History of Conover Cable
H.D Cable was born in 1849 in Walton, New York. After attending the Walton Academy, he turned to teaching and at the young age of seventeen he was named principal of the schools in Easton, Pennsylvania. Cable left the teaching profession in 1869 to become manager of the western department of Barnes & Company, a book publishing firm. It was here that he developed the business and selling skills that he would apply to his piano business.
In 1890, he consolidated his business with J. Frank Conover, an extremely talented piano maker, and the Conover Cable piano company was born. So impressive were the pianos they built, that in a book entitled “The Piano in America,” Craig H. Roell proclaimed them among the highest quality pianos built in the late 1800’s.
Conover Cable piano company was later bought out by the Aeolian Corporation. Between 1899 and throughout the 1900s, Aeolian acquired many piano companies. By the end of 1982 Aeolian Corporation owned over forty registered brand names, including Knabe, Zimmermann, Cable and Conover-Cable.
Production ceased in the early 1980s but there are thousands of Aeolian pianos still in use throughout America, in private homes, schools, churches and rental fleets. They were renowned for providing students with the perfect entry level piano at a price that most families could afford.
Samick purchased the rights to the Conover-Cable and Knabe brand names in the late 1980s and started production. Conover Cable is still a popular piano brand in the United States because they continue to be made in the true spirit of those built by H.D. Cable, J. Frank Conover and Aeolian Corporation. Their strength, durability, consistency and affordability for everyone also make Conover Cable pianos the perfect brand for Australians and the Australian climate.
After Sales Service
Pianos First and Samick support a transferable warranty for all new Conover Cable pianos purchased through an authorised dealer. This means that your Conover Cable piano is guaranteed against manufacturing defects for twelve years, the bench for one year and the life of the soundboard is guaranteed for seventy-five years. On the rare occasion that there is a problem, Pianos First will cover the cost of repair, including the cost of all parts, freight of parts and labour. If the piano is irreparable, Pianos First will provide a replacement piano (subject to the warranty terms). Please contact your closest Conover Cable dealer or a Conover Cable Preferred Tuner for warranty assistance and advice. After Sales Service
To discuss any aspect relating to Conover Cable pianos please speak to your closest Conover Cable dealer or Pianos First.
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|PO Box 3092|
|Launceston Tasmania 7250|