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Re: Sohmer Upright Piano worth my time??? [Re: mahermusic] #1760037
09/26/11 10:10 PM
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For the CW, no. It is out of my range, especially in black. I'm looking at other new and used piano brands, trying to settle for less I guess, but just can't. Champagne tastes and soda money...:)

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Re: Sohmer Upright Piano worth my time??? [Re: Me123] #1760054
09/26/11 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Me123
Originally Posted by BDB
That would be from 1977. Sohmers were well made pianos with lousy designs. Unfortunately, that is harder to fix than a poorly made piano with good design. I prefer Hamilton and Everett studios from that period. You should be able to find one of those for under $1000.



What does the phase "well made pianos with lousy designs" mean? What is a lousy design? Never heard that phrase in my piano research. Thank you.

Among other things the stringing scale was quite uneven which made voicing them smoothly, even when new, some problematic. The bass/tenor break was particularly obnoxious. This is not necessarily something a beginner would notice but, over time, it can become quite annoying. Once it starts to bother you there is little your technician can do short of rescaling the piano (which involves restringing the thing and is expensive and is something you really don’t want to do to a piano of this type).

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