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Any piano peeps out near Glens Falls NY? #2852031
05/25/19 08:59 AM
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Hi everyone! Well, in my ongoing quest to find a nice grand that actually fits well in my music room, I've stumbled across another KG1. this time a KG1-D, which is the one I was actually wanting, as the tone is less bright and deeper then the E that's available here. It's also a very good price, IMO, right about that $5,000 price tag. The problem is that it's 300 miles away from me, about a 5 hour's drive. I have a feeling shipping would be enormous, and I can't see going out there to play it, at least not right now, as I'm still teaching and won't be freed up until my summer vacation mid June.

So I'm wondering if any of you live out that way, and might be interested in checking out the instrument, playing it, and giving me your opinion. The owner seems very nice and I'm sure he'd be open to this. Would also appreciate if anyone out that way knows the local movers and can recommend someone. I'd like to get a few quotes if possible.

I know this is a long shot, just thought I'd ask, since there's SO many of us on these forums. Thanks, everyone!!

This is the location on Google maps: Kawai in NY

Apparently, it's about an hour from Albany.


Lisa

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Re: Any piano peeps out near Glens Falls NY? [Re: ebonykawai] #2852119
05/25/19 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by ebonykawai[...

So I'm wondering if any of you live out that way, and might be interested in checking out the instrument, playing it, and giving me your opinion. The owner seems very nice and I'm sure he'd be open to this. Would also appreciate if anyone out that way knows the local movers and can recommend someone. I'd like to get a few quotes if possible.
[...]


I would suggest you seriously think twice - or thrice - about what you are asking. Even were you to find a kind, well-meaning individual who would "test" the piano for you, how can you be sure that what s/he likes is what you like when it comes to touch and tone?

Perhaps a check by a local technician - if you could find one willing to do the assessment for you - would give you some indication of the condition of the piano, but even the technician's preference for action and tone might differ widely from yours.

I don't think anyone should consider buying a piano, long-distance or locally, without trying it out him/herself.

Regards,


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Re: Any piano peeps out near Glens Falls NY? [Re: ebonykawai] #2852133
05/25/19 02:41 PM
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I agree, I was just trying to brainstorm.


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