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#2808797 01/30/19 10:18 PM
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Your favorite piano is:

1. Bösendorfer
2. Blüthner
3. Steinway & Sons
4. C. Bechstein
5. Fazioli
6. Shigeru Kawai
7. Mason and Hamlin
8. Stuart and Sons
9. Schimmel
10. Grotrian Steinweg
11. Yamaha

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Yamaha—because that’s what I can afford 😑

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Originally Posted by JoelW
Your favorite piano is:

1. Bösendorfer
2. Blüthner
3. Steinway & Sons
4. C. Bechstein
5. Fazioli
6. Shigeru Kawai
7. Mason and Hamlin
8. Stuart and Sons
9. Schimmel
10. Grotrian Steinweg
11. Yamaha

Not a fair poll because it's missing Steingraeber!


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From that list? Steinweg.

In the real world? Baldwin SF10, SD10 or SD6.


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You forgot Young Chang.


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Totally pointless question since most of us have not played all those instruments to make fair comparisons and an ultimate, though personal, judgment.

Regards,


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The one that I am being paid to service. Or the one that I am listening to, especially if I am playing it. Slightly less if I serviced it for the concert.


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1 Because I love their sound and have loved everyone I have played except one that was probably poorly prepared.
2 Because I love mine smile

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12. Baldwin

But from that list, either a Bösendorfer or Grotrian Steinweg



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and pour out my despair at the piano.”

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A Bösendorfer grand, but an August Förster upright. You can’t include Schimmel but leave out Förster! Sacrilege! wink


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These are pianos I have played and loved .

Sauter 130 (played 2 different models,)
Sauter Ambiant grand (Maly design. )
C Bechstein grand
C Bechstein Konzert 8

These played and enjoyed
W Hoffman (130)
Steinways grands
August Forster vertical
Seiler verticals (German made)
Schimmel 130
Kawai grands (japanese made )
Yamaha C series grands
Yamaha YUS5 vertical
Boston (tall uprights )
..

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These are pianos I have played and loved .

Sauter 130 (played 2 different models,)
Sauter Ambiant grand (Maly design. )
C Bechstein grand
C Bechstein Konzert 8

These played and enjoyed
W Hoffman (130)
Steinways grands
August Forster vertical
Seiler verticals (German made)
Schimmel 130
Kawai grands (japanese made )
Yamaha C series grands
Yamaha YUS5 vertical
Boston (tall uprights )
..


Originally Posted by BruceD
Totally pointless question since most of us have not played all those instruments to make fair comparisons and an ultimate, though personal, judgment.

Regards,

Well you are supposed to choose the ones you have played .Come on
Bruce you must played a few .

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I think the list is not a balanced one .Where is August Forster, Sauter Steingraeber ,and Baldwin.

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JoelW #2809056 01/31/19 04:03 PM
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The best I've played have been Bechstein, Fazioli, Bösendorfer, and Steinway.


The more exotic pianos like Sauter and Steingraeber sound incredible to me, but I haven't played any. I also love the magical Blüthner sound.

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Originally Posted by johnstaf
The best I've played have been Bechstein, Fazioli, Bösendorfer, and Steinway.


The more exotic pianos like Sauter and Steingraeber sound incredible to me, but I haven't played any. I also love the magical Blüthner sound.

Sauter has been making pianos for 200 years this very year.If you read back through the years on PW Sauter is highly regarded .It still owned by an original family member.
It used to have a lot of presence on PW right back to 2006 and perhaps before .
It is a member of the BVK .In fact it is well respected in Europe as being one of the best brands like.Steingraeber and August Forster.
A number of its pianos are in educational institutions over there and
some concert halls like the Norwegian opera house .
It is highly rated buy L .Fine on the 2nd tier right under Bechstein .
All this means is that these pianos are not exotic .The trouble is we
are drowning in" truly exotic pianos ".
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Stuart and Sons

Also: eg there are Steinways and Steinways. I had an American Steinway once and it wasn't much chop.

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Johnstaf, I am not trying to get at you It is just the word exotic when
related to these pianos.

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Johnstaf, I am not trying to get at you It is just the word exotic when
related to these pianos.

I understand what you mean. I just meant that these pianos are produced in smaller numbers. They have a phenomenal reputation.

I love this piano!


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Thank you for the YouTube above you have made my week. I hope to one day go to Spaichingen, in Germany to visit the factory .

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Shigeru Kawai because that's what I own.


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