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#1824238 - 01/13/12 05:14 PM New Piano Delivered Today
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In Piano World tradition, pictures of the delivery and set up are here: Brodmann PE 187

Question: Will cat's nails scratch polished Ebony finish?
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#1824242 - 01/13/12 05:21 PM Re: New Piano Delivered Today [Re: FormerlyFlute]
Rotom Offline
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Very nice! That's a great piano. Congratulations!!! laugh love the music rack.

Don't know about the scratching though. But make sure they don't destroy the piano bench wink

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#1824257 - 01/13/12 05:34 PM Re: New Piano Delivered Today [Re: FormerlyFlute]
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Many congratulations on the new instrument!
Our cat does not scratch the finish on my Schimmel, but I keep his claws trimmed and he's lightweight and pretty careful. He does hop up on the piano from time to time when he gets bored. I attribute most of the few scratches/mars it has to careless human behavior...mostly with a vacuum cleaner.

Since the cat is not scared of the piano's sound, I'm going to have to keep my grand closed when not in use once it gets delivered. I can see him wanting to climb into the confined spaces of the belly of the thing!
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#1824264 - 01/13/12 05:38 PM Re: New Piano Delivered Today [Re: FormerlyFlute]
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Wow! Congratulations, she's beautiful. I love those legs! thumb
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#1824265 - 01/13/12 05:38 PM Re: New Piano Delivered Today [Re: FormerlyFlute]
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Congratulations!

I have to keep my piano closed when I'm not near it, otherwise the cats get inside it. But cats sleeping on top of the piano, or walking around on it, have never done any damage, and mine have very sharp claws!
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#1824295 - 01/13/12 06:13 PM Re: New Piano Delivered Today [Re: FormerlyFlute]
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Shes very beautiful! Congrats! smile
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#1824304 - 01/13/12 06:25 PM Re: New Piano Delivered Today [Re: FormerlyFlute]
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Beautiful piano. I LOVE the music desk.

FYI, my late kitty never scratched my piano's finish, but my piano was satin walnut.
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#1824315 - 01/13/12 06:38 PM Re: New Piano Delivered Today [Re: FormerlyFlute]
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My outgoing Yamaha also had a satin walnut finish and they loved to sit on it. It was the tallest vantage point in the room. I never noticed any scratches. The new piano is again the tallest thing in the room, and the oh so shiny surface seems like it would show the least insult. I did find a thin long scratch on the side, so it can happen.

These guys are 10 and 11 years old and they still fly all over the place and love to climb and jump. The piano will be completely closed when I'm not home!
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#1824343 - 01/13/12 07:13 PM Re: New Piano Delivered Today [Re: FormerlyFlute]
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Looks good. I'm curious is that a window or a light to the left of the piano keyboard?
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#1824344 - 01/13/12 07:14 PM Re: New Piano Delivered Today [Re: FormerlyFlute]
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Congratulations on your new piano!

The pictures are great! Enjoy!!!!

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#1824365 - 01/13/12 07:43 PM Re: New Piano Delivered Today [Re: Newman]
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To the left of the keyboard is a picture window with frosted glass. It hits the keyboard from the southwest for a couple of hours a day - at least at this time of year.
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#1824414 - 01/13/12 09:45 PM Re: New Piano Delivered Today [Re: FormerlyFlute]
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Congratulations on your beautiful new piano! I don't think the cat will scratch the finish. Mine climbs on my piano all the time. I have to remember to keep the lid closed when I'm not playing or she will get inside on the strings. I just wipe the paw prints off with a soft damp cloth now and then.
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#1824498 - 01/14/12 01:19 AM Re: New Piano Delivered Today [Re: FormerlyFlute]
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Wow - that's a model I haven't seen before!
What's it called?
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#1824573 - 01/14/12 07:13 AM Re: New Piano Delivered Today [Re: FormerlyFlute]
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Edited by FormerlyFlute (01/14/12 07:13 AM)
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#1824601 - 01/14/12 08:30 AM Re: New Piano Delivered Today [Re: FormerlyFlute]
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Please be aware of the vent below the window. These are usually designed to blow up to keep condensation from forming on the glass. If it blows directly on your beautiful piano, you can add a clear plastic diverter with a magnetic base.

Direct hot or cold air blowing on the piano will eventually cause problems.

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#1824604 - 01/14/12 08:38 AM Re: New Piano Delivered Today [Re: Cy Shuster, RPT]
FormerlyFlute Offline
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Thank you but there are no vents below the windows.

