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#1265011 - 09/09/09 02:26 AM Welcome home! My Estonia in pyramid mahogany!
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After trying many pianos, I decided to get an Estonia L190 in pyramid mahogany. I still can't believe how nice the sound and touch are.
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#1265016 - 09/09/09 02:31 AM Re: Welcome! My Estonia in pyramid mahogany! [Re: Fun]
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Great pictures. Beautiful piano. Congratulations!
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#1265019 - 09/09/09 02:38 AM Re: Welcome! My Estonia in pyramid mahogany! [Re: Fun]
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Fun,

Congratulation; very nice instrument and room environment too!

The shots are excellent also: could serve immediately in a sales brochure.

The room acoutics look quite lively to me but as you say you find the sound very nice everything must be OK.

Enjoy,

schwammerl.

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#1265046 - 09/09/09 05:09 AM Re: Welcome! My Estonia in pyramid mahogany! [Re: schwammerl]
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Congrats! Beautiful piano!
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#1265052 - 09/09/09 05:41 AM Re: Welcome! My Estonia in pyramid mahogany! [Re: Terry5758]
Alex Hernandez Offline
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Stunning!

I'm she she sounds as good as she looks.

Congratulations and many years of happiness.
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#1265057 - 09/09/09 05:58 AM Re: Welcome! My Estonia in pyramid mahogany! [Re: Alex Hernandez]
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looks wonderful!
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#1265066 - 09/09/09 06:56 AM Re: Welcome! My Estonia in pyramid mahogany! [Re: schwammerl]
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Originally Posted By: schwammerl
Fun,

Congratulation; very nice instrument and room environment too!

The shots are excellent also: could serve immediately in a sales brochure.

Schwammerl.


I was thinking the same thing too...or maybe a pic from House Beautiful!

May you make beautiful music together!
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#1265072 - 09/09/09 07:09 AM Re: Welcome! My Estonia in pyramid mahogany! [Re: lilylady]
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Absolutely gorgeous! You must be thrilled. Congratulations!

Wish I lived near Phoenix ...
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#1265073 - 09/09/09 07:24 AM Re: Welcome! My Estonia in pyramid mahogany! [Re: Paul in FWB]
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Really beautiful photos of a really beautiful piano.

Enjoy!
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#1265076 - 09/09/09 07:37 AM Re: Welcome! My Estonia in pyramid mahogany! [Re: Rich Galassini]
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Its beautiful and goes so well with your decor - a lovely bonus on top of a no doubt beautiful sound!
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#1265080 - 09/09/09 07:47 AM Re: Welcome! My Estonia in pyramid mahogany! [Re: Collyermum]
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Very nice...congrats and enjoy...and I agree, beautiful room!!
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#1265084 - 09/09/09 07:56 AM Re: Welcome! My Estonia in pyramid mahogany! [Re: Les Koltvedt]
HappyApple Offline
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Registered: 08/08/09
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Loc: Tennessee, USA
That is one nice piano. I love the mahogany and the ripples. My goodness; breath-taking. And those strong, simple legs. You lucky dog; you! Enjoy It looks good in the room too.
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#1265103 - 09/09/09 08:44 AM Re: Welcome! My Estonia in pyramid mahogany! [Re: HappyApple]
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Beautiful piano!! (Your living room looks like it's larger than my two bedroom apartment, but then again, I live in NYC, where pianos are big and apartments are small)

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#1265122 - 09/09/09 09:03 AM Re: Welcome! My Estonia in pyramid mahogany! [Re: pianoloverus]
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What a gorgeous piano. I bet it sounds great in that room too.

Dan
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#1265139 - 09/09/09 09:28 AM Re: Welcome! My Estonia in pyramid mahogany! [Re: DanLaura Larson]
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pyramid mahogony?

I've never heard of it.. but it's ABSOLUTELY gorgeous. (nice room too.. so tasteful).

enjoy your fine piano!
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#1265202 - 09/09/09 10:52 AM Re: Welcome! My Estonia in pyramid mahogany! [Re: apple*]
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Very, very beautiful piano in a great setting! congrats!!


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#1265217 - 09/09/09 11:13 AM Re: Welcome! My Estonia in pyramid mahogany! [Re: pianoloverus]
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Originally Posted By: pianoloverus
Beautiful piano!! (Your living room looks like it's larger than my two bedroom apartment, but then again, I live in NYC, where pianos are big and apartments are small)

that would be NO problem for me.
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#1265239 - 09/09/09 11:56 AM Re: Welcome! My Estonia in pyramid mahogany! [Re: apple*]
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Registered: 03/27/09
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Great piano in a gorgeous finish.

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#1265258 - 09/09/09 12:24 PM Re: Welcome! My Estonia in pyramid mahogany! [Re: SeilerFan]
Norbert Offline
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The Germans told me years ago this finish is no longer happening in Germany.

Looks like they're missing out on quite something.....

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#1265261 - 09/09/09 12:28 PM Re: Welcome! My Estonia in pyramid mahogany! [Re: Norbert]
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Registered: 05/25/09
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Loc: Albuquerque
Wow... congratulations! It looks perfect in that setting!... The finish is amazing... enjoy...

