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Steinways Secret Vault :) #2858515
06/14/19 12:02 PM
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Any body been invited inside the secret Vault? smile
More Steinway exclusive marketing...

https://robbreport.com/shelter/art-collectibles/steinway-piano-vault-2852024/


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Re: Steinways Secret Vault :) [Re: jeffscot] #2858517
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Re: Steinways Secret Vault :) [Re: jeffscot] #2858549
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Anyone know how long the vault has existed?

Re: Steinways Secret Vault :) [Re: jeffscot] #2858576
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I think there used to be a direct connection to Jack Benny's basement vault.


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Re: Steinways Secret Vault :) [Re: jeffscot] #2858577
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Originally Posted by jeffscot

Any body been invited inside the secret Vault? smile
More Steinway exclusive marketing...

https://robbreport.com/shelter/art-collectibles/steinway-piano-vault-2852024/



I know it's a common trait in advertising, where it might seem applicable; invitations only to "exclusive" members whose exclusivity is based on the size of the checkbook.

This does nothing to enhance the Steinway image in my mind.

Regards,


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Re: Steinways Secret Vault :) [Re: BruceD] #2858601
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Originally Posted by BruceD

I know it's a common trait in advertising, where it might seem applicable; invitations only to "exclusive" members whose exclusivity is based on the size of the checkbook.

This does nothing to enhance the Steinway image in my mind.

Regards,


Completely agree.

Of course, I'm now counting down the seconds until some Steinway shill waltzes in here, telling us that this is all some elaborate, pernicious fantasy of unknown origin meant to paint the piano maker as a superficial, elitist company.

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Re: Steinways Secret Vault :) [Re: jeffscot] #2858610
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Why hide these from the public. Advertising fail.


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Re: Steinways Secret Vault :) [Re: Learux] #2858611
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I suspect that these are pianos that are irreplaceable, so they want to make sure that there is someone with a customer who wants to see them. This article and video are the advertising.


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Re: Steinways Secret Vault :) [Re: jeffscot] #2858617
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Queens, eh? Pretty exclusive area. I hope the instruments are at least tuned and regulated.

Re: Steinways Secret Vault :) [Re: jeffscot] #2858621
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Eww. Neon, really? And I love my Steinway.

Re: Steinways Secret Vault :) [Re: oldMH] #2858625
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Originally Posted by oldMH
Queens, eh? Pretty exclusive area. I hope the instruments are at least tuned and regulated.

Me too, but I'm not sure it matters to those interested in buying these specimens

Re: Steinways Secret Vault :) [Re: jeffscot] #2858652
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The thick vault door, complete with wheel, is likely just for show.


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Re: Steinways Secret Vault :) [Re: jeffscot] #2858661
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I do not find this "mystery vault " interesting!

Re: Steinways Secret Vault :) [Re: guyl] #2858662
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Originally Posted by guyl
The thick vault door, complete with wheel, is likely just for show.


I agree. Just a marketing ploy.


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Re: Steinways Secret Vault :) [Re: jeffscot] #2858663
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Re: Steinways Secret Vault :) [Re: jeffscot] #2858668
06/14/19 09:42 PM
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Well, I think "the vault" is a great idea. They have to find some way to sell the "one of a kind" pianos like that awful "Pictures at an Exhibition" D. Their publicist made huge splashes over 2 years ago and they still have the piano? It is so exclusive that nobody wants it.


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Re: Steinways Secret Vault :) [Re: Rich Galassini] #2858675
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The worst "Art Case Steinway I ever saw, (and they made two copies of them), was "designed" by Dale Chihuly. Chihuly is an "artist" who works mostly with glass. He is from Tacoma, WA.

They were model D's with green cases and greenish translucent plexiglass tops embellished with decorations. The keytops were orange and blue, if I remember correctly. This was some twenty years ago and I don't think they have ever sold. I played one of them and it stunk as a piano too.

Steinway can do some wonderful art cases, Chihuly's was not one of them.

Chihuly's wife had contacted me prior to doing the project with Steinway about doing an art case piano with me. (I had done one with Emmet Day who was an inspired furniture artist that we sold to Timothy Hutton.) She wanted to "pay" me in art work! Chihuly has a warehouse stuffed with work his employees have made for him so their is almost no exclusivity to his products. I invited them to visit my shop to talk first and they never bothered to come.


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Re: Steinways Secret Vault :) [Re: jeffscot] #2858680
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I'd like to visit the Beethoven's Piano warehouse described in the Grand Obsession. Or the atelier described in The Piano Shop on the Left Bank.



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Re: Steinways Secret Vault :) [Re: jeffscot] #2858689
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My God! Pianos are not for that! Please regulate, tune and put them in a good acoustic showroom. They’re musical instruments!


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Re: Steinways Secret Vault :) [Re: Retsacnal] #2858697
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Originally Posted by Retsacnal
I'd like to visit the Beethoven's Piano warehouse described in the Grand Obsession. Or the atelier described in The Piano Shop on the Left Bank.


I can't imagine so many wonderful pianos in one place. It must be incredible.

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