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#40712 - 02/23/08 06:59 PM M&H BB Ebony Satin delivered this week!!!
working Offline
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Registered: 03/04/07
Posts: 20
Loc: dallas, tx
I purchased a Baldwin L1 about six months ago after six months of piano research. After a month in the house, the piano started cracking along the top of the rim. The dealer took the piano back and Baldwin offered to fly me up to the factory to pick out another piano. For some reason, I just felt like I wasn't sold anymore on the Baldwins. This dilemma went on for several months and during the time period I started venturing out again and looking at pianos. I ran across the M&H BB and fell in love!! There was NO comparison between the two pianos. I went back to the dealer and explained that I wanted my money back and that I was going to get a different piano. He asked which one and I told him the M&H BB. He asked me to sit tight for a week and that there was a good chance he would be taking on the line. Two weeks later the dealer became a M&H dealer and I got to play a BB next to a Baldwin. As I had stated earlier, NO COMPARISON! The M&H BB is the most amazing piano I've ever played!! Yes, it costs a little more but it's worth every dollar!! In my opinion, it's the most amazing piano out there!

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#40713 - 02/23/08 10:00 PM Re: M&H BB Ebony Satin delivered this week!!!
Rich D. Offline
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Registered: 05/27/01
Posts: 1364
Loc: Rehoboth Beach De. USA
Congratulations! The M&H BB is hard to beat.

Retired at the beach (well maybe not completely)

Anton Rubinstein said about the piano: "You think it is one instrument? It is a hundred instruments!"

#40714 - 02/23/08 10:14 PM Re: M&H BB Ebony Satin delivered this week!!!
BB Player Offline

Registered: 11/17/06
Posts: 2890
Loc: Not in Texas
Congratulations from a fellow BB owner! Please post pictures of your new piano.

#40715 - 02/23/08 10:52 PM Re: M&H BB Ebony Satin delivered this week!!!
hotkeys Offline
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Registered: 01/12/07
Posts: 788
Loc: Massapequa, NY
Congratulations on your piano!

This is not the first horror story on Baldwin pianos that I heard. I expect to hear more after the company laid off 34 employees from their Trumann, Arkansas facility.

Mason and Hamlin are quality pianos. And Pianoworld has an annual tour at the Mason and Hamlin facility in Massachusetts where some members get to see the people working with the tools of the trade.

We would like to see some pictures of your new piano!

- Mark
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#40716 - 02/24/08 09:55 AM Re: M&H BB Ebony Satin delivered this week!!!
LJC Offline
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Registered: 11/29/04
Posts: 1566
Loc: New York
Congrats the BB is one of my favorites.

#40717 - 02/24/08 10:08 AM Re: M&H BB Ebony Satin delivered this week!!!
lilylady Offline
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Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 4983
Loc: boston north
Love the Mason Hamlin BB!

Have you seen where your piano was made yet?


If I had the room, I'd own one! Instead the AA came home with me! LL
"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."

#40718 - 02/24/08 10:22 AM Re: M&H BB Ebony Satin delivered this week!!!
CTPianotech Offline
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Registered: 02/06/06
Posts: 1474
Loc: CT
BB's are great pianos. Congratulations \:D
Rich Lindahl
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#40719 - 02/25/08 06:18 AM Re: M&H BB Ebony Satin delivered this week!!!
Rich Galassini Offline
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Registered: 05/28/01
Posts: 10271
Loc: Philadelphia/South Jersey
You made an excellent choice. Enjoy your new BB.
Rich Galassini
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Phila, Pa.
Dir. Line (215) 991-0834

#40720 - 02/25/08 09:22 AM Re: M&H BB Ebony Satin delivered this week!!!
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 18067
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
Congratulations, working, on your new M&H!! And it's also nice that it worked out for your dealer, too. \:\)
Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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#40721 - 02/25/08 09:41 AM Re: M&H BB Ebony Satin delivered this week!!!
Piano World Offline

Registered: 05/24/01
Posts: 6028
Loc: Parsonsfield, ME (orig. Nahant...
Congratulations working, great piano.

Now we're waiting for pictures ... and a party \:\)


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#40722 - 02/25/08 09:47 AM Re: M&H BB Ebony Satin delivered this week!!!
vippo Offline
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Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 292
Loc: Sterzing (Italy)
I'd love to try one sooner or later, but from what I've read around here you've got yourself one great piano! And congrats for the dealer you've found, it seems that he's done a good job. Of course, had he not taken up M&H it could very well be a different story, but it's a feel-good story nonetheless! congrats!
Proud owner of an August Förster 190 Serial No. 164163

#40723 - 02/25/08 10:25 AM Re: M&H BB Ebony Satin delivered this week!!!
chopin952 Offline
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Registered: 02/20/06
Posts: 492
Loc: North Carolina
Congrats on your BB! Gotta love that American thick growl.
-chopin952 (NY S&S B) (On YouTube)

#40724 - 02/26/08 12:04 AM Re: M&H BB Ebony Satin delivered this week!!!
cm2872 Offline
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Registered: 01/27/06
Posts: 221
Congratulations! When do you get it? Would love to see some pictures.

#40725 - 02/27/08 09:29 AM Re: M&H BB Ebony Satin delivered this week!!!
working Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/04/07
Posts: 20
Loc: dallas, tx
I got the piano about two weeks ago! I love it. I'll try to post some pictures this weekend!! I have a few pictures on my iphone if someone could post them for me. Otherwise, I'll take some photos this weekend with the camera. Thanks for all the great feedback!!

#40726 - 02/27/08 12:10 PM Re: M&H BB Ebony Satin delivered this week!!!
Mike Ford Offline
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Registered: 11/16/06
Posts: 24
Loc: Westchester, NY
Congrats! I just picked up a BB myself and really can't say anything bad about it.
Mike Ford - Ford Piano Inc. Since 1897
Over 100 years and four generations of exquisite piano rebuilding.

15 S. Division Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
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#40727 - 02/27/08 12:11 PM Re: M&H BB Ebony Satin delivered this week!!!
Mr. Widmore Offline
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Registered: 03/10/06
Posts: 531
Loc: Lost
Congrats dude! And yeah... When's the party? ;\)
And in my twisted face... there's not the slightest trace of anything that even hints at kindness...


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