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#1466759 - 07/02/10 12:11 AM virgil clavier
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Registered: 06/30/10
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Loc: union county nj
can anyone tell me if my virgil practice clavier circa 1907 is valuable? it looks like tiger oak or maple..thanks smile

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#1466780 - 07/02/10 01:27 AM Re: virgil clavier [Re: annat]
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Perhaps. They still have some functionality, although most people will use a digital keyboard instead these days. I think there was someone looking for one in this area in the past year.
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#1704110 - 06/29/11 09:00 AM Re: virgil clavier [Re: annat]
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I also have a Virgil Practice Clavier, which I purchased several years ago as a "curiosity". I believe it dates from the 1890's, has folding legs and is in fair condition. As I am "down-sizing", I would like to find a new, appreciative, home for this unique piece.

I have offered it to several local museums, but it does not "fit" into their collections, so I am willing to offer it FREE to anyone who will provide a new home and just pay for the shipping.

If you're interested, please contact me or leave a note and I will get back to you. Many thanks.
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#1704114 - 06/29/11 09:09 AM Re: virgil clavier [Re: annat]
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I'd love one, but I have no idea what it is and how big it is and how it works. Can someone explain this to me, or post a picture, coz I'm kinda interested.

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#1704130 - 06/29/11 09:32 AM Re: virgil clavier [Re: PassingBy]
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Originally Posted By: Rotom
I'd love one, but I have no idea what it is and how big it is and how it works. Can someone explain this to me, or post a picture, coz I'm kinda interested.


Here ya go...

http://tiny.cc/pnxva
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#1704140 - 06/29/11 09:43 AM Re: virgil clavier [Re: annat]
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So it's basically a grand action in a box for practice use. Sounds like a AvantGrand without the electronic-sound-speaker-combo (please don't start anything!!) Interesting!

I think it's too big for my house though, I've got almost too much stuff (I.e, two pianos, + lots of furniture)

I'm sorry I can't take it, it really looks awesome!,
Good luck,

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#1704202 - 06/29/11 11:18 AM Re: virgil clavier [Re: annat]
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It does not have a grand action.

There was someone asking for one not long ago in this area. Search for Silent Keyboard.
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#1704276 - 06/29/11 12:54 PM Re: virgil clavier [Re: annat]
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