Wilton Syckes

Wilton Syckes was thought to have sold more pianos than any other salesman. A veteran of the industry, Wilton was also a former president of the National Piano Traveler’s Association. The association awarded its lifetime achievement award to Wilton in 2000. Wilton’s love and knowledge of the piano business was unequaled – a fact clear to all those lucky enough to have met him. He began his career at Winter Piano and attended his first NAMM Show in 1950. Wilton didn’t miss a show until his retirement from the NPTA in 2008. The following year he donated thousands of documents on the piano industry from his career to the NAMM Resource Center.

Interview Date:
January 13, 2004
Date of Birth:
November 24, 1925
Deceased Date:
March 28, 2014
Job Title:
Winter Piano Company

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