Post Your Piano Pictures

Posted by: mazersteven

Post Your Piano Pictures - 04/29/05 09:55 PM

2005 Nordiska 185 Imperial

http://community.webshots.com/user/maze069
Posted by: Penny

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 04/29/05 11:45 PM




From the 2004 SoCal piano party!

penny
Posted by: Hannibal

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 04/30/05 04:05 AM

WOW, that's a real beauty.

What finish i.e. veneer and make is it?

RG Tim
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 04/30/05 06:01 AM

Penny,

Very nice. What piano is that?
Posted by: mamma2my3sons

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 04/30/05 06:04 AM

Our 2 youngest in the music area section of our downstairs family room. Its a Kohler & Campbell KCG600. I made their matching pj's! \:\)

[img]http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/pianojpg[/img]

Congratulations Mazer on your new piano. Its lovely. Penny, what a case on yours.
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 04/30/05 06:47 AM

mamma2my3sons,

Nice photo. Are the boy's learning to play?
Posted by: mamma2my3sons

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 04/30/05 07:20 AM

Mazer, they have a full sized keyboard downstairs as well as drums & a guitar but don't seem all that interested. \:\(

However we're going to try the youngest one with some kind of music lessons when he is 5. It may be piano or we may try guitar because he'll strum it on occasion & make up songs.

The older one tried drum lessons for a little while but became disinterested quickly. However he is very competitive, so if little brother takes up an instrument, we are hoping that he may follow suit. ;\)


regards.
Posted by: klavierspielerin

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 04/30/05 07:44 AM

http://community.webshots.com/album/230205996BAfyPc?671

A few months ago before my tuner vacuumed it out. \:D
Posted by: M3

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 04/30/05 09:54 AM

I've had it for 10 days now. :3hearts:





Posted by: M3

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 04/30/05 09:57 AM

Penny,

That is a great looking piano!

What is it?
Posted by: Penny

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 04/30/05 10:21 AM

I have a Schulze Pollman 190 in the mahagony briar finish (those are the inside panels). The outside color is just regular mahogany and the boxes are lined with a walnut trim.


...


She sounds great, too!

penny
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 04/30/05 10:23 AM

M3,

Congratulations on your purchase 10 days ago. That is a great looking piano. That is a great looking room. Love the hardwood floors. I am renovating my house now, and I'm having cherry hardwood installed. Did you get the piano to play, or for the Dog?
Posted by: M3

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 04/30/05 10:45 AM

Penny,

Wonderful piano! I guess the fact that it sounds nice is a plus. ;\)

Mazer,

The dog's bed is a result of acoustics experiments. He also happens to love it under the piano. Its his own little "cave".

The dog is 12 and losing his hearing, so it doesn't bother him when I start practicing. If only I could say the same for the hearing folks around. :rolleyes:
Posted by: M3

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 04/30/05 11:01 AM

Klavier & Mazer


If you want to embed you pictures into your post:

Resize your picures to a smaller size, then go to:

http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/fileuploader2.html

and upload your photos one at a time.

You will recieve an email with the location of each file.

Reply to this thread using the full reply form, or I think you can edit your original post.

Click the image button on the full reply form and copy and paste the file location into the popup box. That will embed your picture into your post.

Do it for each picture.

If I've totally confused you, do a search on posting pictures. ;\)
Posted by: M3

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 04/30/05 11:08 AM

Mazer,

Here are yours:

[img]http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/Mazer1[/img]

[img]http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/Mazer2[/img]

[img]http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/Mazer3[/img]

[img]http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/Mazer4[/img]
Posted by: M3

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 04/30/05 11:15 AM

klavierspielerin,

Here is one of yours:

[img]http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/Klavier1[/img]
Posted by: ChickGrand

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 04/30/05 12:01 PM

I.D.s of make and vintage would be nice, this from one who will watch a movie over trying to identify a piano but who couldn't tell you the plot afterward. Chickering concert grand, circa 1890.



After summer 2005 move:

Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 04/30/05 12:19 PM

ChickGrand,

Piano looks to be in good condition for it's age. Is it 7 ft or more?
Posted by: M3

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 04/30/05 12:57 PM

Wow ChickGrand, That's beautiful! I knew you had this piano, but these are the first pictures I've seen of it.
Posted by: RKVS1

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 04/30/05 01:18 PM

I wanna see a picture of Rick's DoorBell!

I love that 3rd shot looking down with the lid open wide. Great photo.


Bob
Posted by: ChickGrand

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 04/30/05 01:20 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by mazersteven:
ChickGrand,

Piano looks to be in good condition for it's age. Is it 7 ft or more? [/b]
Way more. Just a hair under 9 ft.
Posted by: ChickGrand

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 04/30/05 01:22 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by RKVS1:
I wanna see a picture of Rick's DoorBell!
[/b]
So do I--a wiring diagram! The one person I don't want ringing it rung it Thursday!

That open shot is my favorite, too. \:\)
Posted by: Prophetic

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 04/30/05 07:09 PM

My piano is /not/ a pretty one, so view at your own risk.

http://just-lose-it.net/afterglow/images/HPIM1370.JPG
http://just-lose-it.net/afterglow/images/HPIM1371.JPG
http://just-lose-it.net/afterglow/images/HPIM1372.JPG (you can see where my piano teacher's mothers cigarette burnt holes in the keys, this piano used to belong to their family)
http://just-lose-it.net/afterglow/images/HPIM1373.JPG
http://just-lose-it.net/afterglow/images/HPIM1375.JPG (the number on the piano, 3118)

You people with your pretty grand pianos. :p I'm saving up for a new upright, this one's really starting to die.
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 04/30/05 07:30 PM

Prophetic,

What are you talking about it's not pretty? It's a nice old piano. A piano doesn't have to shine to be pretty. It's pretty in it's own way. It's got some history, and a little nostalgic behind it. Thanks for taking the time to share your pictures.
Posted by: Prophetic

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/01/05 04:59 AM

The dents tend to distract me. And so do the constantly sustained notes in the upper register. It can be nice once in a while, of course. Thanks though. ;D I'm working on websized pictures instead of grainy hi res
Posted by: Vintagefingers

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/01/05 05:55 AM

WOW!! Beautiful piano Chickgrand. Now that's what I call substance, it must weigh a ton, at least. ;\)
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/01/05 06:27 AM

Vintagefingers,

Where are your photos?
Posted by: Vintagefingers

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/01/05 08:03 AM

 Quote:
Vintagefingers,

Where are your photos?
Well to be honest Mazersteven, I expected to post them well before this but I have yet to receive delivery of my soup to nuts rebuilt vintage Chickering. It has been delayed 4 times over the past 2 months for various reasons, mostly scheduling. I was expecting it this past Thursday until I received a call from the rebuilder that it would be delayed another week due to separation of a small section of the veneer on the lid which had to be re-glued and laquered. He wanted to wait another week before delivery to give the laquer time to harden up a bit. I'm expecting delivery this coming Saturday. I have my fingers crossed that I don't receive a late Sunday call like I did last week delaying it yet again.

Wanna see photos of my 1955 Kimball console? \:o
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/01/05 08:26 AM

Vintagefingers,

Sorry to hear about your delivery troubles. Yes 1955 Kimball. And remember to post here new pics of new Chickering.
Posted by: Dan M

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/01/05 08:37 AM

My Walter 190, with the (I hope) soon to be replaced crummy curtains.

Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/01/05 10:04 AM

Dan M,

Nice instrument. Thanks for posting.

"drug of choice" Ha Ha Nice.

I see you have no carpet under piano, just hardwood flooring. I have read where a carpet helps the soundboard, and acoustics. Have you tried one or not. I know it's hard to cover up hardwood floors, they are so beautiful. But if it helps the sound of the piano.
Posted by: Dan M

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/01/05 10:24 AM

Mazer,
I haven't tried a rug yet, but we are planning on putting them all over the place including under the piano. Haven't had the time to buy them yet.
Posted by: ThomD

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/01/05 12:37 PM

Hey Dan,

Nice lamp \:\)

And a photo of my 7' Schimmel.


-thom
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/01/05 12:50 PM

ThomD,

I'm lucky the blinds where closed. What a shine on that baby. WOW. Nice picture.
Posted by: ChatNoir

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/01/05 06:12 PM

Oh, you people who are computer literate, I bow my head in reverence to you all. I wanted to post a picture of my new Estonia here, but cannot quite crack the code. (It was soooo much easier on Estoniaworld!) Anyway, I assume you are all DYing to see my new 6000 dollar baby, so click on the following link and enjoy!
http://www.pianoworld.com/uploads/files/MynewEstonia.JPG

Well, I tried the link, and it doesn't work. Sorry, you all have to log in to Estoniaworld to get your exitement.
Posted by: wldrumstcs

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/01/05 06:42 PM

just scroll down...
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/01/05 06:50 PM

wldrumstcs,

Thanks for posting. Looks like a big home. A Steinway nice. Microphones? Are they just to amplify sound, or to go through your home sound system?
Posted by: Hamiltonian

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/01/05 06:52 PM

Some photos of my Shigeru SK6 (7 foot grand)






Posted by: wldrumstcs

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/01/05 07:07 PM

Here are a few better pictures of my piano (sorry for the crummy quality and the weird light distortion on the left side of my piano. Oh, and our walls are not really vomit-pink, it's just the flash):





Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/01/05 07:12 PM

Hamiltonian,

That is a Beautiful Piano. Period
That first picture is nice with the stairway in the back. That don't look like a Texas ranch. LOL

From the Kawai Web-site:

Of all the musical masterpieces that come forth from Kawai, fewer than one in one hundred will bear the name SHIGERU. Meticulously handcrafted in carefully limited numbers, the SHIGERU piano brings to fruition a century of advancement, knowledge and craftsmanship. It is the culmination of one man's destiny... born to fulfill the lifelong dreams of the pianist.
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/01/05 07:19 PM

wldrumstcs,

Thanks again, that is a awesome looking instrument.
And don't be ashamed of your pink walls. It's OK your amongst friends here. LOL
Posted by: sophial

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/01/05 07:53 PM

ooh, gorgeous pianos! (shiver of delight)
Hamiltonian, that Shigeru Kawai is absolutely lovely with the wood interior. and your home! to die for, can I move in? ;\)


Wldrumstcs,
I love a good Steinway -- is that a B? how old is it? NY or Hamburg? the music stand in one picture tells me NY but it's hard to tell.
thanks for sharing !
Sophia
Posted by: wldrumstcs

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/01/05 07:57 PM

You guess it - it's a NY Steinway. I actually preferred it over the Hamburgs only because Hamburgs tended to be a bit too brilliant.
Posted by: sophial

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/01/05 08:05 PM

Wldrumstcs,
It looks like it's very new and/or in great shape. As a fellow Steinway owner, would it be rude to ask its age and if it's a B?
\:\)
Sophia
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/01/05 08:11 PM

sophial,

This is my Thread, and if anyone is moving into Hamiltonian house it's me. OK, Got that Straight. LOL
And where are your pictures Sophial???????
Posted by: teachum

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/01/05 08:23 PM

Estonia 190 in Matte/Satin Mahogany.



Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/01/05 08:31 PM

teachum,

Thanks for posting. Nice photos. Love the wood grain on the Mahogany.
Was that you in the store purchasing it?
I think you need to move the carpet under the piano. Better sound, and balance. Nice Puppy's.
Posted by: teachum

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/01/05 09:05 PM

The ones with the rug under the piano are my home. The ones in the huge room are in Classical Grands storage building where they kept it for me until delivery. Yes - it is me. What do you mean about moving the rug? Do you mean directly under the piano with the front legs on it too? I have considered that, but its so HEAVY! I had the movers put it that way, but I wasn't sure.
Posted by: sophial

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/01/05 09:08 PM



Hi- I had posted these on another thread when I got the piano a few weeks ago, but since you asked so nicely ;\) here they are again!
it's an L.
Sophia
Posted by: teachum

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/01/05 09:11 PM

It is always fun to see everyone's beautiful instruments, even if we've seen them before! Penny, that is a real stunner. I think Hamiltonian should have gottten the 9 footer! More suitable to the house. \:D
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/01/05 09:38 PM

teachum,
Do you mean directly under the piano with the front legs on it too? I have considered that, but its so HEAVY!

Yes, directly under piano. I've heard it improves acoustics.
And yes Hamiltonian looks to have a nice house. He should show us the rest of it.
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/01/05 09:42 PM

sophial,

Nice Steinway. Thanks for posting. But don't use it for firewood. WOW is that close.
Posted by: sophial

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/01/05 09:55 PM

Thanks, Mazer. Not to worry, the fireplace is nonfunctional and closed off. It would give a whole new meaning to smokin' that keyboard!

Sophia
Posted by: M3

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/02/05 03:31 AM

Teachum, I agree.

Thanks for starting this thread Mazer. I've seen some of these pianos before, along with stories of how the owners came to purchase them. Nice to see them again.

There are some beautiful pianos here.
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/02/05 05:33 AM

M3,

Well I'm new to the piano world, and to this forum. So I haven't seen anyone piano's before, and I don't know the stories behind how they purchased them. You wouldn't believe how I purchased mine. I did it totally wrong. It's real nice everyone has posted here even if they have posted in the past. I Thank Everyone.
It the dog still under the piano?
Posted by: sophial

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/02/05 07:20 AM

Ok, Mazer, you can't leave us hanging with that last post. So how did you purchase yours? \:\)

Sophia
Posted by: gtrhack

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/02/05 10:50 AM



From my recent post after delivery of our Mason & Hamlin A.
Posted by: wldrumstcs

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/02/05 01:02 PM

Yes, it is a 2003 NY Steinway B. I preferred it to the D so went with the B even though I believe the D looks cooler. Meh, I am playing the thing more than I am looking at it.
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/02/05 04:11 PM

sophial,

Here it goes.

I was one of those people that didn't know any other make other then Yamaha, and Steinway. I have never played, or even looked at pianos until about 2 weeks ago. I have always wanted to play one, but never learned. I have always wanted to see a piano in a hotel lobby, or a mall, or any public place, and just sit down start playing, and get a crowd. I have always wanted to do that.

I was driving around with my wife one day (04/17/05) and stopped in a piano store to look at the Yamaha Disklavier piano's 5.3'. Thinking it would be cool to have one play on it's own, and I can play. I researched on the Yamaha web-site to know enough about them, but not knowing anything at all at the same time, if you know what I mean. I didn't know piano's sounded different from small sizes to big. I didn't know one brand from another sounded different. I knew nothing. And I didn't know how much a piano cost. Holy Tolito's was I in for a shock. After 45 minutes of the women demo'ng the Yamaha I ask how much. She told me 38.5. I thought $3850 and was like "write the check". When she wrote the order up and I had to pay I realized it was $38,500 I almost past out. I was so embarrassed. I felt like a fool. I couldn't find the toilet to flush myself out of there.

Well the women said, why do you want the Yamaha anyway with the computer, and showed me some others. (Pearl River, Petrof) The Petrof was more then I was ready to drop, and I didn't like the sound of the Pearl River. I purchased a Nordiska 185 Imperial Mahogony they had. I liked the sound, and all the things they told me about it.
So after 1 hour and 15 minutes I was a piano owner.
That's my story on how I became a piano owner. Not the way your supposed to do it. O well. I think I did good.
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/02/05 04:13 PM

gtrhack,

Can I have his autograph now. In 10 to 20 years I hope to be able to make money with it. He could be the next Jim Brickman. LOL
Who is cooking breakfast?
The piano looks great on the wood floors.
Thanks for posting.
Posted by: sophial

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/02/05 06:11 PM

Wldrumstcs,
The B is one of my favorite pianos and looks exceedingly cool! how is it "breaking in" or was it great right off the bat?

Mazer,
A great story! LOL. but looks like you did fine in spite of it all. and think of all the time you saved ( and you might have ended up in the same place ).

love that grin on your little one, gtrhack! nice piano too.

Sophia
Posted by: apple*

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/02/05 07:10 PM



Estonia 168

Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/02/05 07:20 PM

Apple*,

Thank you.
Posted by: wldrumstcs

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/02/05 07:21 PM

Very fitting apple, nice piano. The B was broken in over the course of a year, but it was very tempermental at first and going out of tune quickly. She has gotten better now and plays like a dream with an outstanding bass balanced with an equally pleasing treble.
Posted by: rickb119

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/02/05 08:44 PM

Mazer,
I ALWAYS play on the pianos in public places and NEVER get a crowd. Guess they've all heard "chopstix" before. ;\)

Rick
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/02/05 08:52 PM

rickb119,

That is funny. When I finally do learn to play, and sit down at my first public piano, my luck I'll get arrested for disturbing the piece. Or public lousiness.
Where is your piano pic???
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/03/05 04:44 AM

My new/old 1919 M&H delivered April 14, 2005




Painted and carpeted house before delivery...but now the carpet has a flaw and needs to be replaced!!! What a hassle...my "guy" has to move and tune on the carpet stores $$
Posted by: Jeffo

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/03/05 04:52 AM

Posted by: apple*

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/03/05 05:41 AM

there are few things I like better than pictures of pianos.. - love seeing the older pianos... so beautiful.
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/03/05 06:05 AM

Monster M&H,

The piano Looks great. I like the color of the walls. I'm getting new carpet myself, and need to paint my walls next week. You've giving me a great idea with color. Sorry to hear about your hassle with the carpet. Thanks for posting.
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/03/05 06:14 AM

Jeffo,

WOW, Very nice. Any more photos of the 1874 Grotrian? Any of before, and after rebuild? I'm amazed at the age of some of these pianos. Do you now the history of yours. Where it's been, and who owned it? Thanks for Posting.
Posted by: rustyfingers

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/03/05 08:35 AM

1864 rosewood Steinway Square
Posted by: Jeffo

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/03/05 11:23 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by mazersteven:

Any more photos of the 1874 Grotrian? Any of before, and after rebuild? [/b]
Just click the link at the bottom of my post. As far as a story. We have heard one but still in the process of trying to confirm if it is true.
Posted by: rickb119

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/03/05 03:58 PM

Mazer,
My 190 Estonia is in transit, from the factory. Going to be a few more weeks yet.
Posted by: rickb119

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/03/05 04:06 PM

Mazer,
I re-read your post and just got it. "Disturbing the piece." Cute. I think thats why I enjoy composing. No one can tell me I'm playing it wrong. Although my mother (age 82) has tried.
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/03/05 04:47 PM

rickb119,

My 190 Estonia is in transit, from the factory. Going to be a few more weeks yet.

So your like me. We know we have pianos, we just don't have them in our possessions. I can't wait to get it home so I can start disturbing the piece.
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/03/05 04:49 PM

rustyfingers,

Now there is a classic. "1864" Was it pasted down to you?
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/03/05 04:52 PM

Jeffo,

WOW, Nice that it came back to life. Did you own it before the restore, or did they give you the pictures of the restore after you purchased it?
Posted by: rustyfingers

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/03/05 05:21 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by mazersteven:
rustyfingers,

Now there is a classic. "1864" Was it pasted down to you? [/b]
My parents bought it in the 60s and it lived at my grandmother's house for about 30 years after that. I inherited it and moved it across country about 10 years ago. It was the first "piano" I learned to play on.
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/03/05 07:33 PM

Originally posted by mazersteven:
rustyfingers,

Now there is a classic. "1864" Was it pasted down to you?
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

My parents bought it in the 60s and it lived at my grandmother's house for about 30 years after that. I inherited it and moved it across country about 10 years ago. It was the first "piano" I learned to play on.

