Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.7 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
What's Hot!!
Mr. PianoWorld - the full interview
-------------------
European Tour for Piano Lovers
JOIN US FOR THE TOUR!
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
Find a Professional
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Advertise on Piano World

(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2018
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


Who's Online Now
83 registered members (bsntn99, cmb13, Chernobieff Piano, anotherscott, Bruce In Philly, Dfrankjazz, 17 invisible), 1,568 guests, and 7 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Thoughts on a Cline Grand Piano? #339217
03/27/04 11:25 AM
03/27/04 11:25 AM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 2
Northern CA
A
ajaros Offline OP
Junior Member
ajaros  Offline OP
Junior Member
A

Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 2
Northern CA
Hi:

I'm looking for some feedback on a used Cline 5'3" grand piano. SN 940899 which is relatively new. It's in great shape and sounds reasonable. The delivered price is $4200 and the teck is replacing the single wire base strings.

This piano is for an anniversary present for my wife to replace a 30 yr old Kimball that she grew up with and won't hold a tune. I've done lots of research over the last month and understand that it's probably made by Young Chang. My thinking is that if she really gets back into playing (which she wants to do), then in a few years, we could sell the Cline for nearly what we paid and upgrade to a nicer grand.

Does anyone see any flaws w/this plan? I guess I'm looking for some efficianado feedback since information on Cline pianos is pretty scarce.

Thanks, AJ


ajaros
Piano & Music Gifts & Accessories (570)
Piano accessories and music gift items
Re: Thoughts on a Cline Grand Piano? #339218
03/27/04 10:27 PM
03/27/04 10:27 PM
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 11,129
Philadelphia/South Jersey
Rich Galassini Online content
Platinum Subscriber
Rich Galassini  Online Content
Platinum Subscriber

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 11,129
Philadelphia/South Jersey
The Cline piano was made by Young Chang. I don't think there were any differences between the two. The name was used, as I remember, between 1988ish through 1995ish.

I hope this helps,


Rich Galassini
Cunningham Piano Co.
Phila, Pa.
(215) 991-0834 direct line
rich@cunninghampiano.com
Subscribe to our YouTube channel for great content every week:
https://www.youtube.com/user/CunninghamPiano
Re: Thoughts on a Cline Grand Piano? #339219
03/28/04 09:39 AM
03/28/04 09:39 AM
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 14,220
Louisiana
Jolly Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Jolly  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 14,220
Louisiana
Just make sure you have your tech inspect the piano. If he gives it the thumbs up, I suspect you'll come pretty close to your financial expectations.(Although I'd guess about 3kish is what I'd count on.)


www.coffee-room.com

Over 1.4M (and counting) posts where pianists discuss everything. And nothing.
Re: Thoughts on a Cline Grand Piano? #339220
04/05/04 01:21 PM
04/05/04 01:21 PM
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 111
So. Cal.
Dino_dup1 Offline
Full Member
Dino_dup1  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 111
So. Cal.
AJ,

That serial number, if produced by Young Chang (which it probably was)would put that piano in production in mid-2003. We still are producing Cline pianos for the Colton stores in the Bay area.


Dino Flacco
Steigerman Music corp.
U.S. sales and marketing
Re: Thoughts on a Cline Grand Piano? #339221
04/05/04 02:37 PM
04/05/04 02:37 PM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 664
USA
I
iyi bir piano Offline
500 Post Club Member
iyi bir piano  Offline
500 Post Club Member
I

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 664
USA
Quote
My thinking is that if she really gets back into playing (which she wants to do), then in a few years, we could sell the Cline for nearly what we paid and upgrade to a nicer grand.
The new Chinese pianos had affected the used piano market. They are better than most entry-level pianos from the era when that Cline was made. If not better perhaps equal and they cost less than 6000 NEW.

If your wife gets back into playing, in a few years you wonít get more than $2500 for that Cline.

I agree with Jolly if you can get for $3000 is ďOKĒ

For me $4000 is a lot of money. I donít understand why would you spend that much, and then buy another one again.

Give her a chance to play on a better piano. If she gets back into playing, there you have a good piano.
If you want to sell it. A better piano will hold its value most likely.
At the same time, she had the chance to try on decent instrument.
The better the tool the easier the job. smile

Re: Thoughts on a Cline Grand Piano? #339222
04/20/04 07:01 AM
04/20/04 07:01 AM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 2
Northern CA
A
ajaros Offline OP
Junior Member
ajaros  Offline OP
Junior Member
A

Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 2
Northern CA
After a lot more consideration and reading through even more posts and messages, I decided to pass on the Cline and instead spend the extra couple of grand and go for a new George Steck 5'8" grand. I'm still a nervous wreck and hope my wife likes it.

Thanks for all of the responses.

