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!


SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Modern Piano Moving
Modern Piano Moving
(ad)
Virtual Sheet Music
Download Sheet Music Instantly
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
Sheet Music...
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2017
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
Who's Online Now
61 registered members (36251, Bambers, Beemer, bennevis, Beakybird, Adypiano, 13 invisible), 1,570 guests, and 10 spiders.
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

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?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#2018711 - 01/22/13 01:23 AM Hailun Pianos  
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 9
Colegirl99 Offline
Junior Member
Colegirl99  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 9
I have been reading a lot about Hailun pianos on this forum recently, but I still have questions about them. First: are they high quality pianos? Second: what are the prices for the 151 and the 161? The bluebookofpianos says that they are around $9,000 and 10,000 respectively. But I have heard that the bluebookofpianos tends to be off by quite a bit... I plan to call the nearest dealer and see what their prices are ASAP, buy I would like to know what price to shoot for. Thanks

(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#2018725 - 01/22/13 01:55 AM Re: Hailun Pianos [Re: Colegirl99]  
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,489
beethoven986 Offline
3000 Post Club Member
beethoven986  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,489
Define high quality. They are among the best Chinese-built pianos currently available, and offer great value, but they are not what one would generally consider a performance-grade piano, like Steinway. That said, there is no reason why someone who is considering a Yamaha or Kawai shouldn't look at them. Also, many dealers (probably most) will not give you prices over the phone. Refer to pianobuyer.com for approx pricing.

#2018736 - 01/22/13 02:28 AM Re: Hailun Pianos [Re: beethoven986]  
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 9
Colegirl99 Offline
Junior Member
Colegirl99  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 9
I definitely do not mean Steinway quailty, I just do not want major issues, and sound problems, ect. I am currently looking at both Kawai and Yamaha. I have received several prices over the phone recently. The only reason I need the prices over the phone is that I live about 2 hrs away from the nearest dealer and do not want to drive all the way to the dealer if the pianos are out of my price range.

#2018757 - 01/22/13 03:41 AM Re: Hailun Pianos [Re: Colegirl99]  
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,489
beethoven986 Offline
3000 Post Club Member
beethoven986  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,489
Originally Posted by Colegirl99
I definitely do not mean Steinway quailty, I just do not want major issues, and sound problems, ect. I am currently looking at both Kawai and Yamaha. I have received several prices over the phone recently. The only reason I need the prices over the phone is that I live about 2 hrs away from the nearest dealer and do not want to drive all the way to the dealer if the pianos are out of my price range.


I don't think you will have any major issues with these pianos. They are nicely designed and manufactured. They are very popular on these forums, as well. You can look up the prices on PianoBuyer.com, but Hailun is less expensive than Kawai and Yamaha by a fair amount.

(ad ) MusicNotes.com
sheet music search
#2018778 - 01/22/13 04:42 AM Re: Hailun Pianos [Re: Colegirl99]  
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,822
musicpassion Offline
1000 Post Club Member
musicpassion  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 1,822
California, USA
Originally Posted by Colegirl99
I definitely do not mean Steinway quailty, I just do not want major issues, and sound problems, ect. I am currently looking at both Kawai and Yamaha. I have received several prices over the phone recently. The only reason I need the prices over the phone is that I live about 2 hrs away from the nearest dealer and do not want to drive all the way to the dealer if the pianos are out of my price range.


If I were shopping for Yamaha or Kawai I would certainly be looking at Hailun also. My personal opinion is that the tonal quality and touch is better on the Hailun than the lower level offerings from Yamah or Kawai (G-series)

Does a Hailun measure up to tier one instruments? No, but at that price we shouldn't expect them to.


Pianist and Piano Teacher
#2018786 - 01/22/13 04:52 AM Re: Hailun Pianos [Re: Colegirl99]  
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 5,070
ando Offline
5000 Post Club Member
ando  Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 5,070
Melbourne, Australia
I wasn't so excited by the smaller Hailuns, but the 178 is really outstanding value and not much more expensive than the smaller models you mentioned. It is a lot of piano for the money. Honestly, I liked the Hailun 178 more than I liked the Kawai RX2 and Yamaha C2.

#2018805 - 01/22/13 05:54 AM Re: Hailun Pianos [Re: Colegirl99]  
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 288
electone2007 Offline
Full Member
electone2007  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 288
Philippines
Are they high quality pianos?

I have a three month old 178. Touch is comparable if not better compared to a Yamaha or Kawai. Tone is warm and sweet, just exactly how I want it.

If you look closely at the finish it's not as good as Yamaha or Kawai. But you really have to look closely.

For under half the price of a similar size Yamaha or Kawai, it's really value for money.

#2018852 - 01/22/13 09:21 AM Re: Hailun Pianos [Re: Colegirl99]  
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 15,874
Morodiene Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Morodiene  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 15,874
Boynton Beach, FL
I also have heard lots of good things about Hailun, although I have yet to play one. When I am in the market to buy another upright piano, however, I will consider them on my list. You should call the dealer and ask the prices they are going for before you make the trip. The $9-10k seems a bit high for those - I think the local dealer quoted $7k (but on sale for $5900), but I don't recall the model. It was a studio upright as that is all I was interested in buying.


private piano/voice teacher FT

[Linked Image][Linked Image][Linked Image]
[Linked Image]
#2019111 - 01/22/13 04:22 PM Re: Hailun Pianos [Re: Morodiene]  
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 9
Colegirl99 Offline
Junior Member
Colegirl99  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 9
Thank you all. Unfortunately the only sizes that will fit are the 151 and the 161. I am will be calling the dealer today. The only other pianos I would be looking at are gm-10 gm-12 and gb1.

#2019200 - 01/22/13 07:07 PM Re: Hailun Pianos [Re: Morodiene]  
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 3,352
PianoWorksATL Offline
3000 Post Club Member
PianoWorksATL  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 3,352
Atlanta, GA
Originally Posted by Morodiene
The $9-10k seems a bit high for those - I think the local dealer quoted $7k (but on sale for $5900), but I don't recall the model. It was a studio upright as that is all I was interested in buying.
The OP is asking about grand models, not uprights. That would change your pricing expectations.

The Piano Buyer is the only source of pricing that gets industry support. The "blue book of pianos" is not a reliable source. Like so many things online, it has enough general truth mixed in to sound good. Most of the time it is simply outdated or under-researched, but there are some complete inaccuracies contained within.

YouTube Demo of Hailun model 151


Sam Bennett
PianoWorks - Atlanta Piano Dealer
Bösendorfer, Estonia, Seiler, Grotrian, Hailun
Pre-Owned: Yamaha, Kawai, Steinway & other fine pianos
Full Restoration Shop
www.PianoWorks.com
www.youtube.com/PianoWorksAtlanta

Moderated by  Ken Knapp, Piano World 

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.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
What's Hot!!
Why Do You Play The Piano?
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
New Topics - Multiple Forums
refinish bridge
by grand idea. 06/28/17 06:43 AM
Are there any Steingraeber & Sohne pianos in Australia?
by PerfectPianoSearch. 06/28/17 03:22 AM
Kawai or Yamaha for classical music?
by James Guo. 06/27/17 10:47 PM
I hope I'm still playing...
by Retsacnal. 06/27/17 10:02 PM
Playing Some (Not All) Movements of a Piece?
by ClsscLib. 06/27/17 08:13 PM
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics180,496
Posts2,639,702
Members88,206
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Check It Out!
There's a lot more to Piano World than just the forums.
Check It Out!
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
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0