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#2023565 - 01/29/13 05:27 PM On a budget and need help.
Steve Schuurman Offline
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Registered: 03/05/10
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Loc: Canada
Hello everyone!

Im looking at purchasing a used grand piano. My budget is 15,000 CDN. Ideally I'm looking at the RX1 RX2, C2, C3 models. Petrof would be a contender as well, however with my budget I think I'll be reaching. I would like something in the 6' range but not sure if I can afford it with my budget. Im leaning towards the Kawai. I prefer the tone of this piano over the Yamaha, however, find that they run a bit higher in price.

My question is Ive read a lot of posts on the pricing of these piano's and I see people paying around 10 grand sometimes less for these models yet when I visit my local piano stores they are selling for around 20-24k. Then there are models for example a Kawai RX2 rebuilt from the 80's-90's priced at 16k is this the going rate?

Please help any advice would be greatly appreciated.


Edited by Steve Schuurman (01/29/13 05:28 PM)

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#2023602 - 01/29/13 06:37 PM Re: On a budget and need help. [Re: Steve Schuurman]
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Which city are you from? Its fairly easy to find pre owned C2,C3, RX1, RX2 in good condition in Toronto..
Many dealers carry them (Preowned). I just came back from the Kawai dealer their price seem to be pretty decent.

Have you consider a high quality upright? I am looking at the same price range but for an upright for the space reason.

And I do prefer few uprights over RX2 and C3.


Edited by Steven Y. A. (01/29/13 06:44 PM)
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#2023639 - 01/29/13 07:56 PM Re: On a budget and need help. [Re: Steven Y. A.]
Steve Schuurman Offline
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Im from Toronto as well. Ideally I would like a grand. I have the space. If needed I can always wait a bit save a bit more.

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#2023658 - 01/29/13 08:44 PM Re: On a budget and need help. [Re: Steve Schuurman]
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my favourite grand at $20k-ish range is the Vogel v180 by Schimmel, Robert Lowrey is the dealer I think they currently have a red one on sale.
all the major parts are Schimmel and assembled in their Poland factory.(Renner Action, Schimmel Soundboard, Abel hammer etc)
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#2023662 - 01/29/13 08:48 PM Re: On a budget and need help. [Re: Steven Y. A.]
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Havent been to the Robert Lowrey show room yet just Merriam I will have to check them out. Thanks

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#2023674 - 01/29/13 09:07 PM Re: On a budget and need help. [Re: Steve Schuurman]
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Did you check out the Frederick Grotrian upright @ Merriam Oakville? laugh thats the one on top of my list. I found their instrument are fairly priced. Did you try to bargain?



Edited by Steven Y. A. (01/29/13 09:08 PM)
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#2023692 - 01/29/13 09:49 PM Re: On a budget and need help. [Re: Steven Y. A.]
Steve Schuurman Offline
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I tried the Perzina, I really liked that one was priced at 7k not much info on build quality though. I know it did rate not so bad in Larry Fines ratings. At this point I have just been playing on them haven't started talking price thats why I'm here to get an idea of what some price ranges are.

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