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#2673528 - 09/07/17 11:13 AM 2010 Hobart M Cable baby grand  
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Hi all, I'm new to pianos and my wife is looking for a baby grand that looks and plays nice. I found a 2010 Hobart M Cable 60" baby grand in pristine condition for 3k. It's a GH-52, GL8092. Is this a good deal? Thanks for any inputs.

#2673531 - 09/07/17 11:24 AM Re: 2010 Hobart M Cable baby grand [Re: DAL320]  
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Hello and welcome,

You're posting in the wrong part of the forum - this is the FAQ section, not the main piano forum, where you will get better responses.
This piano probably sold for about $9,000 when it was new, and was an entry-level 5 footer. Typically, these pianos were serviceable, but do require a good amount of tweaking by an experienced technician to work well, since they were often sold on price alone (among the cheapest grand pianos of its size) and not terribly well-prepared by dealers. Last I knew, the company was no longer importing pianos to the US, if you're located here.

If it passed a technical inspection, it would be adequate for a beginner or a nice looking piece of furniture in a room for a decorator. For an intermediate or advanced pianist, or if it will be used heavily, I'd suggest something else. Even a quality used upright piano of the same price will sound better than this (and that's a better plan for most people with a $3,000 budget).

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#2673556 - 09/07/17 12:44 PM Re: 2010 Hobart M Cable baby grand [Re: DAL320]  
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Owen has laid this out pretty well. This piano was a Korean built by Seujung, not well regarded for quality, using the name of a long defunct American company. This is not to knock all Korean pianos, but this one is not on the top of the list.

That said, an inspection by an independent tech is important.

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#2673594 - 09/07/17 03:57 PM Re: 2010 Hobart M Cable baby grand [Re: DAL320]  
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Thanks for the fast response, and in the future I'll post in the main piano room. I'll keep looking.

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