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#1928782 - 07/18/12 10:22 PM Re: Would you buy a white piano? [Re: Roxy]
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Considering the prices of acoustic pianos, we should all buy the piano that we love to play, listen to, and look at every day. The way a piano looks shouldn't be that important, but it does take up considerable floorspace and it is a big purchase, so it should look good.

The only way I would keep a white piano in my home is if it was a very large, newer Bosie and it was given to me with free tunings! I think I'd have to hide it under a blanket when I wasn't playing it. grin

Polished walnut is my favorite, but I have polished black. It shows dust, but since I actually enjoy dusting my piano (hate dusting everything else), it's not a big deal.
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#1929071 - 07/19/12 01:22 PM Re: Would you buy a white piano? [Re: Rusty Fortysome]
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Originally Posted By: Rusty Fortysome
[quote=Rudy99golf]The day before yesterday I visited Steinway Hall in Fort Worth, TX. They had a white Steinway, John Lennon Special Edition. It has John's self portrait on the stand, and the first compasses of "Imagine" printed on the back part of the Iron plate.


As for other white pianos, they are pretty gaudy and feminine in my opinion. I like them... in other people's homes where they fit. If you own a whitey, you better be able to sit down and play better than 99.9% of all pianists, otherwise you come off as a showboat furniture fanboy.

You are, of course, joking.

Even if what you say is true, what's wrong with "feminine"? Or even "gaudy" for that matter?
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#1929163 - 07/19/12 04:18 PM Re: Would you buy a white piano? [Re: Zormpas]
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Originally Posted By: Zormpas
Originally Posted By: Rusty Fortysome
[quote=Rudy99golf]The day before yesterday I visited Steinway Hall in Fort Worth, TX. They had a white Steinway, John Lennon Special Edition. It has John's self portrait on the stand, and the first compasses of "Imagine" printed on the back part of the Iron plate.


As for other white pianos, they are pretty gaudy and feminine in my opinion. I like them... in other people's homes where they fit. If you own a whitey, you better be able to sit down and play better than 99.9% of all pianists, otherwise you come off as a showboat furniture fanboy.

You are, of course, joking.

Even if what you say is true, what's wrong with "feminine"? Or even "gaudy" for that matter?

Let me answer this with a simple reply to focus you on what you might be skipping over in your dismay...

Originally Posted By: Rusty Fortysome
...they are pretty gaudy and feminine in my opinion.


...thank you. Reference: opinion, fact.
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#1929242 - 07/19/12 07:01 PM Re: Would you buy a white piano? [Re: Pianolance]
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Originally Posted By: Pianolance
Some people would consider my piano hideous. It's a walnut Louis XV, but it fits into our decor and I love it.
My guess is that, based on its longevity of production, the Steinway Louis XV is one of the most successful art case models of all time for any piano maker. I think they're beautiful.

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#1929247 - 07/19/12 07:08 PM Re: Would you buy a white piano? [Re: j&j]
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Originally Posted By: j&j
The way a piano looks shouldn't be that important...
Opinion but not fact.

It would be quite interesting, I think, to know how many people would purchase pianos with some of the more exotic wood finishes or art case designs if they were no more expensive than basic ebony pianos.


Edited by pianoloverus (07/19/12 07:08 PM)

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#1929296 - 07/19/12 09:27 PM Re: Would you buy a white piano? [Re: Melody7]
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A seller not far from me had a relatively recent white Feurich, nearly 7', for $20K. Had I been ready, I would have snapped that thing up regardless of the color, even if it were pink with purple polka dots. But I dallied and I am pretty sure it went to somebody else.


Edited by dsch (07/19/12 09:33 PM)

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#1929404 - 07/20/12 03:13 AM Re: Would you buy a white piano? [Re: Melody7]
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J&J - Love dusting? Even the piano. Not me.

I've just gone from a 6' Walnut to 7'4" Black - and not looking forward to dusting.

There must be a good side to it - there must be less dust on the floor with a bigger piano.

cheers, Alan
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#1930918 - 07/22/12 09:04 PM Re: Would you buy a white piano? [Re: Melody7]
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pianoloverus - absolutely right - opinion not fact. But the rest of the sentence tells my true feelings. If I'm going to spend that much money and it's going to take up that much space in my livingroom, and if I'm going to have to look at it every day, it should look fabulous to me.

Alan - I hate dusting. I only like dusting the piano. But living in the desert southwest and having a dog, dusting should be my main hobby. ha

Melody7 asked if I would buy a white piano if I could get it in walnut. "Not only no...." but it's Melody7's choice and she should buy whatever her heart desires.

This is a fun post.
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#1930940 - 07/22/12 10:03 PM Re: Would you buy a white piano? [Re: Melody7]
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You CAN - get it re-finished when you get bored. In whatever colour you want. Just click on this link for one possibility:

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=striped+grand+piano&hl=en&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=CbAMULOXLayYiAevt9zqBQ&ved=0CDMQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=653#hl=en&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=pink+grand+piano&oq=pink+grand+piano&gs_l=img.3..0j0i24j0i5i24.26294.32558.6.32969.11.11.0.0.0.3.225.2252.0j4j7.11.0...0.0...1c.FFcrjpSHDKQ&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=e45a4fc35758854e&biw=1366&bih=653

It sounds like you need a poodle - they don't shed, though they still bring dust in from outside, but less than others if you keep their paws trimmed.

cheers, alan
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#1931793 - 07/24/12 12:08 PM Re: Would you buy a white piano? [Re: Melody7]
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I used to think that the only way a white piano looked good was if it was on fire. I guess I still think most of them look weird, but, as I've played more and more pianos, what matters most to me is the feel of the action and the sound. So, I guess my answer would be that I would buy a white grand piano if it was the best of all the pianos I had tried and that were in my price range. I'd buy a purple or pink piano if it fit the same description. I have cats that LOVE to get up on and INTO the piano, so I keep it closed and covered most of the time, only the fly lid and the keyboard are open, so... I currently have a black quilted piano cover colored Brazilian rosewood grand... mostly I only see the black quilted cover... and two cats on top of it whenever I play.
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#1932027 - 07/24/12 09:54 PM Re: Would you buy a white piano? [Re: Melody7]
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Aren't White Pianos proof that Elvis is still alive???
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#1932870 - 07/26/12 08:56 PM Re: Would you buy a white piano? [Re: Melody7]
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Loc: Oregon
My piano is white. Absolutely love the finish - I can go for months without dusting it and if I didn't purposely run my fingers over it to see if there was any dust on it - maybe I could get by with once a year. smile
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