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#3179708 12/23/21 10:35 PM
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I'm excited to welcome this early 90's Bösendorfer into my home this fall!

I posted about the Baldwin L I purchased last year, and I was happy with it.. but a friend's connection put me in touch with this marvelous piano. It was a trophy purchase for a multimillionaire's living room, and after she passed it came into my home - I was made an offer I couldn't refuse! I'm told it was hardly played and I believe it from the condition. There's hardly any evidence of use on the hammers. It's very bright and I'll be more excited once my technician has her way with it smile

I didn't think I would have the chance to own an instrument like this. There's hardly any mention of the 213 online, mostly in this forum, and I'm still digging for clues. It has 92 keys and the most marvelous middle-upper treble with an unreal sustain of the notes. I suppose the closest descendents are the 214VC and the 225.

It's very different from most of the pianos I have played - I've only played a handful of Bösendorfers at the NAMM show and on a couple of fun gigs. It has an insanely refined action that shows every nuance.. and all of my flaws!

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Hearty congratulations! What an unusual find.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a model 213– it’s weird to see the plate covering the pinblock, and the use of tuning pin bushings.
Please post a recording sometime! Also have your tech (or you, if you know how) give the inside of that piano a good dusting…


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Once it's tuned again and voice to be more mellow I will definitely post a recording.

And yes, it was very unusual -- just figuring out what I had found was a bit of research!

And thanks! Diamond in the rough, or "unicorn" as the tuner who prepped before my purchase said..


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Congratulations, a wonderful piano! Why is the piano model so unusual? Is it quite old or were only a few made that size?


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tre corda,

Based on my research there are a few reasons:

1) Bosendorfer only makes a few hundred pianos a year, making any Bosendorfer relatively unusual, especially a larger one
2) The 213 was only manufactured for a relatively short period (possibly as early as the 1970's, no later than ~1998)
3) There were other models that were of similar size (225 et al) which ultimately led to this model being redundant and of less interest

I read that this model was designed to compete with the Steinway B and was voiced brighter than the traditional Bosendorfers. I've also read at least one tech's post that commented on the "disaster" that was the model 213 in terms of its design. I find it all really interesting -- fortunately I think once it's fixed up it will be a fine instrument.


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Bosendorfer 213, Yamaha GranTouch DGT2IIXG + PianoTeq, Nord Electro, Casio Privia PX-5s
past: Baldwin L, Yamaha C7, P80, P90, Kawai NS-20, MP8, Doepfer PK88, Roland FP-4, Kurzweil MIDIBoard, Rhodes MKII suitcase 73

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