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#1748692 - 09/08/11 04:02 AM Re: Frank's New Piano [Re: ChickGrand]
schwammerl Offline
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Loc: Belgium
Hi Frank,

'Frank Bruster, Baxter or something like that' also bought an Estonia piano they told when I was over at the factory on July 22nd ....they did not say what model though.

At the spot I did not realize what 'Frank' that might have been: some famous American pianist I did not know, a well known media figure like Jay Leno ...as I did not want to disclose my ingnorance to Venno and Indrek I did not ask any further!

It was only when you opened your thread on the forum and you showed a picture of the demo room at the factory that I realized they were talking about 'the' Frank Baxter of PWF and that I posted "I know this room, I've been there" without saying I was at the Estonia Piano Factory in July.

Anyhow, enjoy your 190 for many years to come! smile

Btw, you could have saved me a lot of hassle taking all those pictures from the old town Tallinn should I have known you have shot so many nice one's!

schwammerl.

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#1748725 - 09/08/11 06:01 AM Re: Frank's New Piano [Re: Piano World]
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Congratulations, great piano! You certainly deserved it.

And it was also worth the wait for us to see smile

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#1748726 - 09/08/11 06:04 AM Re: Frank's New Piano [Re: Piano World]
Mark R. Online   content
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Loc: Pretoria, South Africa
Frank,

I'd like to add my name to the long list of congratulants (here's hoping this is an English word... wink )

By the way, looking at the factory pics, it pains my woodworker's eye to see all that beautiful veneer plastered over with black or white paint... But that's another story, not for this thread.

Wishing you many hours, days (nights), weeks, months, years of happy playing!

Mark
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#1748740 - 09/08/11 07:46 AM Re: Frank's New Piano [Re: Piano World]
Bunneh Offline
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Congratulations and many years of joy from me as well! smile
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#1748776 - 09/08/11 09:41 AM Re: Frank's New Piano [Re: Piano World]
Hop Offline
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Congrats on your new Estonia! Many others here have praised it, and I hope you like yours just as much or more.

Hop
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#1748938 - 09/08/11 02:35 PM Re: Frank's New Piano [Re: Piano World]
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Congratulations Frank and thanks for the nice pics and story!

Can we also hear it somewhere?
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#1748963 - 09/08/11 03:25 PM Re: Frank's New Piano [Re: Piano World]
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Ha ha hah! Never in a million years would I have guessed it would be an Estonia!

As I said in your last thread, you really deserve it and if Indrek Laul gave you a great deal on a 190, you run with it and don't look back. It is an exquisite piano with a wonderful tone. While I'm sure the circumstances surrounding your choice is all just one lucky coincidence wink it IS what you deserve given all your site has done for revitalizing the Estonia Piano brand name.

As for Indrek Laul, he looks like a really nice guy and a shrewd business who knows what he's doing. I'm about 1 month away from opening up a private practice and I am indeed shaking hands with important people and the movers and shakers of my industry- because that's what smart businessmen do. As they say, "it is what it is".

Congratulations again Frank and have many many years of enjoyment with your new piano!
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#1749034 - 09/08/11 05:55 PM Re: Frank's New Piano [Re: Jethro]
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Originally Posted By: Jethro
Never in a million years would I have guessed it would be an Estonia!
Some of us would have (and did). laugh

Nice piano, congratulations!
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#1749121 - 09/08/11 07:57 PM Re: Frank's New Piano [Re: Piano World]
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Frank, congratulations to your new Estonia grand!

A very special piano - for a very special guy!!

Norbert thumb


Edited by Norbert (09/08/11 07:58 PM)
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#1749146 - 09/08/11 08:46 PM Re: Frank's New Piano [Re: Piano World]
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Congrats on the new beauty!!! What a wonderful story to go with!!! Enjoy it in good health!
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#1749149 - 09/08/11 08:51 PM Re: Frank's New Piano [Re: Piano World]
Ori Offline
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Originally Posted By: Piano World
Touring the Estonia Piano Factory...








Lid, note there are no seams where the veneer curves over the edges.




Frank,

Congratulations on your new beautiful Estonia! thumb
As I mentioned, the floor at the Estonia factory's selection room was an unmistakeable giveaway.

Interestingly, the pictures you took above were of a special veneered Rosewood Estonia piano that was being made for me (yes, I checked with Indrek to make sure this was indeed the piano I recived).

You'll be pleased to know that this piano also arrived safely in the states and already found a loving home with a wonderful family! smile
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#1749183 - 09/08/11 10:13 PM Re: Frank's New Piano [Re: Piano World]
DFW Offline
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WooooHooooo!!!!!! Congrats!


Edited by DFW (09/08/11 10:14 PM)

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#1749293 - 09/09/11 02:26 AM Re: Frank's New Piano [Re: Piano World]
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Congratulations Frank.

I knew this secret and kept it all of this time. If you remember we were in the Estonia both together at NAMM. I could see the glint in your eyes as your were playing the Estonia pianos. This is a glint that those of us who sell pianos know well.

May you have many years of joy from your new piano!
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#1749318 - 09/09/11 04:04 AM Re: Frank's New Piano [Re: Ori]
Mark R. Online   content
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Registered: 07/31/09
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Loc: Pretoria, South Africa
Originally Posted By: Ori
Interestingly, the pictures you took above were of a special veneered Rosewood Estonia piano that was being made for me (yes, I checked with Indrek to make sure this was indeed the piano I recived).


