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#2051843 - 03/21/13 10:05 AM Please Help Me...!
kingston250 Offline
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Registered: 03/21/13
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Hello i am new in this forum and also new in piano playing. I want to buy a good and perfect piano. I get a old Kingsbury piano before one month ago but now i want to change and buy a new one. So can you share some good piano names and their price?

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#2051844 - 03/21/13 10:07 AM Re: Please Help Me...! [Re: kingston250]
LarryShone Offline
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Hi, welcome to the forum! What is wrong with the Kingsbury piano you have?
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#2051859 - 03/21/13 10:40 AM Re: Please Help Me...! [Re: kingston250]
Greener Offline

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Upright, grand or digital ? And what is your budget ?

There are many to choose from. Yamaha and Kawai come to mind for good acoustic uprights, but there are many.

You can also get very good deals on used as they are sometimes hard to sell. But, advisable to have a tech take a look and make sure you know what you are getting.

There is a big difference between what you can get for under 1K vs 10K.

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#2051862 - 03/21/13 10:52 AM Re: Please Help Me...! [Re: kingston250]
dmd Offline
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You might be better off putting this thread in the PIANO FORUM, just above this one.
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#2051872 - 03/21/13 11:18 AM Re: Please Help Me...! [Re: kingston250]
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If you are looking for a grand I'd go with the Imperial Bösendorfer.

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#2051886 - 03/21/13 11:46 AM Re: Please Help Me...! [Re: Mark...]
Starr Keys Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Mark...
If you are looking for a grand I'd go with the Imperial Bösendorfer.


Oh yeah, who doesn't have $135K to spend on a luxury purchase and a room large enough to accommodate a 9 foot, 98 key piano?

from Wiki:
" Bösendorfer Imperial Concert Grand pianos, handcrafted in Austria, typically sell for about $175,000 in the U.S. [1] In 1977, the price was reported to be $35,000; [5] $134,000 in current value. [1] [2]"

A Yamaha hybrid might be a better choice for most. This one seems to have the most realistic feel of an acoustic grand for the price - with wooden keys and ivory like covers and also has lots of great digital features. There's one on ebay now for just under $2000

http://www.amazon.com/Yamaha-CP5-Stage-Piano/dp/B003NJA4S8

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#2051893 - 03/21/13 12:01 PM Re: Please Help Me...! [Re: Starr Keys]
Andy Platt Offline
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Originally Posted By: Starr Keys
Originally Posted By: Mark...
If you are looking for a grand I'd go with the Imperial Bösendorfer.


Oh yeah, who doesn't have $135K to spend on a luxury purchase and a room large enough to accommodate a 9 foot, 98 key piano?


Well the OP did specify "perfect" wink

Yes, the question is too open ended.
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#2051902 - 03/21/13 12:07 PM Re: Please Help Me...! [Re: Andy Platt]
LarryShone Offline
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Registered: 10/01/10
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Originally Posted By: Andy Platt
Originally Posted By: Starr Keys
Originally Posted By: Mark...
If you are looking for a grand I'd go with the Imperial Bösendorfer.


Oh yeah, who doesn't have $135K to spend on a luxury purchase and a room large enough to accommodate a 9 foot, 98 key piano?


Well the OP did specify "perfect" wink

Yes, the question is too open ended.

Im guessing the OP is foreign and so might not have a full grasp of English.
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#2051904 - 03/21/13 12:09 PM Re: Please Help Me...! [Re: Starr Keys]
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Originally Posted By: Starr Keys

Oh yeah, who doesn't have $135K to spend on a luxury purchase and a room large enough to accommodate a 9 foot, 98 key piano?

If I eat on the floor from now on (fine) they might be able to fit it in my condo. The elevator is likely to be a bit of a problem though. I think I may need to budget a few extra thousand for the move and hiring a crane when it gets here.

Can hardly wait ...
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#2051909 - 03/21/13 12:15 PM Re: Please Help Me...! [Re: Greener]
LarryShone Offline
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Originally Posted By: Greener
Originally Posted By: Starr Keys

Oh yeah, who doesn't have $135K to spend on a luxury purchase and a room large enough to accommodate a 9 foot, 98 key piano?

If I eat on the floor from now on (fine) they might be able to fit it in my condo. The elevator is likely to be a bit of a problem though. I think I may need to budget a few extra thousand for the move and hiring a crane when It gets here.

Can hardly wait ...

I'd have to sell the kids. Nah I wouldnt get nearly enough...
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#2051920 - 03/21/13 12:34 PM Re: Please Help Me...! [Re: Andy Platt]
Mark... Offline
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Originally Posted By: Andy Platt
Originally Posted By: Starr Keys
Originally Posted By: Mark...
If you are looking for a grand I'd go with the Imperial Bösendorfer.


Oh yeah, who doesn't have $135K to spend on a luxury purchase and a room large enough to accommodate a 9 foot, 98 key piano?


Well the OP did specify "perfect" wink

Yes, the question is too open ended.


That was the point of my reply... smile

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#2051934 - 03/21/13 12:45 PM Re: Please Help Me...! [Re: kingston250]
Starr Keys Online   content
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Posts: 995
Loc: california
I don't mean to be snarky, but "perfect" is a relative term. Eliza Doolittle's perfect world contained nothing more than heat and chocolate and a room large enough for someone to sleep on her knee in. And many people consider the perfect piano one (if one is only to have one) to be one that contains both acoustic and digital properties.

