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#921965 - 12/12/07 10:32 AM 2008 Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - Now with Pictures!
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Registered: 05/24/01
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Loc: Parsonsfield, ME (orig. Nahant...
Sign Up for the 2008 Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour Now!

This was our 5th annual tour![/b]

Pictures and Comments of the 2008 Tour Begin on Page 3[/b]





The official 2008 Tour Date is Monday, May 12 (starting at 9:00 a.m.)[/b]


If you are interested, sign up now!
We are limited to 40 participants for the tour, and we fill up fast.

I will list attendees in this thread, if you wanted to join us, make sure you're in the list[/b]

Here's a group shot from the 2007 tour...


As anyone who has been with our forums for a while knows, they can fill up pretty quickly.

To get on the list, send me an email with the following information... (you should also reply to this thread)[/b]

Your forums name
Your forums member #
Your real name
Your Location (City/Town, State)

If you plan to bring a guest, I will
need their information as well.

webmaster@pianoworld.com

Put: Mason & Hamlin 2008 Factory Tour
in the subject line.[/b]

When you sign in at the Mason & Hamlin factory (everyone has to sign in), please include your forums name and forums member number.

Please NOTE: We try to fill up the tour with people who have not attended previously first. If you've already taken the tour with us before, please still apply, but understand we will give first choice to new participants, then fill in (in order received) with repeaters.

We are limited to 40 people total, so get your name(s) listed NOW! After we reach 40 listed, we will begin taking alternates [/b](there are always last minute cancellations).

2008 Tour Attendees[/b]
If your name isn't on this list, you aren't registered yet![/b]

~ JeffBC (#25881) + 1 *
~ frank75 (# 27466) *
~ piqué (#138)*
~ KEL (#27470) + 1 *
~ Stevem (#27684) + 1 *
~ Ladyford (#30472) *
~ EddieAte (#23036)*
~ Chardonnay (#25384) +1 *
~ LovettPianoWorks (#28023) + 1 *
~ Aaron J (#28000) *
~ guntherp (#27941) *
~ pmhowell (#28328) +1 *
~ piquagirl (#27914) *
~ Novelinda & A441 *
~ NE_Geek_Girl (#28756) +1 *
~ jwgish (#29312 ) *
~ Island Pianist (#8474) (+1) *
~ White and Black (#37717) *
~ Doogs (#28498) *
~ upscalepianolessons (#31302) *
~ BPEDRANT (#20236) + 1 *
~ JazzManToo (#5976) *
~ pcambrio (#31470) *
~ CPTPianotech (#14957) *
~ Ed B (#6280) *
~ Herb Lindahl *

Total Signed up to date: 36[/b] (out of 40 slots)

There are currently openings for 4 people!



Alternates:[/b]


FYI, the factory is in Haverhill, MA (pronounced Heyvrill). About 45 minutes north of Boston.

If you're not from Boston, this should help...
Understanding Bostonians

Official PWPF Name Tags available.

If any PianoWorld members would like to stay in Haverhill overnight, there is a Best Western Merrimack Valley Lodge nearby. www.bwmerrimackvalley.com

The hotel is about a 10 minute drive from the factory.

Mason & Hamlin Piano Company
35 Duncan St. Haverhill, MA 01830
www.masonhamlin.com
(978) 374-8888


Location[/b]



Parking[/b]



Another View (red balloon is factory, white arrow is parking).



If you'd like to see what the tours are all about, see these threads...

The 2007 Tour


http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/topic/22/99.html

http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/topic/22/71.html
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#921966 - 12/12/07 12:16 PM Re: 2008 Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - Now with Pictures!
fishline Offline
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Registered: 09/11/07
Posts: 91
Loc: NJ
Hi Frank,

I'd love to bring my family of four (me, wife, plus 2 boys) to this. Will email you the info. Thanks very much!!
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#921967 - 12/12/07 04:57 PM Re: 2008 Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - Now with Pictures!
IrishMak Offline
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Registered: 01/20/06
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Loc: New Hampshire, USA
Email sent!
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#921968 - 12/13/07 08:30 AM Re: 2008 Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - Now with Pictures!
Donna R. Offline
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Registered: 01/26/07
Posts: 794
Hi Frank,

Please sign up me and my husband. Email follows.

