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#51865 - 03/04/07 11:40 PM My new Estonia!
want2learn Offline
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Registered: 01/28/07
Posts: 2
Loc: Surrey, BC, Canada
Another happy Estonia owner - we’ve just taken delivery of our new L190 Estonia in the last couple of weeks and are very happy with our choice. I took lessons as a child but have not played for over 30 years and am very excited to have such a fine instrument on which to re-kindle my appreciation of music. I don’t know why I waited so long to get a piano but I think this piano was worth the wait!

We evaluated most of the pianos available in the Lower Mainland of Vancouver and narrowed it down to three - Kawai, Brodmann, and the Estonia. I loved the tone of the Estonia so it became our first choice. We bought our L190 from Norbert at Heritage Pianos in Surrey, B.C. who has provided first class service and support throughout our search and subsequent purchase. We also thought it was important to buy from a dealer that we felt would provide good after-sales support.

This forum was invaluable during our search - I spent hours reading the posts to get a feel for the different manufacturers and we also purchased Larry Fine’s book and addendum. Many thanks to all the forum members.

I have attached a couple of pics - now off I go to practice, practice, practice…..


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#51866 - 03/04/07 11:44 PM Re: My new Estonia!
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 18033
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
Congratulations, want2learn, and welcome to the forum! The piano looks lovely in your room.

Now that you have your Estonia, please come join us in the Adult Beginners forum. It's for adult restarters, too. \:\)
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#51867 - 03/05/07 12:06 AM Re: My new Estonia!
Helen&Ken Offline
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Registered: 11/26/06
Posts: 92
Loc: West Vancouver

Wonderful choice from a wonderful dealer and good luck with your re-initiation with the piano. The room looks great and the acoustics are probably very good with that sloped ceiling.

#51868 - 03/05/07 12:16 AM Re: My new Estonia!
gryphon Offline
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Registered: 08/09/01
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Loc: Okemos, MI
Another happy Estonia owner!
"If we lose freedom here, there's no place to escape to."
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#51869 - 03/05/07 01:11 AM Re: My new Estonia!
M&HAAdriver Offline
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Registered: 01/21/05
Posts: 272
Loc: Centennial, Colorado
What a great choice, and a noble reason to buy the instrument. I fully appreciate the notion of bringing back the childhood learnings to (hopefully) finish deserving the investment in your new piano. Good luck!
** Bob ** M&H AA 92809 **

#51870 - 03/05/07 02:12 AM Re: My new Estonia!
vippo Offline
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Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 292
Loc: Sterzing (Italy)
Great piano, want2learn! Congratulations on your decision to restart playing the piano and with such a wonderful instrument you've got no excuse not to practice \:D
Proud owner of an August Förster 190 Serial No. 164163

#51871 - 03/05/07 03:13 AM Re: My new Estonia!
markjpcs Offline

Registered: 08/31/04
Posts: 3170
Loc: Wisconsin

It looks just like mine!

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#51872 - 03/05/07 03:23 AM Re: My new Estonia!
BB Player Offline

Registered: 11/17/06
Posts: 2878
Loc: Not in Texas
Congratulations on your beautiful piano!

#51873 - 03/05/07 07:17 AM Re: My new Estonia!
kokomo61 Offline
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Registered: 01/21/06
Posts: 678
Loc: Herndon, VA
Is that a Taylor 714-CE in the picture? I've got a 514ce, and a W-10, along with a Baby-M.
Estonia 190, #6098

#51874 - 03/05/07 07:18 AM Re: My new Estonia!
Starting Over Offline
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Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 1290
Loc: Toronto
Congratulations. It looks just like mine too except yours is the matte finish. Very classy looking.


ps looks like you have the makings of an interesting trio - guitar, piano and banjo.
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#51875 - 03/05/07 07:31 AM Re: My new Estonia!
AndrewG Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 2506
Loc: Denver, Colorado
Congratulations many times over !!!

I just 'test drove' a new Estonia Concert Grand last Friday night. What a BEAST! I met Dr. I. Laul personally. My daughter not only played and fell in love with that Beast, she also recorded her two pieces with Kawai PR-1 for the 1st time. The result was stunning!!! It all happened here at Onofrio Piano Store in town...

Anyway, you have the best choice of piano. Congrats again!

#51876 - 03/05/07 07:54 AM Re: My new Estonia!
lilylady Offline
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Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 4983
Loc: boston north
Isn't it fun playing on a big ole grand?

It looks great. Love the coloring of the floor matching the inside of the piano and ebony against the wall color. Looks like a 'music only' room. Love the wildlife photos there as well.


"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."

#51877 - 03/05/07 10:06 AM Re: My new Estonia!
Ori Offline
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Registered: 11/20/04
Posts: 1706
Loc: Stamford CT, New York City .
Congratulations on your beautiful new Estonia piano!
I'm sure that you'll enjoy it for many years to come.
Ori Bukai - Owner/Founder of Allegro Pianos - NY and CT.

