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#36177 - 02/07/08 06:07 PM Re: Post Your Piano Pictures
MissT Offline
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Registered: 10/20/07
Posts: 100
Loc: Quebec, Quebec
Here's my little Grotrian and it's sibling, the bach-strad trumpet:
Grotrian-Steinweg 160 #98923

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#36178 - 02/07/08 06:32 PM Re: Post Your Piano Pictures
Rod Verhnjak Offline
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Registered: 04/09/06
Posts: 3715
Loc: Vancouver B.C. Canada
Nice to see people gathering around a piano!!!
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#36179 - 02/08/08 01:03 PM Re: Post Your Piano Pictures
Zormpas Offline
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Registered: 07/06/05
Posts: 616
Loc: Monterey, Ca
"The Veiled Male"
1918 Hobart M. Cable "H"
"No-one would knowingly provide Franz Liszt with a mediocre piano." -E. M. Good

#36180 - 02/09/08 10:44 AM Re: Post Your Piano Pictures
Cannoneer Offline
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Registered: 01/22/08
Posts: 22
Loc: Chicago Suburbs
I guess I can use this as my introduction.......

Hi, my name is Tedd and I have a piano problem...
It was given to me about 9 years ago when my neighbor moved. I started to tinker with it just after the first of the year. Now I am just about finished with the primer book. \:\)

I'm married with four kids running around the house. The two older ones are also learning to play. For some reason they prefer to work with me, so I am happy to have the time with them.

I love the that they name board decal says...
"Concert Grand" and in small print above it, it says UPRIGHT
Tedd ILL
Happy wife happy life. 1969 Baldwin/Hamilton Studio

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#36181 - 02/09/08 11:00 AM Re: Post Your Piano Pictures
Cannoneer Offline
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Registered: 01/22/08
Posts: 22
Loc: Chicago Suburbs

Dude!! You are the one that has inspired me to recondition my H.P. Nelson. I love your web documentation of the process. I use it for reference.

Dance on!!!
Tedd ILL
Happy wife happy life. 1969 Baldwin/Hamilton Studio

#36182 - 02/19/08 09:25 PM Re: Post Your Piano Pictures
justification Offline
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Registered: 11/12/07
Posts: 32
Loc: Utah
Still on the search for our first (and hopefully last) piano.
This is as far as we've gotten.

The room is 11X13 and opens to a two story foyer where I am standing to take the picture.
Do we put the piano where the template is, or in the corner to the right with the top open to the foyer?
After looking through this thread the wife said we need to go back to the store and check out the Estonia's. Thinking about 5'10 - 6'1 is all that will work in that room.

I think we need a few pictures on the walls once the piano is in.
Estonia 168 Hidden Beauty

#36183 - 02/19/08 09:42 PM Re: Post Your Piano Pictures
BB Player Offline

Registered: 11/17/06
Posts: 2932
Loc: Not in Texas
Hi Justification,

My recommendation based on what I see in the picture is for the left side of the piano to be along (but not quite parallel with) the wall where the painting is sitting with the lid opening toward the foyer. I think it would be better both acoustically and it will feel more comfortable playing if your back isn't too the door.

My $0.02, possibly worth less.

#36184 - 02/19/08 10:07 PM Re: Post Your Piano Pictures
David-G Offline
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Registered: 01/17/06
Posts: 1567
Loc: London
Or, you could have the left side of the piano along (but again not quite parallel with) the right hand wall. That way, you look over the piano into the room, and toward the foyer, as you play. And as with BB's suggestion, the sound comes out into the room.

#36185 - 02/20/08 01:29 AM Re: Post Your Piano Pictures
GardeningPianolady Offline
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Registered: 01/23/06
Posts: 26

Not the best photo, but my grand is a Petrof, upright is a Samick that was given to me, organ in the corner is a Conn 3 manual from a church auction.
FT Private Piano Instructor/Organist/Accompanist
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#36186 - 02/21/08 12:03 PM Re: Post Your Piano Pictures
Always Wanted to Play Piano Offline
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Registered: 01/22/08
Posts: 674
Loc: Chicago
Here are a couple pictures of mine. I know we are violating every rule, with it on an exterior wall, and worse, right next to the front door... but we're in temporary digs while we build a house further out west. Hopefully, we aren't incurring any irreparable harm.

