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#2143760 - 09/03/13 11:39 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Minnesota Marty]  
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Originally Posted by Minnesota Marty
Cheap at any price!


I bet they couldn't decide on a price, so they just smashed their face on the keyboard and went with whatever number came of it...



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#2147861 - 09/10/13 07:54 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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This might just take the cake:

http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/msg/4046966512.html

I wonder at point of the "renovation" project the guy realized he'd FUBARed it. laugh


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#2147865 - 09/10/13 08:04 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: adamp88]  
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Originally Posted by adamp88
This might just take the cake:

http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/msg/4046966512.html

I wonder at point of the "renovation" project the guy realized he'd FUBARed it. laugh


Probably about when the socket set came out to loosen plate bolts while still strung and under tension. Looks like a good candidate for becoming a piano bookcase.


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#2147926 - 09/10/13 10:45 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Definitely needs pain, although it may have a lot already.


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#2149930 - 09/14/13 09:02 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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#2149956 - 09/14/13 10:35 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Minnesota Marty]  
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Originally Posted by Minnesota Marty


Notice another piano plate leaning against the wall in the third photo.

This guy's a serial destroyer...



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#2149973 - 09/14/13 11:20 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Minnesota Marty]  
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That is (was) a Wurlitzer Student Butterfly...

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/101597730368241784882/albums/5842408524261337921

Oh well...


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#2150119 - 09/14/13 04:23 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Collector of sheet music I can't play.
#2152651 - 09/18/13 12:15 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: JeanieA]  
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Seen a few refinished pianos then finding out the "fix a few keys" turn out to be total junk. Maybe if the boat in trade had no keel... that would work!


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#2152652 - 09/18/13 12:16 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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#2152671 - 09/18/13 12:54 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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If you read the writing on the plate, that is exactly what it says: Steinway & Sons New York Hamburg. So it is not as funny as it might seem.


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#2152843 - 09/18/13 09:11 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Then again, there is that secret location abutting Astoria known as Hamburg. The workshop is fronted by a bakery specializing in Apfelstrudel.


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#2155215 - 09/21/13 07:36 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Kinda cool how they get the music to stay on the desk.
http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=21...&lpid=&search=piano&ad_cid=7


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#2155218 - 09/21/13 07:41 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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That's a downright gorgeous pianer. The magic of 3M fasteners!


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#2160135 - 09/30/13 03:52 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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#2160230 - 09/30/13 09:02 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Samthetech]  
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http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=21...amp;lpid=1&search=piano&ad_cid=3

The ad says it's "Gorgeous," but that's not exactly the first word that comes to my mind.


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#2160239 - 09/30/13 10:37 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: malkin]  
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Originally Posted by malkin
http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=21...amp;lpid=1&search=piano&ad_cid=3

The ad says it's "Gorgeous," but that's not exactly the first word that comes to my mind.


Sounds to me like, "Call. Or the piano gets it.."


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#2160241 - 09/30/13 10:41 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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#2160244 - 09/30/13 10:48 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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http://tippecanoe.craigslist.org/for/4049738613.html


$1200 for a piano that you could get for free somewhere else!


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#2160369 - 10/01/13 08:26 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: lingus]  
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Is that David in the background wearing a snake as a stole?


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#2160399 - 10/01/13 09:37 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: malkin]  
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Originally Posted by malkin


Is that David in the background wearing a snake as a stole?


Diagnosis: Piano has leprosy eek


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#2162611 - 10/06/13 03:32 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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A bargain on a Steinway!

1926 Steinway OR Piano

A customer of mine who shares my CL trolling addiction went and looked at this piano. It turns out the owner did a DIY rebuild, and had a thought to support the soundboard crown. He came up with his own version of a tension resonator.

My customer took some photos before making a hasty retreat:

[Linked Image]

I really like the bridges and tuning pins mounted directly on the soundboard!

And, the foam packing is a nice touch...



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#2162644 - 10/06/13 04:49 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: OperaTenor]  
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#2162650 - 10/06/13 05:04 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Help me out!

I can't find the humor in the Steinway ad. Actually it's a good price and seems to be in decent condition.


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#2162654 - 10/06/13 05:06 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Oh..."recent improvements" OUCH!


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#2162720 - 10/06/13 07:05 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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They are certainly being honest when they describe the piano as "unique"! I wonder if the "Sound Board Crown Correction" is patented? We could really be onto something here! The next step in piano restoration evolution!


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#2162726 - 10/06/13 07:16 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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To do the new-fangled restoration, you would need all of the tools from the OT thread.


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#2162742 - 10/06/13 08:15 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: lingus]  
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Oh I wish I could un-see that.


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#2162751 - 10/06/13 09:15 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Minnesota Marty]  
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Originally Posted by Minnesota Marty
Help me out!

I can't find the humor in the Steinway ad. Actually it's a good price and seems to be in decent condition.


Really? wink That's the underside of it.

[Linked Image]


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Wait a minute!

That's the piano in the Craigslist ad? I thought they were two different pianos-OMG!

I thought the trick in the listing was "Steinway OR Piano" as if Steinway wasn't a piano without understanding the model.

I feel so foolish!

blush


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