Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Page 18 of 25 < 1 2 ... 16 17 18 19 20 ... 24 25 >
Topic Options
#2162812 - 10/07/13 01:09 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Minnesota Marty]
OperaTenor Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/13/06
Posts: 2379
Loc: Sandy Eggo, California
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.
_________________________
Happiness is a freshly tuned piano.
Jim Boydston, proprietor, No Piano Left Behind - technician
[url=www.facebook.com/NoPianoLeftBehind]www.facebook.com/NoPianoLeftBehind[/url]

Top
(ad PTG 568) Win a Year Journal Subscription
PTG 57th Annual Convention - Atlanta
#2162916 - 10/07/13 09:10 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
Minnesota Marty Offline

Platinum Supporter until October 5 2014


Registered: 05/15/12
Posts: 7239
Loc: Rochester MN
Aargh! I'm surprised he didn't weld the coils to the pins to make sure the "piano" was always in tune.
_________________________
Marty in Minnesota

It's much easier to bash a Steinway than it is to play one.

Top
#2163827 - 10/09/13 08:31 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
tdv Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/29/13
Posts: 55
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)
_________________________
1978 Charles Walter piano
Seek truth in all areas of life

Top
#2164329 - 10/10/13 08:33 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: tdv]
malkin Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/18/09
Posts: 2417
Loc: *sigh* Salt Lake City
*gag* Happy Anniversary! *eye roll*
_________________________
A good student is one who makes the teacher feel like a good teacher.

Top
#2164775 - 10/11/13 09:18 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
Blues beater Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/04/13
Posts: 128
Loc: Austin, Texas USA
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?
_________________________
Don, playing the blues in Austin, Texas on a 48" family heirloom Steinway upright, 100 year old 54" Weber upright, and unknown make turn of the century 54" upright -- says "Whittier NY" on the plate

Top
#2165043 - 10/11/13 09:30 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
malkin Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/18/09
Posts: 2417
Loc: *sigh* Salt Lake City
If you wanted to value a piano based on a signature, why not at least forge the signature of some interesting person?
_________________________
A good student is one who makes the teacher feel like a good teacher.

Top
#2165099 - 10/12/13 12:23 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
rysowers Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/16/07
Posts: 2401
Loc: Olympia, WA
"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.
_________________________
Ryan Sowers,
Pianova Piano Service
Olympia, WA
www.pianova.net

Top
#2169828 - 10/22/13 12:25 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
rysowers Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/16/07
Posts: 2401
Loc: Olympia, WA
This add is really to the point. You gotta love people's marketing skills!

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/zip/4142776513.html
_________________________
Ryan Sowers,
Pianova Piano Service
Olympia, WA
www.pianova.net

Top
#2173344 - 10/28/13 06:44 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
Minnesota Marty Offline

Platinum Supporter until October 5 2014


Registered: 05/15/12
Posts: 7239
Loc: Rochester MN
_________________________
Marty in Minnesota

It's much easier to bash a Steinway than it is to play one.

Top
#2173357 - 10/28/13 07:04 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Minnesota Marty]
OperaTenor Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/13/06
Posts: 2379
Loc: Sandy Eggo, California
Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty


I think it's pretty dang cool.
_________________________
Happiness is a freshly tuned piano.
Jim Boydston, proprietor, No Piano Left Behind - technician
[url=www.facebook.com/NoPianoLeftBehind]www.facebook.com/NoPianoLeftBehind[/url]

Top
#2173358 - 10/28/13 07:05 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
BDB Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/07/03
Posts: 21285
Loc: Oakland
Rippen had some innovative designs.
_________________________
Semipro Tech

Top
#2173414 - 10/28/13 08:17 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: OperaTenor]
Jbyron Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 511
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: OperaTenor
Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty


I think it's pretty dang cool.



Ditto.
_________________________
Tuner-Technician



Top
#2173718 - 10/29/13 12:23 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
BrainCramp Offline
Full Member

Registered: 04/09/12
Posts: 254
Loc: USA
This one is "funny" as in "odd". I like it.

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

Top
#2174015 - 10/29/13 09:03 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
SBP Offline
Full Member

Registered: 09/12/12
Posts: 258
Looks like a parlor organ that someone converted into an upright. Not a bad idea at all, really.
_________________________
2012 Kawai K3

Top
#2174032 - 10/29/13 10:06 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: SBP]
Chris Storch Offline
Full Member

Registered: 08/13/09
Posts: 189
Loc: Massachusetts
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/
_________________________
Chris Storch
Acoustician / Piano Technician

Top
#2175926 - 11/02/13 02:17 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Chris Storch]
malkin Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/18/09
Posts: 2417
Loc: *sigh* Salt Lake City
Is it the same Janssen that now makes benches?
_________________________
A good student is one who makes the teacher feel like a good teacher.

Top
#2176365 - 11/03/13 11:14 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
JeanieA Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/03/04
Posts: 501
Loc: Reno, Nevada
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
_________________________
Collector of sheet music I can't play.

