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#1058434 - 05/20/05 06:12 PM Your "Dream" Piano
pdolce Offline
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Registered: 03/01/03
Posts: 478
Loc: CA.
So, yesterday, me and my friend (we're in the same piano class) went to lunch and then stopped by a piano store in our neighborhood. MMMMMM!! Beautiful pianos there. We saw a 1926 fully restored Steinway & Sons, with ivory keys no less, for $24,000. And a 1901 or 1905 (not sure), Steinway & Sons, with an absolutely gorgeous wood veneer finish for $46,000. There were some nice Yamahas too. Well, my friend played the $46,000 Steinway. WOW!!! Beautiful tone and you could play oh so pianissimo in the higher notes. I'd love to have that baby sitting in my living room. Of course, I'd have to move all my other furniture out to make room, but what the heck, we have a patio. LOL!!

So, what's your dream piano?

pdolce
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#1058435 - 05/20/05 06:26 PM Re: Your "Dream" Piano
wink Offline
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Registered: 02/05/05
Posts: 66
Loc: South
One that all the keys sound even when the barometric pressure is not low/high...

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#1058436 - 05/20/05 06:34 PM Re: Your "Dream" Piano
signa Offline
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Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 8483
Loc: Ohio, USA
it would be my dream to play on a Bosendofer grand once or ever...

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#1058437 - 05/20/05 08:50 PM Re: Your "Dream" Piano
dgoddard2 Offline
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Registered: 09/08/04
Posts: 484
Loc: los angeles
One that doesn't make mistakes . .

Doug
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#1058438 - 05/20/05 09:44 PM Re: Your "Dream" Piano
JBryan Offline
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Registered: 01/19/02
Posts: 9798
Loc: Oklahoma City
\:D
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#1058439 - 05/20/05 11:45 PM Re: Your "Dream" Piano
sleepingcats Offline
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Registered: 05/30/04
Posts: 982
Loc: Oregon
I've taken a few lessons on a 9'6" Bosendorfer Imperial Grand. When I come home, my 6'1" grand looks like a Baby Grand in comparison. I still love it though.......

Dream piano -- one where tuning was no longer required, unisons never needed adjusting, humidity was not a factor, and one that has a push button to resize the piano from 6' to 9' as needed! \:D
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#1058440 - 05/21/05 06:59 AM Re: Your "Dream" Piano
jdsher Offline
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Registered: 02/20/04
Posts: 643
Loc: Plano, Texas
Steinway B or Mason & Hamlin BB, either one that's been completely prepped by my favorite technician.
Oh what a dream that would be. :3hearts:
Jon
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#1058441 - 05/21/05 01:49 PM Re: Your "Dream" Piano
Glyptodont Offline
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Registered: 05/19/05
Posts: 377
Loc: Wisconsin
It depends on what you are comparing.

For about 25 years, off and on, I played our little Wurlitzer spinet. It was a nice little piano.

Right now I am playing a 5'8" grand -- Howard by Baldwin.

As grands go, this is not a super-expensive "Rolls Royce" type of item. However, for me it is a wonderful piano.

At my stage of life, and given my skill level, it is enough piano for me.

I really do not crave a Steinway.

But if you should win the lottery, be my guest.
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#1058442 - 05/21/05 06:56 PM Re: Your "Dream" Piano
teachum Offline
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Registered: 05/19/04
Posts: 2913
Loc: idaho
As far as I'm concerned right now - I already own it. Estonia #6141 Satin Mahogany.
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#1058443 - 05/21/05 07:31 PM Re: Your "Dream" Piano
Suz Offline
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Registered: 04/10/05
Posts: 269
Loc: Midwest
I would love to try out some of the high end concert grands. But yeah, I'm pretty happy right now with my "little" S Kawai. \:\)

Although I can't believe how fast it's going out of tune!! and the weather still hasn't changed to it's normal summer ickyness.

