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#2009006 - 01/04/13 03:24 PM SK5 delivered; followup from old thread (http://www.pianowor
LFL Offline
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Followup from the thread "used SK5 vs. restored Steinway". I decided to get a new SK-5 instead. Delivered yesterday, to the second floor of my home, using a crane.....video to follow later. This is a 2012 concert series: slightly longer keys, bird's eye maple interior rim, copper colored plate (really striking!), "traditional legs", double casters. As regards how it plays...great sustain. Can't comment on how it sounds yet, as it needs tuning. Action will get some getting used to. Some photos below. Lake view out the window...


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#2009008 - 01/04/13 03:27 PM Re: SK5 delivered; followup from old thread (http://www.pianowor [Re: LFL]
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Registered: 12/09/11
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Loc: Thunder Bay, On Canada
Very Beautiful! Congrats on your new beauty. smile

(Your dogs don't look very impressed. LOL)
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#2009009 - 01/04/13 03:28 PM Re: SK5 delivered; followup from old thread (http://www.pianowor [Re: LFL]
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Registered: 10/03/10
Posts: 519
Loc: So Cal
Would love to own a shigeru one day. Are you still getting an MPA to tweak the piano since you bought it used?

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#2009010 - 01/04/13 03:29 PM Re: SK5 delivered; followup from old thread (http://www.pianowor [Re: LFL]
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Loc: Phoenix, Arizona
Be still my heart !!!! grin

Beautiful !! thumb
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#2009011 - 01/04/13 03:31 PM Re: SK5 delivered; followup from old thread (http://www.pianowor [Re: Gatsbee13]
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It's new! So, will await MPA visit sometime this year.
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#2009016 - 01/04/13 03:36 PM Re: SK5 delivered; followup from old thread (http://www.pianowor [Re: LFL]
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Cool.. Guess it would be hard to find a used 2012 sk-5 smile.. The MPA visit will probably be an exciting thing to witness.

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#2009037 - 01/04/13 04:21 PM Re: SK5 delivered; followup from old thread (http://www.pianowor [Re: LFL]
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What a beauty. Must be sorta loud with those floors?
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#2009044 - 01/04/13 04:32 PM Re: SK5 delivered; followup from old thread (http://www.pianowor [Re: LFL]
AJF Offline
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Registered: 05/18/06
Posts: 1663
Loc: Toronto
Gorgeous!
Is that the new model with the longer keys and burled inner rim? Looks like it.
Congrats on an awesome piano.
I've had mine for almost 4 years now and the sound continues to mature beautifully.
Mine's only an SK2 and I couldn't be happier.
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#2009051 - 01/04/13 04:50 PM Re: SK5 delivered; followup from old thread (http://www.pianowor [Re: Plowboy]
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Yes, a little loud, but open floorplan, so there is some dissemination. We have a rug to place underneath, but haven't tried with and without yet. Lots of things to tinker with...
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#2009057 - 01/04/13 05:02 PM Re: SK5 delivered; followup from old thread (http://www.pianowor [Re: LFL]
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Registered: 10/08/02
Posts: 285
Loc: So California
Congrats on getting such a gorgeous piano! I am so jealous! I am sure once you get it tuned in the near future you'll be loving it and your dogs will be wondering why you're not giving them as much attention any more, hehe.

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#2009115 - 01/04/13 07:30 PM Re: SK5 delivered; followup from old thread (http://www.pianowor [Re: LFL]
Anne'sson Offline
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Registered: 11/25/12
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Loc: El Paso, TX
That is a beautiful piano. If I were looking to buy a new grand piano, Shigeru would be on my "must try" list.
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#2009159 - 01/04/13 09:55 PM Re: SK5 delivered; followup from old thread (http://www.pianowor [Re: LFL]
Dave B Online   content
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Registered: 08/01/11
Posts: 1974
Loc: Philadelphia area
Excellent choice. Enjoy!

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#2009162 - 01/04/13 09:58 PM Re: SK5 delivered; followup from old thread (http://www.pianowor [Re: LFL]
Horowitzian Offline
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Registered: 09/18/08
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Nice! I really like the turtle behind the piano.
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#2009166 - 01/04/13 10:08 PM Re: SK5 delivered; followup from old thread (http://www.pianowor [Re: LFL]
RickG1 Offline
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Loc: TX
Great piano in a beautiful room!!
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#2009226 - 01/05/13 12:31 AM Re: SK5 delivered; followup from old thread (http://www.pianowor [Re: LFL]
Amy B Offline
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Registered: 06/23/12
Posts: 78
Loc: San Francisco Bay Area
Congrats! I've had my SK6 for a little over two months. It's an amazing piano and I'm looking forward to the MPA visit where I've heard it will turn it from a caterpillar to a butterfly.

Enjoy!
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#2009272 - 01/05/13 03:12 AM Re: SK5 delivered; followup from old thread (http://www.pianowor [Re: LFL]
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Registered: 02/23/12
Posts: 164
Loc: CA
Very nice! Wow...thanks for the photos. It put's things in perspective when I see these photos with relation to room size to accommodate such a piano. Even if I could afford such a piano, don't think it'll fit in my old home built in the 1930s wink

The turtle hanging on the wall looks like something from Wyland Galleries thumb
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#2009377 - 01/05/13 10:20 AM Re: SK5 delivered; followup from old thread (http://www.pianowor [Re: monads]
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Monads--very perceptive. You are correct about the Wyland.
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#2009433 - 01/05/13 12:15 PM Re: SK5 delivered; followup from old thread (http://www.pianowor [Re: LFL]
Robert 45 Offline
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Registered: 08/18/06
Posts: 1318
Loc: Auckland New Zealand
Hello LFL,
It is a beautiful alliance of art and piano in your room.
Congratulations on acquiring a fabulous piano!

Kind regards,

Robert.

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#2009652 - 01/05/13 07:25 PM Re: SK5 delivered; followup from old thread (http://www.pianowor [Re: LFL]
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Registered: 12/02/11
Posts: 813
Loc: New England, USA
Congratulations to your new jewel! What a beauty it is. Smart choice indeed!
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#2010036 - 01/06/13 02:09 PM Re: SK5 delivered; followup from old thread (http://www.pianowor [Re: LFL]
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Thanks for posting pics, looks nice! Looking forward for your follow-up on how it sounds (as compared to Steinway?) :p
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#2010511 - 01/07/13 10:03 AM Re: SK5 delivered; followup from old thread (http://www.pianowor [Re: LFL]
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Video of the piano delivery with a crane is on YouTube under "piano move by crane" dated 1/6/13, for those that are interested. 3 1/2 minutes in length. Ours was nowhere near as impressive a crane move as others seen on YouTube.
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