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#2388920 - 02/21/15 12:14 AM Noticed the Dale Erwin '28 D is available again  
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I played this piano back in late 2005 when it was at the now closed David Abell Pianos (under the Keyboard Concepts umbrella) in W. LA. on consignment.

If memory serves me, it was probably one of the the nicest pianos I'd ever played. I made 3 separate trips down to Bev Hills to play it over a period of a month. Each time it sounded and played better then the previous time.

In early March of '06 just casually browsing Ebay (of all places), I came across my piano being advertised with a phone # like a classified ad. The age and the price didn't seem like it could be right. But after contacting the private party and confirming everything in the ad -- I flew out to Omaha , Ne. and then drove 90 minutes to Creston, Ia, where it was sitting in a Jr. College, to check it out.

On first play I was a tad underwhelmed as I already had a nice piano in a Yamaha S6 . But I kept thinking about the potential and the great price this was being offered at. I had a very short window ( hours) to make a decision as the head of the KC Symphony was driving up that evening with cashiers check in hand to buy it sight unseen if I passed.

I remember standing outside the college building in freezing rain (couldn't get a cell signal inside) trying to get in touch with KC owner Dennis Haggerty , to see if he would accept my offer on the Ewrin D before I put a deposit on this one. He came off of his price a bit, but it was still out of reach for me and I ended up going with the 9 month old (at the time) '05 NY D at a once in a lifetime price.

As I've posted fairly often here through the years, it took about 3 years for my piano to "come in". It will be 9 years this May 6 that I took delivery of it. No regrets. It's simply an incredible instrument that I feel blessed and fortunate everyday to have the opportunity to practice on.

However Dale's particular D I've always kept an eye on through the years. He had it for sale for a few years and then I noticed it was gone. I called him up and asked about it, and he said it finally sold, further up in Northern Ca. to an Arts center. I extended my congrats knowing how much time, energy and $$$$ he and his sons had put into the piano. Even though it was an astounding instrument , we all know 9' pianos aren't the easiest items to move , especially in a weak economy.

Over time I pretty much forgot about it and then a fellow pianist here in LA , who also played the Erwin D and was looking seriously at it as well (but he bought a Fazioli 228), sent me an email on it.

Nine years is a long time to recall tone and touch, and tastes can change in that time. However I'd love to play it again. I'd say if anyone is seriously looking at something like this , used or re-built - I'd highly recommend getting in touch with Dale. It was very special from what I recall.

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#2388939 - 02/21/15 01:36 AM Re: Noticed the Dale Erwin '28 D is available again [Re: Dave Ferris]  
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Originally Posted by Dave Ferris
It was very special from what I recall.
I agree it is a very special piano - absolutely stunning!

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