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#2254912 - 03/31/14 04:41 PM Unusual piano
Lester Burnham Offline
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I saw this piano in real-life, when I visited (I have a picture I took myself of it, but it's much easier to point to a picture via a URL, than post one in the image forum and link to it) - it's on the ground floor of Canton tower, in Guangzhou, China.

Anybody know any more about it?

They wouldn't let me play it when I was there!

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#2254940 - 03/31/14 05:14 PM Re: Unusual piano [Re: Lester Burnham]
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I see the Starship Enterprise. Is that weird?
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#2254970 - 03/31/14 06:18 PM Re: Unusual piano [Re: Lester Burnham]
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Why do I have some reminescances of it...
Seems like chinese are copying even the piano shapes tiki
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Edited by kapelli (03/31/14 06:20 PM)

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#2255100 - 03/31/14 11:34 PM Re: Unusual piano [Re: kapelli]
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Is that a new style of Jansen Bench? Where can I get one?
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#2255149 - 04/01/14 03:47 AM Re: Unusual piano [Re: Lester Burnham]
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The Chinese are doing what the Japanese did in the 60`s when they copied British motorbikes and developed them several stages further . . .that is progress I suppose.

Does that piano fold up so you can carry it in a hatchback? (compact car lol)
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#2255254 - 04/01/14 10:14 AM Re: Unusual piano [Re: Lester Burnham]
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They both look like huge bottle openers.
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#2255274 - 04/01/14 10:47 AM Re: Unusual piano [Re: peterws]
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Originally Posted By: peterws

Does that piano fold up so you can carry it in a hatchback? (compact car lol)


No, but it doubles as a car spoiler:

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#2255277 - 04/01/14 10:50 AM Re: Unusual piano [Re: Lester Burnham]
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Looks pretty slick! wink

Honestly, there's some pretty handy Photoshop users around here! wink

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#2255278 - 04/01/14 11:03 AM Re: Unusual piano [Re: Kawai James]
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Originally Posted By: Kawai James
Looks pretty slick! wink

Honestly, there's some pretty handy Photoshop users around here! wink

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#2255298 - 04/01/14 11:43 AM Re: Unusual piano [Re: Lester Burnham]
GLR Offline
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Originally Posted By: Lester Burnham


I saw this piano in real-life, when I visited (I have a picture I took myself of it, but it's much easier to point to a picture via a URL, than post one in the image forum and link to it) - it's on the ground floor of Canton tower, in Guangzhou, China.

Anybody know any more about it?

They wouldn't let me play it when I was there!


Do you know if its playable?

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#2255302 - 04/01/14 11:48 AM Re: Unusual piano [Re: GLR]
Lester Burnham Offline
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Originally Posted By: GLR
Originally Posted By: Lester Burnham


I saw this piano in real-life, when I visited (I have a picture I took myself of it, but it's much easier to point to a picture via a URL, than post one in the image forum and link to it) - it's on the ground floor of Canton tower, in Guangzhou, China.

Anybody know any more about it?

They wouldn't let me play it when I was there!


Do you know if its playable?


Don't know - I've got family that live in that region, I suspect when one of the group asked if I could play it, there may have been something of a language barrier anyways.

I should have been more attentive at the time - in my defence, it was my first morning there, and I was a bit a jet-lagged. I've got a picture of it, myself, but it's almost exactly the same angle as this one.

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#2255350 - 04/01/14 01:29 PM Re: Unusual piano [Re: Lester Burnham]
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Originally Posted By: Lester Burnham
Originally Posted By: GLR
Originally Posted By: Lester Burnham


I saw this piano in real-life, when I visited (I have a picture I took myself of it, but it's much easier to point to a picture via a URL, than post one in the image forum and link to it) - it's on the ground floor of Canton tower, in Guangzhou, China.

Anybody know any more about it?

They wouldn't let me play it when I was there!


Do you know if its playable?


Don't know - I've got family that live in that region, I suspect when one of the group asked if I could play it, there may have been something of a language barrier anyways.

I should have been more attentive at the time - in my defence, it was my first morning there, and I was a bit a jet-lagged. I've got a picture of it, myself, but it's almost exactly the same angle as this one.


It's an interesting concept to say the least. I was curious because sometimes at auto shows manufacturers show concept vehicles which are not working examples. Thanks for sharing it anyway.

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#2255360 - 04/01/14 01:40 PM Re: Unusual piano [Re: Kawai James]
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Originally Posted By: Kawai James
Looks pretty slick! wink

Honestly, there's some pretty handy Photoshop users around here! wink

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Also, this was courtesy of Mr. Moro. I cannot photoshop worth a darn.
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#2255361 - 04/01/14 01:40 PM Re: Unusual piano [Re: GLR]
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Originally Posted By: Lester Burnham
Originally Posted By: GLR
Do you know if its playable?


Don't know - I've got family that live in that region, I suspect when one of the group asked if I could play it, there may have been something of a language barrier anyways.

I should have been more attentive at the time - in my defence, it was my first morning there, and I was a bit a jet-lagged. I've got a picture of it, myself, but it's almost exactly the same angle as this one.


It's an interesting concept to say the least. I was curious because sometimes at auto shows manufacturers show concept vehicles which are not working examples. Thanks for sharing it anyway.


As far as I know it wasn't part of any sort of exhibition or other collection of instruments, I think it's just on permanent display.

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#2255416 - 04/01/14 03:23 PM Re: Unusual piano [Re: Lester Burnham]
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I think it's a working piano. It clearly has a proper plate in it, has rods going to the pedals, a proper keyboard. I doubt they would go to all that trouble and not make it functional. I've seen plenty of pianos like this and they were all functional pianos. They basically just take the basic rim/plate/action structure and build a different housing around it.

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#2255420 - 04/01/14 03:36 PM Re: Unusual piano [Re: Lester Burnham]
David Farley Offline
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What does it look like after they inflate it?

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