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Hailun dealers in Minnesota #1188905
04/28/09 08:51 AM
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Does anyone know where a Hailun dealer near Minneapolis, Minnesota is? Or even relatively nearby? I searched the Hailun website, but they don't have a "dealer locator" function. I sent them a query last week, but no reply. I sent an email query to an address I found on this forum, a regional distributor named "Bob", but no reply yet. It seems really unusual that their marketing stops at the point of, "where do I buy them?"

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Re: Hailun dealers in Minnesota [Re: Crow Wing] #1188921
04/28/09 09:20 AM
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Hi Crow Wing,

Hailun, Further Information:

Steve Mills (770)381-3871
smills@HailunUSA.com

Give Steve a call. He is Vice President of Sales, Hailun USA

Good luck,

Bear


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Re: Hailun dealers in Minnesota [Re: Crow Wing] #1189187
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Hello - I have been working with Mark McLeod from Family Piano in Wauconda, IL and he is an absolute dream to work with!

Alice Alviani & Mark MacLeod
Family Piano Co.
www.familypianoco.com
847-775-1988

Tell him Suzanne Bartek referred you!
good Luck & Out of curiosity which model are you considering??


Re: Hailun dealers in Minnesota [Re: suzib] #1189445
04/28/09 10:16 PM
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Hi Crow Wing,

I have been to most of the shops in the Cities and haven't run across the Hailun in our neck of the woods. Neither Laabs or Schmitt carry them, to the best of my knowledge. At least, I have never seen them on the floor of any of the stores. Petit Music, in Rochester, doesn't carry them either.

In addition to Family Piano, PianoForte in Chicago carries the Wendl & Lung editions. Both are good pianos.



Marty in Minnesota
Re: Hailun dealers in Minnesota [Re: Marty in Minnesota] #1190188
04/29/09 10:07 PM
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Thanks Bear 1. I just sent Steve Mills an email. Hope I hear something.

Marty, I haven't seen them either. Searching the web for a MN locale has yielded zero as well. I sometimes travel to Chicago on business, so that's a good lead. Thanks.

Suzanne... I'm looking for a grand. My story is that I bought a Kawai upright 2 years ago with the intention of teaching myself to play again. The problem was my teacher didn't know much, and I kept running into roadblocks like, "but how does mezzo forte sound?", and, "what does that odd little symbol mean?", and so forth. So I recently found a very qualified instructor in the area, and we're starting at the beginning - I wasn't much past that point, so not a lot of ground to retrace. It's great. I'm learning technique and theory. I'm not looking to buy a grand now, but as a forward-looking thought I've been raising the idea with my wife that I should get a grand in a few years when I get much better at the piano. Her reaction can be summed up by the word "No". But I'm both persistent and optimistic, and believe I will own one in a few years. This is a temporary political situation. Hailun is a good candidate because I've read that it has a fine sound at a reasonable price.

As a separate thread, I am also in the process of searching for & buying a piano for my lake cabin in the woods of northern Minnesota. The cabin is small and unheated except for a woodburning stove, so the temperature ranges from 95 degrees to 35 below. I need a piano there to continue practicing on weekends and to just have fun. I haven't found a lot of solid information on the impact of temperature swings on piano performance. A potential good source would be people from Minnesota and Canada who keep their pianos in the garage all year, but they aren't the type who join piano forums, so the data would be hard to come by. The piano alongside the Honda probably doesn't get tuned. From what I've gathered, though, and from just thinking about it, it seems logical that a best buy for my cabin would be an entry-level piano about 10 or 15 years old. The strings would be relatively stabilized, so the humidity & temperature swings wouldn't put it too much out of whack, and it's new enough that the sound would still be OK. A brand new piano up there would be idiotic. A truly old piano: maybe cheaper, but it's hard to find a good really old piano.

Re: Hailun dealers in Minnesota [Re: Crow Wing] #1190219
04/29/09 10:45 PM
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Crow Wing,

Welcome to Piano World. There's a few of us from the North Woods lurking on this forum. Is it safe to assume that your cabin is in Crow Wing County? As my forum name implies, I have a very soft spot in my heart for that area, and also have a lake home there.

I think you should strongly consider (as imperfect as this may sound) a digital piano or keyboard at the cabin. You never have to have them tuned, they are portable, and far more forgiving of the temperature and humidity swings your cabin will experience, including dangerously low humidities when the wood stove is cranking out the heat six months out of the year. Just a thought.

Good luck shopping for your main piano. I've heard very positive things about Hailuns. You might also check out Brodmann's at Jim Laabs.



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Re: Hailun dealers in Minnesota [Re: Deerwood Dad] #1193346
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We presently have a good quantity of NEW Hailun grand and vertical pianos in stock.


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