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#1969098 - 10/05/12 12:20 PM New To Forum  
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Hello All,
I am new to the forum, and planning on getting my wife a piano for her birthday. She is an all around musician who actively plays guitar, bass, and drums in several working bands.
A year ago I bought her a Casio Previa PX-130 for her birthday, and she has been bitten by the piano bug. She had played a bit prior to this, but us now playing 2 or 3 hours per day. She has advanced very quickly.
Her next big milestone birthday is coming up and I want to buy her a special piano. I have between $3,000 and $6,000 to spend. She will be playing this exclusively at home.
I am open to digital, or acoustic.
I am familiar with Yamaha, in acoustic, and the Clavinova, in digital, but would like to hear about alternatives.
Your help would be appreciated.

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#1969129 - 10/05/12 02:01 PM Re: New To Forum [Re: Giortire]  
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Buying new? In that budget take a look at the Kawai K-5.


Gary
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#1969130 - 10/05/12 02:05 PM Re: New To Forum [Re: Plowboy]  
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Thanks Gary,

I am willing to buy new or used.

#1969146 - 10/05/12 02:51 PM Re: New To Forum [Re: Giortire]  
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Good studio uprights (new & late-model used) begin to be available at the upper end of your range. These include a variety of brands. If you wish to disclose where you are, people will be more willing to recommend locally available brands and/or dealers for you to visit.


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#1969169 - 10/05/12 04:26 PM Re: New To Forum [Re: Giortire]  
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I'd suggest giving her a miniature or a music box piano for her birthday and take her shopping the next day for the real thing.

It is simply too important a decision to make without the player's input.


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#1969225 - 10/05/12 07:43 PM Re: New To Forum [Re: Giortire]  
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Or give her a pretty box with a cutout picture of a grand piano and then invite her to go to the piano stores with you. After you find out what kind of new pianos she likes best, start checking for a gently-used one of that type to get into your price range. There are a lot of really nice older pianos available, but in a new piano you will be restricted quite a bit.

#1969230 - 10/05/12 07:49 PM Re: New To Forum [Re: PianoWorksATL]  
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Thanks Sam,
I am in the Pensacola Florida area.

#1969231 - 10/05/12 07:51 PM Re: New To Forum [Re: Chopinlover49]  
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Good advice all.
Thank you

#1969239 - 10/05/12 08:11 PM Re: New To Forum [Re: Giortire]  
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My advice, serve her with a divorce summons, and buy a preowned Corvette! Just kidding! Best advice already given: Suprise her and let her make the choice by playing many possible pianos. Best of luck to you both. Take your time, and you'll find your magic piano.
Bill


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#1969370 - 10/06/12 08:26 AM Re: New To Forum [Re: Giortire]  
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I'm also going to put in a vote for giving her some sort of piano "representation" on her birthday, and then go shopping together to let her choose what she likes the best. Trying all sorts of pianos can extend the excitement of the actual gift.

Have fun and Happy Birthday to your wife.


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#1969599 - 10/06/12 09:36 PM Re: New To Forum [Re: Giortire]  
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Pianos for birthdays? Hey, now we know why she married you.

The Kawai K5 is a great piano and I think a safe buy for anyone. You can talk to the dealer about their exchange policies, but I'd be surprised if they weren't fully cooperative. It will be delivered with a bow on it.

For the digital, I personally like the Roland V-piano. She may want a professional level keyboard for her gigs. Or she might really want an acoustic she can play at home.

I'll warn you, most keyboard players end up with one of each.


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#1970062 - 10/07/12 10:37 PM Re: New To Forum [Re: Giortire]  
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I agree with the majority, let your wife try as many pianos as she can and then pick what she likes best. It will be a birthday present she will never, ever forget. A nice Pandora charm bracelet with a piano charm is a fabulous piano representation.

I know your wife will have a wonderful birthday getting to choose a piano!

Best of Luck and please post pictures when it's delivered.


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