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#1320539 - 12/07/09 06:25 PM Carl Strauss Berlin  
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Hi,

Does anyone had/have an upright Carl Strauss Berlin or played it before? I cant find any comments on the pianos made by them. I wonder if you could share some information like the sound of it.

Thank you in advance.

Georgia

Last edited by GeorgiaYun; 12/07/09 07:28 PM.
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#1321285 - 12/08/09 07:32 PM Re: Carl Strauss Berlin [Re: GeorgiaYun]  
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Hi there,

Havent heard any reply on this topic yet. Could it be some small brand or special make?

Thanks!

#1321293 - 12/08/09 07:46 PM Re: Carl Strauss Berlin [Re: GeorgiaYun]  
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It is likely a "private label" piano. This is a generic piano, almost invariably Chinese-made, labeled for a specfic dealership. Search on "stencil" for more information.



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#1321314 - 12/08/09 08:16 PM Re: Carl Strauss Berlin [Re: Steve Cohen]  
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Thanks Steve - I think you might be right. I found an old newspaper published in 1903, when one of Carl Strauss was sold at an auction. It is rather interesting to know that Stencil was already then.

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#1321610 - 12/09/09 09:08 AM Re: Carl Strauss Berlin [Re: GeorgiaYun]  
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Originally Posted by GeorgiaYun
It is rather interesting to know that Stencil was already then.


I found some interesting notes: Strauss was at least in two cases a bogus company in Berlin. There was an auction in Sidney in 1886 where Wilhelm Strauss, Berlin pianos were sold. But it was also stated that such a company never existed.

Another company was called Strauss & Weimar, Berlin. They had an advertisement in the magazin Musical Opinion (London) in 1882 and 1883, where they stated that their intruments are of high quality but economicaly priced. The real producer of these pianos is unknown, but they sold a lot of them.

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#1322630 - 12/10/09 01:40 PM Re: Carl Strauss Berlin [Re: Gregor]  
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Thanks Gregor.

Her are some other interesting reviews. http://www.uk-piano.org/piano-forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2229


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