Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1237467 - 07/26/09 01:38 AM New Baldwin Website....
cah77388 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/03/07
Posts: 85
Loc: Spring, Texas
Has anyone checked out the new Baldwin website...interesting to note that they list their MSRP's for everyone to see. Also, if you click on the L1, and read the review, a Baldwin owner states that new L1's are no longer made in Ark., while a reply message states that the Ark. plant is still open, just re-tooled, so to speak....
_________________________
1976 Kawai KG-2C
1949 B. Shoninger Spinet
2003 Casio Privia PX100

Top
(ads 568) Hailun Pianos

 

#1237487 - 07/26/09 04:51 AM Re: New Baldwin Website.... [Re: cah77388]
beethoven986 Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 3320
Interesting. If that's true, Baldwin was very stupid to let everyone think it closed the Ark. plant. Also, using the Baldwin name on the BH models is unfairly deceptive... some people think Boston is made by Steinway; imagine what some people will think about this (the crescent over the "i" is a lame attempt to distinguish these pianos from the artist grands).

That said, I recently played a Gibson era SF-10 and thought that it was still a first rate piano.
_________________________
B.Mus. Piano Performance 2009
M.Mus. Piano Performance & Literature 2011
PTG Associate Member
Certified Dampp-Chaser installer

Top
#1237512 - 07/26/09 08:39 AM Re: New Baldwin Website.... [Re: beethoven986]
Starting Over Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 1290
Loc: Toronto
Baldwin seems to have lost the Baldwin.Com URL, using BaldwinPiano.com instead. Is this recent?
Baldwin.com is owned by a media company of some sort. Hard to tell exactly what it is from the web site.

_________________________
Buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it.
Will Rogers


Top
#1237520 - 07/26/09 09:15 AM Re: New Baldwin Website.... [Re: Starting Over]
sotto voce Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 6163
Loc: Briarcliff Manor, NY, USA
Originally Posted By: Starting Over
Baldwin seems to have lost the Baldwin.Com URL, using BaldwinPiano.com instead. Is this recent?

No. According to the Wayback Machine, the media company's use of that domain name goes back at least to 1996:

http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.baldwin.com

Steven
_________________________

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."
—Albert Schweitzer

Chopin: Allegro de Concert Op. 46
Schumann: Toccata Op. 7
Fauré: Ballade Op. 19

Top
#1237601 - 07/26/09 12:26 PM Re: New Baldwin Website.... [Re: sotto voce]
88Key_PianoPlayer Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/02/02
Posts: 1905
Loc: El Cajon, CA
I've noticed what I believe are some inaccuracies in the specs. For example, the A0 speaking length in the several different sized verticals I checked was listed as 48" for all of them, and for the B275 grand it was 59". I thought the B252 would be 54" (if it's the same as the 6000) and the B275 would be abour 79" (if it's the same as the SD10).

Also, is there a site where I could see medium to high resolution (at least 1024 to 1600, preferably 3264 (8 megapixel) to 5616 (Canon 5D Mark II) pixels wide or larger) digital photos of the internals of the current vertical models? Or better yet is there a place in San Diego area (including North County areas) where I can see & play them, now that Ric Overton is no longer a Baldwin Dealer?


Edited by 88Key_PianoPlayer (07/26/09 12:30 PM)
_________________________
Associate Member - Piano Technicians Guild
1950 (#144211) Baldwin Hamilton
1956 (#167714) Baldwin Hamilton
You can right-click my avatar for an option to view a larger version.

Top
#1237610 - 07/26/09 12:37 PM Re: New Baldwin Website.... [Re: cah77388]
pd1500 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/12/09
Posts: 60
Originally Posted By: cah77388
Has anyone checked out the new Baldwin website...interesting to note that they list their MSRP's for everyone to see. Also, if you click on the L1, and read the review, a Baldwin owner states that new L1's are no longer made in Ark., while a reply message states that the Ark. plant is still open, just re-tooled, so to speak....


The local newspaper seems to think the plant is all but closed.....

Trumann Democrat

Latest update is that some Wurlitzer jukebox warehousing will be going on at the site, but no new piano manufacturing except to finish up existing orders.

That site doesn't say a thing about support for Baldwin or other pianos, but at least CS will answer questions about them.

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World, Rickster 
What's Hot!!
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
140 registered (accordeur, AaronM, *windowlicker*, aesop, 47 invisible), 1708 Guests and 21 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
75920 Members
42 Forums
156890 Topics
2305257 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Stabilise tuning on old grand
by michaelopolis
51 minutes 14 seconds ago
Pierre-Laurent Aimard Ticket for sale
by Fugue14
Today at 01:18 PM
A New Piano Brand is Coming
by Steve Cohen
Today at 12:21 PM
YAMAHA SILENT PIANO HQ 300 SX - Information please!
by ernani
Today at 10:52 AM
CA95 and HP-508
by Alpiano
Today at 09:47 AM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission