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Not necessarily much new here for those of us who've read about Fazioli pianos, but it was fun to watch.

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/paolo...luca-fine-tunes-the-art-of-piano-making/

Some day I hope to have the chance to play one. At this point I've never even heard one in person!


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I got to play Herbie Hancock’s Fazioli that he tours with; it’s kept at a dealer in LA and I had a special appointment because I was with somebody who knew people.

It was nice. I thought it was voiced weird in some spots, but who the heck am I to comment about that???

There is a video of it on my YouTube channel somewhere recently.

It was nice. I’d still choose another European brand like Seiler, Petrof, or Estonia, though, probably only because I could never afford a Fazioli. (Although they aren’t as expensive as people think they are.)


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I got to play Herbie Hancock’s Fazioli that he tours with; it’s kept at a dealer in LA and I had a special appointment because I was with somebody who knew people.

Wow, cool!

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only because I could never afford a Fazioli. (Although they aren’t as expensive as people think they are.)

I have no idea how expensive they are... So, "not as expensive as people think" .... are they less than similarly sized S&S??


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Ok, according to a 30 second google search:

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The traditional six models of satin and polished ebony grand pianos range from $128,000 to $234,000, which is very much in line with the best German and Austrian piano manufacturers.

At this point, it doesn't matter if that's more or less than I expected, it's way over my budget!!


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Ya, they cost the same as other brands in their market. Some people think they cost double that. Maybe they did at one time. Not sure.


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I got to tune a Fazioli that Herbie Hancock toured with. Nice piano, but I preferred the CFIIIs that I also tuned that day. At the end of the day, the individual piano, and one's individual taste, make more of a difference than the make of piano. Or the price.


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That 278 at Pierre's Fine Pianos also is rented out to the LA Chamber Orchestra, along with other higher end clients that request it for studio dates in town here.

Pierre keeps a 278 in the rotation for a few years, then sells it and orders a new one. He recently sold the latest (perhaps the one you played), I think it was from 2017, and has another on order, as Herbie might resume touring in the Summer if things open up a bit.

I played that piano a few times. Fantastic of course, but I actually preferred the 228 he had at one time that was next to it. He has a 228 on order as well that is already sold. Plus a 183 and a 212 that aren't.


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My husband called me down to the kitchen to watch this segment 😂

The love story was a heartwarming surprise!!


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Originally Posted by ShiroKuro
Originally Posted by SonatainfSharp
I got to play Herbie Hancock’s Fazioli that he tours with; it’s kept at a dealer in LA and I had a special appointment because I was with somebody who knew people.

Wow, cool!

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only because I could never afford a Fazioli. (Although they aren’t as expensive as people think they are.)

I have no idea how expensive they are... So, "not as expensive as people think" .... are they less than similarly sized S&S??

https://www.pianobuyer.com/brand/fazioli/

https://www.pianobuyer.com/brand/steinway-sons/

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Italians come up with the best looking stuff. The brand name stencil is perfect, and the factory looks as sleek as their pianos.


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I was grateful to see the segment. So much of the show, I could care less about( celebrities and controversial topics) . Only time I have ever seen a Fazioli was when I was on an organ study tour in France. We went to the Paris Conservatory and in addition to the magnificent pipe organ in the auditorium were twin Faziolis on the stage. I would loved to have tried them out and compare them to the magnificent Bluethner that I played. But it was not the time. .


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Well done segment. It's always great to see pianos in the news. I've never had the privilege of playing a Fazioli, but it's certainly on my bucket list.

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Well done - Bravo!

Thanks for posting ShiroKuro


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