Amazing it was 100 years old when your parents bought it.
Posted by: rustyfingers

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/03/05 09:51 PM

It turns out they didn't know any better. Even then it wasn't a very good instrument. But, it was pretty, and it said "Steinway."
Posted by: Jeffo

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/04/05 05:41 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by mazersteven:
Jeffo,

Did you own it before the restore? [/b]
Yes we did, my wife saw it at a small church up in Maine that was having a tag sale one Saturday. Noone put a bid on it so she went up to the Rector after the sale was all over and made an offer. He told her that he would need to run her offer (which was lets say only a few hundred dollars) passed the trustee's. Three weeks later they called and told her to come get it. We had it for approx. 8 years before it finally needed major work. Knowing absolutly nothing about pianos, we had no idea what we even had. We called our tech in to tune it and he told us it was time for major work. My wife made the comment to him after he told her how much restoration work it needed, that I could haul it to the dump. He told her that " Some people consider this a German Stienway and it is well worth rebuilding" That started the whole rebuild process. As far as the story behind it goes, we were told that a wealthy woman in Maine purchased it and had it shipped over to the US because she thought that it was a better instrument than the piano's being produced out of New York even though by this time Theodore Steinweg had sold the company to Grotrian, Hellfrich and Shultz and come to New York. We are still trying to track down more of it's history.
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/04/05 06:27 AM

Jeffo,

A "few hundred dollars".

Sometimes it's OK to walk down the street, and step in sh*t. LOL You have certainly cleaned your shoes off real nice.
Posted by: Derick

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/04/05 10:57 AM

A new one...





Derick
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/04/05 11:13 AM

Derick,

Is that a Model Concert Grand 280?
Very nice piano.
You have the back wheels on the hardwood. Will the weight damage the floor? And I've heard that the sound is better with a rug under the whole piano. Have you tried it?
Thanks for posting. Nice photo.
Posted by: LJC

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/04/05 11:14 AM

Derick not sure I saw the wood floors last time you posted a photo of your Imperial. Are you able to handle all that sound with the top up? How big is the room? I was considering putting in wood floors in my piano room but I am not sure I want to now that I have had my D for a few months. The volumn might get to be too much. Its pretty loud even with wall to wall. I will post photos maybe tonight.
Posted by: Derick

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/04/05 11:32 AM

Actually all the wheels are on a thin, but very stiff piece of wood stained to match the floor. The wood is under the rug for the front wheels.

I think, and this is just my opinion, that when you put carpeting under a piano you are muffling a lot of the overtones. When people do put a rug under the piano and state that it sounds better, I think it is because the brightness of the piano is cut down. Bosendorfers are typically not bright pianos.

It's a model 290, not a 280 (which is also a nice piano).

The room is 19x20 with 9' cathedral ceilings that top out at 14'. I don't find the sound too much at all - and I do not like loud pianos. I could really pound on it and then, yes, it would be too loud. But under normal playing conditions it's an ideal environment.

My previous piano was a 7'4" Falcone - made in America essentially a copy of a Steinway. At that time I had wall-to-wall carpeting. With the original Renner hammers I had a lot of volume. I later put on Abel hammers and the volume was cut considerably. I think the Falcone with Abel hammers would have sounded better on the wood floor, but I think it might have been too much with Renner hammers.

Derick
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/04/05 11:48 AM

Derick,

9'6" WOW My room is a little bigger then yours, and I'm thinking my 6'1" is going to take up a lot of room. My ceilings go to 15'. It will be a carpeted room.
Well all I can say is, "That is one very nice piano". Post some more pics.
Posted by: LJC

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/04/05 12:40 PM

Derick, I believe you are quite correct about the overtones. I am hearing less overtones than I did when the piano was in Steinway Hall, still it sounds great. Unfortunately I have only 8 foot ceilings. I think the height of your ceilings are the ticket for a concert grand. Do you know if anyone out there has a concert grand with 8 foot ceilings and wood floors. I am tempted to go with wood and then use an area rug. Sure would like to know if someone else went through this and what the results were.
Posted by: Derick

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/04/05 01:09 PM

The height of the ceilings probably does have something to do with it. It's hard to say. I guess the only thing you can do is try it (kind of expensive though) and then put down an area rug as you mentioned if it is too loud. Or you could have the piano voiced to be a bit mellower. I believe there was someone who had a Bosendorfer 280 with 8' ceilings but I don't think he's posted here in a while and I can't remember his ID. He never mentioned a volume problem but I don't think you can go by that. Every piano make will sound different in the same room, and the same piano will sound different in different rooms. There are certainly a lot of people with 6' pianos here who are always trying to quiet them down. Personally, I think wood floors are a must and the piano should be voiced to sound good in the room.

Mazer, don't worry, I guarantee you the piano will shrink after you get it. I thought mine was enormous when I first got it even though it is only a little more than 2' longer than my previous piano. Now it just looks kind of average size. What are you getting?

Derick

P.S. Click on my homepage and there are more pics if your interested. They are before I got the music stand upgrade.
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/04/05 01:19 PM

Derick,

2005 Nordiska 185 Imperial

http://community.webshots.com/user/maze069

Read my story on page 3 on how I bought my piano. And I really like the light. Where did you get it?
Posted by: Derick

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/04/05 01:22 PM

Wow, that's beautiful. I really like the finish and the music stand (you can probably tell I'm a bug about music stands). I've never played, or even seen, a Nordiska but I hear great things about them. Congratulations.

Derick
Posted by: LJC

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/04/05 01:24 PM

The piano was just voiced so its not going to get quiet unless I stuff some blankets in it. Even then it would probably have a boom to it. Actually I'm not worried so much about volumn as reflection. Agree they shrink. The D doesn't seem so enormous anymore but I do not wish for a larger piano thats for sure.
Posted by: Derick

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/04/05 01:34 PM

LJC, is your piano at an angle from the wall?

Derick
Posted by: Diarmuid2

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/04/05 01:57 PM

What a magnificent weapon of a piano Derick \:\) I remember playing an Imperial in Belgium and I thought they could feel the bass of that piano in France. Awesome.
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/04/05 02:06 PM

Diarmuid2,

Where is your photos? Come on, post for us all to enjoy. Thanks
Posted by: Diarmuid2

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/04/05 04:33 PM

Sorry Steven! Here are a few pics of the Bluthner. They were taken before I had the house completed so there is an old piece of carpet under it (I sanded and varnished the floorboards myself, almost killed me).

http://www.diarmuid.plus.com/Bluthner1.jpg

http://www.diarmuid.plus.com/Bluthner2.jpg

http://www.diarmuid.plus.com/Bluthner3.jpg

It needs full restoration, but a 9ft concert grand has a bass to die for.
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/04/05 05:04 PM

Diarmuid2,

Thanks for the photos.

What year is the Bluthner Concert Grand? You say it needs full restoration. Looks good from the photos. The New Bluthner's have a new designed cast iron plate. Is there anything else they've changed?
Posted by: Terrytunes

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/04/05 06:58 PM

Lots of great pianos and stories on this thread!

Derick, you had a Falcone??!! You should have come to our gathering in Lowell on April 30th. You could have had a chat with Santi!!
Posted by: BZ4

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/04/05 07:22 PM

Hi all! Here's a picture of my brand new Estonia 190, signed by Dr. Laul. My music room has 20' ceilings and the sound is wonderful!

http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/PICT00200.JPG
Posted by: Derick

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/04/05 07:25 PM

Very nice piano Diarmuid2. I fell in love with Bluthners - it is one of my top 3 favorite pianos.
I also like your music stand!!!

Terrytunes, I have talked to Santi on the phone. Very nice guy. It would have been a great honor to speak with him in person as well.

Derick
Posted by: Axtremus

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/04/05 07:32 PM

Just caught up with this post from mazersteven...
 Quote:
mazersteven wrote:

"I was driving around with my wife one day (04/17/05) and stopped in a piano store to look at the Yamaha Disklavier piano's 5.3'. ... [The salesperson] told me 38.5. I thought $3850 and was like "write the check". When she wrote the order up and I had to pay I realized it was $38,500 I almost past out. I was so embarrassed."
Outrageous! She wrote up a 5'3" Yamaha Disklavier for $38,500? That piano has got gold in the keys instead of lead or what? Why some salespeople just can't start by quoting something reasonable? Geez! That salesperson is the one who should be embarrassed.
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/04/05 07:45 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by BZ4:
Hi all! Here's a picture of my brand new Estonia 190 [/b]
BZ,
Thanks for posting. Congratulations on the new purchase. It's an awesome piano.
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/04/05 07:50 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Axtremus:
Just caught up with this post from mazersteven...
 Quote:
mazersteven wrote:

"
Outrageous! She wrote up a 5'3" Yamaha Disklavier for $38,500? That piano has got gold in the keys instead of lead or what? Why some salespeople just can't start by quoting something reasonable? Geez! That salesperson is the one who should be embarrassed. [/b]
Axtremus,

Well if that is a lot, and from what I've been reading and learning, I guess I paid a pretty good amount for my Nordiska. O Well. I'll just get her back when she come to purchase a car from me. Ha Ha

Where is your piano photos?
Posted by: LJC

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/05/05 07:01 AM

How big is the Bluthner? How big is the Estonia? THey both look great, agree the Bluthner looks like it has a nice finish. BTW my photos didnt look so good so I will redo before posting.
Derick, My D is not at an angle but the room is 25 foot long and opens up to another 15 foot room. What do you think?
Posted by: apple*

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/05/05 07:09 AM

Derick's piano is too beautiful.
Posted by: sophial

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/05/05 07:39 AM

Bosies, and Bluthners and Bechsteins, Oh My!
\:\)

love those pics!

Sophia
Posted by: Derick

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/05/05 08:05 AM

Thanks apple*. I really love it. Although my piano teacher, who has a Steinway, does not like it. Oh well.

LJC I'm not sure if putting it at an angle would help with such a big room opening into another. But it will make some sort of a difference. I know distance from the wall and the angle definitely changed the way the Falcone sounded (which was on carpet).

Derick
Posted by: LJC

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/05/05 08:27 AM

Derick, Thanks, as you know I have a Steinway but I think Oscar Peterson's piano sounds great (but different than mine). I would think your piano sounds similar to Oscar's. Whats not to like?? sophial- I like that.
Posted by: Axtremus

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/05/05 08:28 AM

Previously posted these on a piano recording thread (the red circles are there to show microphone placements). Reposting here per mazersteven's request. \:\)



Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/05/05 08:35 AM

Axtremus,
What are the microphones for? Do you record your stuff.
Posted by: teachum

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/05/05 09:52 AM

Ax can really tear it up!!!!
Posted by: M3

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/05/05 09:56 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by teachum:
Ax can really tear it up!!!! [/b]
Where can we hear these recordings? Any links? \:D
Posted by: transpsych

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/05/05 12:56 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Axtremus:
 Quote:
Outrageous! She wrote up a 5'3" Yamaha Disklavier for $38,500? That piano has got gold in the keys instead of lead or what? Why some salespeople just can't start by quoting something reasonable? Geez! That salesperson is the one who should be embarrassed. [/b]
Axtremus,
I admit it might not be the deal of the century, but a very plausible price in some markets. New Yamaha list price on a DC1M4 in any wood finish is now considerably over 40K.
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/05/05 01:59 PM

Axtremus,

You have a fan club now. Let's hear some music.
Posted by: Axtremus

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/05/05 03:33 PM

Recording:

This one recorded using the exact microphone placement shown in the pictures. Actually, I took the pictures after recorded this clip, after taking down the microphones but before moving the microphone stands. The music itself is simple (it's calm and won't tear anything up).

Download by right-click and then choose "Save Target As..." MP3 link *** HERE *** [/b].

It's 1.1 MBytes in size, and should play for about 2 minutes 20 seconds.

This recording was posted before (at higher bit rate at the time) so if you want to look up the old thread discussing piano recording... here's the *link* .

[SHAMELESS PLUG]

There are better recordings coming...

I am currently preparing some "teaser tracks" for the Piano World CD Project. Watch out for the big release in a month or so... the really good recordings, from many of your fellow Piano World Forums members including myself, are all in there.

\:D

[/SHAMELESS PLUG]
Posted by: lilylady

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/05/05 03:51 PM

RE:
"[/SHAMELESS PLUG]" from Axtremus

Aftering hearing you play Ax....I doubt if anyone would view this as a shameless plug! You are a fantastic pianist!

I do like this thread and it could be used as a great source for 'complete forum piano pics' since other pics are here and there on the forum and sometimes hard to find.

I hope others contribute their pics here, even if we did just see them!

Roberta
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/05/05 05:21 PM

Axtremus,

BRAVO, BRAVO

WOW was that nice. Awesome. Thank you for sharing that with us. Did you write that?
Posted by: Axtremus

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/05/05 06:22 PM

Mazersteven,

Thank you for your kind words. The original song was composed by SUN Yi. The song was made popular by a Taiwanese pop star/singer Theresa Teng in the 80's. What you heard is my (improvised) transcription of that song. Some day, I hope to actually "write" it down (or at least get it into some kind of music notation software on a computer).
Posted by: AndreaH

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/05/05 08:20 PM

Ax, that was so pretty! Goosebumps!!!
Posted by: Anodos

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/05/05 09:02 PM

Ax,

Thanks for posting the clip. It's been a long, tiring day, and you made me smile.
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/07/05 09:12 AM

KEEP THE POST ALIVE,

POST YOUR PIANO PICTURES
Posted by: Anodos

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/07/05 01:10 PM

Okay, Mazer. \:D

Confession time. I don't actually own a piano. . . just an electronic keyboard. It's a Yamaha Pf-15, and has a very sensitive action. It doesn't really sound much like a piano, though, because it's got the old-time fm-generated sounds instead of digital samples. It does have nice Rhodes and harpsichord voices, though.

Rachmaninoff's Moments Musicaux No. 1 on the rack, by the way.



Cheers!

PS: All donations to the "buy Anodos a Steinway B" fund gratefully accepted! \:D
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/07/05 01:55 PM

Anodos,

Thanks for posting.
It doesn't matter to me if you have a 9' Concert Grand, or a Keyboard. We are all one big piano family here. Some family members need to remember to take there medicine. But all in all, a good bunch.
Posted by: Brian Lawson, RPT

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/07/05 02:34 PM

FWIW, pic of pianos being worked on. Should this be founder of 5 brown pianos in a white room club? \:\)

Posted by: BeeLady

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/07/05 02:56 PM

This is fun seeing the pianos of members new and old (members that is.. ;\) )

Mine falls in the old catagory, both..

Posted here some time ago before Frank had uploads.

My 1901 S+S A before, during and after rebuild

Derick, you indeed missed a good time chatting with Santi! He had a great tale of how he came to think about pianos again....
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/07/05 08:04 PM

BeeLady,

Thanks for posting.
Was the piano in your family since new? Or did you purchase it that way?
There are little snack items you can get at the store instead of the Keys. What happened to the keys? It looks great now. O and I like the house. Nice floors and colors.
Posted by: leebea

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/07/05 09:54 PM

Jeffo and BeeLady, nice before and after pictures. Jeffo, yours look something like my 1923 Steinert which is in the rebuild process now. Scheduled completion hopefully end of June. Pictures will follow.
Posted by: BeeLady

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/08/05 07:20 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by mazersteven:
BeeLady,

Thanks for posting.
Was the piano in your family since new? Or did you purchase it that way?
There are little snack items you can get at the store instead of the Keys. What happened to the keys? It looks great now. O and I like the house. Nice floors and colors. [/b]
Thanks,masersteven! I bought the piano via a classified ad in the Boston Globe my sharp eyed tech found. The keys were in horrible condition, chipped off to the wood. What you can't see is the evidence this piano was used as a plant stand, including potting soil and dried leaves in the action! But the price was so low we had to buy it.
Posted by: Ansonflex

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/08/05 12:38 PM

Here are pictures of my Mason & Hamlin High Polish Bubinga Beauty. Click on My Piano PIctures and View SlideShow.

My Piano Pictures
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/08/05 02:23 PM

Ansonflex,

Thanks for posting. You've chosen a beautiful piano. Is that a model A? And is that the Mahogany, or the Walnut? I know Black is classical and elegant, but I'm surprised more people don't choose the wood tones. They really look nice.
Posted by: Eins

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/08/05 02:40 PM

A humble contribution, my Cinderella among all the stars and beauties here: my beloved Perzina. She doesn't have her own room, but a warm place in my heart
:3hearts:

Posted by: Terrytunes

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/08/05 02:46 PM

Ditto, Beelady... I always find it enjoyable to view members pianos... so here is a pic of my walnut Iver's & Pond.

Today is the 2nd anniversary of her arrival into my home! :3hearts:




Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/08/05 08:30 PM

Eins,

Yes people have posted a lot of stars, and beauties here. Thank you for posting yours. Boy, that baby shines.
And don't be humbled. It's not what you play, it's if you play. Instruments don't make the music, people do. But it sure would be nice to make the music on one of those star, and beauties. LOL
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/08/05 08:41 PM

Terrytunes,

Is that room Plum, or Amethyst? LOL

Nice, I like the Walnut. I mentioned before, but I don't know why more people don't choose wood tone color pianos. Yours looks great against the hardwood floors. Is it loud without a rug, or carpet under it? And I have to ask, is that a scratch?

Thanks for posting.
"Keep the Post Alive"
Posted by: Ansonflex

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/08/05 09:21 PM

Hi Mazersteven,

Thanks for your kind complements. Yes, it's a Mason & Hamlin A in High Polish Bubinga Finish. Though I do appreciate the classy traditional look of high polish black or satins, I was mystically drawn to the Mahagony, Bubinga and Rosewood colored pianos during my search. That and the deep powerful sound of my particular Mason A just yelled out "Take me Home!"

Ansonflex
Posted by: Terrytunes

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/08/05 09:28 PM

Mazersteven... that is the original cabinet from 1923 so yes, it does have a few scratches here and there. However, scratches don't effect the tonal quality!! \:\)

When I play with the lid down, it doesn't appear to bother the rest of the family. There is a lot more volume, of course, when I play with the lid up and I only do that when I beg to be heard!!!

It's difficult taking a pic in this room and capturing the true color of the wall. It appears bright in this pic but it's truly not.
It's a very calming plum tone!! \:\)
Posted by: Jeffo

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/09/05 04:53 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by leebea:
Jeffo and BeeLady, nice before and after pictures. Jeffo, yours look something like my 1923 Steinert which is in the rebuild process now. Scheduled completion hopefully end of June. Pictures will follow. [/b]
I will look forward to seeing the pics.
Posted by: Suz

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/09/05 05:12 AM

Here is my study of grand piano on blue rag with small dog. \:\)
I think I qualify for the big-piano-in-a-small-room club. I couldn't back up enough to get the whole piano without getting the doorframe into the picture!

Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/09/05 06:25 AM

Suz,

Thanks for posting, We've all been waiting to see it. Again Congratulations on your piano purchase. The New Shigeru Kawai SK-5. It's Gorgeous. Did you purchase a matching dog to go along with it? And yes your decorating style is wonderful, I love the blue rag. It matches everything so nice. LOL So your a member of the big-piano-in-a-small-room club, well alright. Welcome to the club.
Posted by: Suz

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/09/05 06:55 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by mazersteven:
Did you purchase a matching dog to go along with it? [/b]
Actually, the piano was hand-selected to match the dog! \:D
Posted by: apple*

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/09/05 09:15 PM

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Terrytunes:
[QB] Ditto, Beelady... I always find it enjoyable to view members pianos... so here is a pic of my walnut Iver's & Pond.

That is so lovely... I always wondered what a brown piano in a plum room would look like.
Posted by: leebea

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/11/05 08:18 PM

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Posted by: leebea

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/11/05 08:37 PM

I think this post will do it. My 1923 Steinert: Click Here For My Piano Picture Album
Posted by: rustyfingers

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/11/05 09:39 PM

It's looking mighty pretty, Leebea. Thanks for sharing the story of a resurrection in pictures.
Posted by: leebea

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/12/05 04:54 AM

Lilylady, thanks for your PM. I have tried email and PM replies. An email came to me and I got a response your PM mailbox is full. So this is the only other way I know to thank you for your respnse.
Lee
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/12/05 06:17 AM

leebea,

Thanks for posting. It looks like it's coming along very nicely. That piano took some pounding before the restoration. And that's a real nice room it's going to go in. It's going to look great on the hardwood floors. Keep us posted.
Posted by: sophial

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/12/05 06:36 AM

Very interesting rebuild photos! and love the pictures of the SK with the adorable dog, Suz!

have fun everyone!

Sophia
Posted by: curry

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/14/05 11:54 AM

My 214 on a new area rug and in it's new home. www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/Img0151.jpg
Posted by: Hannibal

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/14/05 04:21 PM

Looking at those pictures posted above, one can get serious piano envy. Here's my humble contribution.



Close-up:



My perspective while playing most of the time. Seldom look at the score, actually you could place a cookbook in front of me and I wouldn't notice it ;\) :



Last but not least; house music is alive:



Tim
Posted by: Suz

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/14/05 06:16 PM

Cool! and great piano! I am hoping to get my piano quartet to have a few rehearsals at my house as well. It will be REALLY tight. This is the reason I haven't put my SK-5 on casters--I hope there won't be any harm in moving it a few inches here and there (it has double wheels). If it doesn't work, we will just have to put the cellist in the next room. \:D What are you working on?
Posted by: sophial

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/14/05 10:07 PM

Ooh, a quartet! now I'm really jealous. And there is nothing humble about a Bechstein.
Curry, that Bosie is gorgeous too.
I'm really enjoying seeing all these great pianos!

Sophia
Posted by: Hannibal

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/15/05 03:10 AM

It's a Beethoven trio for piano, cello and violin(Op.11, the Adagio is quite nice).

Tim
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/20/05 05:58 PM

curry,

Thanks for posting. The 214 needs some company in that room. Nice area rug, is that a piano theme?
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/20/05 06:01 PM

Hannibal,

Thanks for posting, There is no such thing as a humble contribution. Your playing, and thats all that matters.
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/20/05 06:02 PM

Come on: Keep the Post Alive
Posted by: curry

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/20/05 07:47 PM

M, I saw a sample of that rug and ordered it. It is kind of like a Picasso, subtle themes of piano keys and the like, in black, gray, white, and tans.
The 214 is a jealous b****, she'd have no other company.
Posted by: Ell

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/21/05 01:47 AM

Terrytunes I really like the colors in your calming plum/amethyst/plum room. Lovely.

Enjoyed the photo Tim. A lovely piano. Many beauties in here.
Posted by: Terrytunes

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/21/05 07:49 AM

Ell... Thanks!

I really like the deep reds but when I realized I would not be bringing home a black piano I felt the need to make a change in my color selection.

This thread makes me want to head over to my piano everytime I check it for updates! It's great to share a passion I have always been so connected with.
Posted by: ASBpiano

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/27/05 02:12 PM

Nice topic! Here are some pics of my rebuilt 1929 Mason & Hamlin A, which I got in '03. I posted some pics when I first got it, but we moved recently so here are some updated pics of the piano in it's very own room. \:\) Sorry about the darkness in some of the pics.

From the front door:



From the back:



Another view:



From the bench:



The inside (my favorite part):



More of the room:



Last one...




The exterior isn't perfect, but it's pretty close -- and the finish is completely original. Whoever had it before us maintained it very well. There are some fingernail scratches above the key's, but I could care less about that. I love the piano. Oh, and the bench is also the original.

-Ari
Posted by: Terrytunes

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/27/05 03:03 PM

Ari... your M&H is a beauty! Are you still residing in MA or have you just not had a chance to update your profile?

Sounds like having your very own piano room is a new experience for you?!!! Enjoy!
Posted by: ASBpiano

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/27/05 03:19 PM

Terry --

Thanks! I am still in MA, and still in Lexington. I actually moved just around the corner. We are officially staying in Lexington, and the piano officially has it's own room. It is a new experience, and I'm loving it. Over the years, the piano has always been in the living room, so I had to put up with kicking my sisters out or just playing over the TV. Now the TV is in the family room and I have the living room all to myself. It's a much more comfortable environment -- not to mention that the piano sounds great in the room.

-Ari
Posted by: ghostclaws

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/27/05 03:29 PM

This has been posted to another thread but since this is the central registry of all pianos pictures on the forum, I decided to place the pictures of my new Estonia 168 here.







GC
Posted by: ASBpiano

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/27/05 03:34 PM

Wow, very nice piano and room!
Posted by: ghostclaws

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/27/05 03:44 PM

Thanks, ABSp!

\:\)

GC
Posted by: TS

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/29/05 08:45 PM

Just purchased a new 52" Wm. Knabe WKV131E upright. Pictures (and delivery for me ;\) ) coming on Tues!!
Posted by: Eins

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/29/05 09:07 PM

Congrats on your new Knabe. I was following your thread and take it you found this to be THE ONE. That's what counts. Many happy years with your new piano!
Posted by: TS

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/29/05 11:09 PM

Hehe, exactly. Thanks.
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/30/05 04:35 PM

ASBpiano,

Thanks for posting. That is one expensive piano you have there. Figuring you had to purchase another house to make it more comfortable. LOL I hope the piano is not a Red Sox fan.
I like the way you have to step down into your living room. Very nice pictures, the Mason & Hamlin looks great. But that light has to go.
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/30/05 04:38 PM

ghostclaws,

Thanks for posting here. I think these pictures are better then the ones you posted before. They seem to show off the room a little more. The piano looks great next to the window. Have you been enjoying the new Estonia?
Posted by: ASBpiano

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/30/05 08:21 PM

Mazersteven--

Fortunately, I didn't pay a single dollar for the piano, or the house -- my parents deal with that part, I just play. The house is a split level, so you step down from the bedrooms to get to the living room, which is on the same level as the kitchen, dining, and family room. And I know the light's ugly, but it's sort of temporary I suppose. For now, it works, and seeing as the piano is my studio for most of my free time, function is most important.
Posted by: pete

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/02/05 06:21 PM

My pictures are here:
http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?/topic/1/10742.html
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/08/05 04:27 AM

ASBpiano---

Nice piano. My case is also in great shape...has a few "personality marks", but I love that. I also retained the original bench...am using it near the front entrance so people can sit down to put their shoes on. It belongs near it's "mom". :rolleyes:

Are you in Lexington, KY?. Was just there over the weekend (exit 104 area, Delong Rd.) and played my brother-in-laws Yam GC1...felt great to get back to my M&H.

Only hope your enjoying yours as much as I do mine.
Posted by: ASBpiano

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/08/05 05:24 PM

Actually I'm in Lexington, MA. I love playing on mine! It has changed my playing drastically and has given me countless hours of enjoyment.
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/09/05 03:34 AM

I agree with you. I find I'm changing the way I play, ...I don't feel as though I have to fill so much, now I just let her sing. Friends have told me that I play much better now...go figure. (as I type...I'm smiling big time)...nice instrument...

Do you know any history on it?
Posted by: lkplatow

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/09/05 07:37 AM

Here's mine - it's a rebuilt 1928 6'5" Chickering. The first couple pics were from when I first got it - I do have curtains now, as you can see in the bottom pic! Please ignore the ugly fabric on the "family heirloom" chair in the foreground of the last pic - anyone know how to reupholster?







Posted by: ASBpiano

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/09/05 05:55 PM

Beautiful piano. I've played on a few old Chickerings, including one from I believe the late 1800's, and found them to be very nice pianos.

Monster M&H - I don't really know any history specifically on my piano... All I know is it's from 1929, and was maintained VERY well until 2003. Everything was original down to the hammers and strings. The humidity must have been relatively constant wherever it was kept, which is hard to believe considering the drastic daily changes in MA weather. The hammers were significantly worn in, but I don't know if it was from intense playing or just the effect of 80 years in someones house. Oh and I have an interesting little story... While my piano was being rebuilt, I stopped by a nice little piano shop in Boston. There I found another rebuilt Mason & Hamlin that was pretty nice. Then I looked at the serial number, and it was 3 digits away from mine! Mine is 39379, and that one was 39381. What are the chances? It's funny that the only two Mason & Hamlins I had played on were sitting next to each other in the factory 80 years ago.
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/10/05 04:19 AM

To cool. I sold a 1953 K3 Allard so I could purchase mine. I meet the guy on the Yahoo/Allard group and we emailed back and forth a bit, found out we both live in Canton, MI...not more than a 1/2 mile from each other. He also has a K3, after looking at mine, he decided to purchase mine...are you ready?? My Vin # 3175...his 3176...again, what are the chances. We have both lived there at least 5 yrs and never seen either car.

Ikplatow-
What a beautiful instrument. My tech restores Chickering's...I need to go over there and play one. He offered an open invitation to come and play anytime...only 2 1/2 miles from work...makes for a nice lunch.
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/10/05 06:35 AM

lkplatow,

Thanks for posting, The Piano looks great in that room. From the pictures you can't even tell it's from 1928. Shines like a new piano. Awesome floors too. I like the large planks.
Posted by: ASBpiano

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/10/05 05:09 PM

Monster -- that's pretty amazing! It's a small world, eh.
Posted by: bassoprofundo

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/11/05 10:47 PM

Our baby in our new home. We just moved and now have a room just for the piano.


Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/12/05 05:26 PM

bassoprofundo,

Excellent Pictures, Thanks for Posting.
From what I can see your house look beautiful. That's great you have a room just for the piano. Wish I did. Is that Faux Paint on the walls? I am having my Kitchen, Dining Room, Masterbath, and Guest Bath re-done. Re-done after last years Hurricane Frances destroyed my walls.
Posted by: sophial

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/12/05 05:30 PM

wow, beautiful piano in a gorgeous setting! Love the finish on the walls too.
Congratulations!

Sophia
Posted by: bassoprofundo

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/12/05 05:31 PM

Hi Mazer and Sophial, thanks, the paint on the piano room walls and parlour is Ralph Lauren Suede. It has a sandy mixture added to the paint to give the texture. Nice to read a positive thread.

Mazer, sorry to hear about the damage to your home after hurricane. \:\(
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/12/05 07:22 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by bassoprofundo:
Mazer, sorry to hear about the damage to your home after hurricane. \:\( [/b]
Thanks, I haven't lived in my house for the past 9 months. I'm hoping to get back soon. Pics on Webshots

http://community.webshots.com/user/maze069
Posted by: bassoprofundo

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/12/05 09:50 PM

Mazer, nice!! Going to be spectacular Post pictures when you are in with that lovely piano of yours.
Posted by: hgiles

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/13/05 05:56 AM

My Charles Walter 190 still in the showroom...


Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/13/05 06:59 AM

hgiles,

Thanks For Posting. Great looking Charles Walter 190. Keep us posted when you get it home. More Pictures.
Posted by: piano_deb

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/13/05 08:00 AM

hgiles, what a beauty! I know you're eager to have your piano come home. More pics expected then, of course. \:\)

Is that your bench, also? If so, did the dealer include it, or did you buy it separately?
Posted by: hgiles

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/21/05 05:21 AM

Bench comes with the CW190. It is a Jansen J3. I think it wholesales for about $400 by itself. I am glad I didn't have to factor in for that.

The bench is super heavy and rugged. I think it would support Oscar Peterson or Uncle Cootie with no problem. :-)
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/29/05 09:30 AM

Keep the Post Alive
Posted by: ChatNoir

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/29/05 09:43 AM

Basso Profundo: I LOVE your house (and your piano). Monsieur (or is it the Madame?)has impeccable taste. When will I be invited to dinner and a recital?
Le Chat Noir.
(Have good taste, will travel.)
Posted by: Boxer

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/30/05 04:31 PM

Basso Profundo,

My wife loves your piano room. Did you have to use a special brush to get that effect on your walls, or does the suede paint just come out like that with a roller?

Oh yeah...nice piano!! :-)
Posted by: Ed A. Hall

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/07/05 11:43 AM

1918 Ivers & Pond 54" (Belongs to my aunt)






My 1919 Mason & Hamlin A

Posted by: bassoprofundo

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/07/05 10:05 PM

Ed, beautiful old pianos. Nice woodwork on the Ivers and Pond. How does your Mason sound?
Posted by: Meredith A

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/07/05 10:59 PM

Hello everyone. How exactly do I post a photo in the forum?

Thanks!
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/08/05 04:45 AM

Nice E.H.

Can I ask what Serial #?.. Mine is back on page 3, near the bottom. I think mine is #28163. Velopresto has one real close to that. I see you also have the original bench. I have mine also, but purchased an artists and use the org. bench for seating/storage...also comes in handy for playing with the nieces and nephews.

I really like the accent trim on the bottom of the rim...although it does collect more dust.
Posted by: Ed A. Hall

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/08/05 07:33 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by bassoprofundo:
Ed, beautiful old pianos. Nice woodwork on the Ivers and Pond. How does your Mason sound? [/b]
Comparing this Mason to brand new Mason's I've played, it actually does quite well. Unlike most older pianos I've had the experience of trying out, the higher notes on this piano really sing maybe even more than some of the new ones. Where it is not so great is the last top octave. The hammers are worn out and the strings are old so those notes don't come out very clean. Another area that I feel is lacking even with the new Masons (Model A) is the bass. The bass sounds quite nasally and without much fundamental. Also as I play down the keyboard and cross over from plain strings to the wound bass notes, the difference is very apparent. Don't know if this can be fixed or not.

Monster M&H,

This Mason was rebuilt in the 70's and they must have painted over the serial. The previous owner (a piano teacher) said that it was built in 1919. His parents had owned it had he inherited it from them. He decided to sell it because his piano tech said the action was worn out and would need complete rebuilding. So when I bought this piano, next to it was a baby grand Kawaii. He played the Kawaii and instantly, I could tell that there was no comparison in sound. The Mason completely knocked the socks off the Kawaii. I don't know if he knew or not but I didn't say anything.

As I mentioned, this piano was rebuilt 30 years ago. From casual observation, the work done was mediocre. For example, I can see sanding marks underneath the refinishing job. The new damper felts were not properly cut to fit the angles of the damper heads. The plate finishing job was very poor, probably from a spray can. And the tuning pins were all loose. Some of the bass notes could not even hold tension. The tuning pins have since all have been tightened with I think super glue and it now holds tune very well. Despite all of this, it still is a very nice sounding piano.
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/08/05 08:12 AM

I have seen the serial number stamped into all the legs, at least on mine. Being my first grand, I'm still learning about all the inherent nuances. Still a whole lot nicer than my Janssen spinet. (donated to my niece and play it every few weeks...trying to influence her kids.)

I'll take your info and critique mine.

Thanks for responding.
Posted by: hgiles

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/08/05 11:52 AM



Here is my piano at home. Sorry about the darkness. I will try to take one in the day time.
Posted by: bassoprofundo

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/08/05 01:40 PM

Wow, gorgeous!!!! Must sound like a dream.
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/09/05 04:42 AM

Very nice, how long did it take you to decide on that one and when did you get it? I hope those windows open up so everyone can enjoy.
Posted by: hgiles

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/11/05 08:59 AM

Thanks for the compliments guys, but I am really humbled by the nice photos of your pianos and homes. Trust me when I say my own pictures are quite flattering to my piano and the room (home).

I took forever in deciding what to get (about 6 months). I initially only budgeted for 10k!!
Posted by: sonata960

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/12/05 04:46 PM

We got our new Schimmel today, so I have to put a few pictures here (and I think it sounds even better than it looks!). It shows that a 6' grand can fit in a 1100 s.f. condo!





Posted by: sheepdip

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/12/05 05:35 PM

I give up..I reduced the photo size and tried 5 times to get it to load.
Posted by: bassoprofundo

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/13/05 12:20 AM

Sonata, oh my god that is gorgeous!!!!! , I think I just died and went to heaven..........jealous, jealous, jealous
Posted by: Alex Hernandez

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/13/05 12:29 AM

Here is my Model 2. Remember, I'm the world's worst photographer.






Posted by: bassoprofundo

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/13/05 01:25 AM

Alex, my friend has a Bluthner. The sound is so rich and warm. You are a lucky man!!!! I am so jealous for the second time tonight!!!! :p
Posted by: fingers

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/13/05 10:03 AM

Alex,
That is a very beautiful piano. I like the elegant rope detail. Classy.

Question- I see a reflection of something from the music desk, is that another grand or the "hidden" Playboy Bunny Logo? ;\)

Best regards,
fingers
Posted by: hgiles

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/14/05 10:19 AM

Good golly Miss Molly! Those are awesome pianos (Schimmel & Bluthner)!
Posted by: sheepdip

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/14/05 11:42 AM

Actually, it's a good thing I couldn't post my piano pic. There is no way it would measure up to those last two instruments. They are pretty darn nice if I do say so myself.
Posted by: esteven1

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/16/05 06:21 PM

After reading through recommendations on this forum, I went to visit Cunningham Piano in Philadelphia and it was the best experience ever. Rich Galasinni is an abolute joy to work with.

It's not your typical pump and dump piano operation. No shoddy salesman. Plan to spend a few hours if you are gonna go there because you'll have a fabulous time and lose track of time. Make sure you ask to tour the factory and look for this _monster_ Steinway D they are working on.

After my visit to Cunningham, I finally get to join the piano club like you guys. After playing several pianos, the one pictured below captured me and I couldn't stay away from it. I played Estonias and those are very, very impressive. I played my first Mason and Hamlin and the bass was what everyone siad of it but when all was said and done, this rebuilt Steinway was a keeper. I'm surprised because I was looking to get a Mason and Hamlin but after playing this instrument I was done.

It's a rosewood Steinway B made in 1894 and recently rebuilt with nice heavy action (love those).






I'll post some audio/video of it when I get a chance. It is very expressive and has a lovely tone.
Posted by: Derick

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/16/05 06:31 PM

That's a beauty. I love the music stand and the legs on the piano. Congratulations.

