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Cute Steinway studio upright
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Was cruising the FB marketplace for sale ads this morning and came across this Steinway studio upright piano. Could be a tall console, if they ever made a console, but judging from the proximity of the top of the piano to the light switch, I'd say it was a 45"ish studio.

I've never seen a Steinway upright piano quite like this one. It is an attractive piano, but I have no plans to rush out and buy it. If it were closer to home, I might be interested. smile

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/285284749442972 (hope you can access the FB MP ad link)

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Isn't that just a 4510?


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Originally Posted by terminaldegree
Isn't that just a 4510?

Could be. I'm afraid I don't know much about Steinway upright pianos. Heck, I don't know too much about Steinway grands. smile

I saw the pics in the ad and thought it was a cute looking studio upright piano, in addition to the name on the fallboard. :-)

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That is cute, Rick. I like the rounded case on the top, it's almost art deco, but I don't think the legs look art deco (at least not the top part)...


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awwww smile Thanks for sharing.

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If I had a bad case of PAS and lived somewhere in Georgia I might just drive to Atlanta and make it a day trip. For $400 it’s certainly worth a look. I’m not typically interested in uprights and not really interested in owning a Steinway but it certainly looks attractive. If I didn’t buy the piano I’d treat myself to a really nice restaurant in Atlanta. Sorry, even if I bought the Steinway I’d order a really good meal in one of Atlanta’s famous eateries. smile

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I should apologize right now to you Rick. I’m tempting a fellow PW member who is a known sufferer of PAS to go look at a cute Steinway. wink

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Originally Posted by j&j
I should apologize right now to you Rick. I’m tempting a fellow PW member who is a known sufferer of PAS to go look at a cute Steinway. wink

No apology necessary, j&j. And, thanks for the suggestions!

But as it is currently, if I got another piano, I'd have to get rid of something to make room, which I'm not wanting to do at the moment. So, PAS (Piano Acquisition Syndrome) does have its limits. smile

On the other hand, if something really appealing came along, I'd make room. :-)

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Originally Posted by Rickster
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On the other hand, if something really appealing came along, I'd make room. :-)

Just think, Rick; if make = build, well, just think of the possibilities! smile

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A former customer had a Steinway upright in his office. It was taller than the one Rick is showing us. I never played it. However, I was always struck by the appearance of great length of the keys. It seems the keybed protrudes further from the front of the piano than is customary of other brands, thus requiring lengthier keys. This, I assume, makes the piano more playable.

Have any of you played a Steinway upright? Can you confirm or deny my suspicions?


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Originally Posted by ShiroKuro
That is cute, Rick. I like the rounded case on the top, it's almost art deco, but I don't think the legs look art deco (at least not the top part)...

Yeah, I'm no style expert, but I'd say more like Federal or Sheraton style.



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Originally Posted by j&j
I’m not typically interested in uprights and not really interested in owning a Steinway but it certainly looks attractive.

This sums up my thoughts too. I like it. thumb



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Hi Guys,

You are looking at a Pianino, which was a beautifully designed model. This piano was expressly made to appear less massive than most other existing uprights. Notice there are no square edges along the side or the lid of the piano. There is no additional music rack, and the keyboard actually extends beyond the side of the piano itself. The toe of the piano is curved to appear softer as well.

From a design perspective, it is really well done.


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Well perhaps it sounds better than some of the Steinways uprights one hears in stores these days.

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It may be cute, but if its innards are those of the 4510, it's no bargain. The 4510 lists for about &35,000 and is utterly mediocre. I think it is the worst price/performance of any piano currently on the market.

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Those were made in the 1930’s and they’re beautiful sounding as well as looks. I can’t believe it’s only $400. If it was within 400-500 miles I would already have sent the funds and be on the road to pick it up.


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Here's a couple demos of ones built in 1945 and 1940

https://youtu.be/KQvpkMHBUvE

https://youtu.be/OXTWUiDDQQY


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Originally Posted by WBLynch
Here's a couple demos of ones built in 1945 and 1940

https://youtu.be/KQvpkMHBUvE

https://youtu.be/OXTWUiDDQQY

Interesting videos, and thanks for posting! In both videos, the piano sounded rather bright, and almost like a harpsichord, although it still sounded good. There are good kinds of bright on a piano. smile

Like I said, if the piano were closer, I might be more interested. I honestly avoid traveling to Atlanta unless it is an absolute necessity, for various reasons.

Still, an interesting Steinway upright piano indeed, and at a relatively low price, although I have no idea of the true condition.

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Dear Rickster:

I quite agree with you about the style and appearance of the Pianino. In my opinion, it's the most beautiful upright piano I've ever seen, even allowing for the fact that an upright piano is not exactly a thing of beauty.
However, the tone and the playing experience can only be compared to a child's toy piano.
It's a real "dis-connect" to sit down to play such a lovely instrument only to hear its ugly tinkle and to feel its complete lack of control. As a piece of furniture it's unbeatable.

Hope this finds you well and coping as best as possible with the heat and the virus.

Kindest regards,

Karl Watson,
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Originally Posted by Karl Watson
Dear Rickster:

I quite agree with you about the style and appearance of the Pianino. In my opinion, it's the most beautiful upright piano I've ever seen, even allowing for the fact that an upright piano is not exactly a thing of beauty.
However, the tone and the playing experience can only be compared to a child's toy piano.
It's a real "dis-connect" to sit down to play such a lovely instrument only to hear its ugly tinkle and to feel its complete lack of control. As a piece of furniture it's unbeatable.

Hope this finds you well and coping as best as possible with the heat and the virus.

Kindest regards,

Karl Watson,
Staten Island, NY

Thanks for the kind words, Karl.

Yes, I am doing well, and coping with the intense August heat here in Georgia.

As for the Steinway Pianino studio upright, I totally agree regarding tone and touch, and have been spoiled by the exceptional tone and touch of my Yamaha C7, and my Baldwin R grands. So, I do know what good quality tone and touch is like, despite my lack of piano playing skills. smile

On the other hand, it is nice to "tinker" with lesser pianos just for the fun of it. In fact, when I visit my two youngest grandchildren, ages 2 and 4, I can't help but play their little 30 key Schoenhut toy grand piano. Yes, it's a toy piano, but the boogie-woogie sounds pretty good on it anyway. smile

However, I still like the looks of that Steinway studio upright.

All the best!

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