Young Chang

Young Chang

Young Chang was founded in 1956 by three brothers, Jai-Young Kim, Jai-Chang Kim and Jai-Sup Kim, who started off as distributors for Yamaha pianos in Korea.

In 1964, Young Chang began manufacturing Yamaha brand pianos under license for the domestic Korean market, and, in 1975, Young Chang ended that relationship to focus on its own brand of pianos which were becoming highly regarded all over the world.

Emergence As International Manufacturer

Young Chang moved aggressively into piano manufacturing. By the end of the 1970s, it was exporting pianos to the U.S., and also started establishing OEM relationships with other companies. Over the years, it has manufactured pianos for Baldwin (their Wurlitzer line), PianoDisc (Knabe),  Steinway (the Essex brand), Schimmel (Fridolan) amongst others. Today, it is owned by Hyundai Development Corp., When Hyundai bough the company they installed as CEO BJ Park who is best-known as the CEO who dramatically improved the quality and fortunes of Hyundai Motors making it one of the most respected car makers in the world.  Park immediately hired world renowned American piano designer and former head of design at Baldwin, Del Fandrich to completely redesign and upgrade every piano the company builds. 

Young Chang focuses on high quality entry and mid-level pianos, and has reached the Upper Level of Larry Fine's book with its Albert Weber pianos. We believe that these pianos are not only strong competitors at the Consumer-Grade level, but that they compete against a number of the European pianos that Fine ranks as Performance-Grade pianos.

Great Mid-Level Value of the Y121

While Young Chang has a strong presence at the top of the Consumer-Grade level, it is also a major force at the mid-level of the market. In particular, Young Chang's Y-121 48" is one of the strongest pianos at the mid-level. The Y-121 gets its original heritage from Yamaha's well-known U-1, which Young Chang once manufactured under license from Yamaha, but benefited tremendously from design work by Del Fandrich improving the original design by changing the scale and adding a floating soundbord creating a much bigger bass than the original design had.

WHY HOLLYWOOD PIANO LIKES YOUNG CHANG PIANOS

1. Del Fandrich Designs - When American piano designer Del Fandrich was asked to re-design the entire Young Chang piano line it was totally unprecedented for a big company to give a designer carte blanche to do the designs he wanted. His designs created for Young Chang the ability to say  designed in the USA.

2. Floating Soundboards - Young Chang/Weber is one of only 2 piano makers today that incorporate this unique design feature which allows the soundboard in the piano's bass area to vibrate more freely and produce more tone.

3. Backed By A Giant Company - Young Chang pianos come from the giant Hyundai development corporation, one of Korea's largest companies providing rock solid warranty support.

 

Young Chang Y-185

Young Chang Y-185

Grand Y Series
Model: Y-185 Style: Professional Grand Size: 6'1″ Finish: Ebony Polish, Ebony Satin Specifica... Learn More
Young Chang Y-175

Young Chang Y-175

Professional Grand
Model: Y-175 Style: Professional Grand Size: 5'9″ Finish: Ebony Polish, Ebony Satin Specifica... Learn More
Young Chang Y-157

Young Chang Y-157

Classic Grand
Model: Y-157 Style: Classic Grand Size: 5'2? Finish: Ebony Polish, Mahogany Red Polish Ebony Satin ... Learn More
Young Chang Y-150

Young Chang Y-150

Grand Y Series
Model: Y-150 Style: Baby Grand Size: 4'11″ Finish: Ebony Polish, White Polish, Mahogany Red Polish Mahogany Brown Polish, Walnu... Learn More
Young Chang Y-131

Young Chang Y-131

Professional Upright
MODEL: Y-131 STYLE: Professional Upright SIZE: 52? FINISH: Ebony Polish, Mahogany Brown Polish Ebony Satin ... Learn More
Young Chang Y-121

Young Chang Y-121

Professional Upright
MODEL: Y-121 STYLE: Professional Upright SIZE: 48? FINISH: Ebony Polish, Ebony Satin, Mahogany Red Polish Walnut Polish, Mahogan... Learn More
Young Chang Y-118R

Young Chang Y-118R

Upright Y Series
MODEL: Y-118R STYLE: Designer Upright SIZE: 47? FINISH: Traditional Mahogany Satin, French Cherry Satin ... Learn More
Young Chang Y-118

Young Chang Y-118

Upright Y Series
Model: Y-118 Style: Studio Upright Size: 47″ Finish: Ebony Polish, Mahogany Red Polish, Mahogany Brown Polish, Walnut Polish, E... Learn More
Young Chang Y-116

Young Chang Y-116

Institutional Studio
Model: Y-116 Style: Institutional Studio Size: 46″ Finish: Ebony Polish, Ebony Satin, Walnut Satin ... Learn More
Young Chang Y-114

Young Chang Y-114

Upright Y Series
Model: Y-114 Style: Studio Upright Size: 45″ Finish: Ebony Polish, White Polish, Mahogany Red Polish, Mahogany Brown Polish, Wa... Learn More