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#2051955 - 03/21/13 01:26 PM Re: Please Help Me...! [Re: kingston250]
dmd Offline
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Registered: 04/15/09
Posts: 1830
Loc: Pennsylvania
Originally Posted By: kingston250
Hello i am new in this forum and also new in piano playing. I want to buy a good and perfect piano. I get a old Kingsbury piano before one month ago but now i want to change and buy a new one. So can you share some good piano names and their price?


Just be aware ...

If it turns out that you have under-estimated the task before you in learning to play piano, you will have a PIANO FOR SALE sign up before long. It happens all too often.

You may wish to purchase a nice inexpensive digital keyboard as a first instrument just to see how it goes.
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#2051982 - 03/21/13 02:16 PM Re: Please Help Me...! [Re: dmd]
heathermphotog Offline
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Registered: 06/19/12
Posts: 90
Loc: Georgia
Originally Posted By: dmd
Originally Posted By: kingston250
Hello i am new in this forum and also new in piano playing. I want to buy a good and perfect piano. I get a old Kingsbury piano before one month ago but now i want to change and buy a new one. So can you share some good piano names and their price?


Just be aware ...

If it turns out that you have under-estimated the task before you in learning to play piano, you will have a PIANO FOR SALE sign up before long. It happens all too often.

You may wish to purchase a nice inexpensive digital keyboard as a first instrument just to see how it goes.



This is my advice as well. Although I knew I liked the piano, it had been many, many years since I played (as in 25+). I decided to take it up again after my youngest began lessons last year. So we bought a Yamaha keyboard, but didn't spend a lot ($500 or so I think) - one that has 88 weighted keys.

Since that time I have really enjoyed getting back into playing and my daughter's love for it has taken off. So we recently took the plunge and after much research and looking we bought a new piano. BUT ... the piano we chose was the one that *I* really love - the sound and the look ... but the sound was most important to me. I honestly think the "perfect" piano is a matter of personal preference (as long as it's in good shape).

Have fun!
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#2052078 - 03/21/13 05:46 PM Re: Please Help Me...! [Re: kingston250]
UK Paul UK Offline
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Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 396
Loc: Berkshire, England
All about budget but if your interested in a capable upright piano then cant go far wrong with yamaha u1 or kawai k3, i have the latter. I am a happy novice!

I have had many different pianos and this is definately the most expensive yet...


It may be a good idea to keep going with what you have for a while.... the path is long and filled with highs and lows.... getting a new piano can be costly if you sell again... how about renting with the option to buy? Some stores do this... and paying this way can motivate you to keep wading through the tough times... ( every other week for me lol.... )
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#2052089 - 03/21/13 06:18 PM Re: Please Help Me...! [Re: kingston250]
LarryShone Offline
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Registered: 10/01/10
Posts: 791
Loc: Darlington, UK
I'm a bit concerned the OP hasn't yet followed up the posts made so far. He has a piano, I'd like to know what is wrong with it.
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#2052093 - 03/21/13 06:23 PM Re: Please Help Me...! [Re: UK Paul UK]
Starr Keys Online   content
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Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 995
Loc: california
I envy you your Kawai K3. I literally have no place in my house to put an acoustic piano where it wont get banged up or be relatively weather safe except under my living room window, which isn't high enough for anything but a spinet or an old Baldwin Acrosonic. I chose the latter for about $600, even though it needs about $500 to recondition and fix the bass notes so they don't sound dull and thumpy (I plan on selling Casio PX330 to do that.).

I have the assurance from a pro that it is fixable, it is almost as resonate as a big old cabinet grand, the mid range and high tones sounds good with my light voice, and it is safe and looks great in my house, so for me it is the perfect piano. smile

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#2052107 - 03/21/13 07:03 PM Re: Please Help Me...! [Re: kingston250]
KBS1607 Offline
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Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 60
Loc: Illinois
I LOVE, LOVE LOVE an acoustic upright at my lessons. I tell my teacher at least once a month that I want THAT particular piano. I have a nice Roland digital at home that I just started taking advantage of (using MIDI disks etc) so it's almost new to me.

Eventually I am probably going to want an acoustic of some sort so I'm keeping my music room kind of empty.

I wish the OP had responded but I found the thread really interesting.

Kim


Edited by KBS1607 (03/21/13 07:03 PM)
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#2052120 - 03/21/13 07:39 PM Re: Please Help Me...! [Re: Starr Keys]
rnaple Offline

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Registered: 12/23/10
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Loc: Rocky Mountains
Originally Posted By: Starr Keys
... I literally have no place in my house to... be relatively weather safe ....


I had to really think about this. I'm still coming up with possibilities.
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#2052132 - 03/21/13 08:25 PM Re: Please Help Me...! [Re: kingston250]
Starr Keys Online   content
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Registered: 09/07/09
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Loc: california
Well, I suppose we might be living on a sink hole big enough to swallow up a piano on a wet day, but mainly I was referring to our second largest room -- a sun room, converted from half the garage, with lots of windows and doors, not all of them weather proof, and no really good way to adequately heat in the winter and, if the air conditioner isn't on, a blazing inferno in the summer. smile


Edited by Starr Keys (03/21/13 08:51 PM)

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