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#1789035 - 11/14/11 08:01 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: JeanieA]
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Here's a Wellington upright for only.... $5,000.00. I know where a couple of these Wellington uprights are at. Maybe I should latch on to them.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/msg/2702254878.html
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#1789074 - 11/14/11 09:21 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Well, it does have a lovely custom finish!
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#1792909 - 11/20/11 08:56 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/msg/2712107350.html

"UPRIGHT GRAND BLUES PIANO"
"This is a must see to believe solid antique upright 1920's blues piano, actually manufactured in 1910 by Lauter. "


WHAT!!???
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#1795987 - 11/25/11 08:19 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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A particular trombone, not a piano, but worthy of a chuckle...

http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/msg/2719492452.html
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#1832889 - 01/27/12 10:37 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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The piano isn't funny, who hangs a picture like that over a white piano?
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/msg/2820640258.html
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#1833038 - 01/27/12 03:51 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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I love this thread. Is there anyway we can post screen shots instead of links... almost all of the links are expired so posting screenshots will allow everyone to enjoy forever!

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#1833262 - 01/27/12 10:08 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Very heavy. Must pick up.

But I know it's heavy. Do I still have to pick it up?
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#1840611 - 02/08/12 10:08 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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So, if anyone ever has a question about those unique plastic Irish built pianos that somehow keep surfacing this is what they look like in good condition. With a little tape and glue it could last another owner or two. Sure is enticing at $100.00.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/2839808734.html
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#1840629 - 02/08/12 10:46 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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CL advertising a M&H Upright:

1907 Mason Hamlin Piano - $1200 (Central Arkansas)

Date: 2012-02-02, 9:54PM CST

Beautiful antique piano with victorian scrolling detail. It's the only conpany that that made this piano. It's an upright babygrand concert piano. Solid brass sound box. Very heavy. Last tuned in 1948 and still in tune. Only one key needs refelting. all original still plays very LOUD. Please TEXT to...

laugh
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#1840642 - 02/08/12 11:16 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: David, Las Vegas]
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Originally Posted By: David, Las Vegas
So, if anyone ever has a question about those unique plastic Irish built pianos that somehow keep surfacing this is what they look like in good condition. With a little tape and glue it could last another owner or two. Sure is enticing at $100.00.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/2839808734.html



There is a fellow who used to post here that threw one of these into the bay and it didn’t sink..it floated….
I had one once here in the shop; really difficult to repair when the hammer flanges break away from the rail.
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#1841236 - 02/09/12 12:09 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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VINTAGE PIANO...CRICKERING UPRIGHT CONSOLE - $300 (OAK RIDGE)




OKAY IT NEEDS TO BE TUNED BUT EVERY PIANO NEEDS TO BE TUNED AFTER IT IS MOVED!?!?!

BEAUTIFUL OLDER WORKING PIANO MADE IN THE UNITED STATES BY THE CRICKERING PIANO COMPANY AND PURCHASED AT KNOXVILLE PIANO COMPANY.

I CAN EMAIL OR TEXT SOME PICTURES OR MEET YOU TO SEE IT IN PERSON. IT IS A CHERISHED PIECE OF HISTORY LOADED WITH GREAT MEMORIES BUT AFTER A DEATH IN OUR FAMILY, WE MUST PART WITH IT.

IT CAN BE MOVED EASILY BECAUSE THERE ARE NO STEPS OUT OF THE HOUSE AND IT SITS WITHIN 10 FEET OF THE EXIT DOOR.
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#1845168 - 02/15/12 10:13 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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From today's PianoMart listings for a 1913 Bechstein

"It has not suffered damages during the Spanish civil war and it is valuable as an historical piece."

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#1845184 - 02/15/12 10:39 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Pianoloverus, I checked that advert, apparently the Bechstein also did not reside in the Kent countryside during the battle of Britain.
Nor was it involved in the D day landings.