Ah, I sigh in relief. That veneer wasn't plastered over with paint after all. My bad for making that assumption! Thanks for clearing this up.

Do you have a picture of the finished piano, perhaps? I'd be very interested to see how it turned out from its raw state... (I'm a total sucker for beautiful veneers.)
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#1749334 - 09/09/11 04:45 AM Re: Frank's New Piano [Re: Mark R.]
Bunneh Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mark R.
Originally Posted By: Ori
Interestingly, the pictures you took above were of a special veneered Rosewood Estonia piano that was being made for me (yes, I checked with Indrek to make sure this was indeed the piano I recived).


Ah, I sigh in relief. That veneer wasn't plastered over with paint after all. My bad for making that assumption! Thanks for clearing this up.

Do you have a picture of the finished piano, perhaps? I'd be very interested to see how it turned out from its raw state... (I'm a total sucker for beautiful veneers.)
I 2nd that, would love to see some pictures of this beauty!
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#1749341 - 09/09/11 05:14 AM Re: Frank's New Piano [Re: Piano World]
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Registered: 02/11/11
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An Estonia, huh? They're okay I guess.....

Haha just kidding! Congratulations on an amazing piano! Piano recordings now, please!
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#1749347 - 09/09/11 05:48 AM Re: Frank's New Piano [Re: Piano World]
Rotom Offline
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Registered: 12/24/10
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Uh, I think frank has already posted a fair few recordings of his piano, both on YouTube and PW. Sounds really good, though laugh

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#1749403 - 09/09/11 09:50 AM Re: Frank's New Piano [Re: Piano World]
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Congratulations -- and what a wonderful story!

Kevin

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#1749409 - 09/09/11 10:05 AM Re: Frank's New Piano [Re: Glenn Treibitz]
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Originally Posted By: Glenn Treibitz
Congratulations Frank.

I knew this secret and kept it all of this time. If you remember we were in the Estonia both together at NAMM. I could see the glint in your eyes as your were playing the Estonia pianos. This is a glint that those of us who sell pianos know well.

May you have many years of joy from your new piano!



it's because they are so incredibly resonant. I get quite irritated at the pianos I play on weekends because they just don't 'ring'.

(and i guessed too).
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#1749487 - 09/09/11 11:58 AM Re: Frank's New Piano [Re: Piano World]
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It's beautiful!!! Congratulations - I know you will enjoy it!!!
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#1749494 - 09/09/11 12:10 PM Re: Frank's New Piano [Re: Piano World]
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Congratulations Frank!

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#1749602 - 09/09/11 01:44 PM Re: Frank's New Piano [Re: Piano World]
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Registered: 07/07/07
Posts: 521
Loc: Washington, D.C.
I always would say to myself, "Well, Frank uses a digital." I can't say that again. Super Nice Piano. Congratulations!!!


Edited by Aliwally (09/09/11 01:45 PM)
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#1749924 - 09/10/11 12:26 AM Re: Frank's New Piano [Re: Piano World]
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where are my tissues... I'm so choked up with happiness for you! After all these years a musical dream comes true for such a deserving person. This has to be the best story of a piano purchase on PW!! Congratulations to you, my friend!! Wishing you many years of musical happiness in your new acoustical world!!

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#1749969 - 09/10/11 02:22 AM Re: Frank's New Piano [Re: Piano World]
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Frank:

After your recent trip to Europe, who would have been the runner up?

Norbert
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#1750002 - 09/10/11 04:33 AM Re: Frank's New Piano [Re: Piano World]
Joe Chicago Offline
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Loc: Chicago
Congratulations on a beauty of a piano. What a great experience you've had. Thoroughly enjoyed the thread.
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#1750075 - 09/10/11 09:55 AM Re: Frank's New Piano [Re: Piano World]
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Frank,

Too bad I didn't know you are coming to Tallinn, as I am from Helsinki I could have gone to Tallinn to meet you smile

About the piano factory in Tallinn, is is possible to visit it for tourists or what is a special deal? I would love to visit the place next time I go to Tallinn.
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#1750193 - 09/10/11 01:35 PM Re: Frank's New Piano [Re: schwammerl]
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What Terry said! I am so, so happy for you, Frank. It's like a fairy tale. And now, about that piano party . . . whistle


Edited by kathyk (09/10/11 01:35 PM)

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#1750197 - 09/10/11 01:46 PM Re: Frank's New Piano [Re: Piano World]
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Thanks for the kind words everyone, I'm loving my new piano.

Terry & KathyK, any chance you'll be at the Cape party?

Speaking of piano parties, we're having a very informal (few local friends) party next Sunday (18th). But I'd love to have some piano forums piano parties.
All depends on who can get here.
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#1750218 - 09/10/11 02:30 PM Re: Frank's New Piano [Re: Piano World]
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Really beautiful piano Frank, appreciate both the back story of its selection and the beautiful pictures.

Estonia just got added to the list of places I'm going to visit.
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#1750236 - 09/10/11 03:08 PM Re: Frank's New Piano [Re: BB Player]
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Originally Posted By: BB Player
Really beautiful piano Frank, appreciate both the back story of its selection and the beautiful pictures.

Estonia just got added to the list of places I'm going to visit.


Thanks Greg.
We can't wait to go back to Tallinn.

I'm hoping to put together another piano tour for 2013 (if we get enough interest).
Would love to have it include Estonia and Italy, it's a matter of logistics and expense.
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