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#107473 - 12/02/04 07:01 PM My "New" Piano Has Arrived!
Jeanne W Offline
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Registered: 01/28/04
Posts: 1240
Loc: New England
My piano has arrived! \:D It was delivered on Tues, 11/23. It's taken this long to get photos back to post with my *New Piano Announcement*. Actually, that worked out well, allowing more time to devote to other things i.e. - getting acquainted with MY NEW PIANO. It's a 1920 Steinway A3 rebuilt by Acme piano in Somerville Mass. \:D (Sorry, I can't contain myself. Somebody quick, stuff me back into my box or something...)

Here's how Delivery Day went..

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11/23/04 Tuesday Afternoon - Watching & Waiting

My piano is due to be delivered after 12 noon today. \:\)

It's 11:45. My husband, Lloyd, just arrived home. He took half a day off work so he can be here when MY PIANO arrives.

So we wait.

12:15 p.m.: "I don't see any piano shaped trucks," says Lloyd looking out the window.

12:30 p.m.: We're eating lunch now. Still no piano. (No pickles for our sandwiches either says Lloyd.)

12:45 p.m.: I say to Lloyd: "Maybe I should say a few words to my piano (the Kimball spinet I've played all these years) to cushion the blow."

"Don't you think she already knows her big sister is coming?" asks Lloyd. :rolleyes:

12:50 p.m. I say a few words to my trusty spinet. She's been a good companion lo these many years. Exactly what I said - as Lloyd says - that's between me and my piano.

1:02 p.m. Lloyd: "Maybe the truck is like one of those car carriers only with pianos on it." (Right.)

1:25 p.m. Lloyd: "I think they just went down the street the other way - it's a piano shaped truck." False alarm. No truck. No piano. Not yet.

We're now referring to "piano shaped truck" as a PST.

1:35 p.m. Still no PST.

1:45 p.m.: Lloyd: "Where's the piano? Why isn't it here?"

1:50 p.m. A UPS truck goes down the street.

2:05 p.m. Budweiser, Pella window, and Fed X and several little box trucks with no names on them have gone down the street.

2:20 p.m.: Lloyd asks: "Are you nervous?"……No, I'm not……He wants to know why……I don't know why. I'm not nervous, I'm excited!

2:35 p.m. I hear a truck - but it keeps on going.

2:45 p.m. I phone the piano movers for an update. I'm told the piano movers are almost at the rebuilding shop where they will pick up my piano, then they're coming to our house. Delivery should be within an hour.

3:20 p.m. A PIANO MOVING TRUCK JUST PULLED UP… OH! IT'S MY PIANO!



Truck Arrives




Anticipation




Piano Emerges



Down the ramp

Continued next post
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#107474 - 12/02/04 07:05 PM Re: My "New" Piano Has Arrived!
teachum Offline
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Registered: 05/19/04
Posts: 2913
Loc: idaho
Jeanne - What on earth are you trying to do to us. SHOW THE PIX OF THE PIANO! I'm so glad you posted. I was beginning to worry that you had run off to that "other" place too. So how is it???????? :rolleyes:
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#107475 - 12/02/04 07:08 PM Re: My "New" Piano Has Arrived!
Jeanne W Offline
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Registered: 01/28/04
Posts: 1240
Loc: New England


Piano's in the house!



Changing the oil




Nap time.




Oh - She's a Beauty!













At Long Last!

An 8 month Piano Quest has a Very Happy Ending, no - Beginning!

Jeanne W
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1920 Steinway A3
My Piano Delivery Thread:
http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/topic/1/8776.html#000000

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#107476 - 12/02/04 07:08 PM Re: My "New" Piano Has Arrived!
gryphon Offline
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Loc: Okemos, MI


Edit: that's better! Very nice! \:D
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#107477 - 12/02/04 07:10 PM Re: My "New" Piano Has Arrived!
jchmag Offline
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Registered: 07/11/04
Posts: 73
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Jeanne-

Took a break from the books and saw your post. Congrats on your new piano. In a couple of years and a bar exam, I hope to one day post pictures here also.

Many happy years with your new pal.

JCH

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#107478 - 12/02/04 07:12 PM Re: My "New" Piano Has Arrived!
WynnBear Offline
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Registered: 07/13/03
Posts: 698
Loc: Dallas, TX
Wow! Definitely worth the wait! Beautiful red piano in a yellow room (my color scheme too).

