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#1940282 - 08/10/12 11:29 AM Advice Needed after Technician Inspection
henryroux123 Offline
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Registered: 08/01/12
Posts: 18
The technician just looked at the piano I want to buy. It's a Baldwin Hamilton 1955. Here the technician appraisal:
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Inspection
Baldwin Hamilton 188805
case: Mahogany with matching bench
pinblock: firm in good condition
.soundboard and ribs: slight crack on treble side
keys: plastIc, yellowed
action: compact style actIon, has excessive frictIon
hammers - deeply grooved, heavily used,
strings: original, complete, slight oxidation on bass strings
sound: good sustain, weaker treble
tunIng stability last tuning, pitch 1.8 percent above at A4,
record 2002
pedals: damper is lifting late and somewhat uneven,
bass damper pedal: working fine
soft pedal: working wIth delay
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She said she was a little concerned about the sound, but this might be caused by the fact that the piano has been tuned for a long time. The technician says she can fix the minor issues for around $200. She didnt give a clear advive (buy or dont buy), even though she encouraged me to look a little more.

MY QUESTION:
Based upon the diagnostic above, is this a good piano? The piano's picture can be found on this link:
http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/msg/3129581233.html
Thanks,
Henry

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#1940288 - 08/10/12 11:36 AM Re: Advice Needed after Technician Inspection [Re: henryroux123]
Steve Cohen Offline
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I'd pass om this one. Price is a little high considering its condition. I am particularly concerned about the heavy use indicated by the groved hammers, and the excessive friction.
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#1940293 - 08/10/12 11:42 AM Re: Advice Needed after Technician Inspection [Re: henryroux123]
henryroux123 Offline
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Registered: 08/01/12
Posts: 18
That's all I needed! Thanks, I pass!

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#1940624 - 08/10/12 11:05 PM Re: Advice Needed after Technician Inspection [Re: henryroux123]
Dave B Offline
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Registered: 08/01/11
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Loc: Philadelphia area
Deep hammer grooves, excessive friction and the encouragement to look around some more. I think you can do better.

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