I have an old and modest house.
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#1824605 - 01/14/12 08:44 AM Re: New Piano Delivered Today [Re: FormerlyFlute]
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An old and modest house with a new and kickin' piano!
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#1824759 - 01/14/12 01:08 PM Re: New Piano Delivered Today [Re: FormerlyFlute]
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That's beautiful! Congratulations!
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#1824836 - 01/14/12 02:35 PM Re: New Piano Delivered Today [Re: FormerlyFlute]
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What a great looking piano. We only had dogs so no experience with cats in the piano.
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#1824888 - 01/14/12 04:03 PM Re: New Piano Delivered Today [Re: FormerlyFlute]
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Originally Posted By: FormerlyFlute
Thank you but there are no vents below the windows.

I have an old and modest house.


Oh! Good. It looks like one in this picture:
http://newbrodmannpe187piano.shutterfly.com/15


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#1824930 - 01/14/12 07:41 PM Re: New Piano Delivered Today [Re: FormerlyFlute]
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Ah, that is actually about 3 feet away and doesn't blow directly on the piano.

I do appreciate folks looking out for each other though!
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#1824980 - 01/14/12 08:59 PM Re: New Piano Delivered Today [Re: FormerlyFlute]
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Congratulations on your selection of quality AND style.

The Brodmann 187 is one of my favorite pianos.

I am waiting to receive one in the same style as yours and it was nice to get a better look thanks to your pictures.

One question I had concerns the bench. The legs will usually be round if the piano legs are round.

Is it possible the dealer might have a bench with round legs still in a box and not realize it?
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#1824987 - 01/14/12 09:10 PM Re: New Piano Delivered Today [Re: FormerlyFlute]
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Good eye! I'll check on it.

Your videos helped me with my piano market research.


Edited by FormerlyFlute (01/14/12 09:12 PM)
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#1825008 - 01/14/12 09:31 PM Re: New Piano Delivered Today [Re: FormerlyFlute]
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Thank you, and that reminds me that I really have to make NEW videos.

I have even better things to show and tell about these wonderful pianos!
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#1825025 - 01/14/12 10:12 PM Re: New Piano Delivered Today [Re: FormerlyFlute]
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Congratulations!! I love how your cats insisted on doing the final check of the setup! grin
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#1825034 - 01/14/12 10:30 PM Re: New Piano Delivered Today [Re: FormerlyFlute]
Nick Mauel Offline
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As others have mentioned, please be careful of cats around grand pianos.

Owners sometimes think that cats cannot go to places where they certainly can!

Keep the lid closed (completely) since as technician I have a few cat stories...
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#1825264 - 01/15/12 11:36 AM Re: New Piano Delivered Today [Re: FormerlyFlute]
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WOW. I am so excitied for you whome

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#1825285 - 01/15/12 12:10 PM Re: New Piano Delivered Today [Re: FormerlyFlute]
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Beautiful piano!

To answer your question: a cat can scratch the finish of a piano, even if its claws are kept trimmed. A friend of mine with a grand had a cat that used to sit on top of his piano (he always kept the lid closed). One day for some reason the cat tried to take off really fast while on top of the piano. Imagine him more or less running in place trying to get traction on the piano top. What was left of the claws came out and put a number of fine scratches in the finish. None of them were completely through the finish but they were certainly visible. He was able to get it repaired but lesson learned.
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#1825353 - 01/15/12 02:08 PM Re: New Piano Delivered Today [Re: FormerlyFlute]
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yes, the piano is completely closed when not in use.

My daughter clips her cat's claws and she has just as many pulls in her furniture as I do, so I don't bother. If they ever got out by accident they would need those claws.

The first day they were apprehensive about the large black thing (it has a new smell as well) and only looked under it. Last night they started checking out the top. I suspect as they get more comfortable with it, they will leave tiny scratches.

I'm debating whether to get a piano cover. I don't like they way they look and seem like one more thing to take care of and to collect dust. My first teacher had a cover on hers and it became quite soiled and yucky. It was large enough to cover her Steinway B, so no sticking it in the washer or the bathtub to clean.
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#1825370 - 01/15/12 02:36 PM Re: New Piano Delivered Today [Re: FormerlyFlute]
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Congratulations on your new piano FormerlyFlute, and thanks for posting pictures.

I will be visiting the Brodmann booth at the NAMM show this week, they usually put on some great live music during the show.
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