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Overs Piano is an Australian brand of grand piano, owned by Ron Overs. Overs specialises in the manufacture of grand pianos, as well as their restoration and rebuilding.
Overs Pianos have been active in innovative piano design, and their work in this field has resulted in them becoming a member of the Australian Technology Showcase. In 1999, Ron Overs designed a new grand piano action which has considerably less friction than other grand piano actions. In 2003, after ten years of work, Overs developed a structurally and tonally improved soundboard design.
In 2004, the New South Wales Treasurer and Minister for State Development, Michael Egan, stated that Overs' piano technology "is rapidly establishing Overs Pianos as a world leader in piano design".
Numerous recordings have been made with Overs pianos by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, including recordings made on the piano owned by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
Other Australian piano manufacturers
- New South Wales Parliament Hansard 2 June 2004 Page 9269: Speech of the Hon. Michael Egan New South Wales Treasurer and Minister for State Development
- Maral, Louise (7 July 2006). "First recording of discovered Rachmaninoff work released". News (University of Sydney). Retrieved 2008-01-21.