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#3020963 09/03/20 04:46 PM
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I just thought this was cute and interesting! 😍😍😍

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Those are cute! I'm pretty sure I've seen photos of similar ones (butterfly piano!) but not with this kind of finish/coloring.


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I agree, that is a cute little piano, and a novelty item, if not a collector item.

My youngest grandchildren have one of those little Schoenhut toy grand pianos, and when I visit them I can't help but to play on it a little. Not sure it is anywhere close to A440, but the keys are tinkley in tune well enough to play a tinkley tune. smile

Whenever I play it, they want me to move and let them play it. I hope that is some kind of positive musical influence on the them. smile

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I wonder what these are like to tune? Rick, does the toy piano get tuned? How does it work?


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Originally Posted by ebonykawai
I wonder what these are like to tune? Rick, does the toy piano get tuned? How does it work?

No, the Schoenhut toy piano doesn't get tuned, I don't think.

I haven't taken it apart to see how it works, but the notes sound like a bell; almost like a xylophone. If you've ever watched "Charlie Brown Christmas", it sounds like what Schroeder plays when he can't seem to satisfy Lucy with his piano playing, until he plays what sounds like a toy piano playing Jingle Bells. smile

But I still get a kick out of playing the toy piano. Maybe I'm already into my second childhood... laugh

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There is a boutique piano designer in UK which makes showy pianos mostly of bright colors, but they also have an option for a "butterfly" piano similar to this one in shape (but more like a regular baby piano in size and functioning). Can't remember their name now and Google is not helping me.

FWIW, I always wonder if the bass strings "need" to be longer, why do not make them go even more across and make something more like a square to have them even longer, rather than having the piano shaped like a P... But I guess I digress.

Yes, this one looks really cute...

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