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Everyone
Just thought I let some of you know

FREEBURG PIANOS in Hendersonville NC just got in the

M&H Artist Series Grand 160 with Prodigy iq system


The reason I'm telling you all this is because many of you were looking/interested in the M&H Artist Grand.

Here is the link if you are interested
Tell LEVI that Joey told you about the piano

https://freeburgpianos.com/mason-hamlin-pianos-for-sale/mha-160-pianodisc/


I'm going in next week to try it out - can't wait!


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Originally Posted by brdwyguy
Everyone
Just thought I let some of you know

FREEBURG PIANOS in Hendersonville NC just got in the

M&H Artist Series Grand 160 with Prodigy iq system


The reason I'm telling you all this is because many of you were looking/interested in the M&H Artist Grand.

Here is the link if you are interested
Tell LEVI that Joey told you about the piano

https://freeburgpianos.com/mason-hamlin-pianos-for-sale/mha-160-pianodisc/


I'm going in next week to try it out - can't wait!


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And I can't wait to hear your reaction. PLEASE be sure to compare it (sound, touch, etc.) to the higher end M&H's they have on the floor. Really interested in your perception of the differences. grin


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I should know this but where is the M&H Artist series made?


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Originally Posted by j&j
I should know this but where is the M&H Artist series made?
From Pianobuyer -
"In 2020, Mason & Hamlin introduced two new lower-priced series of pianos: Artist and Classic. They are made in China in partnership with Pearl River, and have much in common with Pearl River’s premium-quality lines. The Artist series models are equipped with high-performance WNG carbon-fiber composite actions and anodized aluminum action and keyboard hardware. The Classic series models have WNG shanks and flanges and the advanced action and keyboard hardware. The Artist series currently offers 5′ 3″ and 6′ 2″ grand models and 48″ and 51″ verticals. The Classic series offers 4′ 11″ and 5′ 6″ grands and a 47″ vertical. All models have solid spruce soundboards, and all grands have beech rims."

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Just as an FYI

I know my original post may have sounded a little like a commercial - not meant to.

I in no way work or am affiliated with Freeburg's Piano

I only purchased my Steinway Model A from them in June and was impressed with them.

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Thanks. I thought so because of the lower MSRP of the Artist series. I’m interested in what people think and how they compare to the other original M&H pianos.

Yes I know we go by SMP but I’m not shopping to replace my Estonia. Never say never but I think me and Amadeus will stay together for quite awhile. 🙂


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Originally Posted by brdwyguy
I know my original post may have sounded a little like a commercial - not meant to.
Haha, even if it was, would it be so bad? I see M&H banner on the margin here all the time.


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WOW - I also just found out they got the 'Floor Model' Prototype of the new CONCERT 9'4" VX

I am going to get to play that one as well!

THAT will be a once in a Lifetime Experience, I'm sure.

CAREY, I hope you get to see this post! Will let you know!

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Originally Posted by cygnusdei
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I know my original post may have sounded a little like a commercial - not meant to.
Haha, even if it was, would it be so bad? I see M&H banner on the margin here all the time.
Sure - but M&H pays for that. grin


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Originally Posted by j&j
Thanks. I thought so because of the lower MSRP of the Artist series. I’m interested in what people think and how they compare to the other original M&H pianos.
At about 1/4 the price of the regular M&H, I suspect the Artist pianos will not be very comparable. They may be good pianos in their price range which I would characterize as very low. They are designed to appeal to a completely different buyer.

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Thanks. I thought so because of the lower MSRP of the Artist series. I’m interested in what people think and how they compare to the other original M&H pianos.
At about 1/4 the price of the regular M&H, I suspect the Artist pianos will not be very comparable. They may be good pianos in their price range which I would characterize as very low. They are designed to appeal to a completely different buyer.

Yes, I was asking in a politically correct way. 🙂


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Thanks. I thought so because of the lower MSRP of the Artist series. I’m interested in what people think and how they compare to the other original M&H pianos.
At about 1/4 the price of the regular M&H, I suspect the Artist pianos will not be very comparable. They may be good pianos in their price range which I would characterize as very low. They are designed to appeal to a completely different buyer.

Yes, I was asking in a politically correct way. 🙂

Maybe it should be played before it is categorized as ‘very low’.


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Originally Posted by Carey
They are made in China in partnership with Pearl River
Oh, so it's an Essex.
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Originally Posted by cygnusdei
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They are made in China in partnership with Pearl River
Oh, so it's an Essex.
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Actually I assume there's a significant difference between the two even though both are "built" by Pearl River.


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Originally Posted by Carey
Actually I assume there's a significant difference between the two even though both are "built" by Pearl River.

I believe Pearl River is putting the WNG action in the MHA models.

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Thanks. I thought so because of the lower MSRP of the Artist series. I’m interested in what people think and how they compare to the other original M&H pianos.
At about 1/4 the price of the regular M&H, I suspect the Artist pianos will not be very comparable. They may be good pianos in their price range which I would characterize as very low. They are designed to appeal to a completely different buyer.

Yes, I was asking in a politically correct way. 🙂

Maybe it should be played before it is categorized as ‘very low’.
"Very low" clearly refers to its price which is basically known from Piano Buyer.

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I wonder if tit-for-tat tariff wars have spared pianos, because otherwise the cost saving from product differentiation/outsourcing would be somewhat negated by import duties.


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Originally Posted by iLaw
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Actually I assume there's a significant difference between the two even though both are "built" by Pearl River.

I believe Pearl River is putting the WNG action in the MHA models.

Larry.

I was wondering about this too. If I'm not mistaken, there are two new lines, and only one of them gets the WNG action. ???


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Originally Posted by Retsacnal
I was wondering about this too. If I'm not mistaken, there are two new lines, and only one of them gets the WNG action. ???

I just looked at the M & H website, and they are indicating that the (Pearl River) Classic Series models (MHC, two grands and an upright) all have a wood action.

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Originally Posted by iLaw
Originally Posted by Retsacnal
I was wondering about this too. If I'm not mistaken, there are two new lines, and only one of them gets the WNG action. ???

I just looked at the M & H website, and they are indicating that the (Pearl River) Classic Series models (MHC, two grands and an upright) all have a wood action.


From PianoBuyer: "The Artist series models are equipped with high-performance WNG carbon-fiber composite actions and anodized aluminum action and keyboard hardware. The Classic series models have WNG shanks and flanges and the advanced action and keyboard hardware."


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