Thanks.

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#921969 - 12/13/07 12:31 PM Re: 2008 Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - Now with Pictures!
Mechanical Doll Offline
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Registered: 06/10/07
Posts: 199
Loc: Garden State, USA
Sent you an email Frank. :-)
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#921970 - 12/13/07 09:47 PM Re: 2008 Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - Now with Pictures!
JeffBC Offline
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Registered: 10/04/07
Posts: 120
Loc: Haverhill, MA
Email sent.
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#921971 - 12/14/07 01:03 AM Re: 2008 Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - Now with Pictures!
gundala Offline
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Registered: 09/05/07
Posts: 40
4 spots for me, Pl3ase... email coming...

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#921972 - 12/14/07 03:45 PM Re: 2008 Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - Now with Pictures!
frank75 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/14/07
Posts: 1
Loc: wellesley, MA
Email sent
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#921973 - 12/19/07 12:45 PM Re: 2008 Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - Now with Pictures!
KEL Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/14/07
Posts: 2
Loc: Burlington MA
Email sent.

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#921974 - 12/19/07 02:14 PM Re: 2008 Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - Now with Pictures!
Piano World Offline



Registered: 05/24/01
Posts: 5571
Loc: Parsonsfield, ME (orig. Nahant...
 Quote:
Originally posted by KEL:
Email sent. [/b]
Kel,

No email received.

Please be sure it was sent to:
webmaster@pianoworld.com
and that the subject line reads:
Mason & Hamlin 2008 Factory Tour
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It's Fun To Play the Piano ... PLEASE Pass It On!
And please invite everyone you know to join our piano forums!
Coming to Maine? We're in Parsonsfield (southwest) let's get together!


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#921975 - 12/19/07 02:56 PM Re: 2008 Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - Now with Pictures!
KEL Offline
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Registered: 12/14/07
Posts: 2
Loc: Burlington MA
Sorry, it was sitting in the out box. It really is sent now.

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#921976 - 12/22/07 03:03 PM Re: 2008 Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - Now with Pictures!
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Registered: 04/26/05
Posts: 210
Loc: Chicago
Email sent. Thanks.

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#921977 - 12/26/07 04:37 PM Re: 2008 Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - Now with Pictures!
SteveM Offline
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Registered: 12/23/07
Posts: 40
Loc: Boston, MA
Hello, I've sent an email to the webmaster, and here is my corresponding post to sign up myself and my brother for the tour!

I actually met a few forum members this past summer at the Chopin Etudes recital in Ashburnham, and they kindly invited me to stop lurking and join the forum. Well it's taken a bit of time but I finally registered so that I could join this tour. I expect it's going to be a great time!

My brother Chris and I are both "Adult Returners", who took lessons as kids and then mostly ignored it. We're in our thirties and have been rather obsessed with the piano for 9 or 10 months now. We are borrowing/caretaking an old Marshall & Wendell baby grand piano with brutally heavy action and a gorgeous (and loud) tone. The piano might be taken from us soon, and so we have an ongoing discussion about piano options for the future. So thanks for organizing this tour Piano World!

Steve

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#921978 - 12/26/07 08:49 PM Re: 2008 Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - Now with Pictures!
Piano World Offline



Registered: 05/24/01
Posts: 5571
Loc: Parsonsfield, ME (orig. Nahant...
 Quote:
Originally posted by SteveM:
Hello, I've sent an email to the webmaster, and here is my corresponding post to sign up myself and my brother for the tour!