Is it mahogany or rosewood?
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#107479 - 12/02/04 07:14 PM Re: My "New" Piano Has Arrived!
Jeanne W Offline
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Registered: 01/28/04
Posts: 1240
Loc: New England
Teachum? "Other place"? What/where is that???

Ooh! Oh! It's simply divine!



Jeanne W
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Music is about the heart and so should a piano be about the heart. - Pique

1920 Steinway A3
My Piano Delivery Thread:
http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/topic/1/8776.html#000000

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#107480 - 12/02/04 07:14 PM Re: My "New" Piano Has Arrived!
Sarah Jennings Offline
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Registered: 08/30/04
Posts: 178
Oh, what a lovely piano! May you make beautiful music together for many years to come!

- Sarah

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#107481 - 12/02/04 07:18 PM Re: My "New" Piano Has Arrived!
Jeanne W Offline
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Registered: 01/28/04
Posts: 1240
Loc: New England
Helloooo, Kathy:

Are you out there? In a previous post, you saw a "good luck" orb in the photograph Teachum posted of her new Estonia - and said you hoped to see an orb in my piano. The next photo is for you, Kathy. Do you see an orb in my piano?



Did you see an orb, Kathy? If not, here's another photo - can you see an orb in this one?



What do you think, Kathy? \:D (Really hoping you're out there, Kathy.)

HEY, EVERYONE: I LOVE MY PIANO!

I'll post again later. Right now….

I'M GOING TO….


\:D

Jeanne W

P.S. Axtremus: We took a photo from underneath the piano for you but it didn't come out. (Whenever there's a piano around, Axtremus disappears underneath, flashlite in hand, to inspect underneath the piano.) Ax, we expect a scholarly paper from you sometime soon discussing the finer points of soundboard construction.
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Music is about the heart and so should a piano be about the heart. - Pique

1920 Steinway A3
My Piano Delivery Thread:
http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/topic/1/8776.html#000000

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#107482 - 12/02/04 07:32 PM Re: My "New" Piano Has Arrived!
ChrisKeys Offline
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Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 1274
Loc: Dallas, TX
Jeanne W,

Congratulations! Nice piano! Now, I can tell it's not black, but I can't really tell it's red. Wanna take another photo? \:D

Chris

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#107483 - 12/02/04 07:37 PM Re: My "New" Piano Has Arrived!
teachum Offline
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Registered: 05/19/04
Posts: 2913
Loc: idaho
I was eating Jeanne. Sorry - I couldn't wait any longer. It is absolutely gorgeous! You must be so thrilled. How does it sound? I am so excited for you!!!!!!!! Yes - I do see the orbs. Yours are much more pronounced than mine. I'm sure it is a very special and blessed by the universe piano!! Congratulations. I'm glad your wait is over. Now the fun starts - getting to know it.
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#107484 - 12/02/04 07:40 PM Re: My "New" Piano Has Arrived!
Jeanne W Offline
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Registered: 01/28/04
Posts: 1240
Loc: New England
Thanks, Gryphon, JCH, WynnBear (it's dark mahogany), Sarah & Chris.

Chris: No more photos! No time for that - I'm going - guess where...

Jeanne W
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Music is about the heart and so should a piano be about the heart. - Pique

1920 Steinway A3
My Piano Delivery Thread:
http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/topic/1/8776.html#000000

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#107485 - 12/02/04 07:43 PM Re: My "New" Piano Has Arrived!
kathyk Offline
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Registered: 08/19/03
Posts: 6971
Loc: Maine
Jeanne, that is one heck of a piano. What a beauty!!! I think it was Katie who spoke of the orb - but, in my estimation, you've definitely got one there. Enjoy! And, I'll be there for you first PW party.

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#107486 - 12/02/04 07:50 PM Re: My "New" Piano Has Arrived!
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Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
I'm sure if anyone bought the perfect piano it was you... you look so happy together.
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love and peace, Ă•un (apple in Estonian)

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#107487 - 12/02/04 07:53 PM Re: My "New" Piano Has Arrived!
teachum Offline
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Registered: 05/19/04
Posts: 2913
Loc: idaho
Jeanne - You have the same kind of "caster cups" I do. \:D
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You will be 10 years older, ten years from now, no matter what you do - so go for it!

