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Manji SuzukiMr. Manji Suzuki, Chairman & Founder of Suzuki Musical Instrument Mfg. Co., Ltd, passed away peacefully at the age of 97 on August 21, 2020.

He was a lover of Harmonica, with a passion to bravely challenge new horizons; and applied this philosophy to his life-long, deep commitment to innovation and excellence in the manufacture of musical instruments. His vision, guidance and dedication live on in all our efforts.

He started building harmonica’s and in 1952 founded Suzuki Musical Inst. Mfg. Co., Ltd. and achieved a unique position in the Japanese market for musical instruments. Later he founded several other companies all in relation of the production and sales of musical instruments.

In the late 1980’s Mr. Suzuki purchased the famous Hammond and Leslie Brands. His goal to bring the Hammond B-3 to the next century did lead not only to the development of this instrument but brought the world a whole series of beautiful musical instruments and started a renaissance of Hammond.

Mr. Manji Suzuki established not only a unique position for the Suzuki and Hammond instruments in Japan, but he had an open eye for the world and his network reaches all over the globe. So many creative artists, professional musicians and home players are indebted to him.

The Suzuki Family and all our Teammates sincerely appreciate the kindness and respect you have shown during his life.
A private funeral was held by the family members on August 24.


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