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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?

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#1985314 - 11/11/12 11:00 AM Re: My new piano [Re: 2latewise]
malkin Online   content
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Registered: 04/18/09
Posts: 3477
Loc: *sigh* Salt Lake City
Nevermind what anyone thinks!
Enjoy your new piano and your learning!
Everything in moderation, including moderation. --Oscar Wilde

#1985332 - 11/11/12 11:43 AM Re: My new piano [Re: 2latewise]
Rickster Offline

Registered: 03/25/06
Posts: 9329
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.


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#1985527 - 11/11/12 09:23 PM Re: My new piano [Re: 2latewise]
PaintedPostDave Offline
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Registered: 06/09/10
Posts: 660
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:


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

Platinum Supporter until October 5 2014

Registered: 05/15/12
Posts: 7439
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!
Marty in Minnesota

It's much easier to bash a Steinway than it is to play one.

#1985779 - 11/12/12 04:21 PM Re: My new piano [Re: 2latewise]
Chopinlover49 Offline
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Registered: 08/17/11
Posts: 643
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!

#1985791 - 11/12/12 04:46 PM Re: My new piano [Re: 2latewise]
Jerry Groot RPT Offline
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Registered: 11/07/07
Posts: 6828
Loc: Grand Rapids Michigan
Enjoy it!!
Jerry Groot RPT
Piano Technicians Guild
Grand Rapids, Michigan

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#1985830 - 11/12/12 06:11 PM Re: My new piano [Re: 2latewise]
Plowboy Offline

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#1985890 - 11/12/12 09:10 PM Re: My new piano [Re: malkin]
ventil Offline
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Registered: 12/15/11
Posts: 149
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!
David M. Boothe, CAS

#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: 17951
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.
Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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