It was actually built in 1986, but it was just delivered to my rehearsal studio on Friday. This is my first acoustic piano* after playing on digitals for about 5 years.
It is a grey-market 52" Yamaha U3, built in 1986 and restored in 2013. I got it from Pianotek on Long Island, which is a great shop (in a bizzare coincidence, one of my friends independently bought a Steinway M from them last month). The total price, including a move up 22 stairs and a Dampp-Chaser installation, was about $5,500.
The Dampp-Chaser will get a good workout, because the studio was just built, and it currently has no heat. We are using a small electric radiator, and the temperature swings pretty wildly throughout the day. My thermometer/hygrometer tells me that yesterday the room temperature went from a high of 62F to a low of 39F (that's indoors). The relative humidity has stayed pretty constant though, between 38% and 46%. It is a very small room, so I would not be surprised if the Dampp-Chaser had something to do with that. I was in the studio for a few hours last night and saw the temperature go from 42F to 62F, and the relative humidity stayed in the low 40%s the whole time. The radiator heats VERY slowly (it took about 4 hours to increase 20 degrees F), so it gives the humidifier time to catch up. The piano was just tuned for the first time last night, so we'll see how well it holds its pitch through the winter.
Here are a couple of photos (blurry and non-blurry):https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21213147/20140117_125729.jpghttps://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21213147/20140123_200718.jpg
And here's me playing a Scarlatti sonata this morning (with a little reverb added):https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/21213147/01-24%20scarlatti.mp3
I think it sounds great and feels great, and I'm incredibly happy. I'm looking forward to the February recital, and my first-ever acoustic piano submission (it will probably be the Scarlatti). Now, does anyone in New York City want to buy a Korg SP-250?
*I am not counting the piano I bought in 2012 which was destroyed by a flood 4 days later. Read the sad story here:http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1981491/Hurricane_Sandy_vs._1953_Baldw.html