AJ


ajaros
Re: Thoughts on a Cline Grand Piano? #339223
04/21/04 08:08 PM
04/21/04 08:08 PM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 664
USA
I
iyi bir piano Offline
500 Post Club Member
iyi bir piano  Offline
500 Post Club Member
I

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 664
USA
GEORGE STECK!!!! :rolleyes:
Do you love your wife?
You are going from bad to worse.

It seems that you are looking to spend about $4 K that can hardly buy you a decent upright. Use that money as down payment.
If you are seeking for advice this is a good one, donít buy a low quality piano youíll regret it.

Re: Thoughts on a Cline Grand Piano? #339224
04/28/04 05:30 PM
04/28/04 05:30 PM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 664
USA
I
iyi bir piano Offline
500 Post Club Member
iyi bir piano  Offline
500 Post Club Member
I

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 664
USA
Go spend the money and buy a good piano.

Don't be a cheapskate!

Re: Thoughts on a Cline Grand Piano? #339225
04/28/04 05:34 PM
04/28/04 05:34 PM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 664
USA
I
iyi bir piano Offline
500 Post Club Member
iyi bir piano  Offline
500 Post Club Member
I

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 664
USA
Hey , one more thing..... go find your nearest Kawai dealer and buy a low end cheapie Kawai, it will be a better deal and your wife will stay married to you.

Re: Thoughts on a Cline Grand Piano? #339226
04/28/04 05:40 PM
04/28/04 05:40 PM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 50
Chicagoland
P
perfect88 Offline
Full Member
perfect88  Offline
Full Member
P

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 50
Chicagoland
iyr:
Would you please list all of the pianos you sell? That way any time some new person comes on here all they have to do is read it to see the pianos you like. Save everyone a lot of time. Oh yes, all of the other factorys can then stop production.
I have never been in the same room with a Steck Piano,can you tell me where you inspected one?

Re: Thoughts on a Cline Grand Piano? #339227
04/28/04 07:19 PM
04/28/04 07:19 PM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 664
USA
I
iyi bir piano Offline
500 Post Club Member
iyi bir piano  Offline
500 Post Club Member
I

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 664
USA
I visited a friend in San Francisco who performed with Oakland symphony.
It called my attention an ad on the news paper(new piano $1288)I went to browse the Piano Dealer in Burlingame CA.

They had some good stuff and the people were nice, but the piano is an amazing piece of crap.

Ok, perfect 88 now... use your little common sense and tell me what can you expect from a piano that retails for $1288? or a grand piano that retails at $4k

Re: Thoughts on a Cline Grand Piano? #339228
04/28/04 07:26 PM
04/28/04 07:26 PM
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 664
USA
I
iyi bir piano Offline
500 Post Club Member
iyi bir piano  Offline
500 Post Club Member
I

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 664
USA
Posted by Perfect 88:
Quote
Would you please list all of the pianos you sell? That way any time some new person comes on here all they have to do is read it to see the pianos you like.
I don't sell pianos, I teach music.
But it is a real shame that a beautiful instrument such as the piano, becomes depreciated and sold like cheap furniture.
Probably by Bozos like you how can't talk customers into buying a quality piano. Any person who can buy a quality instrument will enjoy the benefits given by it. (musically and also as an invesment) wink

Re: Thoughts on a Cline Grand Piano? #339229
03/17/08 12:24 PM
03/17/08 12:24 PM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 1
dallas
D
dug Offline
Junior Member
dug  Offline
Junior Member
D

Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 1
dallas
The Cline piano was made by Young Chang. I don't think there were any differences between the two. The name was used, as I remember, between 1988ish through 1995ish.

I hope this helps,

--------------------
Rich Galassini
Cunningham Piano Co.
Philadelphia, Pa.
Direct Line (215) 991-0834
rich@cunninghampiano.com
www.cunninghampiano.com

Rich was great. I just bought a used Cline baby grand and he was very helpful in making my decision. Even though I live in Texas. If you live in PA and want a piano, he would be a great guy to buy from!! Thanks for your post and for your time! Doug

Re: Thoughts on a Cline Grand Piano? #339230
03/17/08 12:51 PM
03/17/08 12:51 PM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 26,692
Oakland
B
BDB Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
BDB  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
B

Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 26,692
Oakland
I do not think it was necessary to revive a 4 year old topic to thank Rich. Next time, start a new one.


Semipro Tech

Moderated by  Ken Knapp, Piano World 

(ad)
Sweetwater - Keyboards
Sweetwater
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Of speakers and watts
by mydp. 11/13/18 05:35 PM
altered chords and chord progressions
by Jitin. 11/13/18 12:26 PM
Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman"
by KenBakerMN. 11/13/18 08:54 AM
Crackling noise when recording digital piano
by Tommm777. 11/13/18 01:01 AM
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq Petrof
Forum Statistics
Forums40
Topics188,318
Posts2,760,801
Members91,484
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Please Support Our Advertisers
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver

Sweetwater

PianoTeq Petrof
Piano Buyer Spring 2018
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2018 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.2