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restored C. Weidig #177450
04/15/08 02:24 AM
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Hi,

i am considering buying a fully restored C. Weidig . i was just wondering peoples opinions on this instrument, as it is not a brand i have ever heard of

Thanks

Zac


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Re: restored C. Weidig #177451
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I've never heard of it, but it doesn't look like was built as a cheap piano and from the outside the restoration is beautiful. Nice!


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Re: restored C. Weidig #177452
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I have not heard of it either, but some old German uprights were decent pianos. Have it checked out by an independent tech. Find out exactly what was done on the inside, particularly which parts were replaced.


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Re: restored C. Weidig #177453
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Weidig was situated in Jena Germany. They went out of business in 1912. The picture looks nice, but "fully restored" always makes me suspcious, like BDB.

It may be a decent piano, but it is essentially a no-name maker. I would look closely at the Rönisch below it on the site. Now those were pianos!


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