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#923549 - 06/05/05 09:03 AM Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
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Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 Tuesday May 2, 2006 [/b]

Pictures of 2006 tour[/b] posted HERE

I need...
Forums name, Forums Member Number, Real Name, Location (City/Town, State). Also need info on your guest(s) if you are bringing any.




This is a fantastic tour! Mason & Hamlin does a wonderful job of hosting, and the tour is amazing.

Before we finalize the tour list, I'll need your real name, forums name, forums member number, and where you are from.

Details[/b]
Date:[/b] Tuesday, May 2 The tour will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. Watch this post for updates
(I will probably be hanging out in the parking lot until just before start time, watching for attendees).

Duration:[/b] Plan on most of the day.

Pictures:[/b] Yes, you can take pictures (as long as you don't interfere with the work going on).
Lunch[/b] Will be served. Usually sandwhiches, soda, chips, spring water. (if you have special dietary restrictions, let me know)
Tour Size Limit:[/b]
To make the PianoWorld Tour safe and enjoyable, we need to cap the attendance on the Tour to a maximum of 25 people[/b].
Attending:[/b] (the * indicates we have your information)

- RedTop *
- IgnorantHusband
- Monster M&H *
- John Citron *
- rtaorm *
- IrishMak + 1 *
- Virginia Prescott *
- Eric S *
- Tony Halter *
- Brenda Halter *
- John Makely *
- Ed Bonacci *
- John Williams *
- Jeremy Gloo (A441)*
- Roberta Lang *
- CTPianotech *
- reliv4all + 1 *
- Jeffo + 3 *
------------------
Total = 23

What You Will See[/b]
http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?/topic/22/67.html (2005 tour)
http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/topic/22/52.html (pictures from 2004 tour)

The Mason & Hamlin web site

Interesting Factoid: If you search Google for Mason & Hamlin Factory Tour ... we have the top 2 slots :-)

Costs[/b] There is no charge for the tour. You are responsible for your own transportation and lodging.

General Information:[/b]
Keep in mind you will be touring a live factory in full production mode. Lots of dangerous machinery, tools, and many people moving around.

The group needs to stay together, stay out of the way of the workers, and LISTEN to what the tour director (Bruce Clark) is saying.

We do a LOT of walking (and standing). Wear comforable shoes and clothes. The factory is clean (other than sawdust), but you may brush up against a piece of machinery, pile of wood etc.

Our thanks to the Burgett's (owners), our own Cecil Ramirez (national sales rep), Bruce Clark (piano designer, technician, and tour moderator), and all the other fine folks at Mason & Hamlin for hosting this event.


Date for the Piano World Mason & Hamlin Factory Tour is...
May 2, 2006[/b]


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

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

This is the hotel M&H uses to accommodate their dealers (and themselves) when they host training seminars.
The hotel is about a 10 minute drive from the factory.

Mason & Hamlin Piano Company
35 Duncan St. Haverhill, MA 01830
www.masonhamlin.com


Location[/b]



Parking[/b]


Satellite shot courtesy of Keyhole
http://www.keyhole.com/

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


Remember,
I will need your forums name, real name, and where you are from (town/city & state).
If you are bringing a guest, I will need their name and where they are from as well.

If your name hasn't been posted in the first post of this topic, I haven't counted you as part of the group yet.

If your name is there, but you can't make it, please let me know a.s.a.p. so we can open your spot for somebody else.

webmaster@pianoworld.com [subject line: Mason & Hamlin 2006 Tour]

As in the past, the tour group is limited to 25 people.

Please see the link at the top of the page for info about past tours.
If you are attending, please bring/wear comfortable shoes, we do a LOT of walking!

Pictures are allowed/encouraged.

Although the factory is clean (other than sawdust), there are a lot of machines (with protrusions, and possibly grease), and a lot of people working.

I will post additional details as I get them.
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#923550 - 06/06/05 04:20 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
RedTop Offline
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Registered: 01/30/03
Posts: 54
Loc: Peterborough, NH
Please put my name on the list for the 2006 tour (or a second 2005 tour)! Thanks.

Red Top
lambert999@earthlink.net

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#923551 - 06/10/05 07:55 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Les Koltvedt Offline
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Registered: 04/13/05
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Loc: Canton, MI
Please put my wife and I on the list for 06'/05' tour. Email has info.

tanks
Monster M&H
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#923552 - 07/07/05 11:54 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Boxer Offline
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Registered: 04/26/05
Posts: 210
Loc: Chicago
Please put me on the list for the next tour.

Thanks!

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#923553 - 07/07/05 05:07 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Sushi Offline
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Registered: 12/29/03
Posts: 52
Loc: East Bay, CA
Please add me on the list.

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#923554 - 07/20/05 02:55 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Palindrome Offline
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Registered: 12/22/01
Posts: 3910
Loc: Chicago, IL USA
Need about a month's warning for the date, is all. Sign me up.
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#923555 - 07/26/05 04:30 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Bee Dee Offline
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Registered: 11/16/02
Posts: 88
Loc: Tucson, Arizona
Frank, Please put me on the list for next year's tour. Sounds like an excuse to finally visit the East Coast.

Thanks!
_________________________
Bill Daniels
Tucson, AZ

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#923556 - 07/30/05 12:29 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
John Citron Offline
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Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 3925
Loc: Haverhill, Massachusetts
Frank,

Please put me on the list too.

