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#1532701 - 10/10/10 11:39 PM Update and ending of my piano search--updated with pics
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Registered: 04/01/10
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Loc: Salt Lake City, Utah
Some of you read my earlier post regarding the steinway pianos that I was going to see. They were nice pianos but my husband and I decided that we are not the restorer types and with pianos 100 years old something would need to be redone at some point and I just wanted a piano that I wouldn't have to worry about.

So, on Saturday I went to the Kawai dealership to buy the RX-2, and decided to get an RX-3 instead! To me, the difference in sound was worth the extra money. I am thrilled that the search is over. I think I got a great deal, am so happy with the dealer, and got a piano that will suit me forever.

The piano comes tomorrow!! Thanks to everyone here for your advice. Checking this board has become part of my daily routine, so I'm sure I will still be frequenting this place. Hope to help others with their journeys...as that's what it really is.

MM


Edited by mathmom (10/11/10 06:10 PM)

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#1532728 - 10/11/10 12:51 AM Re: Update and ending of my piano search [Re: mathmom]
gnuboi Offline
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Registered: 04/26/10
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Yay congratulations! Nice piano... what color finish?

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#1532735 - 10/11/10 01:03 AM Re: Update and ending of my piano search [Re: mathmom]
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Congratulations, mathmom! I don't know much about the Kawais, but this is a special time for you.

Wishing you many, many years of enjoyment of this welcome new addition to your family.

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#1532744 - 10/11/10 01:16 AM Re: Update and ending of my piano search [Re: mathmom]
Robert 45 Offline
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Excellent choice. Those extra 8cm make a significant improvement in the quality of the sound.
I have a Kawai RX3 and it is a delightful piano.
Congratulations!

Robert.

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#1532871 - 10/11/10 06:17 AM Re: Update and ending of my piano search [Re: Robert 45]
Daffodil Offline
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Oh congratulations! What a beautiful piano.

I'm waiting for my new addition this Saturday. Good luck for tomorrow!
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#1532951 - 10/11/10 08:59 AM Re: Update and ending of my piano search [Re: mathmom]
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Great choice Mathmom. Congratulations.

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#1532993 - 10/11/10 10:06 AM Re: Update and ending of my piano search [Re: mathmom]
PianoMan1958 Offline
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Registered: 02/13/10
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Loc: Tennessee
Congratulations, we want to see pics
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#1532994 - 10/11/10 10:10 AM Re: Update and ending of my piano search [Re: mathmom]
Hop Offline
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Congrats on your new RX-3! It's a fine piano, and I'm sure you will enjoy it for decades to come.

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#1533022 - 10/11/10 10:55 AM Re: Update and ending of my piano search [Re: Hop]
mathmom Offline
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Registered: 04/01/10
Posts: 27
Loc: Salt Lake City, Utah
Thanks, everyone!

I got the polished ebony. It's supposed to be really easy to take care of, and as I have children that is a concern for me. Hopefully it will really be as easy as they say.

I will post pics when it comes this afternoon. I can't even bear to sit down at my old console this morning...

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#1533023 - 10/11/10 10:56 AM Re: Update and ending of my piano search [Re: mathmom]
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Registered: 03/25/06
Posts: 8585
Loc: Georgia, USA
Congratulations, Mathmom!

I am so happy for you and wish you many years of enjoyment with your new Kawai RX3!

Can’t wait to see pictures.

Rick
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#1533064 - 10/11/10 11:52 AM Re: Update and ending of my piano search [Re: mathmom]
Plowboy Offline
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Loc: SoCal
Nice piano. Yes, pictures, please.
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#1533312 - 10/11/10 06:03 PM Re: Update and ending of my piano search [Re: Plowboy]
mathmom Offline
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Loc: Salt Lake City, Utah
Here are some pictures:

[img:center]http://www.flickr.com/photos/jacklynsey/5072653051/[/img]
[img:center]http://www.flickr.com/photos/jacklynsey/5072655795/
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[img:center]http://www.flickr.com/photos/jacklynsey/5072655459/
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The last one shows the height of the ceiling. They are 14' high. The room is long and skinny.

MM

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#1533346 - 10/11/10 06:44 PM Re: Update and ending of my piano search [Re: mathmom]
gnuboi Offline
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Loc: USA
Beautiful! Must sound pretty nice with tall ceilings and carpet. Be sure to avoid direct sunlight.