It doesnt get around very much does it? A bit of a recluse one may say. It does sport a white feather for cowardice. Allthough it has been labelled a consciencous objector, the Bechstein is eyeing up a short residency in Iran, in the very near future.
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#1846043 - 02/16/12 12:33 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Otto is a master at tuning and repairing pianos He will also check the piano you want to buy Call him anytime at xxx-xxx-xxxx He is having a holiday special check up and tuning $99 tell him Karl said so in case he forgets.
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#1847779 - 02/19/12 11:29 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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From today's PianoMart postings:

"Beautiful Full-Size Concert Grand Piano" which on further investigation is 5'9".

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#1847821 - 02/19/12 12:40 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: pianoloverus]
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Originally Posted By: pianoloverus
From today's PianoMart postings:

"Beautiful Full-Size Concert Grand Piano" which on further investigation is 5'9".
lol
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#1849264 - 02/21/12 05:42 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Loc: Texas
"Grand" piano for $125.00.

http://houston.craigslist.org/msg/2861871161.html


Text for when link expires:
"PIANO - SPINET SYTLE. PRICE INCLUDES BENCH. GOOD CONDITION. NEEDS TUNING. BRAND NAME - GRAND"
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#1850432 - 02/23/12 08:42 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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#1852506 - 02/27/12 12:04 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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From today's PianoMart listings: four grands where the seller apparently left off the last "0" on each of the prices yielding a refinished 1981 Steinway M for $3500 and an early 20th century rebuilt Bosendorfer of $6500.
http://www.pianomart.com/buy-a-piano/ad.php?ad_id=15529
http://www.pianomart.com/buy-a-piano/ad.php?ad_id=15527
http://www.pianomart.com/buy-a-piano/ad.php?ad_id=15528


Edited by pianoloverus (02/27/12 12:09 PM)

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#1854005 - 03/01/12 12:14 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Loc: GA
Paino for sale. only $750. But which one is it?
It's in condition.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/fuo/2855865390.html
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#1857342 - 03/06/12 05:41 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Loc: Missouri
I wonder how much it would be worth if all of the keys worked.

http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/atq/2872911426.html

I've also recently come across a Mason & Hamlin BB which the ad said originally cost $100,000 in 1979! Unfortunatly I can't recall where I saw that ad.
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#1858100 - 03/07/12 10:30 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Ok, this isn't so much funny as just plain confusing. What the heck is the seller (probably Pascal) trying to do here? Hoping people will just be confused enough to call?

UPRIGHT PLAYER PIANO
This is an original 1980's small apartment Yamaha with storage bench seat, ideal student model, lowboy spinet, 64 keys, Tom Thumb size 45" wide x 39" hi x 26" deep, both piano and player unit work perfectly, excellent ebony finish. Comes with few player rolls.

Picture: looks like a U1 to me.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/msg/2840505275.html
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#1860512 - 03/12/12 02:56 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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From a well known rebuilder's site:

1904 Mason & amp Hamlin Piano


Edited by pianoloverus (03/12/12 07:35 PM)

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#1860576 - 03/12/12 05:30 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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#1860665 - 03/12/12 07:38 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: SuperTuner]
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Originally Posted By: SuperTuner
I'd love to call up some prestigious maker and ask them how much a new "paint job" would cost but I don't have the nerve.

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#1861041 - 03/13/12 12:15 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Has anyone ever seen a blond wood finished Steinway? No picture and when I inquired about pictures the author said it was sold. http://lincoln.craigslist.org/msg/2867009418.html

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#1861042 - 03/13/12 12:18 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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I have seen blond Steinway consoles, and a friend has a grand that was previously blond.
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#1861049 - 03/13/12 12:27 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: BDB]
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I guess it could have been legitimate then...
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#1861464 - 03/13/12 11:44 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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#1861990 - 03/14/12 06:42 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: basically]
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Originally Posted By: basically



There is no smiley for "This made me spit my drink!"
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