I actually met a few forum members this past summer at the Chopin Etudes recital in Ashburnham, and they kindly invited me to stop lurking and join the forum. Well it's taken a bit of time but I finally registered so that I could join this tour. I expect it's going to be a great time!

My brother Chris and I are both "Adult Returners", who took lessons as kids and then mostly ignored it. We're in our thirties and have been rather obsessed with the piano for 9 or 10 months now. We are borrowing/caretaking an old Marshall & Wendell baby grand piano with brutally heavy action and a gorgeous (and loud) tone. The piano might be taken from us soon, and so we have an ongoing discussion about piano options for the future. So thanks for organizing this tour Piano World!

Steve [/b]
Welcome Steve,

Glad you finally decided to join the forums.
See you at the M&H tour in the spring.

Best,

Frank B.
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It's Fun To Play the Piano ... PLEASE Pass It On!
And please invite everyone you know to join our piano forums!
Coming to Maine? We're in Parsonsfield (southwest) let's get together!


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#921979 - 12/26/07 10:13 PM Re: 2008 Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - Now with Pictures!
Terrytunes Offline
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Registered: 09/03/03
Posts: 1248
Loc: Tewksbury MA
I actually met a few forum members this past summer at the Chopin Etudes recital in Ashburnham, and they kindly invited me to stop lurking and join the forum.[/b]

Steve, good to see you and your brother have decided to join our online piano community since it is apparent you are both pianoholics!! \:D It was great meeting you both at the Frederick's concert. John Citron was the other forum member in attendance.

I know you'll enjoy the very informative tour at M&H. We are fortunate to have such an event so close to home along with the Frederick's concerts and study center tours and our piano gatherings at Larry Buck's shop in Lowell. I'm hoping we can combine all for a spectacular spring gathering event! ;\)

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#921980 - 12/31/07 07:45 PM Re: 2008 Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - Now with Pictures!
Happy Birthday BB Player Offline


Registered: 11/17/06
Posts: 2557
Loc: Not in Texas
Well, since I just bought a new Mason Hamlin BB I guess I should go see where it was made!

I guess I should probably change my user name...
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#921981 - 01/01/08 12:41 PM Re: 2008 Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - Now with Pictures!
Les Koltvedt Offline
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Registered: 04/13/05
Posts: 3195
Loc: Canton, MI
Yes you should BB/C7 and your profile too...

I've been the last 2 years...it's WORTH THE TRIP

btw...how ya feelin??
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#921982 - 01/02/08 04:43 AM Re: 2008 Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - Now with Pictures!
Happy Birthday BB Player Offline


Registered: 11/17/06
Posts: 2557
Loc: Not in Texas
 Quote:
Originally posted by Monster M&H:
Yes you should BB/C7 and your profile too...

I've been the last 2 years...it's WORTH THE TRIP

btw...how ya feelin?? [/b]
I'll probably change the profile & login once the piano is delivered and I've got a gazillion photos to share \:D

Feeling much better, thanks. Though I spent a good deal of time in hell, the recovery has actually gone a lot better than I thought it would. Thanks again for asking.
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#921983 - 01/03/08 11:03 AM Re: 2008 Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - Now with Pictures!
JeffBC Offline
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Registered: 10/04/07
Posts: 120
Loc: Haverhill, MA
Obviously cameras are allowed... video cameras too? I'd like to shoot some HD video and we can put it on YouTube...
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#921984 - 01/03/08 02:26 PM Re: 2008 Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - Now with Pictures!
Thefiredigger Offline
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Registered: 10/20/06
Posts: 45
Loc: USA
Email Sent, wheeeeeee. I Can't wait!
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#921985 - 01/03/08 05:01 PM Re: 2008 Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - Now with Pictures!
Piano World Offline



Registered: 05/24/01
Posts: 5571
Loc: Parsonsfield, ME (orig. Nahant...
The Official 2008 Mason & Hamlin Factory Tour Date Is...
Monday, May 12 (starting at 9:00 a.m.)[/b]


See the start of this thread for information about joining us for this great tour (our 5th year in a row).
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www.PianoSupplies.com
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And please invite everyone you know to join our piano forums!
Coming to Maine? We're in Parsonsfield (southwest) let's get together!


