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#1457541 - 06/16/10 11:16 AM Finally some pictures of my new Essex!!!
itsfreakingmeout Offline
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Registered: 03/09/10
Posts: 706
Loc: Manassas, Virginia
Here she is:














I really hope i did that right, BTW. Her name is Edna. Edna Essex.
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#1457546 - 06/16/10 11:31 AM Re: Finally some pictures of my new Essex!!! [Re: itsfreakingmeout]
Rickster Offline


Registered: 03/25/06
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Loc: Georgia, USA
Edna is beautiful!! Congratulations!

Rick
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#1457556 - 06/16/10 11:43 AM Re: Finally some pictures of my new Essex!!! [Re: Rickster]
pianoloverus Offline
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Registered: 05/29/01
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Loc: New York City
Very essexy.

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#1457572 - 06/16/10 12:02 PM Re: Finally some pictures of my new Essex!!! [Re: pianoloverus]
gnuboi Offline
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Loc: USA
Congratulations!

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#1457574 - 06/16/10 12:04 PM Re: Finally some pictures of my new Essex!!! [Re: gnuboi]
JSC0324 Offline
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Registered: 09/09/04
Posts: 200
Loc: Grandvaux, VD Switzerland
Enjoy!!!!

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#1457599 - 06/16/10 12:43 PM Re: Finally some pictures of my new Essex!!! [Re: JSC0324]
Colby Offline
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Registered: 05/07/10
Posts: 18
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Edna is nice. Enjoy!

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#1457615 - 06/16/10 01:12 PM Re: Finally some pictures of my new Essex!!! [Re: itsfreakingmeout]
crogersrx Offline
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Originally Posted By: itsfreakingmeout
Here she is:

I really hope i did that right, BTW. Her name is Edna. Edna Essex.


Beautiful!! Congratulations! But, as regal as she looks, you should probably call her "Lady Edna of Essex" smile

Congrats on your new piano companion!
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#1457618 - 06/16/10 01:18 PM Re: Finally some pictures of my new Essex!!! [Re: crogersrx]
Plowboy Offline
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Registered: 06/26/08
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Loc: SoCal
Well, you and Edna have a good time together.
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#1457626 - 06/16/10 01:26 PM Re: Finally some pictures of my new Essex!!! [Re: Plowboy]
Woody-Woodruff Offline
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Registered: 01/11/08
Posts: 615
Loc: Coastal Mississippi
itsfreakingmeout & Edna,

We hope your time together is as rewarding as ours has been!

Molly Metropolitan & Woody-woodruff
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#1457645 - 06/16/10 02:10 PM Re: Finally some pictures of my new Essex!!! [Re: Woody-Woodruff]
IramChZ Offline
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Registered: 02/09/10
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Loc: Michigan, USA
Nice looking piano!

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#1457728 - 06/16/10 04:25 PM Re: Finally some pictures of my new Essex!!! [Re: IramChZ]
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Loc: Texas
Nice! Congratulations.
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#1457778 - 06/16/10 06:00 PM Re: Finally some pictures of my new Essex!!! [Re: itsfreakingmeout]
bbuckis Offline
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Registered: 04/04/10
Posts: 81
Congratulations itsfreakingmeout. If that's a 123E, it is one of the best sounding uprights made.
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#1457816 - 06/16/10 06:52 PM Re: Finally some pictures of my new Essex!!! [Re: bbuckis]
itsfreakingmeout Offline
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Loc: Manassas, Virginia
Originally Posted By: bbuckis
Congratulations itsfreakingmeout. If that's a 123E, it is one of the best sounding uprights made.



as it turns out, it is a 123E! I love it love it love it...its out of tune now because i've had it a little over a week and they don't tune it until after 30 days, but i love it!!
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#1457904 - 06/16/10 08:29 PM Re: Finally some pictures of my new Essex!!! [Re: itsfreakingmeout]
Little_Blue_Engine Offline
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Registered: 03/30/09
Posts: 1239
Loc: Ohio, US
Wow, she's shiny! I can see your room in the fallboard. Congrats!
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#1457961 - 06/16/10 11:14 PM Re: Finally some pictures of my new Essex!!! [Re: Little_Blue_Engine]
J_D Offline
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Registered: 03/10/10
Posts: 304
Loc: Texas, USA
Congrats. I hope you two make beautiful music together!
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#1458147 - 06/17/10 10:28 AM Re: Finally some pictures of my new Essex!!! [Re: J_D]
damartinca Offline
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Registered: 01/08/10
Posts: 92
Loc: California
Enjoy your new piano!

