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#1842584 - 02/11/12 12:49 PM Re: Seeking info & advice on Mathushek Piano [Re: BDB]
PianistWannabe Offline
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Registered: 02/04/12
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To Rotom: Thank you for the tip! The pedals are years overdue for cleaning, but I was afraid to touch them!

And to BDB: Thank you for the warning!

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#1842970 - 02/12/12 01:25 AM Re: Seeking info & advice on Mathushek Piano [Re: airgrabber]
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Registered: 07/28/09
Posts: 1192
Loc: Nashville, TN
Sometimes pianos of that vintage can be quite playable with only some minor repairs (that can range from a tuning and cleaning to some regulating to hammer shaping and voicing, but what ever, by minor I mean in the 100's of dollars rather than the 1000's of dollars.) I have a friend who got a free Kurtzman grand piano that sounds lovely and plays pretty good too. It's all original, and he's happy with it - so I guess that's what matters most. If you're happy with it, that's great. It looks great in your home and the "shabby chic" look has its own charm.
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#1873972 - 04/05/12 02:59 AM Re: Seeking info & advice on Mathushek Piano [Re: airgrabber]
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Registered: 04/13/06
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Loc: Sandy Eggo, California
So airgrabber, I'm assuming you had a technician look at it? You've had it tuned?
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#1913498 - 06/14/12 02:38 PM Re: Seeking info & advice on Mathushek Piano [Re: airgrabber]
specialkay4444 Offline
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Registered: 06/14/12
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Hello! This is my first time on this site so forgive me if Im not in the right forum! I am hoping that someone can help me. I am buying a furnished house in Pennsylvania. The house is coming with a Mathushek baby grand piano. I have zero piano experience and will be selling the piano the first chance I get. Is there any value to the piano or am I going to end up giving it away in a few months? The piano does play but I wouldnt know if it was in tune or not. The prior owner was a music teacher so Im sure it was maintained to some degree. Ive looked on some other sites and see that a lot of people just want to give their pianos away to get them out of the house. I would feel like a sucker if I gave away an expensive piano! I can try and find out some more info on the piano if you tell me where to look. Thanks!

Kelly

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#1915078 - 06/17/12 11:27 PM Re: Seeking info & advice on Mathushek Piano [Re: airgrabber]
Kenny M Offline
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Registered: 05/31/11
Posts: 2
Loc: FL
Here's a picture of mine, not the best lighting:

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1893 Mathushek Baby Grand Piano

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