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#1158796 - 03/06/09 10:06 PM Remington RV-121
sonnyl Offline
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Hi, I'm new to the forum and know little about pianos. I hope you can help me on the following questions.

Recently, I started to look for a piano for my 6-year-old son. He wanted to learn how to play piano. I came across a new Remington 48" upright piano (model RV-121) at a local piano dealer. It looked great and sounded good to my untrained ears and it was also affordable (under 3,000 USD).

I searched Remington's website but couldn't find the model RV-121. The only 48" model listed on their website is RVM-121 but it looks different to me. Does anyone know the difference between RV-121 and RVM-121? Does Remington still produce RV-121? If not, why it stopped producing RV-121?

Thanks so much.

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#1159749 - 03/08/09 10:06 PM Re: Remington RV-121 [Re: sonnyl]
sonnyl Offline
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I thought that there are some people here representing or selling Pramberger/Remington and they might tell me some insight info.

Anyway, I looked more and found some other options. At about the same price as the Remington RV-121, I can buy a used Yamaha P2 (1966) from the same dealer or buy a new Kohler & Campbell KC-142 from a different dealer. Which deal do you think is the best for a 6-year-old? Should I look for more options if I cannot afford more? Thank you very much for your opinion.

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#1159752 - 03/08/09 10:09 PM Re: Remington RV-121 [Re: sonnyl]
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The dealers participate more frequently during weekdays, please be patient. That Yamaha from 1966 is too old, you may be better served by a newer instrument.


Edited by guest1013 (03/08/09 10:10 PM)

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#1160750 - 03/10/09 03:47 PM Re: Remington RV-121 [Re: sonnyl]
sonnyl Offline
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Originally Posted By: sonnyl
Hi, I'm new to the forum and know little about pianos. I hope you can help me on the following questions.

Recently, I started to look for a piano for my 6-year-old son. He wanted to learn how to play piano. I came across a new Remington 48" upright piano (model RV-121) at a local piano dealer. It looked great and sounded good to my untrained ears and it was also affordable (under 3,000 USD).

I searched Remington's website but couldn't find the model RV-121. The only 48" model listed on their website is RVM-121 but it looks different to me. Does anyone know the difference between RV-121 and RVM-121? Does Remington still produce RV-121? If not, why it stopped producing RV-121?

Thanks so much.


Some more info on the Remington RV-121: the one I found looks almost exactly like a Pramberger PV-121 and it looks nothing like the Remington RVM-121.

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#1160755 - 03/10/09 03:51 PM Re: Remington RV-121 [Re: sonnyl]
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If I am not mistaken, the Remmington stencil is the generic line from Samick's factory in Indonesia. This product line is distributed under several brand names owned by Samick. I have found their recent products to be good value for their price points.
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#1161217 - 03/11/09 11:33 AM Re: Remington RV-121 [Re: Marty Flinn]
sonnyl Offline
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Thanks gest1013 and Marty.

It seemed that nobody else in PW were interested in that piano or the questions. I didn't know if it was a good deal or not but decided to buy the Remington anyway since it included a 10-year full trade-up policy.

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#1161269 - 03/11/09 01:06 PM Re: Remington RV-121 [Re: sonnyl]
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Congratulations on your new piano!
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#1161298 - 03/11/09 01:59 PM Re: Remington RV-121 [Re: Marty Flinn]
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Yes, congratulations. Do you have a teacher? There are lots of tips on the Piano Teacher forum for choosing one.
It will help your piano to have it tuned as recommended by the manufacturer & dealer, perhaps three times the first year, and then twice a year after that. You may also get recommendations for good piano technicians from your piano teacher.

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#1161318 - 03/11/09 02:39 PM Re: Remington RV-121 [Re: guest1013]
sonnyl Offline
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Thanks, I will read Piano Teacher forum.

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#1161319 - 03/11/09 02:43 PM Re: Remington RV-121 [Re: sonnyl]
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Besides referrals, you may find a piano technician through www.ptg.org Plus the site has information on taking care of a piano, and some activities for children.

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