Derick
Posted by: lilylady

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/16/05 06:38 PM

What a CLASSY PIANO!

and...

What fretwork on the music desk! Guess we can't expect too many of those details nowadays. ;-)

Enjoy your new beauty!

Roberta
Posted by: curry

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/16/05 06:43 PM

Beautiful piano. You might want to get some shades on the doors and windows before the sun bleaches that awesome rosewood finish.
Posted by: sleepingcats

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/16/05 11:34 PM

Such beautiful pianos everyone is buying!

I'd love a music desk like the Steinway just posted!
Posted by: Alex Hernandez

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/17/05 02:32 AM

Gorgeous Steinway, just stunning!
Posted by: jon-nyc

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/19/05 04:40 AM

Beautiful steinway - FIngers has a nearly identical piano - a year, younger, and in ebony, but those same beautiful legs and that music desk.

If yours plays and sounds anything like his, I know why you were hooked.


Alex - I love the Bluthner. When I was shopping for a piano I never even tried them, since at the time they didn't have a dealer in NYC (i bought maybe a month before FH got theirs in). I've since played a few and they are fabulous!
Posted by: kathyk

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/19/05 08:37 AM

What a gem, Esteven. Pianos don't come much more gorgeous. The room it's in is most fitting, too.

Alex, I played on an old (circa 1900) Bluetner at the Fredericks Historical Piano museum. It was a perfect Debussy piano. I lack the technical knowledge to explain this, but somehow the tones melted together beautifully in a style very conducive to impressionism. I wonder if this characteristic continues in today's Bluetners.

And, Sonata, your Schimmel is exquisite. I was shopping for Schimmels once upon a time, and don't recall seeing that style. I like it much more than some of the ultra gloss, turned leggged models that seemed to prevail during my search. For some reason, the style reminds me of Pleyel.
Posted by: ***musical princess***

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/10/05 08:47 AM

Hey all, finally got round to uploading some pictures of my new Nordiska. They were taken on the day it was delivered and the stool hadn't come yet which is why i had to use that horrible old blue one. Hope you like it. I'm in love. :3hearts:










x
Posted by: ***musical princess***

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/10/05 08:48 AM

Well that sucks. I didn't think they would come out that big.

x
Posted by: Ralph

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/10/05 11:23 AM

Who's the clarinet player?
Posted by: ***musical princess***

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/10/05 12:09 PM

Me. I play the tenor sax too, which is what the clarinet shares its stand with but it was in it's case when i took that photo.

\:D

x
Posted by: Moe's Art

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/11/05 10:48 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by ***musical princess***:
Me. I play the tenor sax too, which is what the clarinet shares its stand with but it was in it's case when i took that photo.

\:D

x [/b]
Let's see, a pianist with a beautiful Nordiska, a sax player and clarinetist, and[/b] a mathematician and physicist?

I either hate you or I'm madly in love with you...

(Please don't tell me that you're also a triathlete...)

;-)
Posted by: ***musical princess***

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/11/05 10:55 AM

Lol, well i'm not a triathlete but i do work out everyday. I usually find that guys are intimidated by my passion for physics. Not really a girly interest it would seem. And i hope you don't hate me...

;\)

x
Posted by: saxguy

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/11/05 12:36 PM

What kind of tenor are you playing? I changed to a Keilwerth SX90R in black nickel with a Lawton 8*BB mpc a few years ago and it is exactly what I was always looking for. My soprano is a Yanagisawa S9930 in solid sterling silver which produces one of the sweetest tones out there.

As far as the piano goes - your Nordiska is beautiful, I'm sure you will use it well. I still have a few months before I take delivery of my 214CS. Then I can really start to practice, practice, practice.

Physics and math - awesome. Two of my favorite studies before taking the path to my current profession (pediatric dentist).
Posted by: ***musical princess***

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/11/05 01:35 PM

Hey saxguy, i've got a Bentley (sax, not car - i wish!). Here's a picture of her though the clarinet is missing this time. Sorry it's so big, i can't figure out how to make them smaller. I'm hoping to upgrade her sometime in the future but what with the new piano i cant really financially justify it at the moment.



Quite a jump - physics and math to pediatric dentist!

;\)

x
Posted by: Moe's Art

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/11/05 01:57 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by ***musical princess***:
And i hope you don't hate me...

;\)

x [/b]
Nah, just a figure of speech. A rather off-handed way of saying I have a ton of respect for you and your interests. If I'm right, this board is quite averse to off-topic posting, so I'll drop you a PM with some details on my physics background in the near future (don't worry, I'm not[/b] a cyber-stalker LOL!)

By the way, that piano is surely a beauty. Next you will treat us to a recording of you playing it, I presume?!? ;-)
Posted by: ***musical princess***

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/11/05 02:06 PM

 Quote:
Nah, just a figure of speech. A rather off-handed way of saying I have a ton of respect for you and your interests.
Well thankyou very much!! And i can't wait to hear from you - i love to talk about physics. No seriously, it's wrong how excited i get. As for recordings, i recently found some software on the internet for recording so i tried it and the mic on my computer is too far away from the piano (they're in the same room) so it comes out way too quiet. So the plan is to buy a new mic i can plug into the usb and take anywear so then hopefully i can post some recordings in the very near future.

;\)

x
Posted by: Derick

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/11/05 02:39 PM

I think you two should get a room. ;\)

Derick
Posted by: ***musical princess***

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/11/05 02:48 PM

We have - you're in it! Hehe, just kiddin. ;\)

x
Posted by: Moe's Art

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/11/05 02:54 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Derick:
I think you two should get a room. ;\)

Derick [/b]
We will, and you're welcome to join us.

But first you must recite pi to 30 decimal places, explain Kepler's Law of Planetary Motion and prove that you can solve a linear 2nd order differential equation...
;\)
Posted by: ***musical princess***

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/11/05 03:02 PM

Nah, he has to be able to do something more difficult than that to qualify, those are things he could easily find on the net. How about, he writes a thesis on the intriguing effect known as direct Charge Parity (CP) violation in the disintegrations of heavy, short-lived subatomic particles called B Mesons. Then we might consider you a worthy candidate to join us.

;\)

x
Posted by: Derick

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/11/05 03:19 PM

You're talking to a math and former (like 20 years ago) physics genius. MIT grad. If only I liked 3-somes I'd take up your challenge!

Derick
Posted by: Moe's Art

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/11/05 03:21 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by ***musical princess***:
Nah, he has to be able to do something more difficult than that to qualify, those are things he could easily find on the net. How about, he writes a thesis on the intriguing effect known as direct Charge Parity (CP) violation in the disintegrations of heavy, short-lived subatomic particles called B Mesons. Then we might consider you a worthy candidate to join us.

;\)

x [/b]
Sorry Caroline, I'm afraid I'd have to exclude myself if those were the criteria!
Posted by: Moe's Art

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/11/05 03:23 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Derick:
You're talking to a math and former (like 20 years ago) physics genius. MIT grad. If only I liked 3-somes I'd take up your challenge!

Derick [/b]
OK, but can you swim the 100 meter butterfly in under 55 seconds?!?!?

;\)
Posted by: ***musical princess***

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/11/05 03:25 PM

That's a shame, guess its just gonna be the two of us then. ;\) x
Posted by: ***musical princess***

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/11/05 03:27 PM

Oh, see thats where you would lose *me*. Never been good at the butterfly.

x
Posted by: Moe's Art

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/11/05 03:29 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by ***musical princess***:
Oh, see thats where you would loose *me*. Never been good at the butterfly.

x [/b]
Well, I had to find SOMETHING to save face here! You guys were killing me!

BTW, how long until the Admins of the forum send us nasty-grams for all the off-topic posting?
Posted by: ***musical princess***

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/11/05 03:32 PM

Well if that rules you out too, maybe we could be a bit less picky in the selection process. Though, taking pi to 30 decimal places is still a pretty tough challenge!
Posted by: Derick

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/11/05 04:11 PM

What was the title of this thread again?

Derick
Posted by: ***musical princess***

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/11/05 04:17 PM

The way i look at it is, we are keeping this thread at the top of the list until someone actually does have a picture to post. Otherwise it will get lost in the forum like many a good post before has.

x
Posted by: w50

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/12/05 08:29 AM

Well, I just posted this on another thread but in keeping with the spirit of this thread (!) I thought I'd add my pictures here again ...

This is a Kemble Windsor with Mahogany finish.







Sorry about the off-colour - this was taken at night and the flash on my camera has flashed it's last \:\(

Oh! And I can quote pi to 9 decimal places because that's all my calculator will show \:D

Wei

PS musical princess, I was in England for about 5 years but that was almost 20 years ago now
Posted by: ***musical princess***

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/12/05 10:01 AM

Wow, your Kemble is gorgeous. It looks so shiny (yes, my judging techniques are really that sophisticated :p ).

So where abouts in England were you?

(oh, and incase anyone was wondering - though i doubt many of you are actually sad enough to - pi to 30 decimal places is 3.141592653589793238462643383279)

x
Posted by: w50

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/12/05 11:44 PM

The Kemble is less than a month old which is why it is still so shiny. The look has already changed though since taking the pictures. There are now photos of 3 kids on it and toys strewn around, even the odd score sheet to be found. I'm considering attaching bubblewrap to the bench and lower part of the piano to prevent scuffs from toy prams and falling lego towers

And I was in Oxford for a year and Loughborough the rest of the time.
Wei
Posted by: ***musical princess***

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/13/05 04:05 PM

Well i've never stayed in Loughborough but i've driven through it. Oxford, however, is a place i am greatly in love with and would spend every waking hour in if i could.

x
Posted by: Zormpas

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/13/05 09:27 PM

Ok, among all the wonderful Steinways, Bosendorfers, etc., I'll show off my 1918 Hobart M. Cable:



It may be the only piano in the world that has its very own website:

http://www.doubleveil.net/piano/
Posted by: mjg100

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 09/13/05 10:11 PM

You can spend your whole life doing this.
3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510582097494459
Posted by: jdsher

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 09/14/05 03:12 PM

Here's my new Charles Walter 190 in satin ebony.



Jon
Posted by: ntman2

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/04/05 02:21 AM

I posted these on my 'new piano' thread but will post here again to keep with the spirit of the thread.


Here are the promised photos.


Side view from living room door

Front view

Soundboard logo

Fallboard

My lovely wife and piano teacher


My lovely wife, her new M&H Model A and the guy is her husband.
Posted by: giuseppe

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/04/05 06:27 AM

This is my Kawai CP 200 digital

Lid close


Lid open


The keyboard


The soundboard
Posted by: esteven1

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/04/05 10:01 AM

wow .... this fooled me. I didn't take you serious when you said this was digital until I saw the led display. How is the action on these instruments ?
Posted by: giuseppe

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/04/05 11:14 AM

The action is a bit more light than clavinova, but it is very comfortable and there are wooden keys
Posted by: ntman2

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/04/05 05:34 PM

Was that a 'crash' I heard as everything slid off the lid to the floor as you opened it for pic #2? \:D (see thread http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?/topic/1/11795.html) ;\)

Beautiful piano, hope you have many years of enjoyment.
Posted by: giuseppe

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/05/05 03:51 AM

My wife like to put all this objects :rolleyes: (puppets....etc) on he piano and so I usually play the piano with lid closed \:\(
Posted by: lilylady

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/05/05 07:19 AM

Guiseppe,

Thanks for sharing. I have a question. Since it is digital, does it sound differently when you have the top up or down?

Enjoy, Roberta
Posted by: MarkK

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/05/05 09:40 AM

Here's my new Yamaha C7 that was delivered 2 months ago.



[img]http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a7/Mark_evolution8/c7[/img]

Posted by: Jonnie P.

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/05/05 02:03 PM

My new RX-2 ebony satin with carbon action


Posted by: Merlion

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/06/05 12:03 AM

Preizler,

Congratulations for your new RX2, it looks very nice.

I'm contemplating of getting this as well and I was comparing between Yamaha and Kawai, but Yamaha is more expensive for similar size. I did a try at the showroom last weekend, but they didn't have the RX2, but RX3 and GE30. I was already impressed by the GE30 which is able to sound mellow when playing soft and sounding metallic bright when playing loud. I didn't get that feel with other cheaper brands, many of them were too bright, which i didn't like.
Posted by: giuseppe

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/06/05 05:00 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by lilylady:
Guiseppe,

Thanks for sharing. I have a question. Since it is digital, does it sound differently when you have the top up or down?

Enjoy, Roberta [/b]
Yes there is a difference, the sound is more spacious with top up, but the difference is not so big like the acustic one because the loudspeaker are situated not only on the soundboard, but there are also 4 tweeter at the right and left of the keyboard and 1 subwoofer and 1 mid range under the body of the piano, so the sound isn't totally locked when the top is down
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/06/05 12:04 PM

My pictures are posted on Webshots under "Home Again".

hope you enjoy
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/06/05 12:13 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by esteven1:
After reading through recommendations on this forum, I went to visit Cunningham Piano in Philadelphia and it was the best experience ever. Rich Galasinni is an abolute joy to work with.

It's not your typical pump and dump piano operation. No shoddy salesman. Plan to spend a few hours if you are gonna go there because you'll have a fabulous time and lose track of time. Make sure you ask to tour the factory and look for this _monster_ Steinway D they are working on.

After my visit to Cunningham, I finally get to join the piano club like you guys. After playing several pianos, the one pictured below captured me and I couldn't stay away from it. I played Estonias and those are very, very impressive. I played my first Mason and Hamlin and the bass was what everyone siad of it but when all was said and done, this rebuilt Steinway was a keeper. I'm surprised because I was looking to get a Mason and Hamlin but after playing this instrument I was done.

It's a rosewood Steinway B made in 1894 and recently rebuilt with nice heavy action (love those).



I'll post some audio/video of it when I get a chance. It is very expressive and has a lovely tone. [/b]
esteven1,

What a beautiful piano. And I like the room it's in. Awesome.
Posted by: Greenlee

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/07/05 10:39 AM

This thread is like "Piano Porn!" hehehe....
Posted by: skyblanche

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/08/05 05:25 AM

Jeffo

Thanks for the restoration photos. Amazing work

skyblanche
Posted by: skyblanche

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/08/05 05:49 AM

I really need to tidy up before letting friends take pictures.



Skyblanche
Posted by: skyblanche

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/08/05 05:51 AM

Posted by: skyblanche

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/08/05 06:20 AM

Oops sorry!

Knabe D from the 1920's and NY Steinway B from 1955.

The Steinway and I are the same age, except it has less nicks in the case!

skyblanche
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/08/05 09:27 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by skyblanche:
Oops sorry!

Knabe D from the 1920's and NY Steinway B from 1955.

The Steinway and I are the same age, except it has less nicks in the case!

skyblanche [/b]
skyblanche,

O, so one piano wasn't good enough for you. I see how you are. LOL \:\)
You should put them where you go face to face like dualing pianos. :2hearts:
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/08/05 09:32 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Greenlee:
This thread is like "Piano Porn!" hehehe.... [/b]
How would you like to watch it together then?

I hope your a girl.
Posted by: Greenlee

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/08/05 10:15 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by mazersteven:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Greenlee:
This thread is like "Piano Porn!" hehehe.... [/b]
How would you like to watch it together then?

I hope your a girl. [/b]
LOL. Yes-- the woman in the avatar is me.
Posted by: mjg100

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/08/05 12:12 PM

A five star girl \:\)
Posted by: Jonnie P.

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/10/05 12:03 AM

I'm not sure which is more beautiful - your wife or the piano!
Posted by: mjg100

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/10/05 08:01 AM

Preizler, Are all of your exterior walls as thick as the one shown in the picture? If they are and your attic insulation matches the walls, then you would be able to heat your place with a candle.
Posted by: Greenlee

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/10/05 11:18 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by mjg100:
A five star girl \:\) [/b]
Thanks! \:D Is that because of you?
Posted by: Jeffo

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/10/05 11:32 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by skyblanche:
Jeffo

Thanks for the restoration photos. Amazing work

skyblanche [/b]
Thanks
Posted by: Jonnie P.

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/10/05 06:50 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by mjg100:
Preizler, Are all of your exterior walls as thick as the one shown in the picture? If they are and your attic insulation matches the walls, then you would be able to heat your place with a candle. [/b]
mjg100 - No the outside of the house extends out around the window - but still, in Seattle it doesn't take much to heat the house - thanks
Posted by: apple*

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/10/05 08:13 PM

my first piano..

Posted by: Monica K.

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/10/05 10:11 PM

Great picture, apple*! And look at that perfect posture! Where's that upright now?
Posted by: sheepdip

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/14/05 09:03 PM

Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/21/05 10:46 AM

Keep the Post Alive
Posted by: Joey B

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/21/05 01:41 PM

Okay, here comes pics of my poor little orphan piano.... This is my piano that I rescued from the goodwill orphanage. The first pic is of it's original finish (well, semi-original- I forgot to take the "before" pic until after I had taped up and started sanding). The next pics are of it after I refinished it. I think it turned out well, especially considering I had never finished or refinished anything before. It sounds really good, it's just due for a tuning. The keys are all in really great shape. I HATE the vinyl- wish it was all wood finish, but oh well. One day I will have the funds for the grand piano of my dreams :-) It may not be fantastic looking or sounding, but the joy it brings me is priceless! Also here is a recent pic of me, my wife, and my sons.









[Edited to scale down the pictures. Axtremus - Moderator]
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/21/05 10:18 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Joey B:
[QB] Okay, here comes pics of my poor little orphan piano.... This is my piano that I rescued from the goodwill orphanage. The first pic is of it's original finish (well, semi-original- I forgot to take the "before" pic until after I had taped up and started sanding). The next pics are of it after I refinished it. I think it turned out well, especially considering I had never finished or refinished anything before. It sounds really good, it's just due for a tuning. The keys are all in really great shape. I HATE the vinyl- wish it was all wood finish, but oh well. One day I will have the funds for the grand piano of my dreams :-) It may not be fantastic looking or sounding, but the joy it brings me is priceless! Also here is a recent pic of me, my wife, and my sons.
Joey,

You did a great job on the finish. Looks Great.
Good looking family too, where was your Red Tie?
Posted by: apple*

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/21/05 10:24 PM

a piano if it is yours is a dream come true.

great job on that find.. Joey - very nice.
Posted by: wolfindmist

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/21/05 10:48 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by apple*:
my first piano..

[/b]
I love the height of this upright you started out on, Apple.

Do you know who was the maker?
What year was it born.
Where is it now?
Ivory keys?
Color?

What a cute picture of you starting out as a piano player.
Thanks for sharing.
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/21/05 10:55 PM

What a labor of love, Joey B! You got that poor ol' abandoned piano looking lovely. Thanks for the before and after pics. I've got a son who seems to be about the same age (6 1/2) as yours. They're a handful at that age, all right.
Posted by: apple*

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/21/05 11:01 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by wolfindmist:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by apple*:
[qb]
Do you know who was the maker?
What year was it born.
Where is it now?
Ivory keys?
Color?