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#1460743 - 06/22/10 08:20 AM Re: Finally some pictures of my new Essex!!! [Re: damartinca]
itsfreakingmeout Offline
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Registered: 03/09/10
Posts: 706
Loc: Manassas, Virginia
Her new spot:



My dog loves sleeping to the left of the piano where that little corner is lol.
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Yeah I've got a Cristofori and love it. What.

if you're thinking about going into that house, don't.

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#1463634 - 06/26/10 10:27 PM Re: Finally some pictures of my new Essex!!! [Re: itsfreakingmeout]
Magnolia88 Offline
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Registered: 06/20/10
Posts: 25
Edna is beautiful and I know you are enjoying her! I named my piano Eleanor...lol.
Happy playing!
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#1463643 - 06/26/10 10:40 PM Re: Finally some pictures of my new Essex!!! [Re: itsfreakingmeout]
MzrtFan Offline
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Registered: 05/19/10
Posts: 86
Loc: United States
Congratulations!
Do you live in Northern VA? I think I might have played this same piano at the Steinway dealer, I was there in early May.
It is a nice piano indeed!

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#1463657 - 06/27/10 12:00 AM Re: Finally some pictures of my new Essex!!! [Re: itsfreakingmeout]
4evrBeginR Offline
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Registered: 06/27/09
Posts: 1607
Loc: California
Cool pictures; very shinny. Congratulations again and enjoy making music with Edna.
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#1463778 - 06/27/10 09:12 AM Re: Finally some pictures of my new Essex!!! [Re: MzrtFan]
itsfreakingmeout Offline
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Registered: 03/09/10
Posts: 706
Loc: Manassas, Virginia
Originally Posted By: MzrtFan
Congratulations!
Do you live in Northern VA? I think I might have played this same piano at the Steinway dealer, I was there in early May.
It is a nice piano indeed!


yes actually! I got this piano from the DC steinway gallery in tysons mall.
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Yeah I've got a Cristofori and love it. What.

if you're thinking about going into that house, don't.

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#1463902 - 06/27/10 02:57 PM Re: Finally some pictures of my new Essex!!! [Re: itsfreakingmeout]
stevemar Offline
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Registered: 04/10/10
Posts: 8
Loc: Florida
Congrats! Very nice. I am still looking for my new upright.
Steve cool

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#1463907 - 06/27/10 03:30 PM Re: Finally some pictures of my new Essex!!! [Re: stevemar]
charleslang Offline
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Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 2084
I think Essexes play above their price point. I haven't played the verticals, but the grands were eye-opening to me. I played one next to various grands - a new Knabe, a Yamaha, some other Chinese grands including Brodmann - and was pleasantly surprised.

I'm a little surprised they aren't mentioned here on the forums more. Some, including me, don't like Steinway's domination all that much. But the pianos play and sound just wonderfully IMO.
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#1463926 - 06/27/10 04:46 PM Re: Finally some pictures of my new Essex!!! [Re: charleslang]
4evrBeginR Offline
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Registered: 06/27/09
Posts: 1607
Loc: California
Originally Posted By: charleslang

I'm a little surprised they aren't mentioned here on the forums more. Some, including me, don't like Steinway's domination all that much. But the pianos play and sound just wonderfully IMO.


I think the MSRP of Essex is higher than other Chinese made pianos, so some say they aren't good value, but I found once you go into a dealer with the knowledge that Essex is made by Pearl River, then the Steinway dealer is more willing to aggressively price the Essex to represent a very good value. At the end of the day, I feel the higher quality comparable to new Ritmüller UH is worth 10% more than a run of the mill Pearl River but certainly not worth thousands more as suggested by the MSRP. This is why PW is a great place because I would not have otherwise been in a position to get a larger 48" Essex for the price of a smaller Yamaha P22 without PW.
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#1463937 - 06/27/10 05:05 PM Re: Finally some pictures of my new Essex!!! [Re: 4evrBeginR]
charleslang Offline
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Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 2084
Originally Posted By: 4evr88


I think the MSRP of Essex is higher than other Chinese made pianos . . . certainly not worth thousands more as suggested by the MSRP.


The SMP listed in Pianobuyer is about 2k lower for an Essex upright than for the Ritmuellers, and 3k lower for the grands. Brodmanns are also higher than Essex. Essexes are only a few thousand more than the entry level Chinese pianos.
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Baldwin Model R; Hardman 5'9" grand; Rieger-Kloss vertical

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#1464140 - 06/28/10 12:29 AM Re: Finally some pictures of my new Essex!!! [Re: charleslang]
4evrBeginR Offline
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Registered: 06/27/09
Posts: 1607
Loc: California
I'll send you a PM.
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#1464158 - 06/28/10 01:49 AM Re: Finally some pictures of my new Essex!!! [Re: 4evrBeginR]
AaronT Offline
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Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 12
Loc: Hawaii
Hmm, naming the piano.. Does everyone do this?
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