Estonia #6141 in Satin Mahogany

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#107488 - 12/02/04 08:06 PM Re: My "New" Piano Has Arrived!
JohnC Offline
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Registered: 03/10/02
Posts: 1672
Loc: Lower Left Coast
Congrats Jeanne! It's beautiful!
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#107489 - 12/02/04 08:07 PM Re: My "New" Piano Has Arrived!
Sarasota13 Offline
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Registered: 11/29/04
Posts: 19
Loc: Sarasota, Florida
JEANNE, very nice grand - looks mighty cold where you are. I noticed the casters as well. As we have wood floors as well - just curious what they are made of and where did you get them. Florida (hurricane season is officially over)

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#107490 - 12/02/04 08:09 PM Re: My "New" Piano Has Arrived!
KawaiDon Offline
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Registered: 02/05/02
Posts: 1224
Loc: Orange County, CA
Congratulations, Jeanne! What a great event, to have a new grand piano like that at home.

I know you will make beautiful music together!

Don Mannino RPT
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#107491 - 12/02/04 08:14 PM Re: My "New" Piano Has Arrived!
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Congratulations Jeanne, it's gorgeous!

I feel a piano forums party coming on:-)
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#107492 - 12/02/04 08:14 PM Re: My "New" Piano Has Arrived!
Jeffrey Offline
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Registered: 04/18/04
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Loc: New York
Beautiful piano! Congrats!!

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#107493 - 12/02/04 08:15 PM Re: My "New" Piano Has Arrived!
Craig S Offline
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Registered: 02/02/03
Posts: 137
Loc: Wyoming
Congratulations Jeanne. Beautiful finish. Is it a dark mahogany? I'll bet it sounds great too. \:\) Beautiful room as well.

Craig
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#107494 - 12/02/04 08:19 PM Re: My "New" Piano Has Arrived!
Jeanne W Offline
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Registered: 01/28/04
Posts: 1240
Loc: New England
Thanks, Everyone!

Sarasota: We got the idea for the "castors" from another PW member here (can't remember who it is). We went to a metal shop and had three 1/4 inch thick aluminum squares cut, then covered them with (ahem) wood grain contact paper with self adhesive felt on the bottom. The idea is they distribute the weight over a slightly larger area of the floor and I think I may even prefer this look to the castor cups. Worked out pretty nifty.

Jeanne W
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Music is about the heart and so should a piano be about the heart. - Pique

1920 Steinway A3
My Piano Delivery Thread:
http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/topic/1/8776.html#000000

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#107495 - 12/02/04 08:23 PM Re: My "New" Piano Has Arrived!
CSG Offline
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Registered: 11/08/04
Posts: 494
Looks like a Dongbei...

Just kidding! I am very envious as we have no place at the moment for a nice grand. I will live vicariously through you for a while ;o)

BTW, what a lovely setting for a vintage Steinway!

Chris
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#107496 - 12/02/04 08:27 PM Re: My "New" Piano Has Arrived!
classicalgirl Offline
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Registered: 10/27/04
Posts: 171
Loc: Illinois
Beautiful piano in a lovely home!
More important than how it looks --
How does it sound? How does it play?

Enjoy!
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#107497 - 12/02/04 08:31 PM Re: My "New" Piano Has Arrived!
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How beautiful! Such a pleasure that you shared this with us. Congratulations and Thank You
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#107498 - 12/02/04 08:32 PM Re: My "New" Piano Has Arrived!
Jeanne W Offline
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Registered: 01/28/04
Posts: 1240
Loc: New England
classical girl:

Thank you and, oh, it plays beautifully! I'll post about that a bit later.

Jeanne W
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Music is about the heart and so should a piano be about the heart. - Pique

1920 Steinway A3
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http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/topic/1/8776.html#000000

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#107499 - 12/02/04 08:33 PM Re: My "New" Piano Has Arrived!
fingers Offline
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Loc: Westchester, NY
Jeanne,
WOW...
My sincerest congratulations to you. Your piano is as beautiful as you desribed.

As a recent owner myself, I will tell you that as good as you think it sounds now , it will even get better as the piano matures.

May all your happiness and joy be oceans deep.


Fingers
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#107500 - 12/02/04 08:42 PM Re: My "New" Piano Has Arrived!
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Beautiful Piano!
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#107501 - 12/02/04 09:11 PM Re: My "New" Piano Has Arrived!
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Congratulations Jeanne!

It looks great. What year is it?
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#107502 - 12/02/04 09:46 PM Re: My "New" Piano Has Arrived!
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Jeanne, finally! \:D Thinking about a Dampp-Chaser yet?
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