The first piano was made in 1709 by Bartolomeo Cristofori in Italy.   The way the piano is made and works has been improved many times in order to create the modern piano.   However, most of those improvements were made in the 1700's and 1800's.  By 1900, the basic piano design we use today had already been created.   

Today many people like to keep the pianos which were made a long time ago.   They have them rebuilt, putting many new parts in them instead of selling them and buying a new one.  When it is finished it can look just like new and sound wonderful.   But, whether a piano is new or rebuilt, they are all basically made of the same materials.


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