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#2186336 - 11/21/13 02:15 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: David, OHIO]  
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Originally Posted by David, Las Vegas
This is a expenive piano!!! I love the cinder block motif and custom cover with detachable music desk. Make sure you don't low-ball this one.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/4158063600.html


Since the top of the ad only says "1950 upright baldwin piano. - $1 (las vegas)" I wouldn't bother him with offering $75 for such an expensive piano either.


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#2186363 - 11/21/13 02:43 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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http://tippecanoe.craigslist.org/atq/4175693037.html


Seems like every week or so, I see a piano for sale with a metal soundboard. I've still not seen a piano with a metal soundboard in my work. Perhaps someday, I will see this phenomenon in person.


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#2186394 - 11/21/13 03:46 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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I think it was Challis that made harpsichords with metal soundboards.


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#2186867 - 11/22/13 02:06 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Do you think these people are so out of it that they think the plate is the sound board?


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#2186897 - 11/22/13 03:10 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Tuneless]  
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Originally Posted by Tuneless
Do you think these people are so out of it that they think the plate is the sound board?


Absolutely.

That piano looked like someone slapped a coat of brown paint on it for good measure...



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#2186941 - 11/22/13 04:58 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Tuneless]  
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Originally Posted by Tuneless
Do you think these people are so out of it that they think the plate is the sound board?


Yes. I find that this is a very common confusion, actually. One would think that the words "metal" and "board" would be somewhat mutually exclusive, but apparently that detail is lost on some people.

I remember someone talking to me recently that had taken apart a piano (I don't recall the reason and probably don't want to) and talked about how heavy the cast iron "soundboard" was.


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#2187016 - 11/22/13 07:35 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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#2187017 - 11/22/13 07:36 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Tuneless]  
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Originally Posted by Tuneless
Do you think these people are so out of it that they think the plate is the sound board?
They are not really "out of it" overall, they are just out of their element when it comes to understanding what a piano is made of and how it works. I am a very knowledgeable vehicle repair shop owner (and a half-assed piano tinkerer) so I am in my element when it comes to understanding vehicle mechanics and I know enough about pianos to know that it is a piece of wood that resonates and projects sound from a piano string.

We all have areas where we are out of our element and areas where we are in our element. There are many areas where I would be as naive or more so than someone who thinks a piano plate is its soundboard.


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#2187030 - 11/22/13 07:48 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Blues Beater,

This is a humor thread to make fun of those who are totally pianovoidistic. It's a real disease.


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#2187044 - 11/22/13 08:16 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Minnesota Marty]  
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Originally Posted by Minnesota Marty
Blues Beater,

This is a humor thread to make fun of those who are totally pianovoidistic. It's a real disease.
I understand. Wasn't meaning to preach, just reflecting on how people can be very knowledgeable and shrewd in one area and clueless in another. I would be out of my element as a preacher, anyway! grin


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#2187045 - 11/22/13 08:18 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Minnesota Marty]  
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Originally Posted by Minnesota Marty
While it might not be worth $100,000 to me, I respect the accurate description "One of a kind!"


Don, playing the blues in Austin, Texas on a 48" family heirloom Steinway upright, 100 year old 54" Weber upright, unknown make turn of the century 54" upright -- says "Whittier NY" on the plate, Starr, ca. 100 years old full size upright.
#2187362 - 11/23/13 03:05 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Blues beater]  
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Originally Posted by Minnesota Marty
While it might not be worth $100,000 to me, I respect the accurate description "One of a kind!"


This really is a joke. It looks like charms for a charm bracelet. Nice. But not at that price.


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#2187405 - 11/23/13 04:20 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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At $100K, I hope it comes with an exorcist.


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#2187852 - 11/25/13 01:48 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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I am at a loss for words here.... http://austin.craigslist.org/msg/4210220983.html


Don, playing the blues in Austin, Texas on a 48" family heirloom Steinway upright, 100 year old 54" Weber upright, unknown make turn of the century 54" upright -- says "Whittier NY" on the plate, Starr, ca. 100 years old full size upright.
#2187953 - 11/25/13 09:40 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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#2197239 - 12/13/13 09:48 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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From Craigslist, but not so funny. frown

http://spacecoast.craigslist.org/msg/4200537715.html

Not a Baldwin R
In all likelihood, not even a Baldwin product.





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#2197317 - 12/14/13 02:28 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Wow! What it deal! Almost 80% off the appraised value!


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#2198274 - 12/16/13 12:42 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Here's a very cool music room:

http://southjersey.craigslist.org/msg/4237556407.html

Nothing funny about the piano, but the placement of the gong is awesome! I would only buy the piano if they came as a set.


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#2198291 - 12/16/13 01:02 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Awesome Zeno! Is the gong for an extra special effect at the end of a big piece, or is it used as a form of self-evaluation when one is unhappy with a particular performance? Maybe this is Chuck Barris' piano??

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#2199370 - 12/17/13 08:42 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: rysowers]  
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They're selling the piano and keeping the gong?!


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#2200972 - 12/21/13 01:43 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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A digital that is "very new" and with a "French polish" finish:
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#2200998 - 12/21/13 03:19 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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It also seems to be a "vertical" by looking at the photo.


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#2201265 - 12/22/13 03:36 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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you've gotta love amateur sales tactics!

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/msg/4247577713.html


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#2204190 - 12/28/13 08:14 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]  
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Not really funny but looks like a pretty good cabinet restoration. I'm guessing a birdcage action behind the panel. Amazing amount of scroll work. Whats that white fluffy stuff behind it?

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/4258165742.html


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Storage for a wedding dress, maybe?


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Originally Posted by Minnesota Marty


Yeah. This thread is for funny CRAIGSLIST piano listings, not ebay... :p

laugh

But I know what you meant...



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