What a cute picture of you starting out as a piano player.
Thanks for sharing. [/b]
it must have been pretty bad because we sold it for 50 dollars and bought an Acrosonic.... a 'good' piano for a budding pianist. I don't remember at all the name.. It was quite crackled. I think the photo was taken 67 - 69. I never noticed that is was bad.. (i vaguely remember it being a 'Chicago' piano.
Posted by: Eins

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/22/05 02:01 AM

It sure looks like a 73" ceiling scraper.
And yes, that picture of you is cute. You look very determined to master that beast.

There. Cutie and the Beast!
Posted by: wolfindmist

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/22/05 04:18 AM

Didn't Bush & Lane make pianos in Chicago?

I'd swear that's where the very tall 100+ year old Bush & Lane Mahagony upright I play at one of the facilities says it was from.That one has hand carved legs, and though no one has tuned it in years it sounds pleasing. Has a big boomy bass to it that makes you want to jump off the bench when you first play a low bass note. Action on the thing is pretty comfortable; but could use a bit of work on a few keys. The ivory key tops are worn some and no longer feel slick.

I wonder what the legs looked like.

That bench looks like a duet bench.

I don't mind the crazed finish.
Does that make me a bit crazy?
My tuner doesn't mind crazed original finishes either; he likes that antique look.

Acrosonics aren't all that bad for practice pianos; I got a chance to play one at a dealer and I found it to be surprisingly comfortable to practice on and the price was very affordable.
I was told by the dealer that many teachers in school music programs liked the acrosonics.

But I was holding out for something special and of a professional upright size. Plus I find the name ACROSONIC kind of strange, reminds me of space rockets and jet air planes.
Posted by: Joey B

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/25/05 08:17 AM

Thanks guys for the compliments....and Mazer, it doesn't show well in the pic, but my tie actually was red, just a darker red than the boys' ties. It didn't exactly match everyone else perfectly, but it matched better than the picture would lead you to believe :-)
Posted by: Piana Justice

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/22/06 07:31 PM

anybody got anymore?
Posted by: KMozart

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/23/06 10:17 PM

Here is mine \:\) Weinbach 192 in my studio's piano room.
Posted by: Rach.3Freak105

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/26/06 07:10 PM



[Edited to scale down the picture. Axtremus - Moderator]
Posted by: Rach.3Freak105

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/26/06 07:10 PM

Sorry about the big picture, how do you make it smaller?
Posted by: Rach.3Freak105

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/26/06 07:16 PM

Never mind when I came back to this post it was automatically sized down. Anyway if you don't already know its a Yamaha C1 I'll try to get some better pics.
Posted by: Rach.3Freak105

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/26/06 07:51 PM

Here is a better pic of my C1



[EDIT: Scaled picture down to size. Please shrink your photo before posting in the future. If you absolutely cannot figure out how to shrink photos on your computer, then please "edit" this post and see how I make your pictures look small. -- Axtremus - Moderator]
Posted by: Rach.3Freak105

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/26/06 08:04 PM

and here we go with the large pics again. Darn
Posted by: Piana Justice

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/27/06 05:54 PM

I'm green with envy; I wish I had a piano like that.
Posted by: Rach.3Freak105

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/28/06 04:19 PM

Thanks I figured out how to size it down.
Posted by: whippen boy

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/28/06 05:07 PM

I was[/b] going to say "I hope that piano sounds as big as it looks!"

\:D

Gee is that a pipe organ in your avatar? Cool!
Posted by: Rach.3Freak105

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/28/06 05:17 PM

Well it does have a pretty big sound and I'm told constantly to quiet down.

There is a link on the next page
Posted by: Rach.3Freak105

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/28/06 05:20 PM

By the way it is a pipe organ, it is being built by Marcussen & Sons

If you want more info heres a link:
Marcussen & Sons
Posted by: whippen boy

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/28/06 10:13 PM

Thanks for that link!

You know, I was once on my way to visit that organ factory - in the dead of winter - but was driven back by SNOW. Imagine that.
Posted by: Rach.3Freak105

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/28/06 10:16 PM

This summer I am going there with my choir. Except we will go in the summer.
Posted by: whippen boy

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/28/06 10:22 PM

Probably more fun in the summer. ;\) Will you be playing organ? Going anywhere besides Denmark?
Posted by: Rach.3Freak105

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/28/06 10:25 PM

I don't know if I will be playing an organ, but here is a list of places we are going:
Copenhagen, Hillerod, Helsingor, Mordrup, Roskilde, Odense, Abenra, sonderborg, Logumloster, Haderslev, Thisted, Aarhus, Kalundborg,and Nykobing.
Posted by: whippen boy

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/28/06 10:41 PM

You should play the organ! Especially at Helsingűr, Roskilde, Odense, Haderslev, and the big one at Ćarhus.

Of course, Ćbenrć is the home of Marcussen.

Also be on the lookout for organs by Frobenius. \:\)
Posted by: Rach.3Freak105

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/28/06 10:44 PM

I will thanks! And by the way, how do you pronounce it? Is it "mar cush en" , "mar cue sen" or something else?
Posted by: whippen boy

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/28/06 10:51 PM

I think it is Mar-koo-sen. Go lightly on the "r" - better to flip it than to make a curled American sounding R. I think the syllables are evenly accented - perhaps a Dane can help us out here!
Posted by: Rach.3Freak105

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/28/06 11:01 PM

I will have to ask the director of music at the church the organ is at. He goes to denmark every now and then, and after all, it is his organ.
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/24/06 11:32 PM

Some very Beautiful Piano's have been posted here. Let's keep it going. \:\)
Posted by: Rach.3Freak105

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/25/06 12:37 AM

By the way I asked the music director and it pronounced "mar-ka-sin"
Posted by: tm3

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/04/06 11:57 AM

those are indeed some pretty pianos, and look at some of the houses! wow!
Posted by: BruceD

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/04/06 12:40 PM

Well, in case you missed it on another thread, here's my Estonia 190 in its new home in Victoria, BC :
Posted by: mdsdurango

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/04/06 01:52 PM

Bruce, that is one lovely piano. I love that satin ebony.
Heres a pic of my U5, soon to have a bigger brother.

I called the movers, looks like it will be the end of next week before the S6 arrives.
Posted by: apple*

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/04/06 02:39 PM

i've never seen a flower decorated Yamaha - i love it and wish pianos were a bit more decorated generally.
Posted by: Staccato

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/04/06 04:25 PM

ah, your U5C... I'm so glad you posted a photo!
So beautiful.
Posted by: Mike White

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/04/06 06:25 PM

The G3 is a 6-footer.



Mike White
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/09/06 01:39 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by BruceD:
[QB] Well, in case you missed it on another thread, here's my Estonia 190 in its new home in Victoria, BC :

Bruce D,

Very beautiful room & piano. With the flat ceilings it must sound amazing. Thanks for Posting it here.
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/09/06 01:43 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by mdsdurango:
Bruce, that is one lovely piano. I love that satin ebony.
Heres a pic of my U5, soon to have a bigger brother.

I called the movers, looks like it will be the end of next week before the S6 arrives. [/b]
mdsdurango,

I don't think you could have planned it any better then that. That beautiful piano matches your stairs, baseboards. And it fits perfect where it is. Very Nice.
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/09/06 01:46 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Yamaha G3 & P-80:
The G3 is a 6-footer.


Mike White [/b]
Mr White,

Dueling Pianos. Nice
\:D
Posted by: Suz

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/09/06 02:03 AM

Mazersteven, how are you? Are you settled in your house pretty well? I looked at your pictures, and your piano looks great in its new setting! The rest of the house doesn't look too shabby, either. \:\)
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/09/06 06:46 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Suz:
Mazersteven, how are you? Are you settled in your house pretty well? I looked at your pictures, and your piano looks great in its new setting! The rest of the house doesn't look too shabby, either. \:\) [/b]
Suz,
I'm doing fine. I've moved my family back into our house back in October. There was still things being worked on, up until January. Plumbing, Electrical, Appliances, stuff like that. I still need to take a lesson, or two to get me on track to learning how to play my piano. For New Years Eve I through a party with about 30-35 people. I hired someone to play for a few hours during the party. The guy stayed playing until midnight. It's sounded awesome. Thanks for asking and remembering.

\:D \:D \:D
Posted by: tm3

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/02/06 02:15 PM

here is my NEW music room, and my OLD keyboard (as well as my avatar, eagerly awaiting a serenade).

btw the tape and tape measure on the floor are for ... seeing how a grand may fit the scheme.



Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/02/06 06:06 PM

I posted a photo on MSH's photo thread, but I'll post it here as well:

Our 1922 Hamilton Manualo, all original, but still working(okay the player action - barely):



The Steinway is still at my father-in-law's house, and I think I'll wait to post a photo of it until it comes home. Even then, it will basically be a "before" photo, because the piano will most likely be undergoing a complete rebuild. I haven't asessed it yet, but the glance I took inside the case wasn't a happy sight. However, I don;t recall encountering any sluggish keys, so I may just avoid the dreaded "Steinway upright verdigris".
Posted by: WKH

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/02/06 07:42 PM

TM3,

Is that a Bouvier? Like this?

http://tinyurl.com/aldpm

http://tinyurl.com/j3ev7

If so, you might like this calendar:

http://tinyurl.com/ozbz9
Posted by: tm3

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/02/06 08:21 PM

WKH yes it is a bouv! he will be 10 in september.

great photos! thanks for sharing!

and, in case you didn't notice, that is a mac on the desk. \:\)
Posted by: WKH

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/02/06 08:36 PM

TM3,

A great combination! We have a 3 year old, an 8 year old, and an 11 year old. Sometimes my male (the 8 year old) will get bored with my practicing, and he makes his displeasure known by a loud, exaggerated sigh as he settles to the floor (it sounds like someone dropped a 100 lb sack of potatoes from a height of several feet). If I continue, he soon repeats his ‘I am SO bored’ commentary. Finally I give up and go put him in the car - shortly I’ll leave with him, which is what he wants. They are amazing characters.

Bill
Posted by: tenuki

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/03/06 03:06 AM

Pics from day one of my as yet unnamed Nordiska 185 CM (masters series). I'm trying to find a Chinese name that sounds scandinavian. lol. but she's a livewire!

You can find the story of my search at:
http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/topic/1/13820.html


moving in


set up!


play me please.


guts


mothership control

Posted by: Pete the bean

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/21/06 04:40 AM

Here is my piano collection. The bechstein has been rebuilt with new strings and refinish. The ivories are perfect. It was Built in 1901. The hinges on the piano look like they came from a treasure chest on sponge bob
The heintzman has new strings hammers refinish,. Stripping the legs took 12 hours, but this baby is a pretty sight. This piano was built 1899. Not a single crack in the sound board. While buffing the ivories I came across a key with all the tuning dates from 1926 thru the late '30's. Makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up thinking about how long ago that was.
http://community.webshots.com/photo/550592646/2168985740091003540XlcVZx

http://community.webshots.com/photo/550592646/2410128880091003540WuzFmN

http://community.webshots.com/photo/2070111520091003540nlBQWm
http://community.webshots.com/photo/2060154640091003540KQisFD
Posted by: Pete the bean

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/21/06 05:05 AM

Posted by: lilylady

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/21/06 08:25 AM

Pete,

Thanks for sharing the pics. Did you do the refinishing and/or the other work?

The Heintzman is quite the showy upright! I love how the front leans open for the music as well as letting the sound escape. Wish modern uprights did this. And the cabinetry details!

Can you imagine using those candles on the C. Bech to play by?

Roberta
Posted by: Pete the bean

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/21/06 02:38 PM

Lily: I did all the stripping(I do not like working with strong chemicals even with a mask), sanding, and staining. The spraying(5 coats of lacquer)was done by my friend with whom I am apprenticing. I did the regulating, key bushings, buffing the keytops, hammers, dampers. The same applies to the Bechstein. I am currently taking the Randy Potter Course of Piano Technology and hope to be able to tune. I do a lot of stripping and sanding for my friend to pay for instruction in regulation and other aspects of piano rebuilding but I am surrounded by beautiful old pianos and get to listen to jazz all day. What could be better than that!
I would recommend not lighting the candles on the Bechstein if you have big hair or sway a lot when playing.
Posted by: klavierspielerin

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/21/06 02:53 PM

I can't remember if I ever showed pictures!*gasp*

Well, hopefully the links all work. This is the August Forster 190 that was delivered back in November. It is my "basement suite". Partially finished basement. It's against the inside wall. Sorry if the pics are a little dark.

http://putfile.com/pic.php?pic=3/832258339.jpg&s=x10
http://putfile.com/pic.php?pic=3/8322593038.jpg&s=x10
http://putfile.com/pic.php?pic=3/8322553069.jpg&s=x10
http://putfile.com/pic.php?pic=3/8322543770.jpg&s=x10
http://putfile.com/pic.php?pic=3/8322520883.jpg&s=x10
Posted by: windwardmusic

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/21/06 08:34 PM

Hi - Just wanted to post a link to a few pictures of my new Nikolaus W Schimmel CC 213 NWS for those who didn't see them on my post or for those who didn't see the new pics.

THESE ARE HIGHER RESOLUTION -if you have trouble loading them, please let me know - thanks
Posted by: windwardmusic

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/21/06 08:35 PM

Oops - guess the actual link would help \:\)

www.getreadytoplay.ca/PianoPics/
Posted by: ntman2

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/22/06 12:46 AM

windward,
The Nikolaus W Schimmel is an awesome piano. My wife played one during our piano seach. Congratulations.

Nelson
Posted by: garnpet

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/22/06 10:00 AM

Great looking pianos everyone. Here is a pictures of ours. The make is Traugott Berndt and it measures 6 feet.

We are currently looking for more information about this piano. The best we have come up with is that is was made in Germany in the mid-late 1800's. It is in excellent condition and previously it was housed at one of the embassies here in Ottawa.
Posted by: apple*

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/22/06 11:43 AM

that's absolutely gorgeous garnpet! i adore the music desk.
Posted by: Monica K.

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/22/06 12:46 PM

That is drop-dead spectacular[/b]! I agree with apple* that the music desk is gorgeous... not to mention the two panels at each side of the music desk. Such attention to detail!

How would you describe the sound of the piano?
Posted by: sophial

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/22/06 01:03 PM

wow, what amazing detail on that casework!! beautiful ! yes, please let us know more about it as you find out.

Sophia
Posted by: garnpet

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/22/06 01:33 PM

Thanks for the nice comments.

Here is a link to some more pictures of the piano.

http://www.garneaufamily.ca/traugott-berndt/album.html
Posted by: mdsdurango

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/22/06 02:02 PM

Agreed with all above about that one garnpet.
W - O - W !!!!
Do you know what the book is about across the fall board? This builder wasn't shy.
That keyboard looks brand new.

edit; just browsed the family piano album. Again; WOW! Really interesting piano.
How did you aquire the piano. Is it a family heirloom?
Mike
Posted by: garnpet

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/22/06 02:24 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by mdsdurango:
Do you know what the book is about across the fall board?
Mike [/b]
I'm not up on all the piano lingo, what is a fall board?

We acquired the piano about 8 years ago here in Ottawa. The store where we purchased it said it had been in the Austrian embassy here and they recently traded it in on a Steinway.

We had been looking for a baby grand for our new house and just happened upon this one. The person at the store was showing us used Steinways and seemed to have noticed we turned pale when she quoted the $80,000 price tags. She mentioned they had this one in the basement.

Nothing against the traditional black grand piano, but we were looking for something a bit different and this one fit the bill!

It is in amazing shape considering how old it is. I don't know what work, if any, the store did on it, but they said it was minimal.
Posted by: LiszThalberg

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/22/06 02:42 PM

Man, All i have is a T121 Upright. A tiny piano compared to these grands.

Debussy20
Posted by: lilylady

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/22/06 03:11 PM

garnpet

Most impressive! Thanks for sharing. Do tell more when you learn about it.

For so much outside, it must have been built nice inside, wouldn't you think?

Do you collect antique furniture?

Roberta (a fan of old)
Posted by: mdp1w

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/22/06 03:39 PM

Hello garnpet![/b]



Pssst...
fall board - the hinged protective covering that protects the keyboard of a piano when it is not being played.

Who plays this gorgeous piano?[/b]

-- Daria [/b]
Posted by: garnpet

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/22/06 04:02 PM

Ahhhh. Thanks.

Rough translation...

From the instrument maker of his majesty the King in honour of her heiness princess Marianne of the Netherlands.

My wife and I both play. She finished grade 8 Royal Conservatory, and I finished grade 7. We're finding it hard to find time to play due to the constant interuption of kids (6,4 and 2 years old). We have both pretty well hacks right now!
Posted by: mdsdurango

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/22/06 04:14 PM

"From the instrument maker of his majesty the King in honour of her heiness princess Marianne of the Netherlands."

Now just how flippen cool is that?
What a great score!
Congratulations.
Posted by: DavidB

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/22/06 07:36 PM

Hello, I'm mostly a lurker here, but wanted to add my two pianos to the thread.

C. Bechstein Model C 7\'3"



Mason & Hamlin CC2 9\'


I never realized how big these were until I moved into a smaller house! \:\)

TTYL
David
Posted by: LiszThalberg

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/22/06 08:26 PM

Shes a beuty david!
Debussy20
Posted by: windwardmusic

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/23/06 01:59 AM

David,

May I ask which of these two gorgeous pianos did you buy first? And why did you then buy the second? Can you offer a comparison of the sounds of those pianos both in your home as well as your uses of them?

Such beauties!! Congratlations!!
Posted by: windwardmusic

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/23/06 02:00 AM

David,

May I ask which of these two gorgeous pianos did you buy first? And why did you then buy the second? Can you offer a comparison of the sounds of those pianos both in your home as well as your uses of them?

Such beauties!! Congratlations!!
Posted by: windwardmusic

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/23/06 02:00 AM

*Congratulations \:\)
Posted by: DavidB

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/23/06 03:15 AM

Windwardmusic,

I bought the Bechstein first, back in 1997, the first time I could realistically afford a nice grand. Like most people when they're shopping, I played probably hundreds of pianos, and only really liking a few.

At the time, I worked for an airline, an unusual luxury which allowed me to travel very cheaply, and sample lots of distant instruments.

I was shopping for a large grand, 7' and up, from a high-quality manufacturer. I considered lots of brands, but had a soft spot for Mason & Hamlins, so that's what I was mainly looking for, a BB or CC.

I was generally unimpressed with what was available--there were lots of mediocre pianos, and a few really nice ones that weren't for sale.

Petrof was getting good reviews then, so I went to the local dealer who had a 7'9" model II, to judge for myself. It was a nice piano for sure, but sitting next to the II was this Bechstein. I hadn't considered Bechstein, I assumed it was out of my price range.

After playing the Bechstein, I was hooked. What else did I need? A piano I liked at a price I could swing. After all my traveling, I ended up finding a great piano thirty minutes from home.

So fast-forward to 2005. I came across an ad for a Mason & Hamlin CC2 locally, listed at a fire-sale price. I wasn't shopping for another piano, and was hesitant to even look at it--I assumed the worst from the low price.

