Greetings.....I have been reading the forums here for awhile now and finally joined. Thank you all for the wonderully informative posts. I am learning alot and just purchased Larry Fine's books. Right now, I am the very proud owner of what a very reputable piano technician described as the " worst piano he has ever come across in all his years of tuning pianos." I am so proud of having this distinction. lol
I purchased this Marshall Rose baby grand from a piano dealer on eBay. I knew nothing about pianos. I thought a piano was a piano. Little did I know! It was able to be tuned to a point up until last month when I was told it was ready to be junked.
I have a limited budget of about 5 grand. We want another baby grand and have shopped around a little ( Northern NJ) and had an awful experience at a piano dealer which seemed much more like shopping for a car. ( same tactics)
I just found a listing on craigslist for a used Altenburg Baby Grand( 21 years old) for $3200. I emailed the owner. She said that it was played rarely and was really a decorative piece. web page
I read that not using a piano is not a good thing. It has been tuned regularly however. Should I pass on this one because it has been played so little or is it worth having it checked out?
BTW...I play very little ( started lessons as an adult) My 10 year old son has been taking lessons for about 2 years. The piano is mainly for him.
Thanks for reading all of this! Appreciate any input.