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Re: Mason & Hamlin upright - Free
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The more I research, now knowing the year the piano was built, the more excited i’m Becoming about owning this piano.

I had no idea the age of mt M&H BB was one of its strong attractions to me. But it clearly was. New is what any old person can have. Old is special.

Maybe I should start a museum!! 🙄


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Re: Mason & Hamlin upright - Free
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The piano was built in 1906.


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Re: Mason & Hamlin upright - Free
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Originally Posted by dynamobt
The piano was built in 1906.


That mean's that it was built during M&H's "Golden Age" heyday. Good for you. Good luck!

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Re: Mason & Hamlin upright - Free
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This is seriously bad advice from your technician. Mason and Hamlins have value even as a core to be rebuilt (although probably not a lot for an upright). We're talking about free, here, right? I didn't misunderstand something?
If the piano requires a lot of rebuilding then this would cost many thousands of dollars and not something I think the OP is interested in.
I, and I think the OP, are at this point talking about looking at and auditioning the piano. I think it's absolutely worth the drive (as long as the distance is within reason). I think it's bad advice to say (about this piano) don't even look at it just because of age.
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Without knowing the cost(if any) to bring the piano to decent condition, I think bringing the piano home without a tech inspection is a huge mistake.
If the OP enjoys playing the piano exactly like it is, he could bring it home and enjoy it exactly as it is. Most of the time a piano's condition doesn't suddenly fall off a cliff, with a quality piano like this it gradually degrades over time. So if the OP likes the piano exactly as it is, they may be able to enjoy it many years before anything would have to be done - even if it does actually have some minor issues. It's not like the "piano condition police" are going to drop by and issue a fine because you have a piano that's not in perfect condition. I hope Rickster doesn't mind me mentioning how much fun he's obviously had with some of his vintage uprights - not to mention the millions who have enjoyed the video.
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Finally, saying that the OP's tech may want to get the piano himself and is telling the OP not to try it for that reason is a huge insult to the integrity of the tech.
Oops. I actually meant that to be humerous, but I certainly understand how that can be missed. I didn't intend that as any professional critique, but as a humerous satire on how strange the piano world can be sometimes.

EDIT: Obviously I wrote this post before getting caught up on the thread. I'll just leave it. I'm glad you looked at it, and congrats on your new piano! That's why I thought it was worth looking at.

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Re: Mason & Hamlin upright - Free
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Transport arranged. I’ll have it before the 1st of the new year!!


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Congratulations! Now aren't you glad you started this thread?!!! smile


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Re: Mason & Hamlin upright - Free
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Originally Posted by Eric Gloo
Congratulations! Now aren't you glad you started this thread?!!! smile


I am!! I’m quite excited about getting this piano!


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Congratulations from a Mason & Hamlin fan and owner of a 1930 BB. Bet you love your BB!!


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Congratulations! What a beautiful instrument and an exceptional find during this Joyous Season. The Golden Age M&H Model BB Grand was/is a wonderfully designed and sounding instrument and I'm sure this M&H Model E Upright will be too. May you enjoy both of your historic M&H instruments for many years!


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Re: Mason & Hamlin upright - Free
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Originally Posted by A441

Congratulations from a Mason & Hamlin fan and owner of a 1930 BB. Bet you love your BB!!


Oh you know it!! Fully rebuilt in 1999. It is a gem. I feel lucky to own it!


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Re: Mason & Hamlin upright - Free
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I'm glad you looked for alternate opinions! thumb Happy ending. smile



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Happy for you, from another M and H owner!


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I am delighted that it worked out well. You are happy, and a classic piano finds a good home.

So perhaps there is such a thing as a free lunch.


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Originally Posted by PhilipInChina
So perhaps there is such a thing as a free lunch.

Well, I could have had a free lunch yesterday, but I was playing the piano for our annual Christmas luncheon while everyone else was eating. By the time I was finished playing, and the program speakers started speaking, the food was taken away and I didn't get to eat the free lunch.

Oh well, I enjoyed playing the piano for the group, although I was as nervous as a cat. Beside, I haven't missed many meals anyway. smile

dynamobt, post pictures and a recording of the new-to-you M&H when you can. :-)

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Re: Mason & Hamlin upright - Free
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Being delivered Dec. 28th!!


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Congratulations from yet another happy M&H owner! What a find!

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Piano was delivered today. As usual, loading a picture has not gone well. I’ll try loading it in the photo gallery again. Technology is not my forte’!

Well, at least got it into the photo gallery. Haven’t a clue how to get it from there to here.

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Looks lovely. Congratulations!

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Beautiful piano! What a wonderful find 😋


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Yes, beautiful!


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