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#2025681 - 02/02/13 01:08 AM Re: 6 month Birthday for my Estonia 225 [Re: AlaskaDragonfly]
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Again, I'm a better piano player than a photographer or poster of images. Perhaps a rather low bar to meet... But, oh, how I love the sparkle of my piano and it's wonderfully resonant bass. Very lively to the touch yet plays like silk.

This photo may show you the legs. I'll have to do some "beauty shots" of our Estonia 225 later with better lighting. This photo makes it look too short. I paid for all 225 cm and I need to take a photo that reflects that. Also, this photo doesn't show the beautiful bubinga wood on the underside of the lid.


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#2025688 - 02/02/13 01:26 AM Re: 6 month Birthday for my Estonia 225 [Re: AlaskaDragonfly]
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Yes, I bought the little floor lamp just to have it show off the underside of the lid. The lamp makes all the difference for my guests. I considered all kinds of options but this lamp works great.

Trish (Steinway rep in Alaska) is organizing my tuning, voicing, etc., and she promises to have two excellent musicians come to my house for an official "opening" evening for the Estonia 225.

It was a strain for me to spend this much money but, sadly, there was a death in my family about two years ago and I realized I better get on with buying the piano of my dreams. I had looked for about 5 years and almost pulled the trigger on a 190 as the other poster said. (It got sold while I was thinking it over for one day.) I first ordered the 190 but a little glitch (no one's fault) gave me a second chance to rethink and remember that I would only buy one piano in my life. Hence the 225 sits resplendent in my too-small living room. How lucky I am to have the piano of my dreams.

Also, during my five year search, I loved the Mason and Hamlin pianos, just loved them, especially the BB. But Estonia won out for me every time I had the chance to comparison play at a dealer. A few years back, I even had the chance to play an Estonia concert grand in Denver at a dealer. I remember clearly that I had to stop halfway through the piece I was playing because I couldn't bear knowing that I would never be able to own such a beautiful piano. How little I knew. A 225 is not a concert grand but it is fabulous.

Well, I'm sure life will sweep along and keep me from posting for a few months but I really appreciate the enthusiasm and kind words of the people in this thread. I am going to try out a few more lessons starting tomorrow with a Russian piano teacher here in Alaska. I hope it will go well. My piano playing anxiety when there is anyone else in the room knows no bounds.

Now if I can just get my 11 year old to keep taking HER piano lessons....

Thanks again, everybody.

Cheers.

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#2025690 - 02/02/13 01:47 AM Re: 6 month Birthday for my Estonia 225 [Re: Estelle Estonia]
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If you would like your bench legs to match better, Jansen has a couple of styles that are "unlisted". What you would need is style J10. Shhh! Don't tell anybody I told you about 'em.
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#2025698 - 02/02/13 02:07 AM Re: 6 month Birthday for my Estonia 225 [Re: PianoWorksATL]
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Thanks! Yes, I would like my bench legs to match better! The dealer told me they had done the best they could but I seemed to recall there was a dealer somewhere in my piano searching days who had a big display of bench legs. It's hard living in Alaska sometimes. Washburn closed up shop here and I had to travel to Seattle to ultimately purchase my Estonia.

THANK YOU. I will follow up.

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#2025803 - 02/02/13 09:41 AM Re: 6 month Birthday for my Estonia 225 [Re: Estelle Estonia]
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You will probably need to get a dealer to order them, but Jansen can make them, finish them in polish ebony and ship them to you. Swapping them out takes 10 minutes and a 1/2" wrench. Contact me if your dealer isn't familiar with these. I have photos somewhere, but I'm confident they are the best match.
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#2025814 - 02/02/13 10:15 AM Re: 6 month Birthday for my Estonia 225 [Re: Estelle Estonia]
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Your piano is stunning!!!! - Congratulations

Switching out the bench legs would be the crowning glory.

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#2025890 - 02/02/13 12:35 PM Re: Our Estonia came last week! [Re: Estelle Estonia]
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Alaska, your Estonia is beautiful! However, I have to ask, where in the world (literally) did you find a 225? I didn't think Estonia was making a 7' yet. I've been waiting for it.
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#2025937 - 02/02/13 02:36 PM Re: Our Estonia came last week! [Re: PattyP]
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Originally Posted By: PattyP
Alaska, your Estonia is beautiful! However, I have to ask, where in the world (literally) did you find a 225? I didn't think Estonia was making a 7' yet. I've been waiting for it.


The 225 (7'4") came out two years ago. The 210 is the new one at 6'11"


Edited by Sir Lurksalot (02/02/13 02:39 PM)

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#2026048 - 02/02/13 09:11 PM Re: Our Estonia came last week! [Re: Sir Lurksalot]
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Originally Posted By: Sir Lurksalot
Originally Posted By: PattyP
Alaska, your Estonia is beautiful! However, I have to ask, where in the world (literally) did you find a 225? I didn't think Estonia was making a 7' yet. I've been waiting for it.


The 225 (7'4") came out two years ago. The 210 is the new one at 6'11"


Okay, but why isn't either one on the Estonia web site? And, what's the advantage in having two models just 15cm (5") difference?
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#2026056 - 02/02/13 09:27 PM Re: Our Estonia came last week! [Re: Estelle Estonia]
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Okay, but why isn't either one on the Estonia web site? And, what's the advantage in having two models just 15cm (5") difference?


Estonia's website is being updated right now. The new pianos will definitely be on it.

15cm difference may seem small to some but can make all the difference of fitting a piano in a certain space - or not.

Many other makers have similar options - presumably for same reason.

Norbert
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#2026913 - 02/04/13 01:24 PM Re: Our Estonia came last week! [Re: Estelle Estonia]
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Congratulations and nice pic!
And yes, nice that you have a special light to light the inside

>Now if I can just get my 11 year old to keep taking HER piano lessons....

Just keep playing with love yourself, that's all you can do. Most likely she will pick that up and do some instrument later.
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