Posts Tagged ‘Dynatone Digital Pianos’

A Few of My Favorite Things……

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Okay, so I am totally aware that was a tacky subject line but, I used it anyway……

your_opinions

MY OPINION

I have been asked by several readers to review some of my favorite pianos.  After all these years of writing blogs, I have finally decided to have a real opinion about pianos and what I like or dislike about them.  In all of these articles, please remember that this is ONLY MY OPINION.  Some of this will be factual and some will be opinion.  I will do my best to separate that when writing.  Here is a small list of what I am going to cover and if you have specific questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to ask away.

There is no doubt that some are going to disagree.  There is no doubt that some will agree.

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It’s important to understand that when you are comparing pianos you MUST take everything into consideration.  One thing to consider in fairly comparing pianos is to only compare apples to apples.  For example, if you are comparing entry level pianos you have to look at entry level pianos only.  In other words, you can’t compare a finely handcrafted German/European piano with an entry-level Chinese piano.

In each category of piano there are still considerations to look at.  Not all Chinese pianos are created equal, not all European pianos are created equal, etc.  This has to be one of the key issues in comparing pianos.

With the way we manufacture pianos today I think anyone who is involved with the industry would agree that there aren’t really BAD pianos based on the dollars spent.  When someone starts to buy a new piano today they should be informed that $5,000.00 doesn’t buy a $10,000.00 piano.  Of course, there are rare opportunities but in general “you get what you pay for”.

mason hamlin

My intentions are to introduce several pianos to you and explain their lines.  Among my very favorite acoustic pianos are Mason and Hamlin, Brodmann, Wilhelm Steinberg and on the digital side, Dynatone.

In the following posts I will discuss each of these brands and why I have chosen them as my favorites.

I look forward to sharing with you.

From Burbank, CA – Ric Overton

 

Dynatone Pianos – Never Heard Of Them

Sunday, March 8th, 2015
Dynatone U.S.

Dynatone U.S.

History

Dynatone Pianos have been around since 1987.  EMI (Electronic Musical Instruments) which was a part of a much larger group known as Korea Electronics Co., LTD also known as KEC.  In 1996, Dynatone took over the digital piano line from the World Famous LG to focus on creating a leading digital piano company.  In 2000, Dynatone separated completely from KEC.

In the United States Dynatone was known as an OEM company.  What this means is that any company could order a product and the OEM company would simply put the brand name that the customer wanted to use.  When Dynatone began to market more worldwide they changed their policy on OEM product and began to only manufacture and sell under their own name brand.  While this was a risk in some ways to Dynatone’s infrastructure it has proven to be a very smart move on their part.

Dynatone U.S.

Dynatone U.S.

Changes

In 2014 Dynatone began using a U.S. distributor for the very first time.  The reception in the United States has been overwhelming.  While Dynatone has grown their business in Europe as well as Korea and in other parts of the world, the U.S. has remained virtually untapped by them.  Marketing in the United States started in 2014 by Piano Marketing Group.

Piano Marketing Group has successfully launched Dynatone into a number of states and is growing by leaps and bounds.  While still relatively unknown it has a bright future ahead of it and should look for many exciting changes coming.

Dynatone New Products

Dynatone New Products

The Products

The models Dynatone offers are fairly comprehensive, Piano Marketing Group chose to only import a small portion of their offerings.  In this brand, you will find only 6 or 7 models.  I have decided to go through each of the models and show you what they look like and even some demonstrations as to what they sound like.

Each of these models are incredible in their own way.  I want to review each product in the coming weeks to show you how different each one is and perhaps you will be able to decide which one is right for you.

See You soon – From lovely Downtown Burbank, CA

Ric Overton

 

Where Have I Been?

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Many things have happened since you last saw me.  I have moved to Burbank, CA where I am the General Manager at Hollywood Piano.

Since 1928

Since 1928

 

 

This is a business that has been around since 1928 and for those of you wondering I was NOT part of the original staff.  We are the dealers for a wide variety of pianos from Mason and Hamlin, Grotrian, Baldwin and many more.  Of course, if you have followed my blog at all, I am also happy to be selling Roland digital and Dynatone digital pianos.

I was pleased to join the staff of Hollywood Piano because they have represented some of the finest lines of pianos on the planet.

In addition to all of the lovely pianos, we also have a great performance hall as well as teaching facilities.If you have a chance to stop by and meet me I would love to see you.

 

I also have taken on a part time job working for Piano Marketing Group as a representative on the West Coast.  We represent several lines of World Class pianos that you will be learning about over the next few weeks.

Lastly, maybe most importantly I found a local church that I love and has been fun and inspiring to me.

Pacoima, CA

Pacoima, CA

 

When I first came to this church it was because the famous songwriter and piano player, Andrae Crouch was the Pastor along with his twin sister Sandra Crouch.  After only a couple of services, I realized I had found a church that I wanted to be my home church.

Not only are the people fun to be around they also have an unusual habit for a church.  It seems they love everyone and not only express this with their mouths but also with their behavior.  It’s amazing to see people like this in action.

Last month we lost our long time Pastor, Pastor Andrae Crouch.  He was a joy to know and serve under.  While I do miss his presence, I am so glad that his sister Pastor Sandra Crouch has taken the reins of the church and is doing great.

I have recently been asked to revive this blog because of the need that many people have to understand what’s going on in the piano business in the past couple of years. Over the next few weeks, I am going to review and tell you some of the products that I represent, and products that I have learned to enjoy and one product that I have been reintroduced to that I have loved for years but had lost close contact with over the past few years.

Great to be back and I look forward to sharing some great information with you and hope that it can in some way help you.

Ric Overton

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