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#1866717 - 03/22/12 04:42 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
charleslang Offline
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Just some observations about craigslist postings:

- A "players" piano is not the same as a player piano.

- A grand piano is a horizontal piano only, unless you use the old term 'upright grand' or if the brand name of the piano is "Grand" (in which case it should be capitalized).

- If you write "great deal" it's a dead giveaway that you're trying to get more for your piano than it is worth.

- Small digital keyboards with unweighted keys are not pianos.

- Looking online for fully restored pianos that look distantly like, and share a brand name with, the old junker you are selling is not a substitute for an appraisal. (Or more succinctly: your landfill piano is not 'worth 15,000 dollars with just a little work').

- "Kawaii" is not a maker of pianos (or even an island chain).
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#1869165 - 03/27/12 09:56 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Gez, Here's one that, I'm sad to say, you could only find in Las Vegas. Getting dizzy just looking at it.


http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/2923264669.html
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#1869733 - 03/28/12 10:51 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
malkin Offline
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That makes me downright queasy!
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#1886930 - 04/26/12 12:47 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/msg/2978451889.html

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Beautiful Cream Colored Console Piano! Tokai Brand, Fabulous Rich Sound. Bench included.

TOKAI PIANOS, U.S.A.: Tokai Pianos are manufactured by Tokai Gakki Co., Ltd., in Hammamatsu, Japan, the third largest and leading musical instrument manufacturing company in Japan. The company offers Studio Classic Pianos, Chippendale Uprights, Modern Uprights, Grand Pianos, Continental and American Consoles, Spinets, and Modern and Historical Cembalos/Harpsichords, all of the highest quality. All Tokai vertical and grand pianos include bass agraffes, Royal George T pin hammer felt, reverse locking tuning pins, artist bench, and a 12-year full warranty. Models include studios, uprights, grand pianos, and Continental and American consoles in high-polish and satin finishes. Much better piano than Steinway, Yamaha, Baldwin, Schimmel or Kawai. Number 1 choice for professional musicians.
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#1887001 - 04/26/12 02:59 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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#1887503 - 04/27/12 01:09 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Someone better jump on this one. Oh, wait...they already did.

http://albany.craigslist.org/atq/2982198324.html
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#1888207 - 04/29/12 03:34 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
AprilMae Offline
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FREE Upright piano. Has some damage, it fell on its back while moving. It came from Guemes Island and now it has to go. Played fine when upright. Face panel also here. Please take, I hate to toss it.

http://bellingham.craigslist.org/msg/2980882275.html

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#1888315 - 04/29/12 10:55 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: AprilMae]
Sparky McBiff Offline
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Loc: Toronto, Ontario
Originally Posted By: AprilMae

FREE Upright piano. Has some damage, it fell on its back while moving. It came from Guemes Island and now it has to go. Played fine when upright. Face panel also here. Please take, I hate to toss it.

http://bellingham.craigslist.org/msg/2980882275.html


Then I guess it isn't an "upright" any more.
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#1888548 - 04/29/12 07:49 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Plowboy]
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Much better piano than Steinway, Yamaha, Baldwin, Schimmel or Kawai. Number 1 choice for professional musicians.


LMAO


Edited by JulianG123 (04/29/12 07:51 PM)
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#1888577 - 04/29/12 09:16 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: David, Las Vegas]
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Originally Posted By: David, Las Vegas
Gez, Here's one that, I'm sad to say, you could only find in Las Vegas. Getting dizzy just looking at it.


http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/2923264669.html
Any sense of style I may have is telling me I should be running the other way but there's a little part of me that is screaming "OMG that is AWESOME!!!" Luckily I can usually ignore that little part long enough to prevent me from actually ending up with something like this in my living room.
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#1889764 - 05/02/12 01:48 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Little_Blue_Engine]
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Originally Posted By: Little_Blue_Engine
Originally Posted By: David, Las Vegas
Gez, Here's one that, I'm sad to say, you could only find in Las Vegas. Getting dizzy just looking at it.


http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/2923264669.html
Any sense of style I may have is telling me I should be running the other way but there's a little part of me that is screaming "OMG that is AWESOME!!!" Luckily I can usually ignore that little part long enough to prevent me from actually ending up with something like this in my living room.


I know a house where that piano might slightly fit. The shape and swirls of the black on that piano upholstery EXACTLY match a decorative wrought iron fireplace grate and staircase railing at a friend's house. However, the house has mostly wood panelling, stone floors, and a very "earthy" feel, so the piano would still look completely out of place.

Maybe if someone had a pet white tiger, the piano could match that? It's legal to have a pet tiger in some US states, and anyone who owns one may be crazy enough to fall in love with that piano.

