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In our ongoing quest to find our piano, we're now considering a brand new Hailun 151 baby grand. The piano has a polished ebony finish and comes with a leather professional bench. Total price on this one (including tax, delivery and first tune) is $xxxxx.

I've checked Larry Fine's book and it lists MSRP as $11000+.

I'm finding that pricing of pianos is an inexact science at best so that's why I'd like some feedback on this one. Is this a good price? Is this a good piano?

Thanks.

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Here's a link to Pianobuyer's article on small grands from fall '10. It includes the Hailun.

http://www.pianobuyer.com/fall10/92.html

$6600 looks like a good pretty good price to me.

Good luck!

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The other thing I was wondering about was the wide "tail". I think the rear of the piano is about 9 inches wider than comparable models. Does that really improve the sound?

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The other thing I was wondering about was the wide "tail". I think the rear of the piano is about 9 inches wider than comparable models. Does that really improve the sound?


Not necessarily. Soundboard/rim design, it is more important than just the area of the soundboard.


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I personally like the Hailun 5 ft. Grand. 6600.00 is a wonderful price and, frankly, without spending sizably more I don't think it likely to fond more piano in a new instrument.

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The price is unusually low to put it mildly, usually indicating some type of special circumstance or possibly distressed sale, but take it if you can get it - you found a bargain on a good piano growing in popularity!


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That's a good price, and well prepped, this Hailun 151 is a great piano. Good luck. smile

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Originally Posted by PianoWorksATL
The price is unusually low to put it mildly, usually indicating some type of special circumstance or possibly distressed sale, but take it if you can get it - you found a bargain on a good piano growing in popularity!


Originally Posted by Rich Galassini
I personally like the Hailun 5 ft. Grand. 6600.00 is a wonderful price and, frankly, without spending sizably more I don't think it likely to fond more piano in a new instrument.


Okay, let's say it's a fine bargain and an unusually low price (although from information provided by Dab on another thread it would seem he is shopping a store that is more about competitive pricing abd volume than about painstaking preparation).

One of the things about Hailun piano reports on this forum is that they're all good for the money. Let's say that's true, but for the sake of getting beyond that general notion, let's say that the retailer in question can offer the Hailun 161 for not much more money because the 150 is not a one-off distress sale, but part of an aggressive pricing strategy on Hailun pianos in general.

What does the 150 give away in comparison to the 161 beyond the usual bass string response? I'm familiar with the 161 and like it, but I've never seen or played a 150.

Also, What does the Hailun 150 have that separates it from other 5' grands from other Chinese and Indoensdian manufacturers with similar SMP prices? Does anything make it stand out in its class?



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