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#1058444 - 05/22/05 07:59 AM Re: Your "Dream" Piano
nottasmartman Offline
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Registered: 02/28/05
Posts: 64
Loc: Pacific Northwest
One of our local piano shops has a Bosendorfer Imperial that I built up the nerve to touch recently.

I would have to take up a life of crime to be able to buy it but the tone was so rich and beautiful that my 1 year old son (who was in the process of making his escape) stopped in his tracks after hearing it.
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#1058445 - 05/22/05 05:31 PM Re: Your "Dream" Piano
signa Offline
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Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 8483
Loc: Ohio, USA
you are lucky to have a chance to touch that Besendorfer, or did you actually play anything on it?

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#1058446 - 05/22/05 05:37 PM Re: Your "Dream" Piano
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Registered: 02/14/03
Posts: 6416
Loc: Washington D.C. Metro
Hmmm. Right now, my piano (Estonia 190) suits me fine. Frankly, I can't imagine ever being good enough to warrant anything else.
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#1058447 - 05/23/05 01:50 AM Re: Your "Dream" Piano
Greg123456789 Offline
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Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 106
Loc: Boston
A Boosendorfer Imperial or the Steinway CD in my local piano shop. Mmmmmmm.

At least my keyboard never goes out of tune.

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#1058448 - 05/23/05 03:28 AM Re: Your "Dream" Piano
Elle2002 Offline
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Registered: 03/31/05
Posts: 101
Loc: Spain
My dream piano "was" a 30ish C.Bechstein (almost new)......Ebony and ivory keys, delighful touch, action....

Fortunately, upgrading my budget with the help of my hubby (my birthday present)and inspection of my piano teacher...It became TRUEˇˇˇ \:D

Never understimate the power of dreamsˇˇˇ \:\)
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#1058449 - 05/23/05 07:14 AM Re: Your "Dream" Piano
devils4ever Offline
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Registered: 04/12/04
Posts: 477
Loc: northwest NJ
Easy question. Bosendorfer. Probably a 214 model.
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#1058450 - 05/23/05 08:37 AM Re: Your "Dream" Piano
hgiles Offline
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Registered: 01/27/05
Posts: 736
Loc: Charlottesville Virginia
My dream piano would probably be the 7 foot Schimmel I played a couple of months ago with some beautiful inlay work. That thing was spectacular!

I imagine there are better pianos than this, but I haven't played any Bechstein, Bosies, AFs, or anything in tier 1 except some rebuilt Steinways and Masons. None of those were better than the Schimmel.
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#1058451 - 05/23/05 09:23 AM Re: Your "Dream" Piano
Rodney Offline
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Registered: 10/28/04
Posts: 735
Loc: Caledon ON, Canada
Yamaha CFIIIS

Rodney

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#1058452 - 05/23/05 03:08 PM Re: Your "Dream" Piano
CHAS Offline
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Registered: 11/25/03
Posts: 521
Loc: Ski Country of Colorado
I just dream about playing what I have very well.
But there is a Bosendorfer at the dealers that is beautiful and ..........
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#1058453 - 05/23/05 11:05 PM Re: Your "Dream" Piano
bruceee Offline
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Registered: 02/04/05
Posts: 317
Loc: Wellington, New Zealand
I don't have a specific piano in mind. But I do know one thing -- it would be expensive. And I would need a bigger house to accommodate it. \:\)

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#1058454 - 05/24/05 07:14 AM Re: Your "Dream" Piano
nottasmartman Offline
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Registered: 02/28/05
Posts: 64
Loc: Pacific Northwest
Cindy - I played a C major chord and an F major.

I haven't been working on my "piano shopping" repertoire, like I used to work on my guitar shopping rep. \:\)
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#1058455 - 05/24/05 09:45 AM Re: Your "Dream" Piano
jjw Offline
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Registered: 05/03/05
Posts: 20
Loc: Rockford
My favorite piano: Yamaha C5. I play it at church every week, and it's a joy.
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