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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]
Pianolance Offline
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Registered: 07/28/09
Posts: 1202
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.
Knabe 5'2" Louis XV Walnut circa 1927
Very part time piano broker.

#1873972 - 04/05/12 02:59 AM Re: Seeking info & advice on Mathushek Piano [Re: airgrabber]
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Registered: 04/13/06
Posts: 2543
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So airgrabber, I'm assuming you had a technician look at it? You've had it tuned?
Happiness is a freshly tuned piano.
Jim Boydston, proprietor, No Piano Left Behind - technician

#1913498 - 06/14/12 02:38 PM Re: Seeking info & advice on Mathushek Piano [Re: airgrabber]
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Registered: 06/14/12
Posts: 1
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!


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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:

1893 Mathushek Baby Grand Piano

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