Long story short, the was nothing underhanded going on. The sellers were just really motivated to sell, I thought piano was great, and my piano tech approved of its condition. It was such a good deal, I couldn't pass it up, even though it's a tight fit in my house.

I don't have any recordings worth sharing, it's really hard to make a good recording of the pianos that illustrate their differences, even though they sound nothing alike in person. All you can really tell from my recordings is if the piano is in tune or not. \:\)

TTYL
David
Posted by: David Ramezani

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/23/06 01:09 PM

Beautiful pianos David!

Won't the Bechstein sound better of you turn it around so you can open the lid towards the room?

David
Posted by: DavidB

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/23/06 03:41 PM

David, the arrangement of the pianos is far from ideal but the best compromise I came up with--it's the only way to get them both in my space AND be able to live there too.

The excitement of newness still surrounds the Mason & Hamlin, so I'm playing that one mostly now anyway...I've had ten years to play the other. \:\)

TTYL
David
Posted by: stardust

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/23/06 04:55 PM

How do you guys upload piano pics to this thread?
Posted by: Pianoharpy

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/25/06 12:31 AM

Here's my new baby.....Schimmel 182 Diamond Edition, Bubinga finish. I sure hope this isn't a gigantic image! I'm pretty much photo-upload-challenged.

Posted by: Pianoharpy

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/25/06 12:32 AM

Ha - after all that work, it's a miniature photo!!! I'll get it right one of these days.
Posted by: Pianoharpy

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/25/06 12:44 AM

OK - may I try one more time?? Thanks for your patience!!

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j200/Pianoharpy/Piano2.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j200/Pianoharpy/Piano1.jpg
Posted by: funburger

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/25/06 02:32 AM

sweet, and the harp in the picture just incredible. i would love to hear you play the harp one of these days if you could record it!! beautiful piano. i love the setup. enjoy your new love!!!
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/25/06 07:28 AM

VERY NICE

Congrats
Posted by: skradke

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/26/06 01:35 AM

Here is my new grand piano. :3hearts: It is so much more fun to play this than my electric piano. I don't know why I didn't purchase an acoustic piano sooner.



Posted by: ivrier

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/26/06 02:57 PM

Wow a Perzina 6'1! I too own one just like yours. How did you come to the decision of purchasing a Perzina over the others?
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/26/06 07:16 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Pete the bean:
Here is my piano collection. The bechstein has been rebuilt with new strings and refinish. The ivories are perfect. It was Built in 1901. The hinges on the piano look like they came from a treasure chest on sponge bob
The heintzman has new strings hammers refinish,. Stripping the legs took 12 hours, but this baby is a pretty sight. This piano was built 1899. Not a single crack in the sound board. While buffing the ivories I came across a key with all the tuning dates from 1926 thru the late '30's. Makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up thinking about how long ago that was.
http://community.webshots.com/photo/550592646/2168985740091003540XlcVZx

http://community.webshots.com/photo/550592646/2410128880091003540WuzFmN

http://community.webshots.com/photo/2070111520091003540nlBQWm
http://community.webshots.com/photo/2060154640091003540KQisFD [/b]
Pete,

Thanks for Posting the Pictures. It's a very beautiful instrument. Love the wood work.

Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/26/06 07:28 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by windwardmusic:
Hi - Just wanted to post a link to a few pictures of my new Nikolaus W Schimmel CC 213 NWS for those who didn't see them on my post or for those who didn't see the new pics.

THESE ARE HIGHER RESOLUTION -if you have trouble loading them, please let me know - thanks [/b]
Windwardmusic,

Great looking Piano. I really like the legs. It has a great finish. No coasters under the wheels, not worried about damaging the floors?



Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/26/06 07:33 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by garnpet:
Great looking pianos everyone. Here is a pictures of ours. The make is Traugott Berndt and it measures 6 feet.

We are currently looking for more information about this piano. The best we have come up with is that is was made in Germany in the mid-late 1800's. It is in excellent condition and previously it was housed at one of the embassies here in Ottawa.
[/b]
Garnpet,

Really nice finish on the piano. Also is it hand painted on the inside?

Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/26/06 07:46 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Pianoharpy:
[QB] OK - may I try one more time?? Thanks for your patience!!

Pianoharpy,

Very nice looking Piano. Really like the finish. And the Harp is Awesome. I better not let my wife see that. Or I'll be Harp shopping.
Posted by: skradke

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/26/06 09:17 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by ivrier:
Wow a Perzina 6'1! I too own one just like yours. How did you come to the decision of purchasing a Perzina over the others? [/b]
Hi Ivier,

I came to my decision by shopping around, and playing alot of pianos. I had such a blast shopping. It was so much fun. There were alot of pianos that I liked, but this one really stood out for me. I loved the sound, the tone, and the touch. I was really impressed with the quality of the piano, and how much I was getting for the price. So needless to say, I bought it, and I've been exremely happy with it.
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/26/06 09:30 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by skradke:
 Quote:
Originally posted by ivrier:
Wow a Perzina 6'1! I too own one just like yours. How did you come to the decision of purchasing a Perzina over the others? [/b]
Hi Ivier,

I came to my decision by shopping around, and playing alot of pianos. I had such a blast shopping. It was so much fun. There were alot of pianos that I liked, but this one really stood out for me. I loved the sound, the tone, and the touch. I was really impressed with the quality of the piano, and how much I was getting for the price. So needless to say, I bought it, and I've been exremely happy with it. [/b]
Beautiful Piano. What did you think of the way it sounded inside your house for the first time. \:D I think that's one of the biggest thrills.
Posted by: ivrier

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/27/06 01:10 PM

I absolutely love the tone, touch and everything about this piano. I've tried playing on a Kawai, Yamaha C1, Petrof, Young Chang and I fell in love with this one. I honestly feel that the piano is underpriced with the quality that was placed on the production. It's price is half of a C3 Yamaha which sounds quite similar.
Posted by: Cy Shuster, RPT

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/27/06 01:45 PM

Mazer,

Your piano is gorgeous!

Please note the heating vent in the corner, on the floor. You might consider putting a small piece of metal in the half facing the camera, to avoid any direct airflow.

These vents can cause trouble for grands: they blow right up at the soundboard from underneath.

--Cy--
Posted by: Orgelquaeler

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/27/06 03:16 PM

Hello All,

As soon as i get my pics online, I will post them, though I feel ashamed,as its nothing like some of the ones already on here. It's a '23 Cable Nelson Reproducing Grand. It is in very nice shape.
Everyone here has such nice instruments...if anybody ever wants to get rid of one of them....hehe...i'd be happy to take it off your hands...
Posted by: rosered

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/27/06 08:35 PM



ta-da - Sha's soon to be delivered Schimmel Diamond Edition piano



Posted by: Peter MN

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/27/06 11:17 PM

[IMG] [/IMG]


[IMG] [/IMG]


My pride and joy, just arrived today
C.Bechstein C 232

Just the perfect piano to play the Liszt B minor Sonata...
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/28/06 12:19 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Cy Shuster:
Mazer,

Your piano is gorgeous!

Please note the heating vent in the corner, on the floor. You might consider putting a small piece of metal in the half facing the camera, to avoid any direct airflow.

These vents can cause trouble for grands: they blow right up at the soundboard from underneath.

--Cy-- [/b]
Cy Shuster,

It's not my piano your commenting on. It's Garnpet's piano.

;\)
Posted by: skyblanche

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/28/06 01:06 AM

Some of you have already seen these photos, but I am so excited to be receiving the Knabe back home on Friday after 18 months away at the rebuilders.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/skyblanche01/c7.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/skyblanche01/c8.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/skyblanche01/Knabephotos128.jpg

Great piano photos everyone.

skyblanche
Posted by: LiszThalberg

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/28/06 09:08 AM

nice
Posted by: garnpet

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/28/06 05:32 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by mazersteven:
Garnpet,

Really nice finish on the piano. Also is it hand painted on the inside?


From what we have found out the design inside the piano was hand painted and is actually original. Further information has put the piano at 1875. For a full set of pictures click on my signature link or check out the link below...

http://www.hammerfluegel.net/viewer.php?albid=194&stage=2

 Quote:
Originally posted by Cy Shuster:
Please note the heating vent in the corner, on the floor. You might consider putting a small piece of metal in the half facing the camera, to avoid any direct airflow.
These vents can cause trouble for grands: they blow right up at the soundboard from underneath.

--Cy--
Thanks for the information, never even crossed my mind!
Posted by: skyblanche

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/28/06 08:08 PM

Hi Garnpet,

What kind of wood veneer is that on that beautiful old piano?

The veneer sort of looks similar to this old Asherberg upright made in Dresden around the turn of the last century...which I believe is a walnut root veneer very popular in Germany at that time for piano cases.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/skyblanche01/asherberg1.jpg
[IMG]

skyblanche
Posted by: skyblanche

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/28/06 08:11 PM

This 1925 Bechstein also has a similar wood grain. I just love the way this piano looks. PF member owns this if I remember correctly.

skyblanche
Posted by: skyblanche

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/28/06 08:12 PM

Duh,

Forgot to post the link:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/skyblanche01/Bechstein1925.jpg

skyblanche
Posted by: Orgelquaeler

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/29/06 12:34 PM

Wow
Posted by: Orgelquaeler

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/29/06 12:36 PM

P.S. What type of finish is on that?
Posted by: garnpet

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/29/06 10:31 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Orgelquaeler:
P.S. What type of finish is on that? [/b]
If you are asking about my piano, I think it is mahogany - but I really have no idea.
Posted by: Wzkit

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/29/06 11:51 PM

Have posted this before, but anyway, here are pictures of my Sauter Delta


Posted by: skyblanche

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/30/06 12:43 AM

Garnpet,

Your piano is definitely not mahoghany. It is I believe the walnut tree root veneer I mentioned above and provided pictures of other German made pianos with the same veneer.

Organqueler,

If you are asking about the Bechstein finish,...I would suspect that it is a polyester finish...as it has been most likely completely redone...since 1925. The piano belongs to someone on the Forum...so maybe they will notice it and give you the correct answer.

Wzkit

That is one beautiful fallboard if I do say so.

skyblanche
Posted by: piano_junkie

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/02/06 09:00 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by M3:
I've had it for 10 days now. :3hearts:





[/b]
Wow, I LOVE Yamaha pianos! Is it a baby grand? And nice house too!
Posted by: petrof1

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/02/06 09:13 AM

\:\)
GORGEOUS!!!![/b]

Are you an interior decorator by any chance? Even your dog blends in nicely with your house and piano!

Enjoy your piano, there's so much more beautiful music to play!
Posted by: reliv4all

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/02/06 11:12 AM

Since there aren't a lot of photos of uprights, here is our son's new U1.

http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/DSC00712.JPG
Posted by: bach1

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/03/06 05:37 PM

Tenuki, your nordiska master series looks really nice. I have been trying to get some imput from other people who have bought this and other Nordiska grands. How is your piano doing these days, any problems and do you still like the sound.
Posted by: windwardmusic

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/03/06 06:31 PM

Mazer - thanks for putting my pics right on here - and the legs each have two wheels that are rubber coated so the floors are doing fine (not that a few extra scratches would show \:\) )

Love the Bechstein pics and many other too!
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/03/06 10:55 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by reliv4all:
Since there aren't a lot of photos of uprights, here is our son's new U1.

http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/DSC00712.JPG [/b]
Reliv4all,

Really good looking piano. Has your son been playing for a long time? Thanks for Posting.

Posted by: reliv4all

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/04/06 10:56 PM

**Really good looking piano. Has your son been playing for a long time? Thanks for Posting.**[/b]

Our son has never played any instrument until about 9 months ago when he became passionate about playing the piano and listening to classical music. He was 11 at that time and heard his cousin playing Chopsticks and Happy Birthday on their piano (August 2005). We got him a Yamaha electronic keyboard the next month and in about two months he started learning to play pieces by Mozart and Beethoven (mostly by ear). About that time (Nov. 2005) we traded in the keyboard for a Yamaha P120 digital piano and also found him a piano teacher. My wife and I were amazed at his quick progress. His Russian teacher was amazed as well.

We looked to upgrade his P120 to a Clavinova (CLP-series) and so we had him come with us to the showroom were he could try the different Clavinovas. After playing the Clavinovas and some of the acoustic pianos on display he fell in love with some of the acoustic pianos (we only budgeted for a Clavinova!) He liked the Estonia baby grand the most but also liked the sound of the U1 (well also the Vogel upright, the Schimmel baby grand, ... etc). Not only were the prices out of our budget but we didn't have a good enough space for a grand.

After reading a lot of good things about the U1 here on these forums and going over Fine's Piano Book and the 2005-2006 supplement we finally decided to purchase the U1 last April. Our son is very happy with his new piano and continues to do well. Because of our son's passion, my wife and I have learned a lot about pianos these past few months.

Sorry for the long answer! We are just proud parents. \:\)
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/04/06 11:51 PM

reliv4all,

You should be proud parents. Sounds like he's doing fantastic learning to play.
Posted by: whippen boy

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/05/06 07:24 PM

Hi Steven,

Could you resize that picture please?

It is so gigantic that I have to scroll the screen many pages left & right in order to read all of the posts.

Thanks!
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/05/06 08:09 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by whippen boy:
Hi Steven,

Could you resize that picture please?

It is so gigantic that I have to scroll the screen many pages left & right in order to read all of the posts.

Thanks! [/b]
How's that? I was just trying to get a closer look. LOL \:D
Posted by: whippen boy

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/05/06 08:14 PM

In response to queries for pictures from sophial and mamma2my3sons about my room setup, here is a dark & blurry (sorry :rolleyes: ) and spliced \:D picture of my 1913 Mason & Hamlin "A"[/b]

[EDIT 11/15/06-my photo got overwritten by another person's photo so until I re-upload it, you can just read this message. \:\) ]

That's a 4-poster bed in the foreground, if you are wondering! There are sliding "pocket" doors which close the bedroom from the music room.

And here's a photo of my clavichord and custom-made bookcase, finished to match the piano. It was actually made for another house, and here looks a bit out of place (especially with the junk on top :rolleyes: ):

The bay window was a northern exposure - no sun on the piano.

Lacking photos of my new house (which looks just like the old one!) these are photos of my previous residence. The main difference is that now I have a 3-manual organ instead of the fireplace, and the room in the foreground is a 2nd parlor instead of a bedroom. Now I have to walk through several rooms to get to bed - no more falling directly into bed after practicing! \:D
Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/05/06 08:32 PM

whippen boy,

Thanks for Posting, and Sharing your world with us. I really like the Music Room Ceiling, and Moldings.
Posted by: Bill_G

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/07/06 02:02 AM

Here's a photo of my first ever piano...a Charles Walter 1520...delivered June 2nd. June 2nd is also the first time I ever played a song on a piano. I have a lot of practice ahead of me.

Posted by: mazersteven

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/07/06 09:26 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Bill_G:
[QB] Here's a photo of my first ever piano...a Charles Walter 1520...delivered June 2nd. June 2nd is also the first time I ever played a song on a piano. I have a lot of practice ahead of me.

Bill,

That's a fine looking up-right. Very Nice. Hey your ahead of me. I've had my piano since last year, and haven't played one note yet. Keep up the good work, and keep us posted. \:D
Posted by: flyingfroggy

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/30/06 01:35 AM

My new baby was delivered today! It's a Schimmel 189 in Macassar wood. I'm in love! :3hearts:

Posted by: Cy Shuster, RPT

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/30/06 02:13 AM

Gorgeous! Macassar is a kind of ebony, which, surprisingly, isn't all black. I've heard that in Africa, locals who sell carvings to tourists use black shoe polish to make it look like what they expect!

--Cy--
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/30/06 07:24 AM

STUNNING...Love it. When can we hear it
Posted by: kathyk

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/30/06 09:57 AM

I've never seen that type before. It really is beautiful. (love your avatar, btw)
Posted by: Baxxon

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/30/06 06:30 PM

Tomorrow the GB1 Arrives..IT's place is all ready!


Posted by: Wandering Weezard

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/30/06 06:44 PM

That is a very nice looking piano, FF.
Posted by: ftp

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/30/06 07:21 PM

flyingfroggy,

Congrats. It's a beauty--6'3 no less-well done!
Posted by: Climber

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/30/06 08:26 PM

Whoa, I'd be in love too FF! Wonderful looking (and no doubt sounding) piano and in a beautiful setting as well!!
Posted by: JodyTowles

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/30/06 10:42 PM

OK, Now I know we dont have alot of Korean Piano Fans here, but I thought Id like to share pics of my newly purchased 6'1" Hanil, In showroom condition. Thanks for looking This is my first Grand Piano

Check out all 9 Pictures

http://community.webshots.com/user/chefjt288
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/01/06 09:29 AM

Very nice JT. It looks wonderful.. Congrats and ENJOY[/b] ...thats REALLY what it's all about.
Posted by: LiszThalberg

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/01/06 10:10 AM

Froggy: WOW-- i'm in love with youre piano too!
Think there is room for an affair???
Posted by: LiszThalberg

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/01/06 10:19 AM

Froggy: WOW-- i'm in love with youre piano too!
Think there is room for an affair???
Posted by: LiszThalberg

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/01/06 10:59 AM

sorry double post
Posted by: Jawzz

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/01/06 01:41 PM

Woha my little piano feels small between all those biiiig piano's. my piano is just a normal one, vertical strings, a cheap one :p
Posted by: Piano Again

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/03/06 09:02 AM

My new Estonia:

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Posted by: Cy Shuster, RPT

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/03/06 11:37 AM

Beautiful! Please don't let direct sunlight hit it; the finish can be damaged over time.

--Cy--
Posted by: K9JST

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/09/06 05:37 AM

My wife and I just received delivery of our new Schimmel 130T (Mahagany) piano :3hearts:

Joe



Posted by: flyingfroggy

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/11/06 12:13 AM

It's beautiful, Joe. Enjoy! \:\)
Posted by: J. A. Mose

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/11/06 05:13 AM

I can't help sending a picture of my Yamaha C3. I'm still not too sure if there is room enough for the Sauter Omega that I'm still dreaming of?

As you can see it from the enclosed images here the oriental carpet has been replaced by a nice little dog. This might be the new trend among piano lovers. However what "brand" of dog should you choose for a grand piano?



Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/11/06 06:49 AM

K9JST...love the finish, would love to hear it. Very nice and congrats.

J. A. Mose...nice Yam, concerning your carpet...we chose a white westie to put under our satin ebony M&H. I really like the contrast of the black and white. Sometimes when I play though, I get a barking sound and it doesn't really seem to be present in any one particular piece.
Posted by: cmk

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/11/06 09:24 PM

Here is my new Sauter 130 Competence :



K9JST, now you have another upright in the sea of grands. ;\)

JA Mose, which brand of dog? Why you should get nipper :

Posted by: J. A. Mose

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/14/06 02:18 AM

cmk, what a beautiful instrument. I can almost smell the shining, brand new instrument from your photo. Congratulations! Hope you enjoy it. Tell me - can I see a small R ingraved on the right hand side of the lid? What does this letter stand for?
According to brand of dog, maybe "Nipper" will take over when my 11,5-year-old poodle retires.
Posted by: cmk

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/14/06 05:31 AM

Hi Mose
Thanks, yes, it is quite something. I've been on happily spending hours on it since I've taken delivery.

