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#2058974 - 04/04/13 12:24 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: musicpassion]
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Originally Posted By: TecFlip
Nice looking piano. But are there popsicle sticks glued to it(kinda a stretch)?

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/msg/3711847606.html


Not that I could find...


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#2058981 - 04/04/13 12:38 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Unbelievable. Almost as bad as the piano set on fire then shipped out to sea to a FL sandbar a few years back, on Yahoo news.
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#2060603 - 04/07/13 12:55 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Here is a funny Craigslist ad that doesn't have anything to do with pianos, but does illustrate the need for proper spelling. I got a laugh out of his "unfortunate spelling" when I saw it, maybe you will too. Here is the ad: Funny Ad Not to mention the fine photography.


Edited by Pianolance (04/07/13 03:01 PM)
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#2061867 - 04/09/13 12:10 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Would this be a Mary Kay instrument?

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#2061914 - 04/09/13 01:07 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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My guess is that it is a vintage Pepto und Bismole. They were an award from Mary Kay.
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#2062474 - 04/10/13 05:23 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Silverwood Pianos]
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Originally Posted By: Silverwood Pianos

Would this be a Mary Kay instrument?

pinky
It's odd. My stomach feels relieved just looking at that nice Pepto' color.
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#2063722 - 04/12/13 09:33 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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#2063730 - 04/12/13 09:43 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Drat - It's been removed!

Maybe the person who listed it reads Piano World.
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#2063904 - 04/13/13 08:36 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Sorry about that. Someone had place an organ by the curb and listed it as a piano with the title "Don't know anything about it."
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#2064148 - 04/13/13 05:53 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Well.... how about a Kimball console appraised at $7,000.00?

http://wichitafalls.craigslist.org/msd/3736424026.html
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#2064154 - 04/13/13 06:12 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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#2064276 - 04/14/13 12:19 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Who else thinks this is hideous?

http://austin.craigslist.org/msg/3740862988.html

Is there a straight strung birdcage behind all that gross ornate overkill?

Is this possibly a fine piano worth $17.5 grand and I am a hopeless cynic?

If I am ever that far north of town I might go by and ask to play it just for grins.

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#2064303 - 04/14/13 01:21 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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While the asking price of that piano is surely wishful thinking, the rest of your post displays your sheltered life regarding experience and knowledge of pianos.
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#2064386 - 04/14/13 09:13 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Supply]
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Originally Posted By: Supply
While the asking price of that piano is surely wishful thinking, the rest of your post displays your sheltered life regarding experience and knowledge of pianos.


Sheez,,,,Lighten up!

Experience and knowledge is all relative. If I were a tuner or tech my questions and comments might be justifiably considered naive. But as a piano player and hobbyist? And I am curious what likely lies behind all the carving and etc.
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#2064392 - 04/14/13 09:28 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Blues beater]
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Originally Posted By: Blues beater
Who else thinks this is hideous?

http://austin.craigslist.org/msg/3740862988.html
Is there a straight strung birdcage behind all that gross ornate overkill?
Is this possibly a fine piano worth $17.5 grand and I am a hopeless cynic?
If I am ever that far north of town I might go by and ask to play it just for grins.
Don


I kind of like the carving, especially the little lions or gargoyles or whatever they are, but not for my house. Or even my castle, if I had one. And certainly if I had a 17.5K budget for a piano, I'd make a different choice.

If you're in the neighborhood why not go play it?!
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#2064397 - 04/14/13 09:47 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: malkin]
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Originally Posted By: Blues beater
Who else thinks this is hideous?

http://austin.craigslist.org/msg/3740862988.html
Is there a straight strung birdcage behind all that gross ornate overkill?
Is this possibly a fine piano worth $17.5 grand and I am a hopeless cynic?
If I am ever that far north of town I might go by and ask to play it just for grins.
Don


I kind of like the carving, especially the little lions or gargoyles or whatever they are, but not for my house. Or even my castle, if I had one. And certainly if I had a 17.5K budget for a piano, I'd make a different choice.

If you're in the neighborhood why not go play it?!


About 25 miles from here. I would be totally wasting their time as I could think of far better ways to spend $17.5 k. Just curiosity. I wonder if they would let me look inside? To me, its less the carving than the candles and handles are overkill.
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#2064416 - 04/14/13 10:30 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Blues beater]
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Originally Posted By: Blues beater
To me, its less the carving than the candles and handles are overkill.

"Carved brass" ???

That is a huge gaffe from an antiques dealer. It is even more suspect when two of the bobèche are upside down.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and fools are soon parted from their money.
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#2064422 - 04/14/13 10:48 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Likely what lies behind the carvings is the popular style of the time. Some like ornate while others lean more towards the utilitarian styles.

