Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 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!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyers Guide
Who's Online
156 registered (agent8698, ajames, accordeur, ando, agraffe, 28 invisible), 2256 Guests and 6 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
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 & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* 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
Topic Options
#2288460 - 06/11/14 10:36 AM Anyone have experience with Bruno/Red Bird in Bowie TX?
Markarian Online   content
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/06/12
Posts: 1211
Loc: Seattle Area
As I push forward in my search for a forever Steinway, and focusing on the Model B (though looking at Ds if the opportunity presents itself) I have invariably ended up discovering Bruno Santo and his Red Bird Selection Center in Texas. This gentleman has apparently been with Sherman Clay in a couple of markets and specializes in reselling mostly late-model Steinway Bs, of which he has over half a dozen at his showroom in Texas. I realize I have to expand my search out of state if I want to make sure I've explored my options. For what it's worth, I have already booked my flight and am heading out to the Lone Star State with an open mind.

Here's what I'm looking for:

-General impression of customer service
-Details of personal experience in buying from him
-Impression of the quality of the instruments, including their regulation, voicing, etc.
-Thoughts on aftersales support, warranty
-Experience in visiting his showroom
-Constructive advice on what to expect


What I do NOT need:


-Any personal attacks
-Baseless speculation
-Piano sales industry politics going back to before I was born (I get a lot of this)
-Recommendations of other brands of piano

Please PM me if you do not feel comfortable responding on the public forum.

I would also like recommendations for an independent tech in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area who might be able to accompany me on one of the days I will be there.

Thanks everyone!


Edited by Markarian (06/11/14 11:20 AM)
_________________________
2012 NY Steinway Model B | Viscount Physis H1 | Nord Electro 5D 61 | Moog Sub 37 | Behringer DeepMind 12

Top
(ad 800) Pearl River
Pearl River the world's best selling piano
#2288497 - 06/11/14 12:14 PM Re: Anyone have experience with Bruno/Red Bird in Bowie TX? [Re: Markarian]
terminaldegree Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/03/06
Posts: 3791
Loc: Georgia, USA
I PM'd you a tech recommendation.
_________________________
Pianist, teacher, apprentice technician, internet addict.
Piano Review Editor - Acoustic and Digital Piano Buyer

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World 
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Spirit of the Burn!
by Dfrankjazz
01/19/17 12:22 PM
Will he ever grow to like classical music?
by The Monkeys
01/19/17 12:17 PM
Broken Yamaha Clavinova CLP-360
by Nokkonen
01/19/17 11:56 AM
how do I know if dealer has properly prep the piano?
by Jinster
01/19/17 10:40 AM
help with a decision ... RD800 or RD2000?
by Dave Horne
01/19/17 09:00 AM
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Stats
86,300 Registered Members
44 Forums
177,864 Topics
2,589,941 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
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 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission