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#49980 - 07/15/08 02:24 AM Baldwin Upright Grand Piano 52" Model 6000E
robzgon Offline
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Registered: 07/06/08
Posts: 11
Loc: novato, california
what can anyone tell me about this make? is 9700 a good asking price? I am unfamiliar about this piano. anyone ever play one?

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#49981 - 07/15/08 09:27 AM Re: Baldwin Upright Grand Piano 52" Model 6000E
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I don't know about prices. That is Baldwin's biggest, best upright. I think very highly of them.
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#49982 - 07/15/08 11:33 AM Re: Baldwin Upright Grand Piano 52" Model 6000E
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Registered: 10/13/07
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robzgon, if you haven't already, check out http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/topic/1/20132.html#000000 in case you don't hear more in the next few days you can contact some of the posters. Be sure to check out the annual supplement to the Piano Book if you are serious about researching new prices, it is a rough guide.
Also don't forgot to use the search function, you may find owners to contact.

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#49983 - 07/15/08 03:45 PM Re: Baldwin Upright Grand Piano 52" Model 6000E
NoctuGranes Offline
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Registered: 03/22/07
Posts: 285
Loc: Northeast USA
I have owned a 'plain old' 6000 since the early '90s. The thing is a tank. It has a big and american sound. Low maintenance. Like any piano, it has an issue here and there (some mention the action...dampers may be a little underpowered) but I have found it to be a tremendous value. My piano-playing friends and family are in general envious of the instrument. I've had an unsolicited offer from a friend to buy it.

The place it has been the biggest pain is the last two years as I had hoped to step up to a grand, I keep coming home from shopping to my completely-paid-off piano and thinking that it sounds better than many and almost as good as most the pianos I play under 6'. It takes a 7 footer to blow this thing away.

I'd be happy to answer specific questions. I'm not sure how different a 6000 is from a 6000E.

-Nocty
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#49984 - 07/15/08 10:49 PM Re: Baldwin Upright Grand Piano 52" Model 6000E
Ric Overton Offline
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Registered: 06/12/07
Posts: 253
Loc: Burbank, Ca
The Baldwin 6000 is tremendous. I am hoping for that price it is new. If not, maybe a little high. It has fantastic sound, and the action is incredible. During the last year I was with Baldwin, we made a few improvements to the piano. I have had two on my floor in San Diego that sold immediately. I presently have only one left, so it has been a good seller and at an extremely good price for the quality piano that it is.

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#49985 - 07/17/08 02:47 AM Re: Baldwin Upright Grand Piano 52" Model 6000E
robzgon Offline
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Registered: 07/06/08
Posts: 11
Loc: novato, california
Found it in a music company going belly up and liquidating stock, with this one at the price I mention. Sounds like rave reviews for the most part. apparently, still has 25 yr parts and 10 yr labor warranty, and is listed as a 2007. sounds like I would do better with that one than paying 8000 for a 1955 baldwin M in excellent (but not mint) condition?

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#49986 - 07/17/08 09:06 AM Re: Baldwin Upright Grand Piano 52" Model 6000E
NoctuGranes Offline
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Registered: 03/22/07
Posts: 285
Loc: Northeast USA
Of course it's impossible to compare pianos one has never heard or played, but I wouldn't trade my 6000 for an M. Maybe an L if it was in very good shape. I have certainly played an L or two that came out a wash to my 6000.
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#49987 - 07/17/08 10:15 AM Re: Baldwin Upright Grand Piano 52" Model 6000E
the nosy ape Offline
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Registered: 06/10/08
Posts: 681
Loc: Westford, MA
Count me as another fan of this piano. It produces a great big sound, perhaps a little brighter than a Steinway, but I think I actually prefer that. My six year old can play it so that it can be heard throughout the house. The action is quite good and holds its own when compared to other pianos I have played. The only reason I would consider moving to a grand would be to get a full sostenuto, but how often do you really need that?

My tech also has very nice things to say about the piano. He says it is built like a tank and is pretty easy to work on.

We payed less than $9700 about 10 years ago, and that was from a dealer who was not going out of business. It seems to me that there would still be some room for negotiation, especially if the dealer is really going belly up.

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#49988 - 07/17/08 11:12 AM Re: Baldwin Upright Grand Piano 52" Model 6000E
Karen C. Offline
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Registered: 05/25/08
Posts: 45
Loc: Rochester, Minnesota
I tried out a used one at a local dealer recently (after having bought a piano). If I didn't have a room for a grand, that is the piano I would get. Amazing sound & great action.
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#49989 - 07/17/08 12:36 PM Re: Baldwin Upright Grand Piano 52" Model 6000E
TX-Dennis Offline
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Registered: 12/09/05
Posts: 4126
Loc: Texas
The American made 6000 was/is a fabulous instrument. Fine's list for the instrument this year (NOTE: it's now Chinese made and may or may not be of the same quality) is only $9800. The list for the previous American made version was substantially higher, so this sounds like a decent price if it's the American made version. Way too high if it's the Chinese made version.
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#49990 - 07/18/08 02:16 AM Re: Baldwin Upright Grand Piano 52" Model 6000E
robzgon Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/06/08
Posts: 11
Loc: novato, california
I have confirmed that it was USA made, 2007, before all production on the model was shipped to china. the serial number confirms that bit of its history. The "E" apparently refers to the fact that it is ebony in color.

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#49991 - 07/18/08 10:59 AM Re: Baldwin Upright Grand Piano 52" Model 6000E
TX-Dennis Offline
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Registered: 12/09/05
Posts: 4126
Loc: Texas
Fine's list for that one, then, was a bit over $16K. That sounds like a great price for a great piano.
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#49992 - 07/18/08 08:37 PM Re: Baldwin Upright Grand Piano 52" Model 6000E
Eric Gloo Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/28/01
Posts: 1187
Loc: Richfield Springs, New York
I tune a mid-90's one regularly. It's the only one I've ever seen. It is, by far, the nicest upright piano I work on.
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#49993 - 07/20/08 03:04 AM Re: Baldwin Upright Grand Piano 52" Model 6000E
robzgon Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/06/08
Posts: 11
Loc: novato, california
then its a done deal. thanks for all of your input and support. It is by and large the most helpful string in my quest for my next piano. I have never had "across the board" positive comments for a certain make and model before!Finally had a chance to play it and was wowed, even with it slightly off pitch, it could really belt out those bass notes, like to the point of feeling them in my chest, and the treble was crisp not twangy with a tone that was not as "dark" as a Steinway grand , but still not as light as a yamaha grand (which are the only others I have played recently)

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#49994 - 07/20/08 02:21 PM Re: Baldwin Upright Grand Piano 52" Model 6000E
TX-Dennis Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/09/05
Posts: 4126
Loc: Texas
Congratulations.
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