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#1058434 - 05/20/05 06:12 PM Your "Dream" Piano  
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So, yesterday, me and my friend (we're in the same piano class) went to lunch and then stopped by a piano store in our neighborhood. MMMMMM!! Beautiful pianos there. We saw a 1926 fully restored Steinway & Sons, with ivory keys no less, for $24,000. And a 1901 or 1905 (not sure), Steinway & Sons, with an absolutely gorgeous wood veneer finish for $46,000. There were some nice Yamahas too. Well, my friend played the $46,000 Steinway. WOW!!! Beautiful tone and you could play oh so pianissimo in the higher notes. I'd love to have that baby sitting in my living room. Of course, I'd have to move all my other furniture out to make room, but what the heck, we have a patio. LOL!!

So, what's your dream piano?

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#1058435 - 05/20/05 06:26 PM Re: Your "Dream" Piano  
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One that all the keys sound even when the barometric pressure is not low/high...

#1058436 - 05/20/05 06:34 PM Re: Your "Dream" Piano  
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it would be my dream to play on a Bosendofer grand once or ever...

#1058437 - 05/20/05 08:50 PM Re: Your "Dream" Piano  
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One that doesn't make mistakes . .

Doug


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#1058438 - 05/20/05 09:44 PM Re: Your "Dream" Piano  
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Better to light one small candle than to curse the %&#$@#! darkness. :t:
#1058439 - 05/20/05 11:45 PM Re: Your "Dream" Piano  
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I've taken a few lessons on a 9'6" Bosendorfer Imperial Grand. When I come home, my 6'1" grand looks like a Baby Grand in comparison. I still love it though.......

Dream piano -- one where tuning was no longer required, unisons never needed adjusting, humidity was not a factor, and one that has a push button to resize the piano from 6' to 9' as needed! laugh


"Cats make purrfect friends"
#1058440 - 05/21/05 06:59 AM Re: Your "Dream" Piano  
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Steinway B or Mason & Hamlin BB, either one that's been completely prepped by my favorite technician.
Oh what a dream that would be. 3hearts
Jon


"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." Albert Einstein
#1058441 - 05/21/05 01:49 PM Re: Your "Dream" Piano  
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It depends on what you are comparing.

For about 25 years, off and on, I played our little Wurlitzer spinet. It was a nice little piano.

Right now I am playing a 5'8" grand -- Howard by Baldwin.

As grands go, this is not a super-expensive "Rolls Royce" type of item. However, for me it is a wonderful piano.

At my stage of life, and given my skill level, it is enough piano for me.

I really do not crave a Steinway.

But if you should win the lottery, be my guest.


the Glyptodont
#1058442 - 05/21/05 06:56 PM Re: Your "Dream" Piano  
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As far as I'm concerned right now - I already own it. Estonia #6141 Satin Mahogany.


You will be 10 years older, ten years from now, no matter what you do - so go for it!

Estonia #6141 in Satin Mahogany
#1058443 - 05/21/05 07:31 PM Re: Your "Dream" Piano  
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I would love to try out some of the high end concert grands. But yeah, I'm pretty happy right now with my "little" S Kawai. smile

Although I can't believe how fast it's going out of tune!! and the weather still hasn't changed to it's normal summer ickyness.

#1058444 - 05/22/05 07:59 AM Re: Your "Dream" Piano  
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One of our local piano shops has a Bosendorfer Imperial that I built up the nerve to touch recently.

I would have to take up a life of crime to be able to buy it but the tone was so rich and beautiful that my 1 year old son (who was in the process of making his escape) stopped in his tracks after hearing it.


"There is no such thing as a wrong note."
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#1058445 - 05/22/05 05:31 PM Re: Your "Dream" Piano  
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you are lucky to have a chance to touch that Besendorfer, or did you actually play anything on it?

#1058446 - 05/22/05 05:37 PM Re: Your "Dream" Piano  
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Hmmm. Right now, my piano (Estonia 190) suits me fine. Frankly, I can't imagine ever being good enough to warrant anything else.

#1058447 - 05/23/05 01:50 AM Re: Your "Dream" Piano  
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A Boosendorfer Imperial or the Steinway CD in my local piano shop. Mmmmmmm.

At least my keyboard never goes out of tune.

#1058448 - 05/23/05 03:28 AM Re: Your "Dream" Piano  
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My dream piano "was" a 30ish C.Bechstein (almost new)......Ebony and ivory keys, delighful touch, action....

Fortunately, upgrading my budget with the help of my hubby (my birthday present)and inspection of my piano teacher...It became TRUEˇˇˇ laugh

Never understimate the power of dreamsˇˇˇ smile


An extremely lucky beginner (LOVE My C.Bechstein)ˇˇˇˇ so excuse me, need to go practice.....
#1058449 - 05/23/05 07:14 AM Re: Your "Dream" Piano  
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Easy question. Bosendorfer. Probably a 214 model.


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#1058450 - 05/23/05 08:37 AM Re: Your "Dream" Piano  
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My dream piano would probably be the 7 foot Schimmel I played a couple of months ago with some beautiful inlay work. That thing was spectacular!

I imagine there are better pianos than this, but I haven't played any Bechstein, Bosies, AFs, or anything in tier 1 except some rebuilt Steinways and Masons. None of those were better than the Schimmel.


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#1058451 - 05/23/05 09:23 AM Re: Your "Dream" Piano  
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Yamaha CFIIIS

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#1058452 - 05/23/05 03:08 PM Re: Your "Dream" Piano  
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I just dream about playing what I have very well.
But there is a Bosendorfer at the dealers that is beautiful and ..........


Kawai K-800
#1058453 - 05/23/05 11:05 PM Re: Your "Dream" Piano  
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I don't have a specific piano in mind. But I do know one thing -- it would be expensive. And I would need a bigger house to accommodate it. smile

#1058454 - 05/24/05 07:14 AM Re: Your "Dream" Piano  
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Cindy - I played a C major chord and an F major.

I haven't been working on my "piano shopping" repertoire, like I used to work on my guitar shopping rep. smile


"There is no such thing as a wrong note."
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#1058455 - 05/24/05 09:45 AM Re: Your "Dream" Piano  
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My favorite piano: Yamaha C5. I play it at church every week, and it's a joy.


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