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Re: Please Help with my Schiedmayer #199826
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ameliak, Consider contacting the German Embassy, perhaps they can put you in touch with a target audience who already knows the brand, or other similar organizations that would be interested because of its origins.
Dear Guest, why settle for the Embassy? Go straight to the top.
Call the United Nations!!!


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Re: Please Help with my Schiedmayer #199827
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Supply, I like that idea, too. wink
The embassies are often in contact with their ex-pats, and there may be professional musicians as well. The embassies have cultural receptions for a variety of audiences that may be interested in Amelia K's piano. The German embassy advertises on National Public Radio as well. A promotional event of German culture/instruments/art could be arranged.

Re: Please Help with my Schiedmayer [Re: amelia k] #1382410
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Hello Amelia,
I own this piano now and I truly love it. It is funny that I bought it from JB Piano in San Rafael where it was originally sold in 1969. Other accomplished pianists have played this piano and were equally enamored. I just thought you would like to know that she found a good home.

jd

Re: Please Help with my Schiedmayer [Re: JohnDuPerry] #1382814
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Hey jd,

Great to know that this fine instrument has found a good home! When you say 'other accomplished pianists' can I then assume that you're an accomplished pianist yourself? If so can we look forward to a video perhaps?
Either way, I hope you get many years of inspiration out of it :-)
J

Re: Please Help with my Schiedmayer [Re: amelia k] #1382980
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Actually, I believe most of the postings above are incorrect!

Your piano WAS built by IBACH, who owned the Scheidmeyer name during the period that your piano was produced. My company actually sold the Scheidmeyer pianos built by Kawai, but that wasn't until the mid 1980's. I think your piano was built in 1970 by Rud. Ibach!

Ibach made very nice pianos, and the Scheidmeyer was on the level of Schimmel and Seiler at the time.

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Re: Please Help with my Schiedmayer [Re: amelia k] #2880014
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I thought the story of this Schiedemeyer grand tells an interesting story about confusing history of the final years of that companies piano making.
There were 2 companies (relations)Schiedemeyer and Schiedemeyer .$ Sohn .The "original" manufacturer Schiedemeyer sold to the relative Schiedemeyer & Sons .Later IBACH piano manufactures owned the Schiedemeyer name and .made the pianos . At the end of this thread we discover that in the mid 1980's Kawai made Schiedemeyer pianos .
This grand piano was possibly made by IBACH in Germany.

Re: Please Help with my Schiedmayer [Re: amelia k] #2880030
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Another source mentions the 2 Schiedemeyer factories combining in 1969 into one.Thier combined output numbered 126,700 by 1980.It does not mention Ibach pianos at all ?
(The Piano ,The New Grove 1988)

Re: Please Help with my Schiedmayer [Re: verania5] #2880834
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Originally Posted by verania5
75k in 1969 could have purchased a very nice house. It is astonishing that this piano would sell for that much. Only the very wealthy could have afforded it. It does look lovely. Good luck with your sales.

Surely they could not have bought this piano for $75,000 US in 1969 ???

Re: Please Help with my Schiedmayer [Re: Lady Bird] #2880852
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Originally Posted by Lady Bird

Originally Posted by verania5
75k in 1969 could have purchased a very nice house. It is astonishing that this piano would sell for that much. Only the very wealthy could have afforded it. It does look lovely. Good luck with your sales.

Surely they could not have bought this piano for $75,000 US in 1969 ???


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Re: Please Help with my Schiedmayer [Re: Lady Bird] #2880947
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Originally Posted by Lady Bird

Originally Posted by verania5
75k in 1969 could have purchased a very nice house. It is astonishing that this piano would sell for that much. Only the very wealthy could have afforded it. It does look lovely. Good luck with your sales.

Surely they could not have bought this piano for $75,000 US in 1969 ???


That money would have bought 9 Steinway concert grands in 1969!

Re: Please Help with my Schiedmayer [Re: amelia k] #2880961
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Actually do you think even a Steinways concert grand would have cost $75,000 in 1969 ?
I would have thought you could buy a small house at that time with that kind of money.

Re: Please Help with my Schiedmayer [Re: Lady Bird] #2880989
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Originally Posted by Lady Bird
Actually do you think even a Steinways concert grand would have cost $75,000 in 1969 ?
I would have thought you could buy a small house at that time with that kind of money.


That is very true.


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Re: Please Help with my Schiedmayer [Re: amelia k] #2880990
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A Steinway concert grand was around $8,000 in 1969.

Re: Please Help with my Schiedmayer [Re: amelia k] #2881019
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$8,000 in 1969 was equivalent to about £2,900. At that time you could buy quite a large house in the London suburbs for £5,000.

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