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#2919766 12/04/19 03:52 PM
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Lexington piano upright offered to my church. Is this a piano we want? Said to be in good condition. Unsure of tuning. Assessment please?

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Re: Lexington piano
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There is no way to give an assessment of this piano. Not knowing its age nor its condition, it could be anywhere from a serviceable instrument to a future money-pit.

A serial number would at least help determining the age of the piano. Church pianos are often a risk, since their use is often sporadic as often is their maintenance. Moreover many church pianos are in uncontrolled environments where the ambient temperature and humidity vary widely with often bad results.

Your best bet, if you are interested in acquiring this piano is to have it evaluated by a technician.

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I thought the OP meant that this is a piano someone is offering to give to the OP's church?

Either way, though, much more information is needed.


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Originally Posted by ShiroKuro
I thought the OP meant that this is a piano someone is offering to give to the OP's church?

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Yes; I misread.

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manyhands #2919840 12/04/19 07:15 PM
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Never heard of a Lexington. Serial number?
Almost everyone says their piano is in good condition...caution!


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Originally Posted by terminaldegree
Never heard of a Lexington. Serial number?
Almost everyone says their piano is in good condition...caution!


From Pierce:

LEXINGTON PIANO CO., Taken over by Jacob Doll & Sons prior to the mid 1920s. Controlled by Hallet & Davis in the early 1930s and then by the National Piano Mfg. Co. Boston, Mass.


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I still have a habit of looking at for sale ads for old upright pianos, and grands too, not that I'm in the market to buy another piano. And, although I have been a piano enthusiast for going on 15 years, (not a long time, I know, depending on how you measure time) I still see brands and names on the fallboard that I have never heard of.

However, I do believe I have heard of the Lexington brand, but know nothing about them.

During my fairly short tenure of being interested in pianos, I have developed a bias of sorts regarding certain brands, based on my own personal experience. So, I have an idea in my own mind what the better brands are, especially the ones I've played. But I'm open minded enough to learn more about other brands, and even obscure or little known brands.

Sally Phillips wrote a nice article in PianoBuyer a few years ago regarding donated pianos:
Piano Purgatory: The Donated Piano, by Sally Phillips

I've always heard that you should never look a gift horse in the mouth, but a gift piano is a horse of a different kind, I suppose... smile

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Originally Posted by Rickster
I still have a habit of looking at for sale ads for old upright pianos, and grands too, not that I'm in the market to buy another piano. And, although I have been a piano enthusiast for going on 15 years, (not a long time, I know, depending on how you measure time) I still see brands and names on the fallboard that I have never heard of.

However, I do believe I have heard of the Lexington brand, but know nothing about them.

During my fairly short tenure of being interested in pianos, I have developed a bias of sorts regarding certain brands, based on my own personal experience. So, I have an idea in my own mind what the better brands are, especially the ones I've played. But I'm open minded enough to learn more about other brands, and even obscure or little known brands.

Sally Phillips wrote a nice article in PianoBuyer a few years ago regarding donated pianos:
Piano Purgatory: The Donated Piano, by Sally Phillips

I've always heard that you should never look a gift horse in the mouth, but a gift piano is a horse of a different kind, I suppose... smile

Rick


The quote about the gift horse usually brings to mind the Greek’s gift of a wooden horse with armed Greek soldiers hiding in the belly of the wooden horse. But when horses were the main method of transportation, if you were buying a horse, the very first thing you did was look in the horse’s mouth. From the horse’s teeth you can determine age. Shorter teeth = younger horse. You can tell if the horse was well cared for because the back teeth will be even not have jagged points because the owner “floated” (scraped down the jagged points) so that the horse can eat properly. Only then, would the buyer look further at the horse’s feet and overall condition. So as long as it’s not a huge wooden horse, you do need to look even a gift horse in the mouth, otherwise you’ll spend tons of money on vet bills on a horse with only a few short years left in its lifetime. I adopted and cared for old horses but I fully knew the horses’ age and condition. If you’re adopting aged pianos, it’s best to know exactly what you’re taking on.


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