Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

Ad
Schumann's 4th Finger
Schumann's 4th Finger Enigma Resolved
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Modern Piano Moving
Modern Piano Moving
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2017
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Who's Online
147 registered (alexcawley, anotherscott, Aloyah, accordeur, ajames, 31 invisible), 2188 Guests and 7 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1944798 - 08/18/12 12:19 AM Not the typical grand in this ad
Larry B Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 383
Loc: Boston
I happened upon this ad today and thought this piano was not your typical old stencil grand, especially at $350. Does anyone know what this is from the photo?

http://providence.craigslist.org/msg/3198861358.html

I have no financial or other interest here - just curious!

Top
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1944800 - 08/18/12 12:25 AM Re: Not the typical grand in this ad [Re: Larry B]
OperaTenor Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/13/06
Posts: 2556
Loc: Sandy Eggo, California
It looks like a late 19th century grand. Not a Steinway(I think), probably a Chickering, guessing from the casework and the music desk.

It's a good thing for my wife I'm nowhere near Kingstown...
_________________________
Happiness is a freshly tuned piano.
Jim Boydston, proprietor, No Piano Left Behind - technician
[url=www.facebook.com/NoPianoLeftBehind]www.facebook.com/NoPianoLeftBehind[/url]

Top
#1944801 - 08/18/12 12:25 AM Re: Not the typical grand in this ad [Re: Larry B]
OperaTenor Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/13/06
Posts: 2556
Loc: Sandy Eggo, California
Could also be a Knabe.
_________________________
Happiness is a freshly tuned piano.
Jim Boydston, proprietor, No Piano Left Behind - technician
[url=www.facebook.com/NoPianoLeftBehind]www.facebook.com/NoPianoLeftBehind[/url]

Top
#1944845 - 08/18/12 01:30 AM Re: Not the typical grand in this ad [Re: Larry B]
Minnesota Marty Offline

Platinum Supporter until October 5 2014


Registered: 05/15/12
Posts: 7439
Loc: Rochester MN
It struck me as Knabe, too. The short side length, from arms to the curve, would indicate the typical short key length and mechanism of the period Knabes.
_________________________
Marty in Minnesota

It's much easier to bash a Steinway than it is to play one.

Top
(ad ) MusicNotes.com
sheet music search
#1944935 - 08/18/12 08:38 AM Re: Not the typical grand in this ad [Re: Minnesota Marty]
jawhitti Offline
Full Member

Registered: 08/01/12
Posts: 235
Look at the pedals though - looks like an Erard to me? Proceed with caution - lots of scam ads on CL right now.

Top
#1944954 - 08/18/12 09:24 AM Re: Not the typical grand in this ad [Re: Larry B]
Rickster Online   content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/25/06
Posts: 10901
Loc: Georgia, USA
Old Broadwood? Old Chickering?

Rick
_________________________
Piano enthusiast and amateur musician: "Treat others the way you would like to be treated". Yamaha C7. YouTube Channel

Top
#1944961 - 08/18/12 09:31 AM Re: Not the typical grand in this ad [Re: Larry B]
Ed A. Hall Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/23/01
Posts: 519
It is a Chickering 33B with the Brown action.

Top
#1945002 - 08/18/12 11:20 AM Re: Not the typical grand in this ad [Re: Larry B]
Laurie R. Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/13/11
Posts: 59
Loc: Gatineau, Québec, CANADA
At a price like this, it makes a beautiful piece of furniture, even if it doesn't play! A beautiful wood table would cost much more than $350!

Beautiful music desk, wonderful carved legs!

Top
#1945013 - 08/18/12 11:38 AM Re: Not the typical grand in this ad [Re: Larry B]
Bob Newbie Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/02/06
Posts: 1555
It be nice to see it restored..:)

Top
#1945041 - 08/18/12 12:22 PM Re: Not the typical grand in this ad [Re: Laurie R.]
Piano*Dad Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 10780
Loc: Williamsburg, VA
Originally Posted By: Laurie R.
At a price like this, it makes a beautiful piece of furniture, even if it doesn't play! A beautiful wood table would cost much more than $350!

Beautiful music desk, wonderful carved legs!


Unfortunately, it a nice piece of furniture that has to be moved, and if you're not good at that yourself (my back twinged already) your $350 furniture suddenly goes up in price. And then you have to clean it (and clean it out) and perhaps do other expensive things to it to make it truly usable. The labor could indeed pay off, but one must build all of these other costs (including time) into the price.
_________________________
https://www.youtube.com/user/dhfeld/videos

Top
#1945042 - 08/18/12 12:25 PM Re: Not the typical grand in this ad [Re: Piano*Dad]
piano joy Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/28/11
Posts: 807
Loc: Florida
It's beautiful!
If I were filthy rich, it'd be mine in a heartbeat, if for no other reason than aesthetics.
_________________________
I don't care too much for money. For money can't buy me love.
-the Beatles




Top
#1945243 - 08/18/12 11:22 PM Re: Not the typical grand in this ad [Re: Ed A. Hall]
OperaTenor Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/13/06
Posts: 2556
Loc: Sandy Eggo, California
Originally Posted By: Ed A. Hall
It is a Chickering 33B with the Brown action.


In that case, my wife is really happy we don't live anywhere near Kingstown...
_________________________
Happiness is a freshly tuned piano.
Jim Boydston, proprietor, No Piano Left Behind - technician
[url=www.facebook.com/NoPianoLeftBehind]www.facebook.com/NoPianoLeftBehind[/url]

Top
#1945246 - 08/18/12 11:25 PM Re: Not the typical grand in this ad [Re: Larry B]
OperaTenor Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/13/06
Posts: 2556
Loc: Sandy Eggo, California
I just looked up that model. It is straight-strung.
_________________________
Happiness is a freshly tuned piano.
Jim Boydston, proprietor, No Piano Left Behind - technician
[url=www.facebook.com/NoPianoLeftBehind]www.facebook.com/NoPianoLeftBehind[/url]

Top
#1945472 - 08/19/12 12:01 PM Re: Not the typical grand in this ad [Re: Larry B]
Bob Newbie Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/02/06
Posts: 1555
If I had the money to restored it..I would..in a NY minute! smile

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World 
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
What's Hot!!
New Forums Location & New Piano World Site
---------------------
Why Do You Play The Piano?
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


(ad)
Sweetwater Hiring Keyboard Player!
Sweetwater Hiring Keyboard Player
(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
(ad)
A. Geyer Pianos
A. Geyer Pianos
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.

Caster Cups for Pianos


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Started practicing piano... again :)
by Artur Gajewski
Today at 02:39 PM
AW Ladd Square Grand Piano
by kgodfrey31
Today at 02:39 PM
Kimball Piano
by Sam Keily
Today at 02:19 PM
Piano Finishes
by Austin B
Today at 01:03 PM
Moving grand piano on tile/croncete floor
by Linwood
Today at 01:02 PM
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Stats
87,521 Registered Members
44 Forums
179,224 Topics
2,619,451 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission