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Two. A 1962 Knight that I got when I took 3 years of lessons in the 60s and a Schimmel K-213 that I got last May after returning to the piano in 2009. Now that I have the Schimmel, I play the Knight about as much as before I returned to the piano (rarely)
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Three- a Steinway grand I use for almost everything, an old Baldwin upright I use a few times a month, and a cheap Casio digital that I use for one week every year.

If Rafterman or myself wins the lottery, that number go up to four once I get my D.


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Originally Posted by Legal Beagle
Originally Posted by Plowboy
I'm just posting in hopes of Rafterman hitting the lottery.


I'm in for that. Go Rafterman.

Gosh, I was so excited thinking about picking out my new piano that I didn't answer the question:

1. Weber grand in the foyer
2. Non-functional Cable console upright in the garage (sentimental value, hoping to turn it into a wine cabinet or desk or something)
3. Virtually worthless Cascio digital in the attic


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Rafterman, we all love you!
After reading these posts, it has come to my attention that I am at least THREE pianos shy of NORMAL. Unacceptable! what to do...what to do.....

(so the answer is ONE, darn it!)
But, I have lots of pictures of pianos, does that count?

(k-3 btw)

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Originally Posted by Legal Beagle

Gosh, I was so excited thinking about picking out my new piano that I didn't answer the question:


Me, too. I have a Kawai K-2 and an Essex EUP-111 at my girlfriend's place in the mountains.

Since I don't play the Essex that much, after all, once I get in the mountains, I'm not inside much, I'm thinking of consolidating both into one nicer piano.


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Originally Posted by Plowboy
I'm just posting in hopes of Rafterman hitting the lottery.


no kidding! Rafterman, I'll take a Steinway D, if you please! grin

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One. 57" Gildemeester & Kroeger upright, over 100 years old.


I'll figure it out eventually.
Until then you may want to keep a safe distance.
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I own one piano, although technically I guess I don't own it, I'm borrowing it for an unlimited amount of time. My kids and I are having such great fun with it (player piano) that I'm hoping that when I do have money to buy our nice, new piano, that we can keep the old one too. It's really fun. I have so far collected 43 music rolls and just bought another 50 today.

Other instruments my household owns:
wooden clarinet, metal clarinet, 12 inch viola, 13 inch viola, 3/4 size violin, trombone, cornet, french horn, flute, bassoon, 8 recorders in varying sizes,a double tenor ocarina, and two dozen of varying other whistle/flute instruments.


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Two pianos: a grand and a spinet that I'm restoring for a friend. And I will be in the market for another grand in the fall.

Rafterman: A Steinway B, please!


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I hope I win. I live in NYC. So it will be a quick order for all those requesting Steinways.

Can you imagine the look on the Steinway sales people's faces if I walked in to order all these pianos?!

You know they would just call the cops or to try to throw me out! This will make for a great story on the news if it happens.

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Here's my story and I'm sticking to it (when my husband has the temerity to ask the same question). I own at present 8 musical instruments which happen to be pianos. Since each one is unique, they really cannot be considered duplicates simply because they share some common elements. The O's have different bridges and one has no aliquots for instance. Then I try to fade off into ruminations about set theory...... that usually stops the inquisition in it's tracks.

Oh and Rafterman. Good luck with the jackpot. You could single handedly change the economic outlook of the country starting with enriching a number of deserving piano salesfolks. Wait! All you have to do is buy everyone a new piano and you could run for President.

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Originally Posted by S. Phillips
Here's my story and I'm sticking to it (when my husband has the temerity to ask the same question). I own at present 8 musical instruments which happen to be pianos. Since each one is unique, they really cannot be considered duplicates simply because they share some common elements. The O's have different bridges and one has no aliquots for instance. Then I try to fade off into ruminations about set theory...... that usually stops the inquisition in it's tracks.


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Just the one piano, a Kawai DP (and two guitars, one acoustic and one electric).


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Originally Posted by Rafterman
I hope I win. I live in NYC. So it will be a quick order for all those requesting Steinways.

Can you imagine the look on the Steinway sales people's faces if I walked in to order all these pianos?!

You know they would just call the cops or to try to throw me out! This will make for a great story on the news if it happens.
It may be difficult I am not requesting a Steinway ( shocked ), but I wish you best of luck with the draw, and I request a Stuart and Sons 220 if You win. smile

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One Digital Piano (Kawai CA63), but I also have a 2 manual Johannus Digital AGO Organ (2m 26s).

I know there is a lot true believers in AP's, but the digital technologies and headphones have saved my marriage!


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I have the three in my signature. The Hardman gets 95 percent of the playing time, but I find it valuable to play the others once in a while. I always come back to the Hardman with new ideas after playing one of the others. Their voices are very different.


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All I own is the two Baldwin Hamiltons in my signature. (I don't think my mom's 4'11" 1998 PG-150 Young Chang baby grand counts, even though I live in the same house.)


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One acoustic upright piano, 1930s.
One Flemish-style single manual harpsichord - currently my main instrument.
One Korg X3, which has been unused for a while, but which I'm planning to start using again.
Various other musical instruments.


Currently working on: F. Couperin - Preludes & Sweelinck - Fantasia Chromatica
J.S. Bach, Einaudi, Purcell, Froberger, Croft, Blow, Frescobaldi, Glass, Couperin
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A vintage 1929 Knabe 9 ft. concert grand, and a $50 Craig's list Kawai digital. I also have a clarinet, but it needs a pad job to be playable.

I'm a strong believer in getting some regular practice time on multiple different pianos. It makes you better able to cope with the action of whatever piano they have if you need to play somewhere other than home.

Oh, and make my lottery piano a Fazioli F-350.... ;-)


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Bosendorfer 225,
August Forster 215.
The Yamaha CFIII 51GX has gone to another happy home.
Roland RD300

Oh, and a variety of beautiful Feurich's that could quickly go to any lottery winner (or non winner as a consolation).

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