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Re: Confused about Baldwin Howard vs. Acrosonic [Re: Marty Flinn] #1215373
06/10/09 03:24 PM
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Indeed, you are right. Thanks for weighing in.

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Re: Confused about Baldwin Howard vs. Acrosonic [Re: Pooskidoo] #1215606
06/11/09 03:06 AM
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Speaking of older Baldwin pianos... what line / model would this one be?

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It looks like an older model based on the furniture style, but the serial # would lead me to believe it's from the Acrosonic Line, but I am not aware of any Acrosonic pianos of that height from that era...


Also, too bad I'm not in New Jersey, otherwise this one looks like it would be an excellent deal, unless a bidding war ensues...
Anyone know where I can find that good of a deal in San Diego, CA, on the same (or better) model piano? Which dealer should I go to, now that Ric O is no longer a Baldwin dealer? (Side note - while it would be way out of my price range now, not to mention I have 2 1950s Hamiltons in my house right now, would a deal like that actually be worth shipping across the country?) (btw, fyi, that one (the $500 (starting bid) Hamilton, serial #480521, with dampp chaser) has just upped the minimum quality relative to the price that I'm willing to consider for my next piano... now that is the minimum benchmark.)

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Re: Confused about Baldwin Howard vs. Acrosonic [Re: 88Key_PianoPlayer] #1219421
06/18/09 11:11 PM
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How interesting that someone resurrected this old thread that I started! In answer to 88Key, the piano you show looks like a Baldwin Monarch or Baldwin Howard. Look in the blue book of pianos under both Monarch and Howard and you will find serial numbers to match that one. It looks like this one is from the late 30's. (Certainly not over a 100 years like they say in the description!) In my own piano hunting awhile back, I saw two pianos that looked just like the one in your pictures, except that they were in nice condition for their age and played pretty well. One was a Howard and the other a Monarch. I actually owned one of them for a few months while shopping for my current piano (a Kawaii studio). It was a decent piano for being so old. Nice tone. Very loud, though. The one in the auction looks like it's seen better days. I can't believe they expected to get any money for it!

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