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Transporting AvantGrand N2 - can it lay on its back?
#2642122 05/10/17 02:30 PM
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The N2 is not very heavy at 310 lbs. 4 persons, one at each corner, can easily lift the piano. And it could easily fit in a minivan IF it can be laid on the back, flat with the keys pointing upwards.

Can the N2 be gently laid on its back, or will that damage the piano, in particular the keys assembly?

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faulhorn, my recommendation would be to raise this query with a Yamaha (AvantGrand) dealer and/or Yamaha America directly.

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faulhorn #2642301 05/11/17 04:06 AM
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Since it is in essence a grand piano (without the strings), I don't see why moving it in the same fashion a piano mover would (move a 'real' piano), could cause any issues.


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Originally Posted by Dave Horne
Since it is in essence a grand piano (without the strings), I don't see why moving it in the same fashion a piano mover would (move a 'real' piano), could cause any issues.

Putting the N2 on its back would be akin to balancing a grand piano on the "pointy" end (or "round" end, farthest from the keys), with the keyboard sticking up into the air. I doubt that any actual grand pianos are moved in that way. smile


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Rather than risk damaging such an expensive instrument, why not rent a Uhaul trailer that your minivan could haul, or rent a Uhaul truck. The few hundred you spend is worth keeping the instrument in tact.


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Since it is in essence a grand piano (without the strings), I don't see why moving it in the same fashion a piano mover would (move a 'real' piano), could cause any issues.

Putting the N2 on its back would be akin to balancing a grand piano on the "pointy" end (or "round" end, farthest from the keys), with the keyboard sticking up into the air. I doubt that any actual grand pianos are moved in that way. smile


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Originally Posted by Dave Horne


What I wrote is not what you thought I wrote. smile


Huh, that's how I read it too! I've seen piano movers put grands on their side (the long side where the hinges of the lid are) but laying an N2 on its back isn't exactly like that--your need to stand it up like you're "storing a keyboard vertically."


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Originally Posted by Dave Horne
What I wrote is not what you thought I wrote. smile
If you wanted to say "no, don't lay it on its back, lay it on the side instead, because that's how comparable grand pianos are moved", then I did indeed misunderstand you. Because I understood: "yes, laying it on its back is fine, because that's how acoustic grands are moved too". If the latter is what you wanted to say, then I stand by my comment.

Disclaimer: I have no idea if laying an AvantGrand on the back or side is OK or not.


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