The small R is actually a double RR, which stands for Sauter's double repetition action, similar to grand pianos. You can read about it here :
http://www.sauter-pianos.de/english/technique/sound/double_repetition.html
Posted by: JodyTowles

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 09/06/06 06:15 PM

Here is my new Samick upright, another in the sea of grands!


http://community.webshots.com/user/chefjt288
Posted by: sleepy

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 09/06/06 07:27 PM

Posted by: Mr. Sock Puppet

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 09/12/06 01:59 PM

anyone for a 500 post thread?
Posted by: apple*

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 09/12/06 02:09 PM

Posted by: Piano World

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 09/12/06 05:33 PM



PW Office
Posted by: lilylady

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 09/12/06 06:02 PM

Hey Frank...

'bout time we saw your set up!

Can you tell us about the two level set up?
Posted by: Piano World

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 09/12/06 06:09 PM

Hammond XK-3 on top
Yamaha P-80 on the bottom

Both running through a Hartke KM200 (200 watt) amplifier.

Notice the AKG wireless headphones next to the keyboards, perfect for late night playing :-)

All patched through a Lexicon / Omega interface then via USB into the computer to run it through the Cubase multi-track recording software.
Posted by: Cy Shuster, RPT

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 09/12/06 08:51 PM

Oooh... a Schaff calendar, no less! I'm jealous!

--Cy--
Posted by: Piano World

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 09/12/06 09:38 PM

Wow Cy, either you have really good eyes, or you own one :-)
Posted by: wmhray

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 09/19/06 11:01 AM

An antique 1995 Estonia 190

http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/wmhray/5183/5183b.jpg
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/wmhray/5183/5183.jpg
http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/wmhray/5183/5183a.jpg
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 09/19/06 11:40 AM

Beautiful ANIQUE Esotnia in an equally beautiful setting... \:\)
Posted by: Summiebee

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 09/19/06 08:01 PM

Knowing nothing baout pianos(here to post about buying one for my dd) I can still appreciate the beauty and workmanship of them. They are stunning! Perhaps it is my love of furniture that makes them appealing to me! You all have some beautiful instruments! I was sitting here with my mouth open in awe!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
Posted by: jarjar

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 09/20/06 08:57 AM

My 2 month old Challen 50" upright in Mahogany high gloss finish.

Posted by: saxguy

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/08/06 08:32 PM

Here are a few photos of the 290. It was delivered over the summer, but I've only recently been able to take digital photos again. The room's windows are treated with a film which blocks out 50% visible light and 99.9% of the UV rays. The room faces northeast, so it never really gets direct sunlight. Everything is temperature and humidity controlled - I haven't noticed any fluctuations in tuning thus far.

Initially the piano was a bit bright in the room but after the first regulation, voicing and tuning it plays effortlessly and sounds incredible.



Posted by: oldcars

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/08/06 08:39 PM

Fabulous!! Best of luck with it.



Joel
Posted by: ejsauter

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/08/06 09:02 PM

saxguy, stunning.

You have a lot of glass, besides the rug and drapes have you conditioned the room otherwise? Have you noticed and nasty resonance due to room acoustics?

Wish you the best, Gene
Posted by: saxguy

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/08/06 09:23 PM

Gene, I was definitely initially concerned with the glass factor. Before I had the windows treated I had spent some time playing soprano and tenor sax in the room. It was very live and high frequencies were accentuated. After the window film was applied most of the nasty resonant frequencies were tamed. I'm assuming the polycarbonate film dampened the glass. There was still an issue with reverberence. The drapes, rug and furniture have helped. The room is still a little live, but not in an objectionable way. More to the effect of a choir room.

My piano teacher is playing at Carnegie hall next year and he liked the sound of the room. Rich Galassini was over a few weeks ago, he can give you another opinion of the room acoustics.
Posted by: Lord Chade

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/11/06 06:34 AM

Very interesting thread with lots of nice pictures! In a couple of years when me and my girlfriend buys a house there has to be room for my future grand piano!

But for now, to contrast saxguy's extravagant room and very beautiful Bösendorfer, here comes my modest digital piano in our 55m^2 (~592ft^2) apartment:




And also, because I think it's so beautiful:
My mothers Sauter that I "grew up on".
Posted by: LisztAddict

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/11/06 08:53 AM

Lord Chade - is that a Kawai digital? it looks a lot like my Kawai CA-550.
Posted by: Lord Chade

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/11/06 10:19 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by LisztAddict:
Lord Chade - is that a Kawai digital? it looks a lot like my Kawai CA-550. [/b]
No, it's an Orla . It's an Italian company that primarely makes organs and accordions but also digital pianos.
Posted by: zrex

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/11/06 08:05 PM

Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/11/06 08:36 PM

nice pic zrex!!! does he play??
Posted by: Rach.3Freak105

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/11/06 08:49 PM

Quick question about the Bosendorfers.

Why are the extra bass keys black?
Posted by: whippen boy

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/12/06 03:49 AM

Its a visual/spatial orientation thing. Subconsciously, pianists 'intuit' their relationship to the keyboard by external cues, such as high "C" and low "A". When you start adding low notes, then it becomes less clear where middle "C" is. When you go to play a low note very quickly, you might find yourself disoriented, and play a wrong note.

Bösendorfer did the absolute right thing, by making the natural keytops black; this has the effect of masking off the area sufficiently, so that disorientation does not occur.

I've also seen some Bösendorfers with a little door that closes over the extra notes. It is of course, black (or probably finished in the same color as the case).
Posted by: Van

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/12/06 05:15 AM

Notice the depressed keys on zrex's kawai, somebody is playing it...either a ghost or a piano player system ??
Posted by: saxguy

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/12/06 06:47 AM

Bösendorfer also went so far as to place the logo where it "should" go, centered over the standard keyset.
Posted by: kenny

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/12/06 09:42 AM

This Sauter is sooooooo cool!
The bench even matches.

I think this is from the 1950s when fascination with a new thing called jets led to designers using the "Delta Wing" theme in everything from cars to clocks to coffee shops.

What a treasure!

 Quote:
Originally posted by Lord Chade:

And also, because I think it's so beautiful:
My mothers Sauter that I "grew up on".
[/b]
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/12/06 10:26 AM

Kenny...I bet your right!!
Posted by: Lord Chade

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/12/06 11:22 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by kenny:
This Sauter is sooooooo cool!
The bench even matches.

I think this is from the 1950s when fascination with a new thing called jets led to designers using the "Delta Wing" theme in everything from cars to clocks to coffee shops.

What a treasure!
[/b]
Yes, I think it's very cool as well! I like several of the new Sauter Uprights as well, especially Onda and Vision Nova.
It was built in 1960 btw.
Posted by: kenny

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/12/06 11:41 AM

Sublime!

 Quote:
Originally posted by saxguy:

[/b]
Posted by: Agathis

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/12/06 11:50 AM

hi everyone, 2 pics of my new (to me) Baldwin GPS 3600 Digital Grand in 4'10 cabinet. I really really like it. thx,



Posted by: jwcosta

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/12/06 01:36 PM

Hi everyone. Here is my 1984 Yamaha G2.....

Joe
Posted by: Jessica T.

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/12/06 08:39 PM

Hi all, I've been enjoying this thread a great deal! Very nice of you all to share your pictures.

Agathis, I don't quite understand the concept of a "digital grand". I understand that sometimes "digital guts" can be placed in a cabinet that resembles a small upright, and I understand the concept of how the technology works. But why would they create a digital grand? Is it for looks? Do they place all the "digital guts" in the "grand-shaped cabinet"? Does yours have a separate amp cabinet? How does it work? Just curious.
Posted by: dancingpotato

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/13/06 01:28 AM

This beautiful little girl is playing a Yamaha YS200 which I just gave to her. Ahhhhhhhhhh to be young and in love ! Well in love with a keyboard anyway! :3hearts:

Posted by: dancingpotato

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/13/06 01:29 AM

I had to resize this photo ...sorry for the extra post !
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/13/06 09:21 AM

What a cutie!!! and she does look like she's in ahhhhhhh luv...now we want to hear her play...
Posted by: minywheats

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/23/06 03:06 PM

My picture to add to the collection. Nothing much but I love my piano. floor in that room is no longer 100 level (house is 107) so had to put that board on the right side
Posted by: 97fingers

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/24/06 09:42 PM

Greetings! I'm new to Piano World Forums. I've been reading your posts for about a week. Nay; salivating over some of the pictures you all have posted. I am particularly woo'ed by saxguy's Bosendorfer. :-)
I also saw a Schimmel upright that looks gorgeous too!
Right now I am piano-less*. I used to have a Tokai 6'1" and had to sell it recently. Yes. I said Tokai, not a brand I am sure most of you have heard of. A Yamaha clone made by disgruntled Yamaha employees on the other side of the mountain as I am told. While it wasn't anything spectactular it was unique soley because it was one of those rare names. There is quite an amusing story behind buying that piano too.
If people would like I do have some (not great) photos of it that we used to sell it and I'll post them if there is intrest!

*We won't talk about the Korg i5s keyboard I inherited. \:\)
Posted by: I. Bruton

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/25/06 09:09 AM

97fingers, please post your pictures. I, for one, would love to see them.

Welcome to Piano World!
Posted by: 97fingers

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/25/06 12:21 PM

I didn't take the pictures but they did help sell the piano.



Posted by: 97fingers

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/25/06 12:24 PM

Two more!


Posted by: BruceD

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/25/06 03:36 PM

97 fingers :

You may not have any choice of piano placement in that room, but I am distressed to see the piano in a bay window (which way does the window face, by the way?) and sitting very close to what appears to be a hot air register. Both the light and heat from the window and the air from the register have the potential for doing serious damage to your piano.

Regards,
Posted by: 97fingers

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/25/06 04:59 PM

Usually the curtains were drawn as the house sat facing South. The heat was seldom on and for the first while I did notice that the tone was getting a little bright because of it. I ended up shunting that heating vent and got a humidifier nearby and all was well ever after.

I'll actually be devoting a room for my next grand in my future house to avoid such issues. \:\)
Posted by: LisztAddict

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/25/06 05:30 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by minywheats:
..... but I love my piano. [/b]
But that's about all that really counts. \:\)
Posted by: little

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/25/06 06:28 PM

My KAWAI K5, bought it in June 2006. [img]http://album.sina.com.cn/pic/4b1cc16302000dbd[/img]
Posted by: halocrime

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/25/06 10:57 PM

Here's my Kawai GM-10K:

Posted by: Agathis

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/26/06 09:23 AM

little, just wanted to say wow, what a beautiful Kawai K5! really really stunning looking. Jessica T., a digital baby grand is just a small grand piano cabinet with digital guts like you mentioned. i really like mine although its not the real thing. oh, the speakers, yeah, theres just more amplification, (70x2) and speakers, 6... also has 32 track sequencer, hard drive, vocal processor and you can tweak literally everything. it's a bit much but lots of fun for the whole family. thanks for asking! \:\)
Posted by: Cy Shuster, RPT

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/27/06 06:16 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by little:
My KAWAI K5, bought it in June 2006. [/b]
Very nice! But the keys need to be leveled... :-) :-) :-)

--Cy--
Posted by: snoopycar

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/28/06 10:34 AM

My piano sounds GREAT !!!
Posted by: Jessica T.

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/28/06 09:13 PM

 Quote:
Jessica T., a digital baby grand is just a small grand piano cabinet with digital guts like you mentioned. i really like mine although its not the real thing. oh, the speakers, yeah, theres just more amplification, (70x2) and speakers, 6... also has 32 track sequencer, hard drive, vocal processor and you can tweak literally everything. it's a bit much but lots of fun for the whole family. thanks for asking!
Cool beans, that seems really awesome. Thanks. Thanks to posting everyone for posting pictures of their beauties for me to admire from afar with awe and a bit of envy, ha ha!
Posted by: CC2 and Chopin lover

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/28/06 09:34 PM

This was my collection:

[img]http://www.speech.kth.se/music/5_lectures/askenflt/askenflt.html#intro[/img]









Posted by: apple*

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/28/06 09:50 PM

here's my collection

Posted by: 97fingers

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/29/06 04:52 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by CC2 and Chopin lover:
This was my collection:[/b]
I'm so hoping the use of past tense "was" is merely accidental!

"This was my collection... before the [fire, flood, pianoworld folk ran off with them]...
\:\)
Posted by: CC2 and Chopin lover

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/30/06 07:32 AM

97F,
The past tense applies to the Bechstein A and Steinway B, which I recently sold. The Mason CC2, Estonia 190 Bubinga and the Kawai CP 175 are my current collection. At some point, even a bachelor can run out of room for all these pianos, although it did break my heart to part with the Bech and Stein. Suffice it to say that I am elated with the instruments that remain, however.
Dan
Posted by: piano_deb

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/30/06 09:43 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by apple*:
here's my collection[/b]
Apple, I love your collection! If you haven't yet, you might want to visit ShopGoodwill.com . They seem to always have piano music boxes. \:\)
Posted by: little

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 10/31/06 04:05 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Cy Shuster:
 Quote:
Originally posted by little:
My KAWAI K5, bought it in June 2006. [/b]
Very nice! But the keys need to be leveled... :-) :-) :-)

--Cy-- [/b]
Thanks Cy for pointing it out! I never paid attention to that. I'll check those keys when I get home today. I hope it was the photo effect, not a real problem there.
Posted by: Agathis

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 11/01/06 09:49 AM

sureley the levelling thing is a joke?? look even to me.. \:\) gorgeous piano as well..
Posted by: little

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 11/01/06 02:22 PM

I measured almost every key last night, they're even thank God! Cy did scared me for a moment. :)I'll start to blame on my camera or my photo shooting technique.
Posted by: 97fingers

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 11/01/06 02:29 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by apple*:
here's my collection
[/b]
Wonderfull! I bet you pay a fortune in piano moving costs! ;\)
Posted by: Pete the bean

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 11/11/06 02:25 AM

Here is my band. All members are made from recycled piano parts. The piano is made from the cheeks of an ancient upright. They are made by Story Piano Co.
http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/DSC00414.JPG
http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/DSC00425.JPG
http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/DSC00417.JPG
Posted by: Van

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 11/11/06 02:55 AM

lol, dude that's pretty awesome, I think I like your piano best of all those listed here. Very well assembled band by the way I really dig that singer, she is HOT!
Posted by: whippen boy

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 11/11/06 07:36 AM

I bet she sings the Renner blues?
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 11/11/06 12:54 PM

Nice job...have ya thought of marketing any of that???
Posted by: Mantix

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 11/11/06 09:27 PM



My new pride and joy.

1922 Model O.
Posted by: FormerlyFlute

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 11/12/06 08:55 AM

I haven't seen any uprights posted so I thought I'd make a contribution from the working class!

I have a very small home so my first beginner piano is a grey market U1 which is in excellent condition and sounds excellent for a beginer like me. Once my college senior daughter has truly left for good I'll rearrange and make room for a small (not baby) grand.

I love looking at all your pictures and dreaming of one in my home some day....

http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/WeLikePiano.jpg
Posted by: FormerlyFlute

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 11/12/06 09:14 AM

Sorry, should have been MANY uprights.

And I'm dreaming of a grand piano, not a picture of one!
Posted by: 97fingers

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 11/12/06 10:41 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Mantix:
[URL=http://imageshack.us]
My new pride and joy.

1922 Model O. [/b]
I personally am not a big fan of really ornate music desks but this one, looks really nice!
Posted by: CC2 and Chopin lover

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 11/12/06 10:45 AM

FormerlyFlute,
That piano looks really beautiful. Love the cabinet finish. If it plays as good as it looks you've got a real nice piano there.

Mantix,
That O is very unique and beautiful as well. Wishing you many years of joy playing her.

All the best to both of you,
Dan
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 11/12/06 12:15 PM

My 1889 Mason & Hamlin upright:

Posted by: Mantix

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 11/12/06 03:25 PM

Thanks for the compliments!

(I feel like a proud Dad after someone tells me how beautiful my baby is)

The piano only arrived two days ago. It looks even better in person. With the lid down, it looks like some sort of ornate antique tank. I could stare at it for hours.
Posted by: CC2 and Chopin lover

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 11/13/06 09:47 AM

IMak,
Terrific looking upright. How does she play?
Dan
Posted by: IrishMak

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 11/13/06 10:11 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by CC2 and Chopin lover:
IMak,
Terrific looking upright. How does she play?
Dan [/b]
Thank you! I love my piano!! She plays quite well for her age. She's also a screwstringer, and we did have to chase down the wrench you need to tune it, because the original one had gotten lost somewhere in her past. When we bought her, she had been rebuilt and restored. She has a nice full sound. The action is a bit heavy (I think), compared to other uprights I've played- admittedly few in number! My tuner/technician clucks and shakes his head and says: "Startin' to show it's age, you know" every time he comes to tune. LOL But I'm not ready to give up on her yet!
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/15/07 05:21 PM

Post bump
Posted by: Mistaya

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/15/07 05:44 PM

Okay, since you lot are always saying post pictures etc. - here's one better late than never. The piano was delivered in November and the camera with the delivery photos expired shortly thereafter - and I haven't retrieved those yet. It's an Estonia 168 in walnut and it sounds beautiful. I hope I'll have a recording I'm happy with in time for the Feb. ABF recital.

Thanks to all who post their experiences and recommendations on the forum - it takes time and effort - but it's very much appreciated. What I learned here and by reading helped us choose a piano that we are very happy with.


Caroline
Posted by: BB Player

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/15/07 06:17 PM

Just beautiful Caroline! A very nice piano in a lovely setting. I hope you can retrieve your delivery photos, not only for your own enjoyment but I always find those fun to see also.
Posted by: skyblanche

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/16/07 11:33 AM

Chickgrand,

Gorgeous Chickering Piano there

Here's her baby sister,...circa 1920's Knabe D

that red Nordiska is beautiful Mazersteven

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/skyblanche01/ArnoldsConcertAug4th023.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/skyblanche01/12.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/skyblanche01/P6022181.jpg

skyblanche
Posted by: Benecs

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/17/07 08:38 AM

BlĂŒthner Model 6 from 1897:


< img src="http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/9646/p1013516tc3.jpg">
Posted by: Benecs

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/17/07 08:40 AM

Posted by: CozyWriter

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/17/07 09:50 AM

Showroom pics of my new Young Chang Pramberger JP185 (6') She won't be in-house until early summer and I'll post pics of her /in situ/ when she arrives.



Closer pic of the African Pomele wood grain:



I'm doing a rental till she arrives. She's part art and part physical therapy, to retrain my fingers that have neuropathy problems from my chemotherapy.
Posted by: BB Player

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/17/07 11:25 AM

Beautiful piano Cozywriter! Although physical therapy from chemo is perhaps not the reason one would choose to "have" to buy a piano, it's wonderful that something so beautiful can also serve an important secondary purpose. Think of it as therapy for both the body and the soul!

