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1993 Samick 42" Upright #1672549
05/06/11 12:33 PM
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Hi. I have the chance to get this piano, though I would have to pay to get it moved from another city about 1.5 hours away Does anybody have any feedback on this piano. It would be for young beginners as well as myself who will be joining in the lessons. Looks to be in tip/top shape. Thanks.



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Re: 1993 Samick 42" Upright [Re: ZoeCalgary] #1673146
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Depends on what mdl.42" Samick you are refering to and the asking $price. If it is a SU108P, it was manufactured in South Korea and only has 85 keys. Actually a great little quality piano! How much dinero?


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Re: 1993 Samick 42" Upright [Re: ZoeCalgary] #1673295
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Not sure what model it is or how old it is. I counted the keys from the picture and it has 88 keys though. Today I saw a similar looking Samick piano in a local store and it wasn't bad. The price of the original one I had seen and ad for was $400. Others I've seen go from $1200-$2500 (but I'm guessing they are much newer than this one. I was wondering if it was worth the drive to go see this piano? I've asked for the year and model number so I should have a better idea after I get that I think.

- Zoe


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Re: 1993 Samick 42" Upright [Re: ZoeCalgary] #1674077
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So the model is SU-108P and the serial number is: INE01555.


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Re: 1993 Samick 42" Upright [Re: ZoeCalgary] #1674219
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I hope you're not thinking about buying it without personally playing it first.
That is always a mistake.

Re: 1993 Samick 42" Upright [Re: ZoeCalgary] #1674702
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$400 is a great deal if it meets the primo condition contingency. You might want to inquire as for it's present availability before you move forward.Someone will probably snag it in a secound for $400.The bench is worth $200. In that the piano is a console, I would probably do the move yourself in a UHAUL if there are no stairs,turns etc. That move would cost you near the price of the piano otherwise.Usually I would never suggest a DIY move but what can I say!


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Re: 1993 Samick 42" Upright [Re: ZoeCalgary] #1681592
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I bought the Samick! Thanks to my 2 awesome brothers it arrived safely yesterday evening! Nobody could keep their hands off of it and my 4 and 6 year olds were fascinated with it (especially after we took one of the panels off and they could see the hammers and action!)

After reading everything I could about pianos in the Piano Book, seeking the excellent help from this forum, going to 3 different stores and playing everything (yes everything!) they had including digital and acoustic, and seeing several used pianos for sale by private parties, I took the plunge and bought this. The lady was in a rush to sell (that's why it was priced so low!) and there was competing interest so I had to go against everything I read and bought it without an inspection. It is in mint condition though! The finish is amazing - not a scratch, the inside looks great - not even dust, the hammers barely have any string marks on them, no buzzing noises, etc. The only thing is that some of the keys are sticky (the key rises slowly and sometimes fails to sound if you try playing it again). From the condition of the piano it seems to be due more to lack of playtime than from overuse or worn out. I'm really hoping this is not anything serious and can be adjusted without too much trouble (please tell me this is so). I've lost sleep over this because being cautious and overly cautious is my normal nature.

In the digital vs acoustic debate that I had with myself I am happy with going this route. It will be a great start into the acoustic world and help me to learn. Though part of me wanted a bigger/better piano for the long haul I realized after playing everything I could get my hands on I wasn't really in a position to even know what I really wanted/needed. This piano lets me learn not just how to play but also what I will like/not like about it. It will help me discover what I would seek in a more advanced instrument. Ever after playing the piano for a few hours yesterday I started to really hear things I didn't before. Suddenly I could tell the piano needed tuning, I started to really hear it's potential by playing slightly differently each time with a simple song. I could start to feel it respond to what I was doing. I am happy!

I have tried to confirm it's age but haven't been able to figure out the serial number. Can anybody here help?

Make: Samick
Model: SU-108P (it does have 88 keys)
Serial Number: INE01555

I will post pictures soon! Thanks to all who shared their thoughts and provided advice!


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Re: 1993 Samick 42" Upright [Re: ZoeCalgary] #1681668
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Re: 1993 Samick 42" Upright [Re: ZoeCalgary] #1681674
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Congratulations, ZoeCalgary! That is a nice looking piano there! If it plays and sounds as good as it looks, you did great! thumb

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Re: 1993 Samick 42" Upright [Re: ZoeCalgary] #1681688
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Don't worry Zoe, you did good. But get a piano technician in there ASAP and have it tuned and the regulation checked.


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Re: 1993 Samick 42" Upright [Re: ZoeCalgary] #1681690
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Congrats! Looks great! If the key issue persists get your tuner to fix it. Shouldn't be a big deal. Btw in the first photo you have the practice pedal engaged... I don't think you left it there for normal play did you? smile

Re: 1993 Samick 42" Upright [Re: gnuboi] #1681750
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Thanks for all the good wishes everybody.

Gnuboi - no I don't have the practice pedal on when I play :-)
But for some reason it really intrigues the boys??


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