One can usually play at our showroom:

Bluthner, Steingraeber, Estonia, August Forster, Haessler, Kawai, Steinway, Bosendorfer and more.


#51878 - 03/05/07 10:58 AM Re: My new Estonia!
Steve Chandler Offline
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Registered: 02/18/05
Posts: 3087
Loc: Urbandale, Iowa
Hi want2learn,

Congratulations on a wonderful instrument. As another 190 owner I can assure you it will inspire you to practice. I've been amazed at my own progress in the year and a half I've had mine. It's almost hard not to practive when you have such a fine instrument calling to you.

#51879 - 03/05/07 11:12 AM Re: My new Estonia!
sophial Offline
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Registered: 04/11/05
Posts: 3544
Loc: US
It's lovely! looks like you have a very musical household.



#51880 - 03/05/07 07:50 PM Re: My new Estonia!
TX-Dennis Offline
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Registered: 12/09/05
Posts: 4126
Loc: Texas


#51881 - 03/05/07 08:22 PM Re: My new Estonia!
ChatNoir Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/19/05
Posts: 1531
Loc: Encino, California
From one Estonia owner to another: You are in for a lifetime of pleasure. Congratulations.
Some men are music lovers. Others make love without it.

#51882 - 03/05/07 08:37 PM Re: My new Estonia!
Carol I. Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 198
Loc: Michigan
Congratulations! It's beautiful and I'm sure it will give you many years of pleasure. My Estonia 190 is nearly two months old now and I'm delighted with it. I think you made an excellent choice!
Steinway D, No. 528716 (formerly CD-888)
Estonia L190, No. 6552
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#51883 - 03/05/07 08:50 PM Re: My new Estonia!
U S A P T Offline
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Registered: 10/20/06
Posts: 1645
Loc: An Indiana University
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#51884 - 03/05/07 10:43 PM Re: My new Estonia!
RickG Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/08/02
Posts: 947
Loc: Texas
Congrats on the piano!! It is in a lovely room and I know you will have many years of musical enjoyment.

#51885 - 03/06/07 11:24 AM Re: My new Estonia!
Norbert Offline
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Registered: 07/03/01
Posts: 14984
Loc: Surrey, B.C.

THANK YOU very much for the priviledge!

It was a pleasure to meet with you and discuss and have you try the various options on the market.

We are very proud that Estonia has become again the preferred choice among several others, of course something we won't blame you for..... ;\)

Hope you will enjoy your new piano - thank you very much also for your kind words here on the Forum - hoping to live up to it!

Norbert \:\)
Greater Vancouver B.C. piano dealers for : Estonia, Brodmann, Ritmuller
604-951-8642 www.eliteheritagepianos.ca Edmonton, Alta dealers for Estonia,
Brodmann 780-405-8908

#51886 - 03/07/07 11:27 PM Re: My new Estonia!
want2learn Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/28/07
Posts: 2
Loc: Surrey, BC, Canada
Originally posted by kokomo61:
Is that a Taylor 714-CE in the picture? I've got a 514ce, and a W-10, along with a Baby-M. [/b]
Hi kokomo61 - the guitar person in this family is my husband and he says it is a Taylor 314-CE. Once I master the piano, I'll have to give the guitar a try.

Thanks to everyone who responded to my post with their comments and congratulations - see you on the beginners forum!

#51887 - 03/08/07 04:55 PM Re: My new Estonia!
kokomo61 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/21/06
Posts: 678
Loc: Herndon, VA
314 CE - Spruce top, Sapele back and sides....it's less expensive than the 714 CE, but plays every bit as well. That's the great thing about Taylors - they're very predictable from one guitar to the next....but some find them a bit too bright compared to Martins, which can sound and play amazingly well, but there's a lot of variability that can show up from one instrument to the next (Hmmm...sounds like I've heard the same comparison between Yamaha and Steinway).
Estonia 190, #6098

#51888 - 03/09/07 10:52 PM Re: My new Estonia!
MrsSV Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/21/06
Posts: 519
Congratulations on your piano- I feel very fortunate to have the L190!

#51889 - 03/10/07 12:24 AM Re: My new Estonia!
Shoshana1224 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/20/07
Posts: 35
Loc: Michigan
Beautiful piano--congratulations. Beautiful room, too. Love the color of your walls. Enjoy!


#51890 - 03/10/07 04:35 PM Re: My new Estonia!
vogel54 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/10/07
Posts: 308
Loc: Long Island
Congratulations! A beautiful piano. May you and your family have many musical years!


#51891 - 03/10/07 09:47 PM Re: My new Estonia!
teachum Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/19/04
Posts: 2918
Loc: idaho
From another happy owner, congrats!
You will be 10 years older, ten years from now, no matter what you do - so go for it!

Estonia #6141 in Satin Mahogany

#51892 - 03/11/07 11:58 PM Re: My new Estonia!
Jeffrey Offline
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Registered: 04/18/04
Posts: 2948
Loc: New York


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