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Re: New Piano
Piano World #1748334 09/07/11 02:27 PM
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congratulations frank!

and to think it all began with you fooling around with building a website 'way back in the dawn of the internet age.

see where following your passions gets you? smile

may you and your estonia have many happy years together.

and the factory and scenes of talinn look wonderful. what a dream to get to visit there.


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Re: New Piano
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Congratulations on the new piano! thumb

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Congratulations! Great photos, a beautiful piano, and a cute dog.

But those curtains! laugh


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Congratulations Frank! It just proves you are indeed a man of discerning taste smile


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That's a really cool story. Thanks for that and the pictures. I'd also be interested in what you thought playing the three different Estonias and why you chose the one you did.


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That's a nice piano, and a way cool way to pick one out.


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I have to admit that I was a bit put off by the endless non-information, however I congratulate you for your new piano!

Searches for "our" pianos often make interesting stories, but what a wonderful opportunity to choose it right at the factory, especially in an exotic land such as Estonia!

I played many many pianos in my search, and the Estonia was the most wonderful sounding piano I have played - ever!

Here's wishing you many years of playing bliss!


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Congrats on your new piano - it is a beauty for sure! May you have many happy years of making music together!!!

And thanks for the pics - It was fun to see the various stages of piano building, and to see shots of Tallinn, what a beautiful town.

p.s....I too am curious to hear the story behind choosing 1 out of the three!


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Congratulations Frank!

Now you can be a full member at Estonia World!

http://www.estoniaworld.com/

What model is that gorgeous hunk of piano?

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Frank, what a lovely piano and what a wonderful production with all those pictures! Congratulations on your new Estonia. May she (and Kathy!) bring you many years of great joy.


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Congratulations Frank!

Now you can be a full member at Estonia World!

http://www.estoniaworld.com/

What model is that gorgeous hunk of piano?


please wait 3 months for the answer


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Great story Frank! It is easy to see the family resemblance in you and Barbara. I loved the shot of the group with the "Head of Production" to the right. His demeanor clearly shows the pride and determination of his position. Beautiful setting and city.

I am happy that you were able to find your instrument and the journey ranks at the very top of all of the "Piano World" piano selection stories.

Looking forward to hearing a bit more of the selection process...I know, we are pigs about such stuff! smile








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Congratulations Frank on the Piano. Lovely photos of Estonia and your family.


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Way to go, Frank! May you have many years of enjoyment.

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Delurking long enough to say CONGRATULATIONS to Frank!


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Congratulations and best wishes. May you savor every note.


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Frank, congratulations! She's beautiful.

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Congratulations on your wonderful new piano.


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Yes!!!!!!

Well done, you really dod keep us waiting! laugh

Congratulations, it's a beauty! Make music to your hearts content!

(BTW, what's it like inside a piano factory?) I've always wanted to know...

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I thought it was the world class E11enburg...


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