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This piano arrived a few days ago, and turned my world upside down. I had the afternoon to myself that day. It was one of those rare cases in life, where time just seems to stop. I played it for a couple hours, took a walk, then played for another hour. Total bliss. I love the piano.

It hasn't been tuned yet, but sounds great. I might have to wait until it's tuned in a couple weeks to share a video. Here are a few shots anyway. Oh, and no need to worry, the fireplace is not active.


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It's a 1978 restoration. Some original stuff, some new stuff. Still has the old ebony keytops (nice). I've been playing it like a madman, loving every second.

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Awesome! Congratulations. 🎉🎈🎊🍾


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The 225 is my personal favorite model of piano! The range and colors possible in a well prepped 225 are very hard to beat.

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Yeah!! It’s home! Many congrats for such a wonderful piano😊… and it’s perfect in that room.


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Oooh, what a beauty! Looks very much at home in that room also. Congratulations! thumb grin

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Oooh!! you got the one with the extra notes!!! So cool!!!

So is 225 the length? And if so, what, just over 7 feet? Maybe 7'2" or something?

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What a gorgeous piano in such a lovely space.Chromatic it's a beautiful looking piano! It must sound lovely in that area.I wish you many happy hours on that piano!

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Originally Posted by chromaticvortex
This piano arrived a few days ago, and turned my world upside down. I had the afternoon to myself that day. It was one of those rare cases in life, where time just seems to stop. I played it for a couple hours, took a walk, then played for another hour. Total bliss. I love the piano.

It hasn't been tuned yet, but sounds great. I might have to wait until it's tuned in a couple weeks to share a video. Here are a few shots anyway. Oh, and no need to worry, the fireplace is not active.


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It's a 1978 restoration. Some original stuff, some new stuff. Still has the old ebony keytops (nice). I've been playing it like a madman, loving every second.
Beautiful instrument and setting - just don't ever use the fireplace. grin


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Love it, beautiful piano!


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Congratulations! It looks beautiful! I, too, have a piano right in front of a fireplace, but it is strictly prohibited to use the fireplace!

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Thanks, everyone! This fireplace has been out of use for a long time (the pilot light is not lit). 225cm is 7'4".

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Wonderful Chromaticvortex! Looks like you are smitten. The acoustics in that room must be nice with the tall ceiling and all the irregular shapes.

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When we were house hunting, our real estate agent said I was the only client she'd ever had who wanted a house without a fireplace!

I was like "why would I want to waste good wall space? I need that for a piano!"

I bought my grand about five months after we bought this house. When I sent her a photo of the piano place, she said "yep, I see why you didn't want a fireplace!"

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Thanks! I thought I'd let the cat out of the bag with this preliminary video. I let some improvisation flow and enjoyed myself.



Some caveats. Things that will get fixed eventually. A squeaky piano bench. It hasn't been tuned. Oh, and a cheap microphone.

I'm really anxious for the tech to come and check it out. There are still a few things I want him to look at. But overall, the piano is performing very much to my liking.

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Wow! Congrats Chromaticvortex, I've been eagerly anticipating your announcement smile

The piano is gorgeous, you have it set up beautifully, and I can just sense the joy in your playing.

Glad you found your piano and that it's finally home!


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Originally Posted by Gombessa
Wow! Congrats Chromaticvortex, I've been eagerly anticipating your announcement smile

The piano is gorgeous, you have it set up beautifully, and I can just sense the joy in your playing.

Glad you found your piano and that it's finally home!

Thanks so much, Gombessa! I think it’s neat that we both got our pianos around the same time. Playing is an absolute pleasure.

Also I thought I’d note the stuff that’s new vs. original on mine. New: Hammers, dampers, flanges, shankes, white key tops, ebony gloss finish, strings, tuning pins, keyboard felts. The rest is original (including black wooden keytops).

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Originally Posted by Gombessa
Wow! Congrats Chromaticvortex, I've been eagerly anticipating your announcement smile

The piano is gorgeous, you have it set up beautifully, and I can just sense the joy in your playing.

Glad you found your piano and that it's finally home!
I agree, all wonderful! (even with the squeaky bench)

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Sounds wonderful!!


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Thank you! I’ll record something else once it’s tuned etc. I might just buy a non-squeaky bench, and a microphone upgrade. Of course it’ll always sound better in person. I have a friend who is good at audio stuff, who I’m going to help me do more substantial recordings, as a kind of DIY album (one day).

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