Oral History Information
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.