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#1889814 - 05/02/12 04:33 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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I was asked to play for a wedding ceremony recently. Most weddings I've played for had a Pipe Organ - though I've done some on piano. I asked what instrument was available. I was told an electric piano (big groan to one-self). I agreed, as it was a friend of a friend. Closer to the wedding, I wanted to have a look at the "electric piano", and rang the person who could open up the small Church for me.

I was told that I'd be really pleased with the "keyboard". I groaned louder to myself. I asked could she describe it.

She said "Oh, it's a STANDARD KEYBOARD. It's got 44 notes".

So started the search for another instrument - which ended up being a borrowed electric piano.
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#1921387 - 07/01/12 10:14 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: backto_study_piano]
Roy Rodgers Offline
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Loc: Ranger, Texas
Player piano from 1850. I didn't know they made players back then.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/atq/3054642206.html


Edited by Roy Rodgers (07/01/12 10:14 AM)
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#1941637 - 08/12/12 08:52 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
notbach Offline
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Loc: Texas
Testing the limits of the word 'working'.

http://houston.craigslist.org/msg/3201370189.html
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#1942338 - 08/14/12 02:29 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
rysowers Offline
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Registered: 04/16/07
Posts: 2407
Loc: Olympia, WA
Wow, I love the "crowned" keyboard! laugh
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#1942341 - 08/14/12 02:31 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
rysowers Offline
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Loc: Olympia, WA
Here's a good one!


Edited by rysowers (08/14/12 02:34 AM)
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#1943411 - 08/15/12 08:44 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: notbach]
malkin Offline
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Loc: *sigh* Salt Lake City
Originally Posted By: notbach
Testing the limits of the word 'working'.

http://houston.craigslist.org/msg/3201370189.html


Its work is to hold down the rug.
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#1944631 - 08/17/12 05:33 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
OperaTenor Offline
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Registered: 04/13/06
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Loc: Sandy Eggo, California
Right now on the San Diego CL site, these two are for sale:

1908 Wellington Upright

1908 Wellington Upright

I think just to have two identical 104 year-old pianos in the same room would be cool enough to pick them up...
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#1944763 - 08/17/12 10:53 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Posts: 131
Loc: East TN
KIMBALL GRAND ***PARTS*** - $200

http://knoxville.craigslist.org/msg/3212376312.html

Boy if I could sell old harp-less pianos for $200 I would do it all the time! Get money for the Cast Iron and the ol Pianer!
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#1956021 - 09/08/12 04:27 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
rbstewert Offline
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Registered: 01/10/12
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Loc: Portland, Oregon
http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/msg/3242990910.html


1918 Player Piano Gulbransen-Dickinson Co. MUST SELL - $4500 (Dallas)

Date: 2012-09-07, 2:22PM PDT
Reply to this post wn6mh-3242990910@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Asking $4,500 OBO for a 1918 Gulbransen-Dickinson Co. upright player piano. Sold by the Ellas Marx Music Co. in Sacramento CA. Serial # 123913
this is a beautiful mahagony piano. I inharited it in 1997 and was appraised at 8K. Was told if the bellows were restored it would be worth 14K-16K. These old piano bellows were made out of cloth so they will naturally deteriorate over time. Piano sounds like it still plays very well. I do not play so I do not know if it is out of tune. Was told these old pianos if placed on an inside wall they do not have to be tuned.

Gulbransen-Dickinson was well known for their exceptional quality pianos and player pianos.

This piano has been in my family since 1935 and has been well cared for and loved. Unfortunately MUST SELL!! Comes with bench and 4 rolls of player music 3 of which are still in their box and one is in the piano.

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#1956026 - 09/08/12 04:32 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
malkin Offline
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It's true that they don't have to be tuned, particularly if they are not played.
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#1974806 - 10/17/12 07:08 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
David, Las Vegas Offline
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One mans Junk is another mans .........Junk

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/3345915565.html
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#1974963 - 10/18/12 01:08 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Awww, it just needs a little TLC!
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#1974965 - 10/18/12 01:12 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Speaking of TLC this one could be worth $13,000-$15,000 with a little TLC:
http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/msg/3331957627.html
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#1974967 - 10/18/12 01:31 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Well, of course. He sent to the Lexington company to get the value about it, and got a response. It must be a piano that can raise the dead!
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#1975091 - 10/18/12 09:30 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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OMG! It's the virtual twin to my Hamilton. If you look closely, the legs even look identical. Having the same battered, crazed finish helps...



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#1975140 - 10/18/12 11:57 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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They differ in several ways, but some of the case components may have come from the same source.
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#1976039 - 10/20/12 01:11 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Maybe it's the Halloween season influencing my perception, but this thing looks like it was built by a casket manufacturer.
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#1976043 - 10/20/12 01:26 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Pianos like that were fairly common. It probably is not as old as they claim.
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#1976045 - 10/20/12 01:45 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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I was wondering what the Dickens IS that thing sitting on the right side of the keyboard?
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