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I was at my local dealership today trying out a new grand. The salesman went through the normal lines, talking up his brand and taking some swipes at others. I wasnt surprised by any of it, except one comment.
He explained that "some makers merely season their pianos for destination." His pianos, he said, are "fully marinated for destination."
I tried to get specifics, but he said it was very technical. All he would say is the marinating helps to give his pianos a broader tonal palette, and adds a robust flavor to the sound. "Everyone knows marinating is better than merely throwing on some seasoning," he said.
So I've been left kind of confused.
Has anyone had experience with marinated pianos? How to they compare to pianos which are "merely" seasoned?
I had to settled for a seasoned one. Though the comment of my tech as he prepped my piano at home was encouraging, "for a raw piano, that's pretty darn good." So, as long as the seasoning is good, you can skip the marinate.