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#1985275 - 11/11/12 08:44 AM My new piano
2latewise Offline
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Registered: 11/02/12
Posts: 7
Cheer a bit for me; I just bought my first piano and can't play a note. I've got a teacher lined up for when I take delivery. I bought a cheap piano because after much shopping, I realized I was unqualified to choose a good one. I'll trade up in a couple years or so. It's a Gerhard Heintzman out of China, 50" upright and I paid $4100 Cdn with taxes, delivery and a year of included maintenance, ten year warranty. The piano sounds OK and has a light, controllable movement so I hope it's OK to learn on. I should have asked you first but, what do you think, good deal or big mistake?
2latewise

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#1985314 - 11/11/12 11:00 AM Re: My new piano [Re: 2latewise]
malkin Offline
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Registered: 04/18/09
Posts: 2426
Loc: *sigh* Salt Lake City
Nevermind what anyone thinks!
Enjoy your new piano and your learning!
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#1985332 - 11/11/12 11:43 AM Re: My new piano [Re: 2latewise]
Rickster Offline


Registered: 03/25/06
Posts: 8419
Loc: Georgia, USA
Nothing like the joy of getting a new (or new-to-you) piano!

Malkin is right, what matters most is what you think.

Plus, a 50" upright should have a nice low bass.

Congratulations!

Rick
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#1985527 - 11/11/12 09:23 PM Re: My new piano [Re: 2latewise]
PaintedPostDave Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/09/10
Posts: 524
Loc: Upstate New York
According to Wikipedia, Heintzman pianos have a rich history. It might be interesting for you to do some research and find out a little about your piano. Based on the serial number when and where was it built, etc.?

Here is a link containing some history and some serial numbers:

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/emc/heintzman-co-ltd

Post a picture. Enjoy playing and learning. smile
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#1985669 - 11/12/12 09:43 AM Re: My new piano [Re: 2latewise]
Minnesota Marty Offline

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Registered: 05/15/12
Posts: 7239
Loc: Rochester MN
Hi 2latewise,

Congratulations on your new piano and welcome to Piano World!

People are assuming that this is a used piano and not one of the new Gerhard Heintzman pianos. My reading is that it is new and would certainly be a very acceptable piano for a beginner. You did just fine! The price you paid is very competative, so you should have no regrets about your purchase.

Enjoy your new piano and good luck with your lessons!
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#1985779 - 11/12/12 04:21 PM Re: My new piano [Re: 2latewise]
Chopinlover49 Offline
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Registered: 08/17/11
Posts: 630
Loc: NY and NC
Congratulations. Enjoy your new piano--with a little practice and some lessons, this will be one of the most rewarding decisions you've ever made! My wife's grandmother actually left her a Gerhard Heintzman player piano from the 1910-20 era which we still have, but that is a different piano altogether as you know. Your piano shares only the name. (Yours will definitely sound a lot better than my wife's beat-up heirloom!) Again, enjoy!
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#1985791 - 11/12/12 04:46 PM Re: My new piano [Re: 2latewise]
Jerry Groot RPT Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/07/07
Posts: 6828
Loc: Grand Rapids Michigan
Enjoy it!!
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#1985830 - 11/12/12 06:11 PM Re: My new piano [Re: 2latewise]
Plowboy Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/26/08
Posts: 2278
Loc: Huntington Beach, CA
Cheers!
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Gary Schenk

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#1985890 - 11/12/12 09:10 PM Re: My new piano [Re: malkin]
ventil Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/15/11
Posts: 145
Loc: TX
Originally Posted By: malkin
Nevermind what anyone thinks!
Enjoy your new piano and your learning!


Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
My reading is that it is new and would certainly be a very acceptable piano for a beginner.


thumb +1 to both!

Congratulations for embarking on a new life-long adventure. Enjoy!
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David M. Boothe, CAS

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#1985926 - 11/12/12 10:29 PM Re: My new piano [Re: 2latewise]
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012


Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17747
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
Welcome to the forum, 2latewise. smile And congratulations on your new piano. Please come join us over in the Adult Beginners forum. You will find lots of support, and a lot of fun, on your journey toward piano.
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