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Re: New piano v. Used piano
Happy-in-Walnut #2843316 04/28/19 11:09 PM
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Re: New piano v. Used piano
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When it comes to the condition of a piano, a technician can tell how much wear a used instrument endured in its lifetime. There are several piano stores in my area with new and refurbished pianos. A friend got a used Baldwin upright from his church for free. The only thing he paid for was the moving cost. The piano is in excellent condition and has a nice sound. The only issue is that the strings hasn't been tuned for a long time that the technician recommended to get the strings up to a certain tightness and leave it for a few months and then tighten it to the proper tuning. For a few months it would sound slightly flat.
A lot of old pianos in a church get used every week for many years so some keys may have slight cracks and dents.

Came across a vintage Steinway upright from the WWII years about a year ago. The color is white color and the instrument was sent to the S. Pacific to entertain troops. The shop was selling the instrument for around US$10K. Not sure if the piano has a previous owner after the few years overseas and looked like it was in perfect condition. A piano like that would retain value as an antique.

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Happy-in-Walnut #2843365 04/29/19 07:11 AM
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Congratulations, enjoy it. You'll have to change your username now because you're no longer confused.


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Originally Posted by thepianoplayer416
Came across a vintage Steinway upright from the WWII years about a year ago. The color is white color and the instrument was sent to the S. Pacific to entertain troops. The shop was selling the instrument for around US$10K. Not sure if the piano has a previous owner after the few years overseas and looked like it was in perfect condition. A piano like that would retain value as an antique.


I remember reading about a museum (in Orange County IIRC) that recently found one of these Steinway Victory uprights after years of searching. If only I had an extra $10K lying around....


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Congrats!

I clicked on your location, because for some reason I was thinking Walnut Creek east of the Bay Area, but I see that you're in the Los Angeles area. I noticed a Baldwin Park near Walnut. Perhaps you should have gotten a Baldwin! wink


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