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#1989478 - 11/21/12 04:05 PM Mehlin small grand piano
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Looking at two vintage small grands- want comments, feedback...

Mason "A" from 1905, rebuilt 2 yrs ago, pinboard, strings, hammers, felts, etc. Case not bad but has sunburnt area on top from sunny window. $7k

Mehlin, mid-1920's, no exact date yet, also rebuilt as above, basically unused since, pretty decent refinish on case. $6k

Whaddaya think?

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#1989484 - 11/21/12 04:13 PM Re: Mehlin small grand piano [Re: 88slowpoke]
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Keep looking.

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#1989587 - 11/21/12 09:44 PM Re: Mehlin small grand piano [Re: 88slowpoke]
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wow - all that work done only 2 years ago and $7k? smells ratty laugh

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#1989963 - 11/23/12 02:40 AM Re: Mehlin small grand piano [Re: 88slowpoke]
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Original action in each? Might want to try them out and see how they feel.

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#1990007 - 11/23/12 08:20 AM Re: Mehlin small grand piano [Re: tonedefreegan]
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Originally Posted By: tonedefreegan
wow - all that work done only 2 years ago and $7k? smells ratty laugh


My thoughts as well. Seller seems overanxious and has no paperwork for the reconditioning.

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#1990009 - 11/23/12 08:26 AM Re: Mehlin small grand piano [Re: gnuboi]
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Originally Posted By: gnuboi
Original action in each? Might want to try them out and see how they feel.


Haven't gone to see either one yet, that's next and if worthwhile, will have a tech check it/them out.

As an adult beginner, I have no clue about touch, etc. yet. Looking forward to learning!

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