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#2162812 - 10/07/13 01:09 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Wait a minute!

That's the piano in the Craigslist ad? I thought they were two different pianos-OMG!

I thought the trick in the listing was "Steinway OR Piano" as if Steinway wasn't a piano without understanding the model.

I feel so foolish!

blush


No worries. Yes, that's the piano in the CL ad. My customer went to see it and took some photos of his own to show me. The DIY'er owner came up with that contraption on his own.

Oh, and here's a shot of the quality of his restringing:



Look at the coils and the becketts.
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#2162916 - 10/07/13 09:10 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Aargh! I'm surprised he didn't weld the coils to the pins to make sure the "piano" was always in tune.
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#2163827 - 10/09/13 08:31 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Registered: 05/29/13
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Loc: MI
It is missing a few things, but hey, what do you expect for $500?! At least it is the anniversary model. That has to be worth something.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chickering-Anniv...=item4d11d5dcd7

"This is a Chickering Anniversary model grand piano. It does not have legs, pedals, or music desk. Other small things may be missing as well. I do have the top and fallboard. The top is in good shape other than one hinge being torn loose. The fallboard has a piece broken off but is repairable. The piano is 5' 7" . Overall this piano is fairly rough, but repairable. I am not sure the serial number, it is my understanding these were only made in 1926."


Edited by tdv (10/09/13 08:31 AM)
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#2164329 - 10/10/13 08:33 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: tdv]
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*gag* Happy Anniversary! *eye roll*
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#2164775 - 10/11/13 09:18 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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http://austin.craigslist.org/atq/4122624193.html
Hmmm..."needs to be tuned..." Does the definition of "tuning" include replacing several broken strings and major repairs to the action?
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#2165043 - 10/11/13 09:30 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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If you wanted to value a piano based on a signature, why not at least forge the signature of some interesting person?
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#2165099 - 10/12/13 12:23 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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"In great shape for its age" is always a good one! If you interpret "great" as just "big" I suppose it is in accurate description.
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#2169828 - 10/22/13 12:25 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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This add is really to the point. You gotta love people's marketing skills!

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/zip/4142776513.html
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#2173344 - 10/28/13 06:44 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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#2173357 - 10/28/13 07:04 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty


I think it's pretty dang cool.
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#2173358 - 10/28/13 07:05 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Rippen had some innovative designs.
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#2173414 - 10/28/13 08:17 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: OperaTenor]
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Originally Posted By: OperaTenor
Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty


I think it's pretty dang cool.



Ditto.
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#2173718 - 10/29/13 12:23 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Registered: 04/09/12
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Loc: USA
This one is "funny" as in "odd". I like it.

http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/msg/4158484021.html

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#2174015 - 10/29/13 09:03 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Looks like a parlor organ that someone converted into an upright. Not a bad idea at all, really.
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#2174032 - 10/29/13 10:06 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: SBP]
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It's a Janssen "Modeska". It was in the PTJournal last month or the month before.

http://mtr.arcade-museum.com/MTR-1928-87-9/04/
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#2175926 - 11/02/13 02:17 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Chris Storch]
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Is it the same Janssen that now makes benches?
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#2176365 - 11/03/13 11:14 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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This one was a link from a craigslist ad. His "refinishing" job is something to see, AND he'll be happy to do the same to your piano for "$1000 - $2000."

Seems like he's knowlegeable, he could tell it's a "formal" grand and has all that technical lingo down ("tuning knobs").

And thought you all might benefit from his advice on how to move and set up pianos. smile
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#2176410 - 11/03/13 12:27 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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That one is really a LuLu!

Frightening, actually.
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#2176521 - 11/03/13 03:37 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: JeanieA]
OperaTenor Offline
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Originally Posted By: JeanieA
This one was a link from a craigslist ad. His "refinishing" job is something to see, AND he'll be happy to do the same to your piano for "$1000 - $2000."

Seems like he's knowlegeable, he could tell it's a "formal" grand and has all that technical lingo down ("tuning knobs").

And thought you all might benefit from his advice on how to move and set up pianos. smile


"Walla!"



He would have gotten better results if he'd used a roller...
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#2176629 - 11/03/13 07:52 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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I'm glad he patched up the small dings in the music desk. Otherwise, it might look like someone used 30 or so sledge hammers on it. And who needs matching casters if you can balance a piano on two boxes?
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#2176727 - 11/04/13 01:14 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: SBP]
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Loc: Austin, Texas USA
Originally Posted By: SBP
Looks like a parlor organ that someone converted into an upright. Not a bad idea at all, really.
Well, it is kind of cool, but I would be worried about buzzes and rattles from the storage annex.
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#2176841 - 11/04/13 09:00 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Loc: Conway, AR USA
The dried lacquer running down the side is a nice touch too.


Edited by bkw58 (11/04/13 09:13 AM)
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#2176844 - 11/04/13 09:12 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Stain color bears a resemblance to old motor oil.


Edited by bkw58 (11/04/13 09:19 AM)
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#2177400 - 11/05/13 08:20 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: JeanieA]
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Registered: 10/19/13
Posts: 1663
Loc: China
So he pays me $2,000 to be allowed to do this to my piano?
Originally Posted By: JeanieA
This one was a link from a craigslist ad. His "refinishing" job is something to see, AND he'll be happy to do the same to your piano for "$1000 - $2000."

Seems like he's knowlegeable, he could tell it's a "formal" grand and has all that technical lingo down ("tuning knobs").

And thought you all might benefit from his advice on how to move and set up pianos. smile
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#2180084 - 11/10/13 12:55 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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http://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/msg/4179633031.html

"Francis Bacon Pianos have properties that appreciate in value for reasons of age, craftsmanship, artistic merit and/or historical significance" Really?

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#2182586 - 11/15/13 12:15 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Loc: Austin, Texas USA
http://austin.craigslist.org/msg/4191762036.html

"Simple woodwork...open design..."
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#2182591 - 11/15/13 12:48 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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It's perfect for one of those "open floor plans"! smile
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#2183257 - 11/16/13 08:07 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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I've done 4 coats of laquer, will do a couple more light sandings to make her even more smooth. ....I'd suggest 80 grit for startes...lol
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#2185891 - 11/20/13 06:32 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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#2186236 - 11/21/13 10:21 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
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This is a expenive piano!!! I love the cinder block motif and custom cover with detachable music desk. Make sure you don't low-ball this one.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/4158063600.html
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