Hobart M. Cable

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Hobart M. Cable is a piano manufacturer which originated in 1900 in La Porte, Indiana and is now owned by American Sejung Corp, a Korean company.[1][2][3]

History[edit]

Hobart M. Cable grew out of the Cable Piano Company, which was founded in 1880 and was one of the largest piano manufacturers in Chicago as well as a major contributor to the American piano industry.[4]

Hobart M. Cable was a piano maker at Cable Piano Co. with brothers H.D. Cable and Fayette S. Cable prior to starting the company that bears his name in 1900. He built player pianos during the depression years and continued to make pianos until the 1960s when the name was discontinued.[5]

The brand was purchased by American Sejung in the 1990s and the pianos are now made in the largest stringed instrument factory in the world, located in Quingdao China. American Sejung also produces George Steck and Falcone pianos.[6]

Current models[edit]

Hobart M. Cable pianos are built using Alaskan Sitka spruce soundboards and Japanese hammer felt.[7] The company makes upright pianos, console pianos and grand pianos. Upright piano model numbers begin with UH, grand piano model numbers begin with GH and console models begin with CH.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Antique Piano Shop". Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "America Sejung Website". Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Old Hobart Cable piano site". Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Blue Book of Pianos". Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Antique Piano Shop". Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "America Sejung Website". Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "America Sejung Website". Retrieved 27 January 2012. 

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