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#327001 - 10/20/07 09:19 PM beveled black keys
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Registered: 01/01/03
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i played my friend's Yamaha C 3 yesterday.. what a nice piano! the black keys were beveled. they gorgeous and were awesome to play.. so smooth and easy to touch.. no sharp edges.

i wish i could find a picture.
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#327002 - 10/20/07 10:02 PM Re: beveled black keys
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Registered: 10/04/03
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Well I guess you could always take a file and some sandpaper to your Estonia.
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#327003 - 10/21/07 01:11 PM Re: beveled black keys
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As I recall, in addition to the bevelling, the sharps are also made of a very nice matte material, not glossy, very classy.
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#327004 - 10/21/07 03:13 PM Re: beveled black keys
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My neighbor in Wisconsin has a 1953(?) Bosie Imperial. He is a tuner, tech and rebuilder. It is not his primary piano (that's the 1903 M&H CC he has downstairs ).

Anyhow, he is a large (not fat) man. Tall, about 6'4" and has huge huge hands. He had a hard time getting between the sharps of the Bosie, so he took the action apart, and sanded (or planed) all the sharps down about 1/16" on each side. Now his fingers fit just right.
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#327005 - 10/21/07 03:30 PM Re: beveled black keys
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I prefer the non-beveled....I have one of each...also the matte finish on my "beveled" piano is because the keys are made from ebony.

I also had a college professor who was 6'4" and his hands were so think I couldn't understand how he could get between the keys...yet an amazingly delicate but powerful touch...his name...Jorge Bolet.

rada
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#327006 - 10/21/07 03:39 PM Re: beveled black keys
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Registered: 12/20/04
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Loc: The Midwest
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I also had a college professor who was 6'4" and his hands were so think I couldn't understand how he could get between the keys...yet an amazingly delicate but powerful touch...his name...Jorge Bolet.
Wow....
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#327007 - 10/21/07 06:39 PM Re: beveled black keys
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Loc: Durango Colorado
Personally - I am very fond of the Yamaha keys; white and black.

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