John Citron
Haverhill, MA - Mason & Hamlin's hometown \:\)

Thanks
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#923557 - 08/04/05 05:24 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
John Citron Offline
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Registered: 07/15/05
Posts: 3925
Loc: Haverhill, Massachusetts
Frank,

I would like to add a possible guest. She is the owner of a 1907 Model AA that was inspected by the factory just before they started production.


Thanks,
John
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#923558 - 08/14/05 05:58 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
tonyf Offline
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Registered: 04/28/05
Posts: 226
Loc: upstate, NY
Would love to join the group. PLease add me to the list.
Tony

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#923559 - 09/21/05 05:42 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
I. Bruton Offline
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Posts: 861
Loc: Raleigh
Please add my wife and myself to the list.
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#923560 - 10/20/05 07:15 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Les Koltvedt Offline
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Registered: 04/13/05
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Loc: Canton, MI
Has there been any updates for the 06 tour? I'm trying to set up my vacation for next year and I REALLY want to attend the tour. Will it be around the same time frame as this years??
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LK Piano
Servicing the S. Eastern Michigan Area
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#923561 - 12/03/05 01:46 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Piano World Offline


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Sorry Monster M&H, missed your post.

I won't know for sure until we get closer.
But, the last two tours were on the same date.

Of course, this is all assuming M&H invites us back :-)
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#923562 - 12/06/05 06:42 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Les Koltvedt Offline
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Thanks...I kinda figured when you got some info, you'd post. Lets see...sometime around May 10th...Right??
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#923563 - 12/13/05 10:46 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
tonyf Offline
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Loc: upstate, NY
Frank:

Please add 1 more for me as my wife will attend with me.

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#923564 - 01/05/06 10:27 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
rtaorm Offline
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Registered: 12/18/05
Posts: 20
Loc: New Jersey
Frank:

Just got my new M&H delivered today. Please include me in the tour.

Thanks

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#923565 - 01/06/06 08:57 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Jamie Offline
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Posts: 77
Loc: Mt. Pearl, NL, Ca
Frank, is there a date yet? I may be in New England area in May/06, and might be interested in this.

Jamie

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#923566 - 01/06/06 12:03 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Piano World Offline


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Jamie,

No date yet, waiting to hear from our friends at Mason & Hamlin.

- Frank B.
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#923567 - 02/23/06 04:29 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Les Koltvedt Offline
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Loc: Canton, MI
Just inquiring???

tks
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#923568 - 03/08/06 02:23 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Les Koltvedt Offline
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Bump!!!
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#923569 - 03/09/06 12:04 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
IrishMak Offline
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Is it too late to get my name (+ 1) on the list?
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#923570 - 03/14/06 07:49 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Piano World Offline


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I heard from Cecil Rameriz (Natl. Sales Manager for Mason & Hamlin)...

Tentative date for the Piano World Mason & Hamlin Factory Tour is...
May 2[/b]

Remember,
I will need your forums name, real name, and where you are from (town/city & state).
If you are bringing a guest, I will need their name and where they are from as well.

If your name hasn't been posted in the first post of this topic, I haven't counted you as part of the group yet.

If your name is there, but you can't make it, please let me know a.s.a.p. so we can open your spot for somebody else.

webmaster@pianoworld.com [subject line: Mason & Hamlin 2006 Tour]

As in the past, the tour group is limited to 25 people.

Please see the link at the top of the page for info about past tours.
If you are attending, please bring/wear comfortable shoes, we do a LOT of walking!

Pictures are allowed/encouraged.

Although the factory is clean (other than sawdust), there are a lot of machines (with protrusions, and possibly grease), and a lot of people working.

I will post additional details as I get them.
_________________________
- Frank B.
Founder / Host
www.PianoWorld.com
www.PianoSupplies.com
Find Us On:
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Estonia L-190, Yamaha P-80, Hammond XK-3, Hammond A-100, Estey 1895 Pump Organ
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It's Fun To Play the Piano ... PLEASE Pass It On!
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#923571 - 03/16/06 11:26 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
bluemountain Offline
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Loc: MA
Frank,
Please add bluemountain + 1, if it's not too late.
Thanks!

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#923572 - 03/18/06 10:55 AM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Piano World Offline


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bump
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#923573 - 03/23/06 01:30 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
John Citron Offline
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Loc: Haverhill, Massachusetts
Frank,

I still plan to go, but did you look at a calendar? May 2nd is a Tuesday? A weekday tour might be hard for a lot of us to consider.

Thanks,

John
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#923574 - 03/23/06 02:21 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Les Koltvedt Offline
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Posts: 3195
Loc: Canton, MI
If my memory serves me right...they do that so you can see the factory in action. I believe it was on a weekday last year also..May 10, a Tuesday also.
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LK Piano
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#923575 - 03/23/06 07:49 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
Piano World Offline


Registered: 05/24/01
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John,

Monster M&H is correct, they only do tours on week days.
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#923576 - 03/24/06 12:25 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
John Citron Offline
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Okay then Frank. I'll plan my vacation day accordingly ;\)

John
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#923577 - 03/24/06 12:45 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
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Posts: 1247
Loc: Tewksbury MA
 Quote:
Originally posted by John Citron:
Okay then Frank. I'll plan my vacation day accordingly ;\)

John [/b]
... a very wise decision!! \:D

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#923578 - 03/25/06 08:31 PM Re: Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tour - 2006 - Updated 05/01/06
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Loc: New Jersey
Can't wait!

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