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#266511 - 11/05/04 06:54 AM DH Baldwin 5'8" 10 years old
mikhailoh Offline
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Registered: 07/20/04
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Someone I know is selling this piano. I cannot find anything about the DH's of this age anywhere. I know some were made in America, some by Samick, but not sure what, when and how good.

Anybody intimately familiar with this seemingly anonymous Baldwin second line?
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#266512 - 11/05/04 07:25 AM Re: DH Baldwin 5'8" 10 years old
Christopher James Quinn Offline
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I would guess that the serial number is needed?

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#266513 - 11/06/04 10:24 AM Re: DH Baldwin 5'8" 10 years old
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Michael:

A ten year-old D. H. Baldwin 5' 8" grand is undoubtedly a Model C172, made in Korea (to Baldwin's specifications and scale design). It is essentially the same model, previously branded Howard (during the early 80's) and since the mid-90's has been marketed under the Wurlitzer brand. Prior to the acquisition of Wurlitzer by Baldwin in the late 80's, Wurlitzer grands were sourced through Young Chang, and that relationship continued until 1995. Since then, Wurlitzer grands are built in Korea by Samick, using the same scale designs as the former D. H. Baldwin models.

In the mid-80's, Baldwin sourced a 5'2" grand from Yamaha, which they also called D. H. Baldwin. At the same time, Baldwin was building Everett pianos at their Trumann, Arkansas factory, under a OEM contract with Yamaha. Baldwin also bought some portable keyboard models from Yamaha, which they re-badged as Baldwin products.

To my knowledge, the D.H. Baldwin trademark had never been used on a domestic (American made) Baldwin product until the last year or two, under Gibson ownership. They now offer a line of plainer designed verticals and one grand size (5'2" M scale) under the D. H. Baldwin name. These are all built at Trumann and are less expensive, due to the cosmetic changes. You can check them out on the website:

www.baldwinpiano.com
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#266514 - 11/06/04 10:44 AM Re: DH Baldwin 5'8" 10 years old
Norbert Offline
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Which is perhaps one of the reasons why Baldwin went under.

Build whatever pianos you build.

But don't put 'Baldwin' on something it ain't.

Or put 'Hummer' on a car made by Kia.

They may both sink in the end.

As recent history appears to indicate.

Norbert
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