AKA buying a piano sight unseen
So my Petrof was finally loaded up for shipment yesterday in So Cal. It will be put in storage for a few weeks with other pianos, then transported to Portland around the beginning of August. Below are some pics that the seller was kind enough to take for me. He also took some video I'll post later, for those fascinated (like me) with watching a piano being moved.
I'm excited for the piano to arrive, but it's a bit bittersweet as this means I only have a few weeks left to play my beloved little Kawai. Luckily it's only moving a few blocks down the street to my friend's house and yes, I think I will be one of those weird people that wants to "visit" his old piano every now and then. But you guys at PW feel me, right?
As for buying a piano sight unseen, I normally wouldn't do that. After joining PW, I should know even better as I've learned here that buying a piano without trying it is one of the 7 deadly sins. However, everything I have learned on PW (and tested on my faithful GL10) has taught me how much a piano's touch and sound can be altered. That has given me the confidence to buy this piano, knowing that I should be able to tweak things to my liking if they are not that way already. But enough of my rambling, here are some pics.