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#1265262 - 09/09/09 12:29 PM Re: Welcome! My Estonia in pyramid mahogany! [Re: MPP]
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Loc: California
gorgeous!!!

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#1265266 - 09/09/09 12:32 PM Re: Welcome! My Estonia in pyramid mahogany! [Re: Norbert]
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Originally Posted By: Norbert
The Germans told me years ago this finish is no longer happening in Germany.


I remember a photograph of a Seiler 186 in that finish years ago. Seiler was actually one of the most progressive when it came to offering custom finishes. Nowadays, looking at their latest catalogue, they (and it seems, many others) have returned to few basic finishes. You can chose between polished black, polished black and polished black. I guess, during these times nobody wants to add a surcharge to an already pricey German grand except maybe a few. That's too sad. Any reason why the Germans have done away with this? Did it not sell? Was marketability the only reason?


Edited by SeilerFan (09/09/09 12:33 PM)

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#1265268 - 09/09/09 12:32 PM Re: Welcome! My Estonia in pyramid mahogany! [Re: SeilerFan]
Fun Offline
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Registered: 08/21/09
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Loc: Phoenix, Arizona
Thank you for all the kind words. I sure look forward to enjoy this piano for a long time. It's like a dream come through to have such a high caliber piano at home.

Schwammerl, once the piano is tuned in one month time, I'll look at the room acoustics more. The room has thick carpet, fabric window blinds for the two large windows, and the fabric couch, so I hope that's good enough. Thanks for pointing that out!

Apple, I've seen pyramid mahogany offered by different piano manufacturers, including Mason & Hamlin, Steinway (there's one in ebay now), Bosendorfer etc. Larry Fine's book also list this model for Estonia as well. I saw this piano at the dealer first, and then I talked to my wife about it. She said she only want polished ebony, not any of the wood finish. After I brought her to see the piano, she said it's nicer than black smile
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#1265280 - 09/09/09 12:51 PM Re: Welcome! My Estonia in pyramid mahogany! [Re: Fun]
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Registered: 07/03/09
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Loc: B.C., Canada
It is absolutely stunning!! And my colour, too! So sad not too many of them around. It looks wonderful in your living-room. I wish I had that kind of space for such a beautiful piece of furniture that makes such incredible music! Enjoy!

Lori

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#1265419 - 09/09/09 04:39 PM Re: Welcome! My Estonia in pyramid mahogany! [Re: lori822]
Benjamin K Offline
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Registered: 11/15/07
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Loc: Orange Co
Congratulation on your new pianos. That pyramid mahogany Estonia piano surely looks beautiful in your house.
I saw the pyramid mahogany Estonia 190 at 2009 NAMM show and it was a stunning looking piano and felt in love with it in first sight. I am pretty sure it play beautifully as it looks.
Once again, Congratulation to you!!
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#1265461 - 09/09/09 06:50 PM Re: Welcome! My Estonia in pyramid mahogany! [Re: Benjamin K]
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Any reason why the Germans have done away with this? Did it not sell? Was marketability the only reason?


When I asked some of them, they said it was too "gody" bordering on 'kitchy'.

It's one of the many areas I happened to disagree with them, but then I have lived in North America for 40 years now.

Luckily they never asked me about some of their own space-age designs....

Norbert bah
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#1265467 - 09/09/09 07:03 PM Re: Welcome! My Estonia in pyramid mahogany! [Re: Norbert]
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Originally Posted By: Norbert
Quote:
Any reason why the Germans have done away with this? Did it not sell? Was marketability the only reason?


When I asked some of them, they said it was too "gody" bordering on 'kitchy'.

It's one of the many areas I happened to disagree with them, but then I have lived in North America for 40 years now.

Luckily they never asked me about some of their own space-age designs....
Norbert bah


Tell me about it! I see some of these on their websites and I think "What a waste of time and energy".

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#1265476 - 09/09/09 07:13 PM Re: Welcome! My Estonia in pyramid mahogany! [Re: Furtwangler]
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In defence of the German astronautical designs grin these are beautifully crafted pianos when actually seen in person.

Pictures never do them justice - that's for sure.

It's perhaps one of theses guys' efforts trying to be a little different from the other guy - having some 10 top makers within close distance has its advantage [downfall?]

Having seen the occasional Chinese copy, leaves one wondering if they perhaps didn't also get the attention of some secret admirers from elsewhere...

Norbert wink


Edited by Norbert (09/09/09 07:14 PM)
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#1265486 - 09/09/09 07:30 PM Re: Welcome! My Estonia in pyramid mahogany! [Re: Collyermum]
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Very nice. Also think the pictures are very professional.
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#1265494 - 09/09/09 07:46 PM Re: Welcome! My Estonia in pyramid mahogany! [Re: Norbert]
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Originally Posted By: Norbert
Luckily they never asked me about some of their own space-age designs....

Norbert bah


Seiler did a particularly ugly design, a greyish-silverish grand suspended from a gigantic stand on steel threads with a futuristic and curvy body. I think, they also used it in their ad in the latest edition of the Fine book. I wished they had chosen one of their splendid wood finishes, but instead.....

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