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#26637 - 09/27/05 10:27 PM To all: I've made my decision, :)
Agathis Offline
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Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 420
Loc: Southwest
First, thanks to all of you for helping me in this venture. It has proved a wild ride and I learned more than I ever wanted to know about pianos in my obsessive search. I realize what I pick, to someone, will not the best choice, but I feel really good about it. My budget fluctuated wildly over the last 3 months or so and landed right in the middle... it is done and I feel good about it. I got, drum roll: a new Kawai K25. \:\) I know it's not the most glamorous piano but I think it will serve me well, I'm no Horowitz... I am as pleased as punch about this and will advise as I get close to delivery. Be gentle Guys... \:\)
Thanks again everyone.

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#26638 - 09/27/05 10:31 PM Re: To all: I've made my decision, :)
Monica K. Online   blank

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 17846
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
Congratulations, Agathis! Doesn't it feel great to get some closure?? What a good choice, too; I love the Kawai actions. What finish did you choose?

Looking forward to seeing pictures. (OF your piano, not ON your piano, of course. ;\) )
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#26639 - 09/27/05 10:44 PM Re: To all: I've made my decision, :)
Agathis Offline
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Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 420
Loc: Southwest
it really does feel good although like someone said, the journey was fun too. the real journey will begin when i start playing a real piano after 15 years on an old korg digital, served me well but sheesh, it was time.

no way, no pics on my new piano.. \:\) oh, ebony polish... can't wait.. and thanks,

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#26640 - 09/27/05 10:59 PM Re: To all: I've made my decision, :)
Stevester Offline
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Registered: 10/04/03
Posts: 2851
Loc: New Jersey
Congratulations! - I am sure you will be very happy.

Regards,
Steve
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"The true character of a man can be determined by witnessing what he does when no one is watching".

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#26641 - 09/27/05 11:16 PM Re: To all: I've made my decision, :)
justme Offline
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Registered: 06/11/03
Posts: 4418
Loc: Englewood, FL
Good choice for an upright!

Enjoy! please post pics..... \:D
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#26642 - 09/28/05 01:17 AM Re: To all: I've made my decision, :)
Eins Offline
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Registered: 03/24/05
Posts: 748
Loc: Utah
I'm with Monica Kern and congratulate you on having come to a decision that you are happy with. That is all that counts. It is your piano, and obviously you like it very much.

Now enjoy receiving and then playing it. May it bring you many, many happy and fulfilling hours.

Arno
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One of the funny things about the stock market is that every time one person buys, another sells, and both think they are astute.
-William Feather

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#26643 - 09/28/05 01:30 AM Re: To all: I've made my decision, :)
velopresto Offline
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Registered: 05/05/04
Posts: 605
Loc: Santa Clara, CA
You'll like it! Nice, responsive piano, with a warm sound. Don't forget to get it tuned frequently during the first two years!

Enjoy,
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Dave Stahl
Dave Stahl Piano Service
Santa Clara, CA
Serving most of the greater SF Bay Area
http://dstahlpiano.net

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#26644 - 09/28/05 01:31 AM Re: To all: I've made my decision, :)
virtuoso_735 Offline
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Registered: 05/08/03
Posts: 996
Loc: California
Congrats on your new piano!!! \:\) Enjoy it! How would you describe the tone of your new piano?
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"If music be the food of love, play on." -William Shakespeare

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#26645 - 09/28/05 01:52 PM Re: To all: I've made my decision, :)
Theodore Offline
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Registered: 06/24/05
Posts: 359
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Congratulations, it is nice to share in your excitement and enthusiasm for a musical instrument. In some shape form or fashion, we all enjoy the experience of "welcoming" that goes with a piano delivery. Enjoy!
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Theodore
Alamo Music Center
San Antonio,Texas

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#26646 - 09/28/05 02:11 PM Re: To all: I've made my decision, :)
Justplay Offline
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Registered: 09/14/05
Posts: 238
Nice piano! Congrats.

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#26647 - 09/28/05 02:24 PM Re: To all: I've made my decision, :)
ntman2 Offline
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Registered: 08/09/05
Posts: 205
Loc: Abingdon, Maryland
Congratulations Agathis! I know you will have many hours and years of enjoyment from your new Kawaii. My wife had a used upright Kawaii for ten years until we traded it for our new piano. She absolutly loved that piano. Such a nice touch and tone. Its great to hear of others searches and purchases - it somehow adds to our own enjoyment of our instruments.

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Originally posted by Agathis:
... I learned more than I ever wanted to know about pianos in my obsessive search. [/b]
I feel quite the opposite, I can't get enough of pianos. I've read three books so far: Lary Fines great piano book including his supplements. Arthur A. Reblitz: Piano Servicing, Tuning, and Rebuilding, and Dr William Brad White: Piano Tuning And Allied Arts. And I love reading this forum! \:D

Cheers,
Nelson
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#26648 - 09/28/05 08:39 PM Re: To all: I've made my decision, :)
Rich Galassini Online   content
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Registered: 05/28/01
Posts: 9519
Loc: Philadelphia/South Jersey
Agathis,

Enjoy your new piano. Now you are part of the veteran group here at PW, and as such, are obligated to stay around. ;\)

Don't forget to post pictures, please.
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Rich Galassini
Cunningham Piano Co.
Phila, Pa.
Dir. Line (215) 991-0834
rich@cunninghampiano.com
www.cunninghampiano.com

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#26649 - 09/28/05 08:48 PM Re: To all: I've made my decision, :)
Piano*Dad Offline
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Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 10429
Loc: Williamsburg, VA
Great news. I've loved my Kawai for 34 years. Now for the pics.

David F
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https://www.youtube.com/user/dhfeld/videos

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#26650 - 09/28/05 09:03 PM Re: To all: I've made my decision, :)
Scoot Offline
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Registered: 07/14/05
Posts: 124
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Congrats Agathis! Even though the search is exhausting, I know you had a blast doing it. DUDE, YOU'RE GETTIN A KAWAI! Beautifully made and great sounding instrument. What color and finish??
ps if it's Dudette, my apologies....with these names, you just don't know...

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#26651 - 09/28/05 10:48 PM Re: To all: I've made my decision, :)
Takayama Offline
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Registered: 09/20/05
Posts: 21
Loc: pacific northwest
Congratulations on your new Kawai. I am looking at Kawai too, the Shigeru models but I think that Kawai is good in all levels.
Enjoy playing.
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Mr. K. Takayama

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#26652 - 09/29/05 12:58 AM Re: To all: I've made my decision, :)
Agathis Offline
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Registered: 08/06/05
Posts: 420
Loc: Southwest
Thanks again guys and welcome Takayama. I am done with my search, but don't think I will ever be done visiting PW! I really like it here. Thanks again for wellwishes. \:\)

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