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Schimmel Piano Guidance Needed #2636259
04/25/17 03:49 PM
04/25/17 03:49 PM
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M Dominic Offline OP
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So I saw a post for a Schimmel 51" piano with the following description:

"The piano has some smaller soundboard cracks and has already been glued at the bass string bridge for a crack. Tuning pins are lose and need work in order to hold a tune. Some bridal straps also need replaced. Otherwise, strings and tuning pins look nice and the keytops have been replaced."

How bad does this sound? I know that Schimmel are considered really good pianos. Is this a major fix? Any idea on the cost? The piano in question is being listed at $500.

Thanks so much for your help.

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Re: Schimmel Piano Guidance Needed [Re: M Dominic] #2636269
04/25/17 04:28 PM
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It doesn't sound good. Loose tuning pins, especially, are a bad warning sign. Only accept this piano if it is being given away for free.

How old is it?

Re: Schimmel Piano Guidance Needed [Re: M Dominic] #2636271
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The concept of the "good make" is of very limited value. Just as with cars, what really matters is condition, mileage and service history.


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