So piano checked out good for most part. Original action with likely very little use. Has been mostly been refurbished otherwise though. Only real concern is he noted “no visible crown” in soundboard, which I feel is quite a negative even though it seems to sound fine.
I also feel 22k is top dollar for it, so going to hold off and maybe circle back to it in few months if still available.
On with my search, but still a fan of C7’s!!!
Yea, that is kind of what happened to me... I played an older, pre-owned C7 at a large piano store in Atlanta, and it impressed me more than any other piano I had ever played, new or used. After that, I set my sights on a C7 that I could afford, and was fortunate enough to find one.
As for the soundboard crown, I think that is a matter of debate amongst many of the pro techs and rebuilders here. Some say it matters and some say it don't. I'm not knowledgeable enough to know the difference. I've never checked the crown on my C7, mainly because it is already bought and paid for, and sounds fantastic to me in all the registers. Great sustain where it matters most for me.
My soundboard does have a couple of small compression ridges, but I have read that is fairly common on pianos with large soundboards, and doesn't present a problem. Again, nothing that concerns me.
Good luck, Jon!