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Does this bosendorfer look legit? #2880743
08/17/19 09:53 PM
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No removable capo dastro... The plate looks completely different than Any I've seen. Looks loop strung. [img]https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-FEM83lb_94fjnVC3N4CoDiOv-Cz1mGM/view?usp=drivesdk[/img]

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Re: Does this bosendorfer look legit? [Re: sroreilly] #2880745
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Most definitely not. The smallest model 155 wasn’t introduced until recently, and this piano looks like it’s under 5’. Perhaps a Kimball?

Re: Does this bosendorfer look legit? [Re: sroreilly] #2880785
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Fake-n-dorfer.

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Fake-n-dorfer.

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Bogusdorfer!



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Re: Does this bosendorfer look legit? [Re: Retsacnal] #2880793
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Originally Posted by Retsacnal
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Fake-n-dorfer.

thumb ha

Bogusdorfer!

grin

Posendorfer? wink

Re: Does this bosendorfer look legit? [Re: ando] #2880796
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Fake-n-dorfer.

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Bogusdorfer!

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Posendorfer? wink

Perfect! I love it! 😄😂



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Re: Does this bosendorfer look legit? [Re: sroreilly] #2880802
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This is not a Bosie. It is a WannabeaBosie.

(I like Posendorfer the best.)


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Re: Does this bosendorfer look legit? [Re: Rich Galassini] #2880806
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Originally Posted by Rich Galassini
This is not a Bosie. It is a WannabeaBosie.

(I like Posendorfer the best.)

I agree this dorfer is geared for greatness !

You may as well give it the benefit of the doubt as long as you do
not have to pay the price.I wonder what it sounds like ?

Re: Does this bosendorfer look legit? [Re: Ken Iisaka] #2880827
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Originally Posted by Ken Iisaka
Most definitely not. The smallest model 155 wasn’t introduced until recently, and this piano looks like it’s under 5’. Perhaps a Kimball?

It must be a Kimballdorfer ! It actually is quite cute.To be that small and to be such a social climber

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Re: Does this bosendorfer look legit? [Re: sroreilly] #2881088
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Looks to me like the Bösendorfer model 148 (148cm) from the 1960's. What is the serial number?

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Re: Does this bosendorfer look legit? [Re: Grand Piano Haus] #2881121
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working on a serial number... or at least getting a picture of one. was given an number like 1480 I think which would have dated to mid 1800s.

Re: Does this bosendorfer look legit? [Re: sroreilly] #2881122
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It looks like a cheap Aeolian small grand from the 1930s with the Bösendorfer name stenciled on it.


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Re: Does this bosendorfer look legit? [Re: sroreilly] #2881124
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Re: Does this bosendorfer look legit? [Re: sroreilly] #2881125
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Originally Posted by sroreilly


I'm trying to get more pictures but if you zoom in it does look like the bass bridge might have those cavities that usually appear on concert grands...


That reduces the mass of the bass bridge which can help the bridge improve it's performance as a transducer. This is one nice feature, but that alone does not make this a very good piano.


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Re: Does this bosendorfer look legit? [Re: Grand Piano Haus] #2881235
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Originally Posted by Grand Piano Haus
Looks to me like the Bösendorfer model 148 (148cm) from the 1960's. What is the serial number?


Was that model not single-strung? I can't seem to find any pictures online to compare it to.

Re: Does this bosendorfer look legit? [Re: sroreilly] #2881241
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Looks like a Dusenbarfer to me. The only thing that looks like a Bosendorfer is the decal on the fallboard. Otherwise, it looks like a cheesy no-name american runt grand. There is very little evidence of quality.


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Re: Does this bosendorfer look legit? [Re: sroreilly] #2881517
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Re: Does this bosendorfer look legit? [Re: QuasiUnaFantasia] #2881544
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Re: Does this bosendorfer look legit? [Re: sroreilly] #2881614
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Nothing from the inside or outside suggests Bösendorfer, but yes, as Jeff said, there were baby Bösendorfer pianos before the 155. I believe the 155 was actually the 151 scale brought back, but with added length to accommodate the same action used in the 170.


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