Our 1910 Heller & Co. Upright:

(Edited... wow those first links disappeared in a hurry. Sorry about that.)

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#36187 - 03/24/08 07:17 PM Re: Post Your Piano Pictures
Fryderyk Offline
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Registered: 03/03/08
Posts: 39
Hi guys.
Here my Petrof IV from 1963 and its Petrof room.

I love its sound.
Bye! \:\)


#36188 - 03/24/08 10:59 PM Re: Post Your Piano Pictures
U S A P T Offline
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Registered: 10/20/06
Posts: 1645
Loc: An Indiana University
Full-Time Music/Entrepreneurship Major: (Why not compose music AND businesses?)
Former Piano Industry Professional
Steinway M
Roland Atelier AT90R
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#36189 - 03/25/08 10:43 AM Re: Post Your Piano Pictures
rapide Offline
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Registered: 03/27/05
Posts: 79
Loc: uk

#36190 - 03/27/08 07:03 PM Re: Post Your Piano Pictures
koiloco Offline
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Registered: 03/16/08
Posts: 622
Loc: California
My Yamaha GC1 that just arrived today

#36191 - 03/27/08 08:55 PM Re: Post Your Piano Pictures
Furtwangler Offline
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Registered: 02/22/07
Posts: 1642
Loc: Danville, California

#36192 - 03/27/08 10:23 PM Re: Post Your Piano Pictures
hotkeys Offline
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Registered: 01/12/07
Posts: 788
Loc: Massapequa, NY
Fantastic Koiloco! May you enjoy your new piano for many years to come!

- Mark
...The ultimate joy in music is the joy of playing the piano...

#36193 - 03/28/08 12:15 PM Re: Post Your Piano Pictures
Digitus Offline
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Registered: 11/08/06
Posts: 866
Loc: Singapore
This is my Kawai K-8. The tall case on the right contains all my music scores. The lighting on the keyboard looks uneven because I turned on some downlights to brighten up the shots.

Pictures: Here .
Password: digit

I located it for a while against the wall on the right. But it was way too loud and tonally unbalanced so I moved it back perpendicular to the wall, about halfway along one leg of an L-shaped space. The dining area is in the other leg of the L.

My flat isn't very large so the piano shares its space with a couple of bikes on a wall rack.

#36194 - 03/29/08 06:36 PM Re: Post Your Piano Pictures
Fryderyk Offline
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Registered: 03/03/08
Posts: 39
Originally posted by jwjazz:
Petrof PIV DC Walnut

Very beautiful piano jwjazz.
How old is it?
My petrof piano is similar to it.

#36195 - 04/09/08 03:53 PM Re: Post Your Piano Pictures
ColorKeys Offline
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Registered: 11/28/07
Posts: 44
Loc: Rockies
I've got to say, I LOVE this thread. When I need a pick-me-up I often turn to this thread. There was a thread that had pictures of everyone's music area too---the person who started it had a GREAT music room with stuff all over the piano --it was really cozy and had a great "where I work" feeling to it. Anyway, here's my baby...keep this thread going! You all have beautiful instruments!

#36196 - 04/09/08 04:31 PM Re: Post Your Piano Pictures
88Key_PianoPlayer Offline
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Registered: 02/02/02
Posts: 1930
Loc: El Cajon, CA
Here's the piano I have now.....

It's old and worn out \:\( and I've outgrown it.

