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Toyama Piano- A Year On.
#2307304 07/26/14 09:39 AM
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So, it has been a year since I purchased and received my new Toyama grand piano. So how is it doing 1 year on? In a word, brilliant!
Now, this piano is a work horse! I teach about 40 hours a week, plus being a professional accompanist I am constantly having rehearsals with various soloists, I also frequently record accompaniment tracks for soloists who require something to rehearse with, plus my constant playing in my (scarce) free time. And to my delight the piano is performing as good as it did in the showroom the day I bought it. The action is not showing any signs of needing a regulation any time soon, and I have had it tuned twice in the period of owning it and it holds it’s tuning very well! (Especially given our really hot summers and freezing winter… which we are currently in!) I also have colleagues and friends who frequently come over and practice on it (I even have one friend who said she likes it better than her relatively new Petrof grand!)
Something that my colleagues and friends also found impressive is its huge sound given it is only a 4’11 piano. (I know this sounds silly, but after sitting at it for a while and playing, you forget that it is only 4’11, until you stand up and look at it. :P )
If it came to it, would I buy another one? Yes! I would! Back when I purchased I originally had planned to get a Yamaha or Kawai… Neither fitted my criteria and I searched for what seemed like forever until I came across the Toyama.
If you have an questions about the piano, ask away! Happy to answer smile

PS: I looked into it more, and I have found that the Toyama and Brodmann pianos are identical pianos. So! For all you Australians or anyone else living somewhere in the world where Brodmann pianos are not available but wish to try one, get your hands on a Toyama! smile

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TheAccompanist #2307311 07/26/14 10:05 AM
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Sounds great! smile

Congratulations again on your Toyama baby grand piano! Just goes to show that there are some nice piano brands out there, other than the main-stream name brands.

The only thing about the lesser-known brands is that they can be more difficult to re-sell later on down the line, as a general rule. (if resell/trade up is considered important).

Then, again, what do I know... (very little smile )

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Originally Posted by Rickster
Sounds great! smile

Congratulations again on your Toyama baby grand piano! Just goes to show that there are some nice piano brands out there, other than the main-stream name brands.

The only thing about the lesser-known brands is that they can be more difficult to re-sell later on down the line, as a general rule. (if resell/trade up is considered important).

Then, again, what do I know... (very little smile )

Rick

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I agree with you on that! Maybe by the time I am ready to sell it and move on to another it may have established a name for itself? :P
Knowing me though when I ever upgrade again I would probably keep the Toyama... why not own 2 grands? :p


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TheAccompanist #2307321 07/26/14 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by TheAccompanist
Thank you laugh
I agree with you on that! Maybe by the time I am ready to sell it and move on to another it may have established a name for itself? :P
Knowing me though when I ever upgrade again I would probably keep the Toyama... why not own 2 grands? :p

Well, I have 3, but who's counting. smile

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To be honest I think the price point of the Toyama will make it sell fairly easily but it doesn't sound like you want or need to! Well done and I'm glad you're happy with the piano. You know, if a piano is well balanced then the size is less important.


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