Top
#2176410 - 11/03/13 12:27 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
Minnesota Marty Offline

Platinum Supporter until October 5 2014


Registered: 05/15/12
Posts: 7239
Loc: Rochester MN
That one is really a LuLu!

Frightening, actually.
_________________________
Marty in Minnesota

It's much easier to bash a Steinway than it is to play one.

Top
#2176521 - 11/03/13 03:37 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: JeanieA]
OperaTenor Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/13/06
Posts: 2379
Loc: Sandy Eggo, California
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...
_________________________
Happiness is a freshly tuned piano.
Jim Boydston, proprietor, No Piano Left Behind - technician
[url=www.facebook.com/NoPianoLeftBehind]www.facebook.com/NoPianoLeftBehind[/url]

Top
#2176629 - 11/03/13 07:52 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
Eric Gloo Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/28/01
Posts: 1226
Loc: Richfield Springs, New York
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?
_________________________
Eric Gloo
Piano Technician
Certified Dampp-Chaser Installer
Richfield Springs, New York

Top
#2176727 - 11/04/13 01:14 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: SBP]
Blues beater Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/04/13
Posts: 128
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.
_________________________
Don, playing the blues in Austin, Texas on a 48" family heirloom Steinway upright, 100 year old 54" Weber upright, and unknown make turn of the century 54" upright -- says "Whittier NY" on the plate

Top
#2176841 - 11/04/13 09:00 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
bkw58 Offline

Silver Supporter until December 19, 2014


Registered: 03/14/09
Posts: 1631
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)
_________________________
Bob W.
Retired piano technician
Piano Technicę

"Not to know what took place before you were born is to remain forever a child." - Cicero

Top
#2176844 - 11/04/13 09:12 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
bkw58 Offline

Silver Supporter until December 19, 2014


Registered: 03/14/09
Posts: 1631
Loc: Conway, AR USA
Stain color bears a resemblance to old motor oil.


Edited by bkw58 (11/04/13 09:19 AM)
_________________________
Bob W.
Retired piano technician
Piano Technicę

"Not to know what took place before you were born is to remain forever a child." - Cicero

Top
#2177400 - 11/05/13 08:20 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: JeanieA]
PhilipInChina Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/19/13
Posts: 703
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
_________________________
Currently working towards "Twinkle twinkle little star"

Top
#2180084 - 11/10/13 12:55 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
lingus Offline
Full Member

Registered: 09/13/12
Posts: 40

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?

Top
#2182586 - 11/15/13 12:15 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
Blues beater Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/04/13
Posts: 128
Loc: Austin, Texas USA
http://austin.craigslist.org/msg/4191762036.html

"Simple woodwork...open design..."
_________________________
Don, playing the blues in Austin, Texas on a 48" family heirloom Steinway upright, 100 year old 54" Weber upright, and unknown make turn of the century 54" upright -- says "Whittier NY" on the plate

Top
#2182591 - 11/15/13 12:48 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
rysowers Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/16/07
Posts: 2401
Loc: Olympia, WA
It's perfect for one of those "open floor plans"! smile
_________________________
Ryan Sowers,
Pianova Piano Service
Olympia, WA
www.pianova.net

Top
#2183257 - 11/16/13 08:07 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
kennyz Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 10/27/13
Posts: 7
Loc: N.E Pennsylvania
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

Top
#2185891 - 11/20/13 06:32 PM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
Minnesota Marty Offline

Platinum Supporter until October 5 2014


Registered: 05/15/12
Posts: 7239
Loc: Rochester MN
_________________________
Marty in Minnesota

It's much easier to bash a Steinway than it is to play one.

Top
#2186236 - 11/21/13 10:21 AM Re: Funny craigslist piano listings [Re: Eric Gloo]
David, Las Vegas Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/07/08
Posts: 206
Loc: Las Vegas, Nevada
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
_________________________
David Chadwick RPT
Las Vegas, Nevada
1923 Steinway "M"
1931 Mason Hamlin AA

Top
Page 18 of 25 < 1 2 ... 16 17 18 19 20 ... 24 25 >

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
Our latest Issue is available now...
Piano News - Interesting & Fun Piano Related Newsletter! (free)
-------------------
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
105 registered (AndrewJCW, Abby Pianoman, 36251, accordeur, 31 invisible), 1479 Guests and 17 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
75553 Members
42 Forums
156221 Topics
2294307 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
New Topics - Multiple Forums
BALDWIN R vs. STEINWAY M
by Karl Watson
15 minutes 16 seconds ago
Best Digital Piano for Touch
by JoeCPiano
Today at 04:50 AM
Happy Birthday Cinnamonbear!
by Kuanpiano
Yesterday at 11:17 PM
Finger "Tapes": Purpose?
by CleverName
Yesterday at 10:56 PM
Accessories needed for grand pianos.
by Stevio55
Yesterday at 08:31 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission