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I've seen at least one other person here who has named their piano. I decided to name mine a while ago. Perhaps you've heard of Jackie O.? Well, I've named my piano Cassie O. Here she is:

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I just call her Cassie, or sometimes Cassandra, if I want to be more formal. wink

Has anyone else named their piano?

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I’ve always named my pianos . My current one, a 1907 M & H is named Macie and she has a fringed black piano shawl to keep her shoulder warm. 😺


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I have never seen a piano named by anyone which would come when it was called.


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I have to ask: Why?

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I have not named any of my pianos, although I have come to feel quite attached to each one that I've owned.

I also have never named a car I've owned, although I know a lot of people do.

Bruce, I suspect it's one of those "if you have to ask..." things.


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Originally Posted by BruceD
I have to ask: Why?

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Because every single acoustic piano is to some degree individual and by naming it I’m acknowledging that fact. I named the Estonia Amadeus.

Cats frequently don’t come when they’re called but everyone names their cats.


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Besides, musicians are allowed to be eccentric. 😎


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Originally Posted by j&j
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I have to ask: Why?

Regards,

Because every single acoustic piano is to some degree individual and by naming it I’m acknowledging that fact. I named the Estonia Amadeus.

Cats frequently don’t come when they’re called but everyone names their cats.

Whenever I call my cat, she may come or she may pretend she doesn’t hear me and walk off in the opposite direction

My piano never walks away; she sits and politely waits.


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Why do I name my pianos? Its fun!

There was "The Mighty Wurlitzer" (a 1950s console)
and UMO (Unidentified Musical Object) - a Yamaha U1
and Becky the 1927 Bechstein.
Now I have C3PO, aka C3PianoO, a Yamaha C3.

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Mine is the 'Grand Lady Amalia'

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Steinway Model A II 1912

She was delivered 4 or 5 weeks ago.
Rebuilt in 1996 and Refurbished & Refinished in 2020

and she has a beautiful mellow sound with a bell ringing Treble.
perfect for my 12x14 music room.

My prior piano a Schomacker Model A Grand was nicknamed: Schoowy!

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At one time I had a number of Steinways in a rental fleet. It was easier to keep track of them with their names instead of serial numbers. I have whittled it down to just four, these days. So, I have Victoria (1893 A in a Victorian cabinet), Purty Little Thing, (a 1936 M bought from a widower who said his wife described it that way), Red Dog,(a mahogany M that was in bad shape when I bought it), and Ditto ( a 1925 XO reproducer).
They don't come when I call, but they all respond very well when I pound on them...
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I've named cars and a few other things in the past. But none of the (allegedly) inanimate objects I have named deserved it as much as a musical instrument - they are so unique and can seem so alive when played right (working on achieving that last part myself). I just realized that I never named my digital piano, but I immediately felt the need to name Clara, my U1.


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My Estonia L210 is called Montse.
When I was shopping for my piano, I had a difficult time finding adjectives that I felt were descriptive of the tonal characteristics of different pianos. However, as I progressed in my search, the nicest pianos I played brought to mind the voices of different opera singers. When I was playing my Estonia, I couldn’t help but think of the wonderful Catalan soprano, Montserrat Caballé. I thought of calling her La Superba, but I felt that might go to her head! Montse feels much more familiar.

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Originally Posted by Sam S
Why do I name my pianos? Its fun!

There was "The Mighty Wurlitzer" (a 1950s console)
and UMO (Unidentified Musical Object) - a Yamaha U1
and Becky the 1927 Bechstein.
Now I have C3PO, aka C3PianoO, a Yamaha C3.

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+1! My very first piano, a Baldwin Acrosonic, was George. My present piano, a Cunningham Parlour Grand, is Bill E. Both pianos named after two of my favorite composers - Gershwin and Bill Evans.


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Mine says "Howard" on the fallboard, so it's hard to think of him named anything else.

I named my violin "Violetta," btw. And my good bow "Alex," after the maker's first name.


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I asked a similar question when I got my piano a few months ago. I believe someone referred to a piano as "The Senator".

I've not found a suitable name for my piano. It would need to a name that means patience for my slow learning.


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Originally Posted by SunnyKeys
I've not found a suitable name for my piano. It would need to a name that means patience for my slow learning.

How about Mr. President?


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Now you've done it. It's like an earworm, and I'm going to have to think of a worthy and appropriate name!

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Yes! I named mine BONAVENTURA:

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And the other one, EMMA:

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A woman just bought a B and A from me. She named the B "Hedy" after Hedy Lamarr because the tone is as beautiful as a beauty can be, and and the A "Rosy" because it is rosewood.


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