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#1177450 - 04/09/09 04:37 PM Schimmel - Ferrari Piano ?  
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Schimmel Ferrari Piano

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"Up until recently, Pianos hadn’t really changed very much. Ever. But lately Schimmel has taken the piano and evolved it in great quantum leaps. Like the Pegasus grand piano for instance. This particular incarnation pictured above makes it look like the piano will take off and take you for a wild ride."

"It’s dubbed the Schimmel Pegasus Guoqin. It sports the Ferrari Rosso Red finish and styling, only missing the horse logo. I guess it isn’t officially endorsed. The price is $410,000. Which means, if you can afford this, you likely already own a Ferrari."

"It sure is beautiful. I wouldn’t know whether to park it in the garage or in the house."

Yes, but what kind of mileage does it get?


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#1177454 - 04/09/09 04:43 PM Re: Schimmel - Ferrari Piano ? [Re: Piano World]  
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#1177461 - 04/09/09 05:01 PM Re: Schimmel - Ferrari Piano ? [Re: d_p]  
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Does it include free tunings performed by Marvin the Martian?


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#1177485 - 04/09/09 05:48 PM Re: Schimmel - Ferrari Piano ? [Re: DanLaura Larson]  
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Ugh!

The classic piano is such a beautiful thing, I don't know why people mess with it.

For that price, I could buy practically every piano I've ever loved--or just one D and custom-build a house for it.

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#1177516 - 04/09/09 07:04 PM Re: Schimmel - Ferrari Piano ? [Re: DarkGreenChocolate]  
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Looking at the picture, I wonder what it is that would make the piano so expensive to make. On the contrary, it would seem to me that the body mouldings are pretty cheap to make.


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#1177519 - 04/09/09 07:19 PM Re: Schimmel - Ferrari Piano ? [Re: doremi]  
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The price is $410,000.

A stupid piano for stupid people smile

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#1177535 - 04/09/09 07:58 PM Re: Schimmel - Ferrari Piano ? [Re: PoStTeNeBrAsLuX]  
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#1177570 - 04/09/09 09:06 PM Re: Schimmel - Ferrari Piano ? [Re: pno]  
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The bench doesn't even look adjustable (forwards or backwards, in addition to the usual up and down), which if that's the case is a tremendous problem.


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#1177574 - 04/09/09 09:20 PM Re: Schimmel - Ferrari Piano ? [Re: Monica K.]  
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Because the vertical bar is mounted to the rear of the black platform, I suspect the platform is swiveled from a center point. This would give you the vertical adjustment. The seat is probably mounted to a slide rail to give a certain amount of in and out. I am curious about the pedals.








#1177590 - 04/09/09 09:54 PM Re: Schimmel - Ferrari Piano ? [Re: Strings & Wood]  
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#1177630 - 04/09/09 11:44 PM Re: Schimmel - Ferrari Piano ? [Re: Gary Allen]  
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Anything that's forcing me to get their attention ain't my cup of tea.

But then again: "to each his own"....

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#1177632 - 04/09/09 11:48 PM Re: Schimmel - Ferrari Piano ? [Re: Gary Allen]  
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The fallboard casts a shadow over the keyboard, you have to climb aboard to begin playing, and there is no room for another passenger. This isn't a quantum leap as much as a Great Leap Forward (maybe that's the translation for the Chinese word Guoqin).

Has Schimmel ever heard of the phrase "form follows function?"

#1177642 - 04/10/09 12:09 AM Re: Schimmel - Ferrari Piano ? [Re: Gary Allen]  
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#1177656 - 04/10/09 12:45 AM Re: Schimmel - Ferrari Piano ? [Re: Gregl]  
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#1177661 - 04/10/09 01:27 AM Re: Schimmel - Ferrari Piano ? [Re: 2AMChopin]  
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#1177700 - 04/10/09 06:36 AM Re: Schimmel - Ferrari Piano ? [Re: Gary Allen]  
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Hi, did you take the picture from Hong Kong?


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#1177759 - 04/10/09 09:36 AM Re: Schimmel - Ferrari Piano ? [Re: Gary Allen]  
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Does this mean Consumer Reports will start evaluating pianos?


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#1177767 - 04/10/09 10:03 AM Re: Schimmel - Ferrari Piano ? [Re: WillisWill]  
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Hmmmm. Perhaps this should be sold at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction smile


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#1177803 - 04/10/09 11:16 AM Re: Schimmel - Ferrari Piano ? [Re: M.O.P.]  
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Does it sound like a Ferrari too?

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#1177863 - 04/10/09 12:47 PM Re: Schimmel - Ferrari Piano ? [Re: Gary Allen]  
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I agree with pno. . . . YUCK!!!! I can't imagine anyone but a non-muscian wanting that in their garage or home.

#1179214 - 04/12/09 07:28 PM Re: Schimmel - Ferrari Piano ? [Re: Roxy]  
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This is a piano made for Hotels or Bars, or very very rich people. It's purely for looks, and considering it has an electrically opened lid, I actually think it's very cool. Inside is just a Schimmel 208 (I think), and the keyboard is actually curved downwards at both ends.

It's also available in different colours, like black and white. I reckon this is very very cool.


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#1179295 - 04/12/09 10:41 PM Re: Schimmel - Ferrari Piano ? [Re: Maestro Ng]  
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Ok, I admit - I have an Acer Ferrari monitor (G24, lovely shape and glowing orange colour), and my bro has an Acer Ferrari laptop (Red with ferrari logo), and both of them truly are marvels of artistic creativity in computer appearance.

But this Piano? Its a load of ugly butt poop!!!

If designing anything based on Ferrari, just let Acer handle it, Im sure they could have done a far far better job with designing a Ferrari piano than most piano makers can.

I absolutely adore Acer's PC designs based on the ferrari and wish they would sell their orange PC case on its own without the stuff inside for me to get, but this piano is just hideous - thats coming from someone who should actually love to have a ferrari piano alongside his ferrari PC.


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#1179877 - 04/13/09 10:37 PM Re: Schimmel - Ferrari Piano ? [Re: PoStTeNeBrAsLuX]  
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"A stupid piano for stupid people smile"

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#1179880 - 04/13/09 10:38 PM Re: Schimmel - Ferrari Piano ? [Re: Roxy]  
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"I can't imagine anyone but a non-muscian wanting that in their garage or home."

You lack imagination.


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#1179894 - 04/13/09 11:17 PM Re: Schimmel - Ferrari Piano ? [Re: Noah Frere]  
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I've played one of these Pegasus pianos. Metroplex Piano in Dallas had a used one for sale. I haven't been in there for a while, so I don't know if it's still for sale. The piano bench is not moveable, which is a horrible design flaw.

Overall, the sound of the piano was a bit bright, and not to my liking. I don't know if that's due to the design of the piano or if it needed some attention by a tech, but I would have never paid the price they were asking. I don't remember the exact price, but I think they may have been asking something like $60,000 for it.



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