Enrico Monaci


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Enrico Monaci loved to hear the stories of his uncle, who started the ORLA Company to make parts for accordions.  The company expanded over the years and Enrico grew up helping in every element of the business.  During the 1950s they began making reed organs and within a decade the company created electronic keyboards.  Along the way they built parts or full instruments for such companies as Hohner, Baldwin, Hammond, and Wurlitzer.  In the 1980s ORLA even made a special brand of Estey Organs for the Fletcher Music Centers.  The company continues to be active in digital pianos around the world.