Falcone Piano Co. was established in 1982 by Santi Falcone and imported pianos to sell in his retail stores. In 1985 he opened a piano factory in Haverhill, MA. In 1989 Falcone was purchased by Bernard Greer. Falcone controlled the names Mason & Hamlin, Knabe, Sohmer and George Steck. Falcone Piano Co. became the Mason & Hamlin Corp. Mason & Hamlin closed down in late 1994. In April 1996 Kirk and Gary Burgett, owners of Music Systems Research bought the assets of the company and announced plans to continue production of Mason & Hamlin, Knabe and Sohmer.
Purity and sweetness of tone, evenness of scale, great durability, superb case designs in the richest of woods, and high commercial value have always been the hallmark of a Falcone piano. Its reputation, now impregnably secure, has extended from ocean to ocean and even beyond the nation's boundaries. It is a piano high up between the recognized leaders and one whose brilliant career has already been fixed and whose future is secure.
Mr. Falcone originally designed the piano to meet the needs of the most discriminating piano player. Rich European and American traditions of both tone and touch were ever present in this development.
Today, America Sejung Corp. strives to uphold the ideals of this fine brand name. With Asian manufacturing know how and production management, Falcone is now available in North America at prices that all can afford.