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#1533350 - 10/11/10 06:49 PM Re: Update and ending of my piano search [Re: mathmom]
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Very pretty, both the piano and the setting!
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#1533353 - 10/11/10 06:57 PM Re: Update and ending of my piano search--updated with pics [Re: mathmom]
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Congratulations!

Enjoy your new piano!

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#1533358 - 10/11/10 07:06 PM Re: Update and ending of my piano search--updated with pics [Re: mathmom]
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Registered: 06/08/10
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Loc: West central Florida
Beautiful new piano Mathmom! thumb I hope it is enjoyed for years to come!
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#1533364 - 10/11/10 07:19 PM Re: Update and ending of my piano search--updated with pics [Re: mathmom]
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Loc: Jersey Shore
Nice piano Congrats!...looks like its getting direct sunny light which might be a problem...

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#1533468 - 10/11/10 10:49 PM Re: Update and ending of my piano search--updated with pics [Re: mathmom]
Coreyp Offline
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Registered: 02/27/10
Posts: 55
Loc: Utah
Congratulations! Kawai RX-2 and RX-3 grands were always on my list as potential choices, and I think they are nice pianos, well-built and reliable. My wife and I also ended up spending more than we thought on a nicer piano than what we had expected to buy.

I second or third the sunlight thing- it can apparently really affect finishes, etc. over time. I was told by our tech to get full window shades before moving the piano into the final location. BTW, did you happen to go to Baldassin Pianos as well? We found a couple gems there that surprised us among the Faziolis and Schimmels.


Edited by Coreyp (10/11/10 10:51 PM)

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#1533533 - 10/12/10 01:11 AM Re: Update and ending of my piano search--updated with pics [Re: mathmom]
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Registered: 09/19/09
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Loc: Atlanta, GA
Congrats! It's a good choice.
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#1533843 - 10/12/10 12:53 PM Re: Update and ending of my piano search--updated with pics [Re: mathmom]
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Wow! That's some great looking granite. Looks like some fun scrambling.

And the piano ain't bad neither.
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#1533857 - 10/12/10 01:12 PM Re: Update and ending of my piano search--updated with pics [Re: mathmom]
PianoMan1958 Offline
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Registered: 02/13/10
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Loc: Tennessee
Just beautiful
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#1533881 - 10/12/10 01:38 PM Re: Update and ending of my piano search--updated with pics [Re: mathmom]
mathmom Offline
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Registered: 04/01/10
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Loc: Salt Lake City, Utah
Lol, Gary! I couldn't understand what you were talking about with the granite...the floor is carpeted! wink Yeah, it's mostly my hubby's flikr account. I tried to link the pics directly in my post, but it didn't work. oh well. Too funny!

MM

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#1533885 - 10/12/10 01:42 PM Re: Update and ending of my piano search--updated with pics [Re: mathmom]
mathmom Offline
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Loc: Salt Lake City, Utah
BTW, the room does not get full sun until late in the afternoon. Then, I will just tilt the shutters to half-closed. Is this acceptable? This room was made to have a piano sitting there, but I agree that it's not ideal...

MM

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#1534151 - 10/12/10 08:22 PM Re: Update and ending of my piano search--updated with pics [Re: mathmom]
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Loc: Texas
Congratulations, mathmom. You have a beautiful new piano in a lovely home.
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#1534378 - 10/13/10 03:17 AM Re: Update and ending of my piano search--updated with pics [Re: mathmom]
gnuboi Offline
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Loc: USA
Indirect light is fine. Having windows nearby provides view to the player, too.

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#1534447 - 10/13/10 08:12 AM Re: Update and ending of my piano search--updated with pics [Re: mathmom]
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Registered: 07/27/09
Posts: 100
Loc: Padova, Italy
Congratulations!
That's a really beautiful piano.
Watching the photo of the movers reminded me of last year, when I got mine...it's been a fantastic day!
By the way...I gave a look at those mountain photos next to the piano ones: what a beautiful place!

Happy playing
Paolo
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#1534471 - 10/13/10 08:43 AM Re: Update and ending of my piano search--updated with pics [Re: mathmom]
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Very nice!
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