I have a ‘63 M&H Model A. I’ve had it about 5 years. My RPT said it was in good shape and a fair price at the time.
It was a big upgrade from the 42” Kawaii console I had before. The heavier action was a real problem for me, probably because the console action was super light. It took some work to get the regulation even, but I’m pretty happy with that now. It sounds good, though I had to make changes in the room to improve acoustics. It puts out a lot more sound than that little console did.
It’s been played 1-2 hours daily, and with this last service, my tech told me that I should consider new bass strings and possibly hammers in the next couple of years. I do notice now that it’s a bit sharper in tone than it used to be, and the hammers have already been worked on. I’m not sure if I want to do that upgrade on such an old piano, or upgrade to a newer but still used piano.
It’s been a good piano, but I wouldn’t say I love it. However, when I bought it, I was moving up from a really small upright, so I don’t know that I had the experience to do a good job of evaluating a grand. For my level of playing, it’s been a good piano, and I’m glad to have had something with such a solid and beefy action, I think that’s improved my technique.
I think it was the right one for me at the time, and I’m on the fence about moving on, since I’ll never be more than a beginner.
I looked at a Baldwin at the time and loved it but it was out of my budget.
Last edited by MH1963; 11/15/21 07:25 PM.