Side handles and sconces where also popular during this period.

The candle holders usually were threaded so the wax tray can be removed, cleaned and replaced. A lot of this type of detail was massed produced by machinery rather than hand carved. Hydraulic stamping is common…….

Zeiter & Winkleman made quality instruments and this could be straight strung or possibly over-strung. I have come across both of this time period.

Because the business is called the Antique Gallery does not mean the owner is an antique specialist.
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#2064427 - 04/14/13 10:55 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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It is obvious that who's selling this piano has no idea what is selling... only read " Solid Ivory Keys " ,Equivalent of Steinway? Really?... Equivalent of Steinway in Europe in this years were Erard not this brand.
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#2064439 - 04/14/13 11:22 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Consider the title of this thread. I got a huge laugh about the asking price for that Victorian, Rococo Fantasy.

We can certainly assume that the visage on the piano is of Jenny Lind as this instrument was her personal instrument. We all know that she insisted upon having solid ivory keys.

It's documented, look it up.

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#2064451 - 04/14/13 11:48 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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I sure don't have the ear of the tuner/techs on this forum, but I am tempted to go play it on a day off next week and report how it sounds/plays to the best of my ability.

Not sure if I can keep a straight face to persuade them I am a potential serious buyer, however.
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#2064467 - 04/14/13 12:24 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Blues beater]
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Originally Posted By: Blues beater
.. If I were a tuner or tech my questions and comments might be justifiably considered naive. ....
Well, this is the Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum, after all.
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#2064486 - 04/14/13 12:48 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty

Hmmmm --- I wonder if the seller of this piano reads PW?

"Ewirlitzer" has been edited to "Wurlitzer."
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#2064576 - 04/14/13 04:42 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Free piano

I think this one's overpriced...unless it comes with the train and school bus. Will the movers charge for diggin' it out of the basement?ha
And how about that custom leg, should be worth, well, zilch.
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#2064597 - 04/14/13 05:28 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Roy Rodgers]
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Originally Posted By: Roy Rodgers
Well.... how about a Kimball console appraised at $7,000.00?

http://wichitafalls.craigslist.org/msd/3736424026.html


Did I miss the part about the $6,900 in
cash stashed away inside....
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#2064606 - 04/14/13 05:51 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Ragdoll]
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Free piano

I think this one's overpriced...unless it comes with the train and school bus. Will the movers charge for diggin' it out of the basement?ha
And how about that custom leg, should be worth, well, zilch.

How did the kids get better, and need a better piano, if they couldn't get to that piano to practice on?
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#2064647 - 04/14/13 07:27 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Supply]
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Originally Posted By: Supply
Originally Posted By: Blues beater
.. If I were a tuner or tech my questions and comments might be justifiably considered naive. ....
Well, this is the Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum, after all.


From now on perhaps I should make sure to specify I am a naive guest, although, despite my non-professional status, I am happy to report many on this forum have made me feel welcome.

I hope I am not intruding. I read this sticky: "I started this separate forum for piano tuner-techs because they are an important part of the industry. I wanted it to be a place for you to communicate, and the public to sometimes post tech questions. Let's get back to those basics.."

Indeed, I am curious what lies behind all the ornate fluffery, so that is my technical question. I guess I will have to drive 25 miles or so to Round Rock if I care enough to find out.
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#2064663 - 04/14/13 08:20 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Don,

Read the title of this thread and look back at its history. You're posting is just in the wrong place and if you would have started a thread with your questions, it would have been addressed in a different manner.
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#2064705 - 04/14/13 10:31 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Don,

Read the title of this thread and look back at its history. You're posting is just in the wrong place and if you would have started a thread with your questions, it would have been addressed in a different manner.


I posted in "Funny Craiglist Piano Listings" because I did think it was kind of funny that somebody would want $17.5k for that piano, describe it as having "solid ivory keys," and etc. This is in line with many of the posts in this thread where a piano is advertised for a very high price with extravagant claims made. My questions were half rhetorical and half curiosity. Not a big deal if they get answered or not -- maybe they are not worthy of an answer. Sure not worth starting a feud over. If I happen to get up to Round Rock I will report how this $17.5k (!!) instrument sounds.
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#2064717 - 04/14/13 11:27 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Originally Posted By: Ragdoll
Free piano

I think this one's overpriced...unless it comes with the train and school bus. Will the movers charge for diggin' it out of the basement?ha
And how about that custom leg, should be worth, well, zilch.

How did the kids get better, and need a better piano, if they couldn't get to that piano to practice on?


I think the kids were playing with the train and the school bus, rather than playing the piano.
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