We are a musical family with a son in college (music major, classical guitar, but wants a "real" piano at home), mom who's a vocalist and needs a good piano for accompanying herself & learning new rep (currently we have a horrifically untunable piano), a preschooler who is desperate to learn to play (and who we don't want to teach on the disgusting excuse for a piano we currently have), and another one on the way who will hopefully be musical as well! Went shopping today and have narrowed down some choices, but it's not narrow enough, so I've been trolling these boards for opinions. While incredibly helpful, I thought I'd put my specific considerations out there and see what opinions I can further cultivate!
In descending price order, we are considering:
Charles Walter Studio
Ritmuller (Renner action) 48"
I personally like a mellower sound, and, while the least expensive, that has me shy away from the Yamaha. However, I am just interested in as many opinions as I can get on these specific options, which are basically running in the $6,000-$7,000 range as of today. It is also important that the little ones learn on a piano with appropriate action for early classical music training.
I thank you in advance for your expertise! We are very excited about the new addition to our family (both the piano and the newest little one on the way)!