Thanks everyone for you kind comments! I am done buying pianos! I have two great pianos and I'm not even going window-shopping anymore!
Originally posted by TX-Dennis:
Congratulations. I'm sure the Shigeru is a first class instrument. Now tier one, according to Fine. I know i like the lesser Kawais with the exception of the GM10 I played. Yours can only be better.
The morning after I signed the deal and paid for the piano, I found the thread about Larry Fine's new supplement. I had no idea it was coming out, and no idea about the Shigeru moving up to Tier 1. It was a nice surprise.
Originally posted by sid:
What upright piano is that in the background?
Hi sid, it's a Yamaha Disklavier U1, which I will continue to play.
Originally posted by westland:
Beautiful. I'd be interested in hearing your impressions (biased as they may be) after you've had this for a while. I'm curious about the Shigeru Kawais, but haven't played one yet (no dealers in HK)... in particular, I'd like to know how the action compares to e.g., a Fazioli (which I really like)
BTW, I don't think I've seen a three position lid support before.
I've never played (or seen) a Fazioli so I can't do any comparisons, but right now all I can say is that the action is consistent, smooth and comfortable. I'm not the best to explain these things.
I don't know if many other grands have this feature (not something I immediately checked out when shopping), but on the Shigeru, you are prevented from accidentally placing the long prop stick in the short stick's spot because there's a piece of metal at the base of the props that keeps the long prop from angling too far back. I thought it was a nice safety feature.
Originally posted by KawaiDon:
Great to see the picts - enjoy that nice piano!
Do try not to let the kitties get inside :-) They love exploring the insides of grand pianos. I consider stepping on the keys a good thing, though! Otherwise, where would Scarlatti have gotten his inspiration for that wonderful fugue!
I will try to copy the pictures to Terry Otake, the technician who will come to do your service.
Thank you Don. My youngest cat (in my avatar) is curious about everything
, but I'll be careful. The novelty of the new piano has already worn off for the older cats.
I look forward to Terry Otaka's visit.