Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
Find a Professional
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Advertise on Piano World

What's Hot!!
Welcome PianoTV members!
---------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Fall 2017
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


Who's Online Now
81 registered members (AZNpiano, Beemer, Bambers, andy250, 18 invisible), 974 guests, and 1 spider.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#241363 - 08/15/03 11:51 AM Urgent help need -- used Baldwin Hamilton Studio  
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 10
kylex Offline
Junior Member
kylex  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 10
Colorado
I found a private seller selling a used Baldwin Hamilton studio and need your help!

The piano was a replacement from a reputable dealer here of a previous Hamilton that was defective. According to her, it was brandnew when they received as replacement. She didn't remember the exact year (between 4-7yrs), but gave me the serial number 474852. She did say it's honey oak color, is "limited Edition" Baldwin Hamilton studio.

She rated the external condition of the piano of an 8, between a showroom model of 10 and a beatup thing of 0. She said there is no problem with the piano she's aware of. The piano does have scratches/dents and was used by 3 kids, but hasn't been played for over a year. It was last tuned over a year ago. She's asking for $2500/best offer.

What do you think of this? I try to look up the age and it might be 1999. Can anybody confirm? What do you think of this for a 6-yr-old to get started on lessons?

Thanks a lot! -- Kyle

(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#241364 - 08/15/03 12:03 PM Re: Urgent help need -- used Baldwin Hamilton Studio  
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 4,418
justme Offline
4000 Post Club Member
justme  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 4,418
Englewood, FL
Kyle, if she can be believed, it sounds like a good deal to me. Baldwin Hamiltons are nice pianos. The price sounds good.
But, paying a technician to check it out is always ALWAYS a good idea.

Good luck,

#241365 - 08/15/03 12:05 PM Re: Urgent help need -- used Baldwin Hamilton Studio  
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,740
Jeff Bauer Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Jeff Bauer  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,740
Los Angeles
serial # indicates 1999.

It's a good deal, especially since it's an OBO. Not much would be wrong with something like this: you can always ask why she is selling it.

Have a tech look at it, but you should probably put some $$ on it first so you don't miss the opportunity.

It will be fine for your youngster


Jeff Bauer | Keyboard Concepts

Yamaha | Schimmel | Bösendorfer | Knabe | Restored Steinway

My soundcloud page
#241366 - 08/15/03 12:29 PM Re: Urgent help need -- used Baldwin Hamilton Studio  
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 10
kylex Offline
Junior Member
kylex  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 10
Colorado
Well she said she's selling because all 3 kids lost interest in playing.

If it's only 4 year old, would it still have some warranty on it? Or once it's changed hands, the warranty does not apply any more?

Thanks!

(ad ) MusicNotes.com
sheet music search
#241367 - 08/15/03 12:49 PM Re: Urgent help need -- used Baldwin Hamilton Studio  
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,740
Jeff Bauer Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Jeff Bauer  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,740
Los Angeles
Gibson is not honoring warranties on pianos built prior to their purchase of Baldwin and subsidiaries.

So warranty = gonner. Point of negotiation? Probably. laugh


Jeff Bauer | Keyboard Concepts

Yamaha | Schimmel | Bösendorfer | Knabe | Restored Steinway

My soundcloud page
#241368 - 08/15/03 12:49 PM Re: Urgent help need -- used Baldwin Hamilton Studio  
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 124
Jim Lobs Offline
Full Member
Jim Lobs  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 124
MD
It is highly questionable, at best, whether Baldwin will be honoring warranties from its pre-bankruptcy days.

That being said, $2500 for an almost-new, solid, studio upright is a very good deal. Just make sure that you have the tech check it out.

Jim

#241369 - 08/15/03 03:16 PM Re: Urgent help need -- used Baldwin Hamilton Studio  
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 161
John Ruggero Offline
Full Member
John Ruggero  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 161
Raleigh
Correct me if I am wrong, but I think that the warranty on Baldwins is only to the original owner of the piano. If this is still the case, it would take the warranty issue out of the equation. Also, to echo what the others have said, make sure that you have a technician inspect the piano. If it is in good shape, you may have found a good sturdy piano for a reasonable price. You just don't want any surprises later on.


John Ruggero
Ruggero Piano
Raleigh, NC
A technician based, distributer of fine pianos including Boesendorfer,Fazioli, Mason and Hamlin, Schimmel, Charles R. Walter, Estonia, and Falcone
www.ruggeropiano.com
#241370 - 08/15/03 04:12 PM Re: Urgent help need -- used Baldwin Hamilton Studio  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 10,883
Steve Cohen Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Steve Cohen  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 10,883
Maryland/DC/No. VA
You should buy this piano. If made in 1999 and looking as you describe, it can't be a bad deal. Grab it.


Piano Industry Consultant- http://www.linkedin.com/pub/steve-cohen/6/b92/b80

Consultant & Contributing Editor - Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyer

Jasons Music
Maryland/DC/No. VA
Since 1937.

www.jasonsmusic.com
My postings, unless stated otherwise, are my personal opinions, not those of my clients.
#241371 - 08/15/03 08:40 PM Re: Urgent help need -- used Baldwin Hamilton Studio  
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 115
Jim Lob Offline
Full Member
Jim Lob  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 115
Maryland
To John Ruggero:

Maybe we should rename this thread "50 Ways to Lose Your Warranty."

Jim

#241372 - 08/22/03 11:49 PM Re: Urgent help need -- used Baldwin Hamilton Studio  
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 2
kwgardner Offline
Junior Member
kwgardner  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 2
Miami, Oklahoma
I would definitely go for the piano. It is an excellent price for a Baldwin Hamilton.


Quote
Originally posted by kylex:
I found a private seller selling a used Baldwin Hamilton studio and need your help!

The piano was a replacement from a reputable dealer here of a previous Hamilton that was defective. According to her, it was brandnew when they received as replacement. She didn't remember the exact year (between 4-7yrs), but gave me the serial number 474852. She did say it's honey oak color, is "limited Edition" Baldwin Hamilton studio.

She rated the external condition of the piano of an 8, between a showroom model of 10 and a beatup thing of 0. She said there is no problem with the piano she's aware of. The piano does have scratches/dents and was used by 3 kids, but hasn't been played for over a year. It was last tuned over a year ago. She's asking for $2500/best offer.

What do you think of this? I try to look up the age and it might be 1999. Can anybody confirm? What do you think of this for a 6-yr-old to get started on lessons?

Thanks a lot! -- Kyle
thumb


Moderated by  Ken Knapp, Piano World 

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
CLEARANCE SPECIALS!
Save Big In our online store now

In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World)
our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, Digital Piano Dolly, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping* on Jansen Artist Piano Benches, Cocoweb Piano Lamps, Hidrau Hydraulic Piano Benches
(*free shipping within contiguous U.S. only)
(ad)
SummerKeys
Maine Coast Music Vacation for Adults
(ad)
Pearl River & Ritmuller
Ritmuller Pianos
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq 6 Out now
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Amateur piano competition
by Kenny Cheng. 01/21/18 10:22 PM
What's happening with Keith Jarrett?
by Dfrankjazz. 01/21/18 09:22 PM
What are some sites that sell used piano in europe?
by James Guo. 01/21/18 08:21 PM
Body movement at the piano
by chasingrainbows. 01/21/18 06:46 PM
Sohmer Model 57 - triangle felt ID?
by JAlex. 01/21/18 05:51 PM
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics183,905
Posts2,689,343
Members89,491
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Check It Out!
There's a lot more to Piano World than just the forums.
Click Here to
Explore The Rest of Piano World!!
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2018 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0