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#1997451 - 12/10/12 05:09 PM Greetings and Question
Cobra95 Offline
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Registered: 12/10/12
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Hello! Longtime lurker but first time poster. I live in NE Indiana. Naturally, living here and looking on this forum, the name Charles Walter came up. I looked at a used one in at a dealer. It's a 1989 1520 Traditional style in walnut. They want $3888. I called the plant this afternoon. They have a new (dealer buy back) 1500, ebony, Walter action for $6595. I'd like to hear your opinions. Thanks to all who reply!

Edited by Cobra95 (12/10/12 06:03 PM)

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#1997484 - 12/10/12 06:10 PM Re: Greetings and Question [Re: Cobra95]
Minnesota Marty Offline

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Loc: Rochester MN
I like the Charles Walter pianos. Let me say that first off.

The price on the new 1500 is very good. Are you close enough to play it at the factory to make a decision? The "Walter" action is built in China to the company specs and I find it a bit lighter in feel. Personally, I prefer the Renner action but it would not be a deal breaker for me. Will they provide transit to your home?

I have never run across a Walter that was built (1989) so early in the company's history and don't know if they were of the same quality as produced now. $3,888 seems high to me. I wonder if anyone has any info on the price when new?

Good luck in your search and you are certainly looking at some of the finest pianos built.
Marty in Minnesota

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

#1997561 - 12/10/12 08:13 PM Re: Greetings and Question [Re: Cobra95]
Cobra95 Offline
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Thanks for the help. I'm going to take a look on Saturday. I'm coming from a Yamaha CLP-880, so I think that this will definitely be an upgrade.


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