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#1861093 - 03/13/12 01:58 PM Our Estonia came last week!  
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"Estelle" is a brand-new 190, and not only is she gorgeous, but a magnificent instrument. Thankfully, in our piano hunt we found Nick of Nick's Piano Showroom in Bonita Springs, Florida, who was so helpful in directing us to our perfect piano. My husband and I are both graduates of the Oberlin Conservatory (many moons ago) and moved to Florida from New Jersey permanently in 2008. We sold our Steinway before moving down here, and have been piano-less since. Nick was a God-send, and showed us how the piano was constructed and the differences between the Estonia and the other pianos we were considering. Thank you, Estonia Company, for being so particular and making such a wonderful instrument!

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#1861101 - 03/13/12 02:13 PM Re: Our Estonia came last week! [Re: Estelle Estonia]  
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Congratulations on your Estonia! I am sure you will love it!

Did you and your husband major in piano at Oberlin?


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#1861112 - 03/13/12 02:29 PM Re: Our Estonia came last week! [Re: Estelle Estonia]  
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smile Soon we'd like to see pictures in it's new home. wink


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#1861114 - 03/13/12 02:35 PM Re: Our Estonia came last week! [Re: Estelle Estonia]  
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Congrats and looking forward to the pictures!

But why did you sell the Steinway, was storage no option?


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#1861123 - 03/13/12 02:42 PM Re: Our Estonia came last week! [Re: Keith D Kerman]  
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Yes, we were piano performance majors at Oberlin.

#1861125 - 03/13/12 02:44 PM Re: Our Estonia came last week! [Re: wouter79]  
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The Steinway was not in good shape, and we really didn't enjoy playing it. Also, we did not think we would have room for it. Nick made a template of the Estonia for us, and we were indeed surprised to see that it did fit in our home.

#1861137 - 03/13/12 03:05 PM Re: Our Estonia came last week! [Re: Estelle Estonia]  
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Originally Posted by Estelle Estonia
Yes, we were piano performance majors at Oberlin.


My business partner did his undergrad at Oberlin with Joseph Schwartz in the mid 80s. Did you know him?


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#1861140 - 03/13/12 03:14 PM Re: Our Estonia came last week! [Re: Estelle Estonia]  
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Congratulations on your new piano Estelle.
Yes, please post pictures when you can.

And if you decide to have a forums piano party, let me know. We're practically neighbors :-)



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#1861174 - 03/13/12 04:09 PM Re: Our Estonia came last week! [Re: Estelle Estonia]  
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Congratulations on a fine piano!

Pictures?

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#1861202 - 03/13/12 04:45 PM Re: Our Estonia came last week! [Re: Estelle Estonia]  
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Congratulations on your new piano Estelle.
Nice when it becomes the choice among professional type pianists.
Enjoy!

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#1861209 - 03/13/12 04:54 PM Re: Our Estonia came last week! [Re: Keith D Kerman]  
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Originally Posted by Keith D Kerman
Originally Posted by Estelle Estonia
Yes, we were piano performance majors at Oberlin.


My business partner did his undergrad at Oberlin with Joseph Schwartz in the mid 80s. Did you know him?


Not only do I know Joe, I studied with him! I graduated in 1970, however, so we couldn't not have been there at the same time. I adore Joe Schwartz.

#1861211 - 03/13/12 04:56 PM Re: Our Estonia came last week! [Re: Piano World]  
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Originally Posted by Piano World
Congratulations on your new piano Estelle.
Yes, please post pictures when you can.

And if you decide to have a forums piano party, let me know. We're practically neighbors :-)



If I ever figure out how to post a picture, I will! Would love a piano party!

#1861222 - 03/13/12 05:06 PM Re: Our Estonia came last week! [Re: Estelle Estonia]  
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Originally Posted by Estelle Estonia
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Congratulations on your new piano Estelle.
Yes, please post pictures when you can.

And if you decide to have a forums piano party, let me know. We're practically neighbors :-)



If I ever figure out how to post a picture, I will! Would love a piano party!


How to post pictures...
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Or, you can email them to me and I can upload and post in your thread webmaster@pianoworld.com

If you do decide to have a piano party, count us in.
Kathy sings, I play (old) rock n' roll, standards, blues, a little ragtime and even less jazz :-)

Piano parties are great fun and a wonderful opportunity for forums members to meet in person.

