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#2019050 - 01/22/13 01:30 PM Any Knabe WKV 118 upright owners here? Others?
Ezra Offline
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Registered: 08/15/06
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I'm about to pull the trigger (finally) on a Knabe upright (WKV 118). You can see them here: http://www.knabepianos.com/verticals_concert.php

Anyone have any comments/insights (good or bad) based on their use of it? It's a big purchase for me, but price aside, I want to ensure there are no 'issues' I have somehow overlooked.


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#2019107 - 01/22/13 03:12 PM Re: Any Knabe WKV 118 upright owners here? Others? [Re: Ezra]
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When we represented Knabe, I always found those to be very nice models. To my memory, the only issues we ever had with that model were cosmetic and minor. I think it is a good choice.
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#2019110 - 01/22/13 03:19 PM Re: Any Knabe WKV 118 upright owners here? Others? [Re: Ezra]
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i have recently tested a brand new WKV131. action is good, warm tones with great dynamics.

my major dissatisfaction would be the sustain.

the sustain is not very good- treble rolls off too quickly. and the sustain pedal blends (or blurs) the tones too quickly.
imo the sustaining feature is 1 tier below yamaha and 2 tiers below schimmel/vogel.

but may not be a concern for you.


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