As you can see, the bass strings are way too short (and the bass/tenor break is too high (to me, having the bass/tenor break higher on a piano makes it sound smaller)) to produce a good tone. \:\(

Alas, I can't afford ANY new piano (even the Suzuki 43" console is several times over my cash I have saved), nor do I have room for a grand. (not even a Kimball LaPetite!) So, I guess I'm stuck, unless I can find a nearly free 48+-year-old Hamilton that hasn't been played much... (even though its bass tone wouldn't be as good)
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#36197 - 04/11/08 02:40 PM Re: Post Your Piano Pictures
ccus1967 Offline
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Registered: 08/25/07
Posts: 3
Hi all

Pardon my pics, but I am not exactly good with my camera.
This is my son's Kawai RX-1.


While it was installed


My son along with it

Thank you

#36198 - 05/26/08 12:48 AM Re: Post Your Piano Pictures
greywullf Offline
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Registered: 03/04/08
Posts: 29
Loc: Oregon, USA
I think I figured out how to post a pic.
This is a 98yr old chickering.
It was a gift to me, and has a family history dating possibly back to 1911.
sorry I haven't figured out how to resize it.


#36199 - 05/26/08 01:48 PM Re: Post Your Piano Pictures
Karen C. Offline
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Registered: 05/25/08
Posts: 45
Loc: Rochester, Minnesota
Finally figured out how to post a pic.

Schimmel K189T, Baldwin Hamilton studio

#36200 - 12/10/08 05:45 PM Re: Post Your Piano Pictures
andrAIa Offline
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Registered: 09/03/07
Posts: 25
Loc: France
I'm reviving this topic because it's really great.
When I look at all these beautiful pianos (AND houses ), I remember why I wanted to start piano and my motivation comes back instantly.
For now I just have a digital but if I ever get to live in a house, I hope I'll be able to buy an acoustic upright.
Nothing is impossible

#36201 - 12/10/08 07:01 PM Re: Post Your Piano Pictures
James Senior Offline
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Registered: 03/01/08
Posts: 342
Loc: England
I hadn't seen this thread - very nice that it's being revived!

Here are two pics I took of our 1890s Bechstein, custom made for Russia would you believe...
The legs are beautiful, and the lyre is also very unusual - it's not symmetrical.
I took them when we were re-decorating our music room a few years back. With all the furnishings gone, the acoustics were amazing.
That box with fingers is a Welte-vorsetzer I restored. I like to hear Horowitz playing Figaro Fantasie.... :-D

#36202 - 12/10/08 07:04 PM Re: Post Your Piano Pictures
Avantgardenabi Offline
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Registered: 07/17/08
Posts: 496
I did not know that this thread existed...

This is my 6'2" Knabe piano, made in 1895 in Baltimore. I hope it to be rebuilt soon. \:\)

#36203 - 12/10/08 07:09 PM Re: Post Your Piano Pictures
Avantgardenabi Offline
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Registered: 07/17/08
Posts: 496
That Bechstein is beautiful, James.

Very nice windows for your music room, too... \:\)

#36204 - 12/10/08 08:01 PM Re: Post Your Piano Pictures
charleslang Offline
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Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 2152

Thanks for reviving the thread, I didn't know about it.

I'm going to take pictures of my Hardman when it's sunny tomorrow and post them.
Semi-pro pianist and piano technician
Tuesdays 5-8:30 at Vince's West Sacramento, California

#36205 - 12/10/08 09:19 PM Re: Post Your Piano Pictures
Terry C. Offline
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Registered: 09/28/08
Posts: 316
Loc: Melbourne, (Suntree) Florida
I did not know about it either. Thanks for reviving it!

James Senior,what a georgeous piano and room! Do you live in a castle? ;\)

Pictures of my Feurich F 227


Terry C.
Proud owner of a Rebuilt 1912 Feurich concert grand with the new Phoenix system.
5th generation piano makers
Gotta love that German Craftsmanship

#36206 - 12/10/08 11:13 PM Re: Post Your Piano Pictures
PT Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 10/02/08
Posts: 14
Loc: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Ottawa, Canada
Kawai GE-30... and lovin' it....

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