Some past parties, tours, cruises, etc. can be viewed in this area...
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#1861235 - 03/13/12 05:19 PM Re: Our Estonia came last week! [Re: Estelle Estonia]  
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Very nice! Congrats. The Estonia 190 is on my radar of pianos to try out. I owe Sam down at Piano Works a visit soon.


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#1861245 - 03/13/12 05:32 PM Re: Our Estonia came last week! [Re: Estelle Estonia]  
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Originally Posted by Estelle Estonia
Originally Posted by Keith D Kerman
Originally Posted by Estelle Estonia
Yes, we were piano performance majors at Oberlin.


My business partner did his undergrad at Oberlin with Joseph Schwartz in the mid 80s. Did you know him?


Not only do I know Joe, I studied with him! I graduated in 1970, however, so we couldn't not have been there at the same time. I adore Joe Schwartz.


That is really cool. Small world, huh. He lives in Florida now also.


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#1861313 - 03/13/12 07:27 PM Re: Our Estonia came last week! [Re: Estelle Estonia]  
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Congratulations on your piano. Nick is good people!


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#1861350 - 03/13/12 08:22 PM Re: Our Estonia came last week! [Re: Estelle Estonia]  
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Congratulations, and best wishes for many years of musical enjoyment!


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#1861655 - 03/14/12 10:58 AM Re: Our Estonia came last week! [Re: Estelle Estonia]  
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#1861660 - 03/14/12 11:02 AM Re: Our Estonia came last week! [Re: Estelle Estonia]  
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Oooh. Aahh. Mmmm, Hidden Beauty!


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#1861663 - 03/14/12 11:10 AM Re: Our Estonia came last week! [Re: Estelle Estonia]  
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Lovely! Congratulations!


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#1861761 - 03/14/12 01:49 PM Re: Our Estonia came last week! [Re: Scout_Finch]  
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As this Estonia 190 Hidden Beauty was purchased form Nick's Pianos, it might well be this one?:

2011 Estonia 190 Hidden Beauty from Nick's Piano

And, Estelle, congratualations with you wonderful aquisition.

schwammerl.

#1861830 - 03/14/12 03:14 PM Re: Our Estonia came last week! [Re: schwammerl]  
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I'm guessing that is Estelle!

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I bet that the two of you are very happen to once again have a piano to play on!

But tell, us, do you play standing up?

<BG>

Enjoy!

BTW, Frank is fun to have at a piano party!


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#1915921 - 06/19/12 07:34 PM Re: Our Estonia came last week! [Re: Estelle Estonia]  
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I know of Oberlin, live near Kent State. When I was looking for a piano, I first went to a Steinway dealer near Oberlin, who claims to purchase for them, and most likely did. I had set an appointment and played all the pianos for part of a day. None could compare to any Estonia I ever played. While introduced to one in Columbus, I found my "Irene" in PA.

It was my lucky day, I visited every so often until I could afford to pay for it. The dealer more than tolerated my weekend visits, about 80 miles from home, for six months. Then I bought it. It has been almost 4 years since I bought a just born Estonia (it was only 4 months old). It is the best musical and financial decision I ever made. Love my L190. Know you both will, too. Interesting you have "Estelle" and I have an "Irene".



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I call my Estonia "Sylvia Robert" since I am not quite sure if it is a boy or a girl......


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#1915950 - 06/19/12 09:20 PM Re: Our Estonia came last week! [Re: Estelle Estonia]  
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Estelle.. what a perfect name.

i adore my Estonia. ... people have no idea what a great piano it is.. well.. they do when they play it.


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love and peace, Õun (apple in Estonian)
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Congratulations on your new piano! And, it is a very nice one!

Yes, Nick is a very nice guy, and a great pianist and tech!

Rick


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Thanks for posting the picture! Nice!


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Congrats on your beautiful L190. Estelle is a nice name for a piano. I never came up with a name for my L190....still hoping he/she will reveal it to me in time. Last month I had my teacher's other adult students over for a practice recital and they all just gushed about the Estonia. I don't think any of them had ever heard of Estonia before, much less played one.

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That piano will afford so many pleasurable years! Isn't it peculiar that a piano can be so longed for, and at the same time, seemingly worthless to those who don't play?
BTW, I call my Yamaha, "The Empress" I played today for a visitor who was 9 years old. I hope she will someday remember this experience and want to learn to play. It's our obligation to expose young folks to the art of the keyboards.


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