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I started out with an antique Brödrene Hals, and every piano I played, sounded better than mine. I was desperately longing for something newer. Then, after 15 years, I got myself a brand new Yamaha U1, and now rather few pianos sounded better than mine. After 16 years, I upgraded to a grand, a Knabe from 1923. It was lovely, but still, quite a few grands sounded better. After 15 more years, I got my Estonia 168, and so far, no other piano that size has sounded better to me. I am finally satisfied.


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Yes...

There is no such thing as they perfect piano!

Stay on this forum long enough and read enough and you will find issues with your piano that you didn't even know before smile


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I think most pianos would make terrible boats. Now boat anchors? That's another story.


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I am well past the point in my life where name, finish, style,price etc impress me at all.

I have played very expensive pianos that did not ring my bell at all. In fact, the worst piano I ever plated (IMHO) was a very expensive, brand new, German piano, it hurt my ears. This, of course, is not counting the old, beatup, mouse infested pianos I've encountered over the years.

I am totally and completely happy and content with my 1961 Yamaha G7, I love it, the bass, mid range and treble still sends shivvers up my spine, I can play it for hours without getting tired, it's part of me and I love it.

I have no desire for a new piano.

However, I've had several boats over the years and never encountered the 'perfect' one.


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Roger, I like your ideas. I have had a digital for many years, and it always sounded rich and was able to record and play performances, but my "new to me" G7 makes me giddy. I won't even sit down to play without washing my hands!
BTW, tho only type of boat I would be interested would cost about $60,000 per year to keep moored. That's not gonna happen.


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Originally Posted by Roger Ransom
I am well past the point in my life where name, finish, style,price etc impress me at all.

I have played very expensive pianos that did not ring my bell at all. In fact, the worst piano I ever plated (IMHO) was a very expensive, brand new, German piano, it hurt my ears. This, of course, is not counting the old, beatup, mouse infested pianos I've encountered over the years.

I am totally and completely happy and content with my 1961 Yamaha G7, I love it, the bass, mid range and treble still sends shivvers up my spine, I can play it for hours without getting tired, it's part of me and I love it.

I have no desire for a new piano.


Roger--you're lucky. Good for you!

On a separate note, I too have found one particular German make has never appealed to me even though it's always highly rated (as they all are) and much loved and respected by most others. Part of the equation therefore seems to be subjective, and since we're the ones playing and paying for the instrument, I guess that subjective part of the equation is important and not to be ignored.

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You guys... the grass is always greener yadda yadda... I can't even imagine how it would be to have TWO pianos, let alone ONE grand.... ;-) Perhaps you don't know how lucky you are - you should be happy.

I'm just soooo over the moon to (soon) own _one_ piano again, after not having one for over 10 years. Sure, one can dream (and yes that Steinway concert grand I once had the privilege of playing on was something else... ) but I can't wait to have my "quite decent mid-market upright" in a month so I can PLAY again!!

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I think most pianos would make terrible boats. Now boat anchors? That's another story.

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I have always believed that no one should get everything they want all at once. Part of living is dreaming about the future wanted posessions. If your first car is a Maybach, where do you go from there? AND KCharalambous, I think you just gave a bunch of us a reality check! Thanks.


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Originally Posted by thetandyman
Do you wish you didn't have this obsession?


I don't... I found my perfect piano.

(Me thinks you should've stayed away from "vintage Yamaha pianos"...)


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mahermusic, That's a peculiar comment about "vintage Yamaha pianos" Don't you judge a piano on it's condition and playability? My piano was a one owner, made for the North American market unit. It pleases me no end, and while not a virtuoso, I'm not completely ingorant in musical instruments. What is your thought pattern here?


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Originally Posted by thetandyman
What is your thought pattern here?


...that you keep purchasing pianos without having found... "the one". Don't settle... search.


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Some people have a building full of pristine cars. If I ever win a lotto or get filthy rich, I would want a huge room full of different top of the line pianos!


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Some people have a building full of pristine cars. If I ever win a lotto or get filthy rich, I would want a huge room full of different top of the line pianos!


I have that. So do you, actually.

It's called a "dealership". They are everywhere, and they indulge people who come in and play their high-end pianos. Costs the price of gas to get there.


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