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#921986 - 01/04/08 03:16 AM Re: 2008 Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - Now with Pictures!
Cecil Ramirez Offline
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Registered: 05/29/01
Posts: 37
Loc: Sacramento, CA, USA
Email sent. Just kidding, Frank...

We are looking forward to seeing all of you who will be coming to this year's Mason & Hamlin factory tour. Although the tour is about a week later than it has been in previous years, we hope that the new date will give more of you a chance to visit us in Haverhill.

Terrytunes wrote to me last month about the 2008 tour and I know that she is working with the Fredericks and Larry Buck to put together some fun piano events for you to enjoy and be a part of before and after the factory tour. It should be a great time for everyone who loves the piano.

Don't forget to practice for the after-tour recital, where you share your piano talents with the PianoWorld family. Bring your own music, play from memory or play by ear. You bring your fingers, we'll supply the Mason & Hamlin pianos.

Cecil
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#921987 - 01/05/08 10:03 AM Re: 2008 Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - Now with Pictures!
John Citron Offline
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Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 3925
Loc: Haverhill, Massachusetts
Sorry Frank and Cecil, but I won't be coming this year. Bummer! \:\(

I'll be traveling to Oklahoma and the rest of the Great Plains on a different kind of vacation from May 8th to May 19th. Pictures and videos will be available. \:\)

Why couldn't the tour have been scheduled from between May 5th - May 7th? I have that week off too and wasn't planning on going anywhere then!

John
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#921988 - 01/05/08 10:16 AM Re: 2008 Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - Now with Pictures!
Chardonnay Offline
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Registered: 09/12/07
Posts: 505
Loc: Boston, MA.
Frank,
I just sent an email with my information, thanks! Hope it's not too late. I'd really like to see this place!

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#921989 - 01/05/08 01:52 PM Re: 2008 Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - Now with Pictures!
EddieAte Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 1
Loc: Londonderry,NH
Hello Frank. This is my first post (to any forum). I've sent an email with my info. I'm looking forward to seeing the M&H factory. I have a 1924 M&H model A.

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#921990 - 01/05/08 02:00 PM Re: 2008 Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - Now with Pictures!
LovetPianoWorks Offline
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Registered: 01/05/08
Posts: 1
Loc: Sharon, MA
HI. My name is Andrea and I would love to attend the M&H factory tour. I have sent an e-mail to the webmaster. Please let me know if there is anything else I should do/know about signing up for the tour! Thanks!
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#921991 - 01/06/08 08:31 PM Re: 2008 Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - Now with Pictures!
Aaron J Offline
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Registered: 01/04/08
Posts: 1
Loc: Massachusetts
Hi there,

I'm a new member and I just sent an email to register for the tour - hope there's still space.

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#921992 - 01/07/08 05:57 PM Re: 2008 Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - Now with Pictures!
M&HAAdriver Offline
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Silver member until April 2010

Registered: 01/21/05
Posts: 272
Loc: Centennial, Colorado
Email sent. Leaving my wife on Mother's Day to fly to BeanTown. Hmm. Maybe not. She's just started lessons, so bringing her along...
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#921993 - 01/08/08 04:12 PM Re: 2008 Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - Now with Pictures!
guntherp Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/02/08
Posts: 3
Loc: New York
Hi Frank...I just sent you an e-mail with my info. Hopefully, I got in on time...Thanks, Pat

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#921994 - 01/14/08 02:48 PM Re: 2008 Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - Now with Pictures!
Misha Offline
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Registered: 01/04/07
Posts: 21
Loc: Natick, MA
Frank, I've sent you an email to confirm for two people with all the needed information.
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