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#28899 10/14/08 01:55 PM
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Our resident Steinway representative Mr. Bob Snyder has graciously agreed to host a tour of the New York factory. The dates are not yet set but we are looking at November or December. We need at least 6 people and that shouldn't be a problem because I could probably provide 6 myself. Please post your your interest in attending the 2008 Steinway Factory Tour and state what date you would like. We will then settle on a date or even two if there is enough interest. Many thanks to Bob!!

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While I'm interested, I'm not at all sure I'll be able to attend due to my work schedule. I'll check back to see what date you decide on.


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I would love to do this and would take time off to attend if at all possible.

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Interested pending schedule. Are they still not giving regular tours?

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I'm in...... but it really depends on the schedule....

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Im in... been there before, but I am always up for a piano afternoon!


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I'd be interested in going, but I can probably only make it on weekends due to my work schedule.


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I'm interested.

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As you are considering dates, please note that the weeks of November 17 and December 22 will not work. Pretty much any week day of any week other than the two mentioned above could work out. I'm sorry that we cannot offer any Saturday tours.

I look forward to putting this together - and I hope we can get a good group.

thanks everyone,


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I'm interested any day but Tuesdays are fine with me and I'll be visiting family the first week of November.


This is something I've always wanted to do.
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We now have the date, Thursday December 11. Please arrive at the factory by 9:00. Bob will be in from the West Coast so we can all meet the man that made this possible. I will be away next week but the week after I will be compiling a list of those that will attend. So far there is pleanty of room for those who want to see the Steinway factory in action.

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Do you have an address I could use for mapping? 9:00 may be early for me but I would like to consider it.

Thanks.


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If you go on the tour three times is it true that Steinway gives you your choice of any piano you pass by during the tour(including the ones in the selection room where the tour ends)?

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The factory is at 19th Avenue and 38th Street, in Astoria. It's close to LaGuardia airport.
Our actual address is One Steinway Place, Long Island City, NY. But if you get to the corner of 19th Ave and 38th Street, you're there.

Here's a mapquest link:
http://www.mapquest.com/maps?name=S...0159&geocode=ADD RESS&id=1374846


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I wish I could get a cheap price on a flight.

My technician, is there as we speak, doing one of the technician courses.

He is having a blast.


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I am definitely interested; please count me in!


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LJC, thanks for taking the lead on this.

Bob, thanks for representing Steinway in this.

Here are some comments and picts from our 2007 tour...
http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?/topic/1/17985.html

After we took this tour, Kyle Kirkland was kind enough to call and ask for my reaction.

I told him it was wonderful to see the production (and the old factory, now used for restoration). But...
We had a hard time hearing our host, and were a little disappointed at the restrictions on picture taking (only allowed in the hot box where they cure the rims).

He assured me the next time would be better.

So...
I'm hoping that either means they've adopted wireless headphones (like Mason & Hamlin uses) or are planning to have someone with a really big voice do the tour.

I also hope it means there will be additional areas open to picture taking.

While I realize Steinway doesn't need much help with brand recognition (although younger generations may not be quite as cognizant as others). But, it would be appreciated by our 35,000+ registered members, and hundreds of thousands of guests if they could get a good picture of the operation.

Wish I could join you, but I've recently moved to Southern FL. My next trip will be to NAMM (in Jan.).


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Please count me in.

... and I would like to take lots of pictures. IS THAT ALLOWED?

Thanks.

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Thanks to all who have responded. I'm sure we will have a great group of piano lovers on this tour. As for pictures I will let Bob comment on that, picture taking was restricted on past tours.

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Bob,

Many thanks for the mapping directions. I am in southern most NJ and it might be a bit of a long ride for a 9:00 start taking into account traffic uncertainties. Hopefully I can make it.

Regards,
Steve Ries


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