2017 was our 20th year online!

Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 3 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!

Shop our online store for music lovers
SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Wessell Nickel & Gross
PianoForAll
(ad)
Best of Piano Buyer
 Best of Piano Buyer
(ad)
Faust Harrison Pianos
Faust Harrison 100+ Steinway pianos
Who's Online Now
64 members (BachToTheFuture, 1957, 3x4rt, Buzz209, anotherscott, 36251, Anna B., 15 invisible), 496 guests, and 340 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 2 of 2 1 2
Re: Early 1960s Baldwin L
JazzyJamMan #2556702 07/14/16 09:26 PM
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,667
1000 Post Club Member
Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,667
That's great news! Are you getting it?


Lisa

Playing RCM 8 repertoire
Kawai UST-9, Yamaha CLP565GP & CLP645

"I tell my piano the things I used to tell you." - Frederic Chopin
Re: Early 1960s Baldwin L
JazzyJamMan #2556717 07/14/16 11:19 PM
Joined: Apr 2014
Posts: 19
J
Junior Member
OP Offline
Junior Member
J
Joined: Apr 2014
Posts: 19
Know what, ebonykawai? It's a fine piano, but given the price, my tech was convinced that I could find something with a better finish and a better action. So it's still a potential, but I don't think it would be unwise to give it some more time. In particular, he thought that I would want more from the action in a few years time, and that the cost of new action parts would bring the total price higher than it needed to be.

Another words of thanks to all. This forum is awesome! I'll continue to post, for sure smile

Re: Early 1960s Baldwin L
JazzyJamMan #2556743 07/15/16 09:21 AM
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,484
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,484
Good decision, JJM.

A very good PW friend offered me a 6 footish Baldwin grand from the early 1900s a while back for free. Of course, it needed a pin block a some other things, but the finish was nice; the action was not bad, but still older and warn. I reluctantly declined the offer. Not sure if I'm loosing my piano-mo-jo, or just wasn't in the mood to fool with it (probably a little of both smile ).

Good luck, and keep us informed!

Rick


Piano enthusiast and amateur musician: "Treat others the way you would like to be treated". Yamaha C7. YouTube Channel
Re: Early 1960s Baldwin L
JazzyJamMan #2556800 07/15/16 03:48 PM
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,667
1000 Post Club Member
Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 1,667
Yes, good luck, hope you find something great!


Lisa

Playing RCM 8 repertoire
Kawai UST-9, Yamaha CLP565GP & CLP645

"I tell my piano the things I used to tell you." - Frederic Chopin
Re: Early 1960s Baldwin L
JazzyJamMan #2566180 08/26/16 09:56 AM
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 377
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 377
If the piano spent a lot of time in the university environment it was probably played to death. Usually, this means an action rebuild is in it's future. The L's from this period are built like tanks, so if your tech gives you the OK, it may be a fine choice.. Don't be surprised if the tech comes up with a $5,000 laundry lists of things you should fix for a piano of this age.


Seiler 206, Chickering 145, Estey 2 manual reed organ, Fudge clavichord, Zuckerman single harpsichord, Technics P-30, Roland RD-100.
Re: Early 1960s Baldwin L
JazzyJamMan #2566185 08/26/16 10:11 AM
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 377
Full Member
Offline
Full Member
Joined: Feb 2014
Posts: 377
If the piano spent a lot of time in the university environment it was probably played to death. Usually, this means an action rebuild is in it's future. The L's from this period are built like tanks, so if your tech gives you the OK, it may be a fine choice.. Don't be surprised if the tech comes up with a $5,000 laundry lists of things you should fix for a piano of this age.


Seiler 206, Chickering 145, Estey 2 manual reed organ, Fudge clavichord, Zuckerman single harpsichord, Technics P-30, Roland RD-100.
Page 2 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  Ken Knapp, Piano World 

Link Copied to Clipboard
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq Karsten Collection
(ad)
PianoDisc

PianoDisc
(ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Mason & Hamlin Pianos
What's Hot!!
News from the Piano World
Our October 2020 Free Piano Newsletter is Here!
---------------------
3,000,000+!
------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Bluthner upright pianos
by Starre - 10/30/20 12:49 PM
Tuning Pin Bushings Prevent Glue Seepage
by Duaner - 10/30/20 12:46 PM
Gospel-Jazz Chord Progression & Scale
by BB666 - 10/30/20 07:33 AM
Download Sheet Music
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
Forum Statistics
Forums41
Topics202,489
Posts3,018,746
Members99,068
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Please Support Our Advertisers


Faust Harrison 100+ Steinways

Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver

 Best of Piano Buyer

PianoTeq Bechstein
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads



 
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 - 2020 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4