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!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Yamaha CP4 Rebate
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
133 registered (albumblatter, alexk3954, alfredo capurso, 36251, Almaviva, Al LaPorte, 32 invisible), 1581 Guests and 11 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
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 & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* 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
#145808 - 04/23/07 11:07 AM Review of Piano Choices
KLHyatt Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 04/23/07
Posts: 3
Loc: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
I am looking at several baby grand pianos. The ones that are in my price range are as follows. I'd be interested in any thoughts about these manufacturers and whether one is substantially better or worse than the others.

My options are a 4'-8" Ritmuller @ $7400, a 4'11 1/2" Hailun @ $7025 or a 4'-10" Hardman & Peck @ $5990. Many thanks for any advice you can offer.

Top
(ads 568) Hailun Pianos

 

#145809 - 04/23/07 11:14 AM Re: Review of Piano Choices
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17849
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
I'd go with the longer Hailun. At the size you're considering, every inch counts, and the Hailun has a good rep here as a Chinese manufacturer.

Try searching the archives for these particular brands as well; click on the word "search" at the top of the page.
_________________________
Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

Top
#145810 - 04/23/07 11:35 AM Re: Review of Piano Choices
Steve Cohen Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 10570
Loc: Maryland/DC/No. VA
All of these prices seem high to me, except the H&P.

I would keep shopping. Look at some of the Indoneasean-made pianos from Yamaha, Samick and Kawai.
_________________________
Piano Industry Consultant- http://www.linkedin.com/pub/steve-cohen/6/b92/b80

Consultant & Contributing Editor - Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyer

Jasons Music
Maryland/DC/No. VA
Since 1937.

www.jasonsmusic.com
My postings, unless stated otherwise, are my personal opinions, not those of my clients.

Top
#145811 - 04/24/07 04:28 PM Re: Review of Piano Choices
swampwiz Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/07/07
Posts: 562
Loc: Louisiana, USA
A 4'-8" grand? I wonder if that is the smallest grand that is on the market.

Top
#145812 - 04/24/07 06:20 PM Re: Review of Piano Choices
Colin Dunn Online   content
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/11/05
Posts: 536
Loc: Arvada, CO
I also thought these are high prices for a sub-5' baby grand. You should be able to get at least a 5' new piano for that price. On the used market, you may be able to find up to a 6'6" piano in this price range if time is on your side...
_________________________
Colin Dunn

Top
#145813 - 04/25/07 04:08 PM Re: Review of Piano Choices
PSS Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/17/04
Posts: 893
I agree with Steve the prices seem way high. Out of all of them though I can tell you the Hailun is the one you want.

Good Luck!

Top
#145814 - 04/25/07 04:13 PM Re: Review of Piano Choices
KLHyatt Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 04/23/07
Posts: 3
Loc: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Many thanks for all your input. I have now located a new 5'3'' Kohler & Campbell in the same price range. I've read some postings in the archives here and elsewhere that suggest there are some technical issues with K&C. I'd appreciate any thoughts and also how K&C compares to Hailun. Many thanks again. It is so good to be able to ask people with much more knowledge than I about this!

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World, Rickster 
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
circle of 5ths coaster
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Hal Leonard Teacher VIP
Hal Leonard Teacher VIP Your Source for Piano Music
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Anything like Rocksmith for keys?
by Colin Dunn
03/28/15 10:20 AM
Comparitive Latency of popular VIs... and the winner is...
by dire tonic
03/28/15 09:35 AM
Hello! I'd like to discuss my piano competition repertoire.
by albumblatter
03/28/15 09:14 AM
Coda on Tcherepnin's Bagatelles Op.5
by izaldu
03/28/15 08:54 AM
What monitors do you use with your MP11?
by Morodiene
03/28/15 08:40 AM
What's Hot!!
Trade Regrets: Gary Trafton - Piano Rep
--------------------
Historic Piano Documents
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
78,673 Registered Members
43 Forums
162,772 Topics
2,389,341 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

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 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission