musical instrument played by means of a keyboard. It is one of the most popular instruments in the world. Widely used in classical and jazz music for solo performances, ensemble use, chamber music and accompaniment, the piano is also very popular as an aid to composing and rehearsal...
s and band instruments, and purely electronic instruments such as the Tronichord
The Tronichord also known as the portachord is a rare electronic musical instrument manufactured by Suzuki Musical Instrument Corporation of Japan in the early and mid-1980s. A precursor to the larger and more complex Omnichord and QChord series of instruments by the same maker, the Tronichord was...
The Omnichord is an electronic musical instrument, introduced in 1981 and manufactured by the Suzuki Musical Instrument Corporation. It typically features a touch plate, and buttons for major, minor, and diminished chords...
, and QChord Digital Soundcard Guitar.
In 1991 Suzuki bought the Hammond Organ
The Hammond organ is an electric organ invented by Laurens Hammond in 1934 and manufactured by the Hammond Organ Company. While the Hammond organ was originally sold to churches as a lower-cost alternative to the wind-driven pipe organ, in the 1960s and 1970s it became a standard keyboard...
Co., which is now known as Hammond Suzuki USA.