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#303103 - 01/25/08 09:18 PM Any experience with Pruthner ?
bachie Offline
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Registered: 12/31/07
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Hi all,

I did a search in this forum on Pruthner piano but found no returns. \:\(

Is there anyone here who had experience with this brand? I would like to hear both positive and negative information.

Thanks alot in advance.

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#303104 - 01/25/08 09:22 PM Re: Any experience with Pruthner ?
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Bluthner yes. Pruthner, No.

If you are correct in the name, it is probably a Chinese-made stencil piano.

If you mean Bluthner, it is one of the world's finest pianos.
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#303105 - 01/25/08 10:14 PM Re: Any experience with Pruthner ?
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I have seen Pruthner imported from Japan with other "grey market" pianos.

I don't have my Japanese atlas handy and don't remember the builder but I do remember the 6 or 8 I have seen were old and very poor.
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#303106 - 01/26/08 09:52 PM Re: Any experience with Pruthner ?
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Thank you very much for your comments. I have written this option off my piano search diary after seeing and playing the actual piano for myself. I wouldn't say it's a really bad piano. The owner's lack of care for it has damaged the piano. That's a pity.

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#1348939 - 01/13/10 08:31 PM Re: Any experience with Pruthner ? [Re: bachie]
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I saw a Pruthner piano in a piano shop in Auckland today. It was a tall vertical piano and was advertised as a Japanese piano about 30 years old. I opened the lid and played a few notes. It was not a piano that excited my interest apart from its name. The name is obviously a parody on "Bluthner" and the instrument itself a grotesque travesty of anything by that great German piano maker.



#1348952 - 01/13/10 08:41 PM Re: Any experience with Pruthner ? [Re: Robert 45]
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I wonder when we will start seeing Fstonias...:)

#1350120 - 01/15/10 02:03 AM Re: Any experience with Pruthner ? [Re: Mark...]
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Or maybe Baldwing, Steinwish, Kohler and Clambake, Yamahaha, Kawee, Mason and Hamberger, Bosendorker, etc, etc.
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