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i have a double-sided, see-through gas fireplace which, in the winter, heats both my family room and my living room where my piano is located. The piano is about 10 feet from the fireplace and the piano has never had an issue with the heating. I do run three Venta Airwasher humidifiers in the winter during the heating season to keep the humidity around 42% to 46%. So far, no issues, and I have lived here for fifteen years.

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KSCardinal and BruceD - Thank you both for your responses. Your experiences give me more confidence in placing the piano in the room with the fire place. I will be sure to maintain the humidity at stable levels and the piano should be fine. I will probably pick up one more Venta airwasher just to make sure that I can keep the humidity stable when the fireplace is turned on.

I am going back to try more pianos on Tuesday, but if I feel the same way about the Shigeru Kawai then as I do now, I will most likely purchase one on Tuesday!

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Good luck Alex, and please post a couple of pictures once you piano is in your room!


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Alex, how exciting! Keep us posted!!


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I have been thinking about this and researching pianos for over a year now. It is hard to believe that this is actually happening, so exciting! I will be sure to post photos once my piano is delivered!

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That's awesome!!!

When I first started to play the piano, I had a digital (and then an upright) but I took lessons on a grand and had lots of opportunities to play grands. But I never thought I would own one myself.

Well, when they moved the grand into my house, I thought my heart would burst I was so happy!!


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That’s a beautiful room. All it needs is a grand piano!


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I also want to see pictures of that wonderful piano in that room!


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Originally Posted by ShiroKuro
That's awesome!!!

When I first started to play the piano, I had a digital (and then an upright) but I took lessons on a grand and had lots of opportunities to play grands. But I never thought I would own one myself.

Well, when they moved the grand into my house, I thought my heart would burst I was so happy!!

Although mine would probably be considered a "starter piano" (40-yr old Chickering console) I felt just the same way when it was delivered. A dream come true. smile

Can't wait to see the photos, Alex!


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ShiroKuro and brdwyguy - You both got into my head with your comments about a larger piano! After my first day at the shop I spent a few days reflecting on all the pianos I played. I asked the owner if he had a Shigeru Kawai SK5 (6'7") I could try and it turns out that one arrived that very day, straight from the factory after being out of stock for something like 6 months. I played it and was immediately in love. I spent a few more days thinking everything over and went back to play the SK5 this morning.

The SK5 is now mine and I am eagerly awaiting delivery! It might take up to a month for me to get it since I live hundreds of miles away from the dealer. We are waiting for a truck that will be traveling from LA to Reno already and the SK5 will hitch a ride. We agreed that it would be best to spend a bit of time waiting for the most qualified movers, rather than just using whoever is available soonest. In the meantime, the piano will be acclimating in the showroom getting extra prep work and tunings since it just made the long trip from Japan.

I will post photos in a separate thread in the "new piano" subforum as soon as my new piano gets home! Thanks to everyone for your advice and input. I appreciate you all!

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Oh wow, how exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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So cool! Looking forward to the pictures (or maybe a video ...?)


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Originally Posted by Qwerty53
So cool! Looking forward to the pictures (or maybe a video ...?)

I have been playing for 2 years and at this point in my journey, my goal is to get a good video recording of each piece I work on. Right now I am currently learning how to use video editing software and am researching microphones and audio recording techniques. I can definitely upload a video. I have been lurking in the community here for a while, but am hoping to be a bit more active by submitting recordings to the recitals and monthly piano bar!

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