I'm new to this community, but have seen lots of great feedback and was hoping for some specific to my situation.
I grew up playing piano on a Yamaha C109, and am now looking for a new piano for a new house. I've been accustomed to the Yamaha brightness, and to my ear it's a crisper and cleaner sound. Having said that, now that I've been looking around and testing lots of pianos side by side, I might find the Yamaha sound TOO bright on the models I've tried.
I was looking for something similar in size to the T118 or T121. I also checked out the Essex EUP-116E. For some reason the idea of Kawai (K2 or K3) doesn't really speak to me. I also saw gently used Yamahas U1 & U3 for a great price.
Then I came across the Perzina. I looked at the GP112 and GP122, which both seemed very interesting. There was also a baby grand (5 feet) which caught my eye. My big issue with Perzina is the lack of information. I've read just about everything I could find about them on this site and others, but it's all pretty unclear. I can't even get a straight answer on which model grand I saw because every site (blue book, piano buyer, etc) all have conflicting information. The store information says G151BB, but most other sites only have 152's. The selling price is $10k, the piano looks beautiful and feels & sounds really nice...but I have no idea if this is a good deal or if for the money I should now be checking out other comparable 5' baby grands.
In a nutshell, these are my questions:
1) What about Perzina pianos? I know what all the websites say, but does anyone have one that they can share feedback on?
2) If I don't have a huge space, is a baby grand going to be too overpowering? Am I better off with an upright?
3) Yamaha, Essex, or Perzina?
I'm not a very technical player, and I'm sure whatever piano I end up buying will feel and sound fine once I stop comparing.
Any comments or feedback would be greatly appreciated!!