Enjoy your new piano. It's a beauty!
Posted by: CozyWriter

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/17/07 01:07 PM

Oh there's the spiritual component too. My family is screaming that I could do "the same thing" with a $99 Casio keyboard from Sam's. Well, yea. Possible in the most literal sense of the word. But it misses the "soul" component that's the differece between a fluent keyboardist and doing something ... musical.

Who wants to be a notemonkey on what would basically be a disposable noisemaking stress ball?

It's like what Gertrude Stein said about the difference between scrambled eggs and an omlette. They both have the same ingredients, one just lacks the respect.

This one's the piano I dreamed of as a kid when I was compulsively jumping between piano and organ, 4-5 hours a day, and instead of running to soccer practice, was bopping between two different keyboard teachers. Then came college (and life) - by Soph. year the sheet music and books were gathering dust under my dorm room bed.

Life goes by from there... fell in love with a cello and was working away at that (whole different mindset from a keyboard instrument - that fluidity of where a note is on the fingerboard.)

The cancer thing was a total surprise (completely asumptomatic) and when we started the chemo, one of the drugs caused "peripheral neuropathy" which is one of the side effects (nerve damage in the extrmities) that doesn't go away 100%. Totally lost the ability to play the cello because of the loss of feeling in my fingertips (no way to know by feel if I've injured a finger, and not enough grip strength to make the notes, or to hold the bow for more than 2 minutes at a time. Yukk.)

I had about 5 mintues of "poor me" with that when I remembered the dusty box of sheet music, books, and hadwritten manuscripts now stored in my attic.

"[expletive deleted] the cello," I thought. I've always had the piano in me, and just forgot.

At the same time I was working with clients (and myself) on a end-of-year concept around *ignoring* those three-day New Years resolutions and instead think of: "What does June look like? And October?"

That's where the Pramberger comes in. It ties together a lot of hand work (left hand is down to 30-40% now), music study, spiritual, and entertainment issues in one big red package.

And as we were working out the deal of the Deal, come to find out it won't be in my house until June.

You just have to follow those Karmic clues when they pop up!

Well, that, and work with a dealer who's willing to cut a purchase deal that so far has made every other dealer I've talked to laugh and run away. He's as Godsent as the piano herself.
Posted by: skyblanche

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/17/07 01:33 PM

Benecs,

That is one GORGEOUS old piano. I'm glad it has a home with so many admirers and protectors.

Skyblanche
Posted by: DavidB

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/20/07 11:51 PM

I've posted once before in this thread, but wanted share my new thought on arranging the pianos in a room that fights my every attempt to place pianos inside it.

I previously had them nested curved-side to curved-side, and tried to live with it for a year, but never liked the disruption to the room. I think this solution works better.

This setup isn't ideal either, and I realize that parallel to the walls is far from an artful placement, but at least we can walk around now. Maybe our next house will be more piano-friendly.

(On the left is my Bechstein C, and the right is my Mason & Hamlin CC.)



TTYL
David
Posted by: BB Player

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/21/07 12:24 AM

David,

Figuring how to place two such beautiful pianos is what's known as a "good problem" to have! From looking at the picture, it looks like there are a lot of hard surfaces in the room but high ceilings, drapes and a leather chair/sofa. I'm curious how the pianos sound in that acoustic.

They certainly do look beautiful!
Posted by: CozyWriter

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/21/07 08:22 AM

Another option might be to have them coming diagonally out of each corner. That would eat up a little more floor space in front of them, and it opens up an odd-shaped space between them.

Downside is that all those keys looking out at you might take on a "star trek" look.

Looking at your pic, though, I definitely decided not to go with against the wall - I'm going to do a diagonal instead (it's a tough space because I have windows on both walls.)
Posted by: DavidB

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/21/07 11:55 AM

C7Player, I think it sounds pretty good--high ceilings do wonders for the piano sound. We did have carpet in this room previously, and the pianos were very muffled. Had we not installed the wood, I would have had the pianos voiced considerably brighter.

CozyWriter, I tried diagnonal in several configurations, but I just didn't have enough space for it. You can't see the rest of the room, but it's a strange shape with no parallel walls(!), and also has to function as our main living area.

Most importantly, I have to live in my house, and secondly, I have a couple of pianos. My convenience wins when pitted against what the pianos would prefer. \:\)

TTYL
David
Posted by: CozyWriter

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/21/07 05:48 PM

Well I'm glad to see your pic because it saved me some Considerable piano moving time!

I'm going for the diagonal, and pull it out about 2-3' from the apex so I can get a 7-arm Tiffany tulip lamp back there, safely out of the way of running dogs, and the lid of the piano.
Posted by: Stephen Hazel

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/29/07 10:54 AM

I'd like to see more pics of peoples' digital's setups... \:D

Here's a (not that great) pic of mine.
I'll have to wrap and hide the cords SOME day...



It's an ooole Ensoniq KS-32.
It borders the family pc (my sound module via an Audigy with a good selection of soundfonts).

It'll soon to be replaced with -probably- a Yamaha CP-33.

Unfortunately, that'll mean a wider cabinet.
The sheet music holder will be detachable to
put a flat screen monitor in it's place when needed.
And a slide out shelf for pc keyboard+mouse
(like a rollout tv base shelf)
So i have room to rest my forearms while typing.
Those tray keyboard holders give me RSI without rested forearms.

Structure in -wood- not black metal bars.

And a dedicated small footprint desktop.
So I can do development on it, too.
(I'm a better computer programmer than piano player)

Maybe some day I'll get a real piano.
But that probably won't be until i become a MUCH less crappy player \:\)

...Steve
Posted by: nicola montecchio

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/29/07 03:29 PM

I guess it's my turn ...
Posted by: BB Player

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/29/07 03:39 PM

Very nice picture nm. A very cozy, intimate looking setting for your piano.
Posted by: BB Player

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/29/07 03:41 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Stephen Hazel:
I'd like to see more pics of peoples' digital's setups... \:D

Here's a (not that great) pic of mine.
...Steve [/b]
Steve,

Thanks for posting the picture of your digital setup. Where did you get the desk that your piano is on? It has a very custom look to it.
Posted by: CozyWriter

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/29/07 04:01 PM

VERY cozy setting there! I'd love to get the piano into my library but unfortunately it's on the second floor with some nasty tight turns (the stairs go around the fireplace) PLUS my office is up there.

But I bet with those close-in walls and the books etc., that keeps the Petrof from overtaking your house with sound.
Posted by: nicola montecchio

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/29/07 04:29 PM

Actually the room is a bit larger than what it looks like in the photo; I have about 2 meters behind me when I play (the wood thing you see is just a column). The volume is good, but the acoustic is really dry ... anyway I'm happy \:\)

Nicola
Posted by: Stephen Hazel

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/30/07 02:14 PM

 Quote:
Steve,

Thanks for posting the picture of your digital setup. Where did you get the desk that your piano is on? It has a very custom look to it.
Hi Greg,

Well, I got it from the local lumber yard and my tablesaw \:\)

circa 2002 during the "bleak outlook" period for computer programmers, I bought a tablesaw and went to town.

Looks like i'll be going to town again once I get my new graded hammer action 88 key keyboard \:\)

...Steve
Posted by: BB Player

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/30/07 02:30 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Stephen Hazel:
[QUOTE]Well, I got it from the local lumber yard and my tablesaw \:\)

...Steve [/b]
Thanks for replying. I thought it was custom since everything (including the speakers) fit so nicely. Nice looking setup and enjoy the new keyboard when you get it!
Posted by: fredof

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/30/07 03:38 PM

Hello,

My new (old) piano is now at home.

It is a Pleyel 6'7 from 1903.



Posted by: BB Player

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/30/07 03:52 PM

fredof,

What a beautiful piano! It looks like new! I am guessing you must have just had it restored, care to share the details?

I love the ornate music desk!
Posted by: CozyWriter

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/30/07 04:37 PM

Wow!

You could never forget what you're playing, with the music desk up!

Is that in an upstairs/loft room? I feign to ask how you got a piano that big up the stairs unless it was a straight shot.
Posted by: Mario Bruneau

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/30/07 08:59 PM

Very nice PLEYEL!

You are lucky to own such an historical name piano. Especially knowing Pleyel could dissapear.

The sound must be like honey. Je trouve que les PLEYEL sonnent comme du miel! Doux, rond, soutenu mais juste assez sucré.

The PLEYEL sound: soft, round, sustained but yet sooo sweet. I have tried some in Paris last February.
Posted by: fredof

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/31/07 11:56 AM

Thank you for your kind answers.

In fact, the piano is on a large mezzaninde (+50 mÂČ).

To get the piano here, we used this :


We removed some parts of the piano and put it on the elevator :


We were five to control the piano during the elevation.

Now i have to finish the decoration of my house !

Others Photos shooting without the flash trying to catch the true colors of the finish:


Posted by: ejsauter

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/31/07 03:00 PM

fredof, very beautiful finish. thanks.
Posted by: tickler

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/31/07 06:03 PM

Beautiful piano!!

In some of the pictures, there's a knob on the curved side of the piano. I've never seen such a thing before.

What is this knob for?
Posted by: whippen boy

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/31/07 06:45 PM

When you twist that knob a small latch comes up; it hooks into a brass catch on the lid (you can see it in the photo). It locks the lid down.

I suppose it is most useful when the piano is transported on its side, otherwise it is sort of superfluous.

Several high-end pianos have them. It would be interesting to find out which ones do, and which don't.

I also wonder if this feature is mainly found on large pianos, or if there are some smaller ones that have it...
Posted by: FogVilleLad

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/31/07 07:08 PM

Samick put one on their Knabe WKG 70.
Posted by: whippen boy

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/31/07 07:52 PM

That would make it a Knabe knob!
Posted by: FogVilleLad

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/31/07 08:26 PM

Good grief, six months in the punitentiary for that one.
Posted by: Kuyt

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/12/07 10:26 PM

bump for such a good thread
Posted by: birchy

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/12/07 11:32 PM

Thanks for resurrecting this one. So many great stories here. At the risk of boring people with pictures they have already seen, here is my new Steigerman Premium 178.

Sorry, guys, but I'm still basking in the glow!





\:\)
Posted by: apple*

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/13/07 12:08 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by whippen boy:
That would make it a Knabe knob! [/b]
heh

this should be the longest thread at PW.. keep posting
Posted by: giuseppe

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/29/07 06:51 AM

My new GC1 Disklavier Yamaha















A short movie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JJRcSYFb1s
Posted by: Mark...

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/29/07 10:05 AM

A short movie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JJRcSYFb1s

That is just so cool...if I may use that phrase...

It must be fun seeing yourself playing after the fact...

Best of luck with your beautiful piano...

Mark
Posted by: BruceD

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/29/07 10:26 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by whippen boy:
That would make it a Knabe knob! [/b]
still... more useful than knobby knees!

Cheers!
Posted by: jwjazz

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/30/07 03:43 AM

Petrof PIV DC Walnut




Posted by: Greeb

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/02/07 05:27 PM

I just bought this piano. 1850 Chickering concert grand. I'm very excited.
I can't figure out how to post pictures. Any help?
http://lh4.google.com/eMichaelWeddington....jpg?imgmax=720
http://lh5.google.com/eMichaelWeddington....jpg?imgmax=720
http://lh4.google.com/eMichaelWeddington....jpg?imgmax=720
Posted by: skyblanche

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/03/07 12:41 AM

Hey JW JAZZ

I once owned a 6'10 Petrof that looked identical to yours...and it was a terrific piano.

Congratulations.

skyblanche
Posted by: jazzwee

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/03/07 12:55 AM

Greeb, that's some fancy art case!
Posted by: kenny

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/03/07 12:57 AM

Posted by: Whidbeyjazz

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/03/07 01:06 AM

 Quote:

I can't figure out how to post pictures. Any help?
[/QB]
I can't either. Anyone know how?
Posted by: kenny

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/03/07 01:10 AM

2004 Bluethner 9’2”

Moving day



Mason and Hamlin BB in the background:





Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/03/07 01:23 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Greeb:
I just bout this piano. 1850 Chickering concert grand. I'm very excited.
I can't figure out how to post pictures. Any help?
http://lh4.google.com/eMichaelWeddington....jpg?imgmax=720
http://lh5.google.com/eMichaelWeddington....jpg?imgmax=720
http://lh4.google.com/eMichaelWeddington....jpg?imgmax=720 [/b]
Hi Greeb,

I hope you don't mind, but I uploaded your photos to my site to post them here. What a gorgeous piano!






Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/03/07 09:08 PM

This is a gorgeous instrument. Do you know the year of manufacture?
Posted by: jazzwee

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/03/07 09:45 PM

Hi Greeb, since that's straight strung, what do you think is the equivalent size if compared to an overstrung piano?

That's really beautiful.
Posted by: Greeb

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/03/07 11:02 PM

We have another discussion going on about this piano titled "importing piano from Mexico" From that discussion I learned it had to predate 1852 because it is signed "J Chickering" and the company became "Chickering and Sons" in that year. http://picasaweb.google.com/eMichaelWeddington/ChickeringPiano/photo#5078922476423662930

It appears to me that over stringing doesn't add much length to the strings. You can see by imagining an arch drawn by the longest string to the position it would be in if it were straight. The idea is that the bridge is more in the center of the sound board thus sounds better.

There is a recording of Gottschalk music made on a piano that is similar to this one that is in the Smithsonian. It is wonderfully alive and powerful. It said on the cover notes that during recording the engineer measured levels of sound at a peak of 113 decibels. I think it has all of the power of a concert instrument.

http://picasaweb.google.com/eMichaelWeddington/ChickeringPiano/photo#5078971606554561890
Posted by: kreerk

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/04/07 10:22 AM

http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/IMG_0168.JPG

Bought this 7 yr old scratchless Yamaha C2 7 days ago. 100 yr anniversary edition...rich low frequencies and soft midtones. Bought for my daughter, but she's having a tough time getting it from me. I'm not very good, but 90 minutes a day for a week has produced (8 measures) of the 2nd movement of Beethoven's "Pathatique". Love seeing all your pianos. Only 8 more weeks to go..then the work really begins!
Posted by: thedigitalvee

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/04/07 05:23 PM

Well here it is - i know its not nearly as fancy as the others on this site but beautiful nonetheless - or at least i think so :-).

Posted by: Greeb

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/04/07 10:05 PM

Beautiful photograph. Very artistic.
Posted by: Bill_G

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/06/07 11:53 PM

I was driving through Iowa City, Iowa and came across this...



Posted by: jwjazz

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/07/07 02:48 AM

Who's the pianist?
Posted by: Bill_G

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/07/07 11:57 PM

jwjazz,

I have no idea who the pianist is. There was the artist's name on the back of the piano, but I didn't take a pic of the back, but will next time I'm in Iowa City. I'll see if I can ask around and find out more about this interesting work of art.

Bill
Posted by: mflagstad

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/08/07 12:54 AM

My 1858 Steinway...

Posted by: rustyfingers

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/24/07 05:45 PM

That's beautiful, mflagstad.

Welcome (belatedly).
Posted by: Greeb

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/24/07 08:23 PM

They don't make them like that anymore. Wonderful old piano. How does it sound?
Posted by: swampwiz

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/25/07 01:14 AM

1989 Charles Walters 1520, after some water damage occurring on August 29, 2005 ...

Posted by: pianist.ame

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/25/07 03:14 AM

K.Kawai K2-EG

http://www.freewebs.com/amelialw/mypiano.htm

http://www.freewebs.com/amelialw/mypiano2.htm

http://www.freewebs.com/amelialw/mypiano3.htm

http://www.freewebs.com/amelialw/mypiano4.htm
Posted by: rustyfingers

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/14/07 03:47 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by swampwiz:
1989 Charles Walters 1520, after some water damage occurring on August 29, 2005 ...

[/b]
Heartbreaking.
Posted by: w.kyle.c

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/14/07 05:17 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Benecs:
BlĂŒthner Model 6 from 1897:


< img src="http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/9646/p1013516tc3.jpg"> [/b]
This is gorgeous. It reminds me of Ludwig II's Linderhof palace. It looks like it should be in it.
Posted by: lonewolf604

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/14/07 08:22 PM

wow guys im seriously jealous right now, how do you guys afford such nice pianos?(besides shopping around for a really long time) do you save up or do you have a high paying job?
Posted by: Tony V

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/14/07 11:44 PM

I'm guessing grand owners have pretty decent paying jobs. Their homes are as gorgeous as the piano themselves if you noticed.

I guess for those without high paying jobs, it takes a few decades of saving up. I come from a very low income family so it won't be awhile until I can consider getting a grand piano. I do dream to have one someday. I'll have to worry about paying my student loans first. That and getting a house big enough for a grand. :X

The funny thing... I asked my piano professor whether I should buy a piano. She recommended that if I were to save up, I should go for a grand piano suggesting, "Well... I guess you could start a piggy bank and perhaps someday you will be able to buy one". I couldn't help but chuckle at that. The funny thing, I've been getting tempted to buy an actual piggy bank. I'd like to see how much I can fill it up over a period of some years.
Posted by: mdsdurango

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/15/07 01:20 PM

"I've been getting tempted to buy an actual piggy bank. I'd like to see how much I can fill it up over a period of some years."

You might be surprised. Probably would not buy a grand but it might help you get a loan for a grand.

Mike
Posted by: I. Bruton

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 08/15/07 09:14 PM

I find that money market accounts work better than piggy banks!
Posted by: Kuyt

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/03/08 03:55 AM

bumpie bumpie
Posted by: Poor Dave

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/03/08 06:46 AM

Greetings \:\)

Can't show you much of the room unfortunately, I have to admit I must do it up with more musical features like the stuff I've seen so far \:\)

My Kawai RX5 (without the PR-1 attached) -


PS. The piano has been relocated with the straight side against the wall now... but I'll have pics of that later \:\)
Posted by: pianist.ame

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/03/08 09:28 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Tuan Vo:
I'm guessing grand owners have pretty decent paying jobs. Their homes are as gorgeous as the piano themselves if you noticed.

I guess for those without high paying jobs, it takes a few decades of saving up. I come from a very low income family so it won't be awhile until I can consider getting a grand piano. I do dream to have one someday. I'll have to worry about paying my student loans first. That and getting a house big enough for a grand. :X

The funny thing... I asked my piano professor whether I should buy a piano. She recommended that if I were to save up, I should go for a grand piano suggesting, "Well... I guess you could start a piggy bank and perhaps someday you will be able to buy one". I couldn't help but chuckle at that. The funny thing, I've been getting tempted to buy an actual piggy bank. I'd like to see how much I can fill it up over a period of some years. [/b]
actually, no. My piano was purchased with the house as the owner wanted to sell it too so my parents bought mine for me as a present.

unfortunately, I won't be able to keep this piano much longer because I will be moving back to singapor. My dad has contemplated moving the piano back with the rest of the things but the issue is that in the end, we might have to worry about being able to move it in when we get our proper home so we don't know yet...
on the side, my dad is willing to buy my a new Petrof P131 M1 upright which is a really nice piano and i've never gotten a new piano before
Posted by: KeysOnTheCeiling

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/03/08 07:06 PM

http://pictures.yamaha-europe.com/pictur..._medium_jpg.jpg
ypp 200
Mine.. but not for long.. Hopefully. \:D
Posted by: apple*

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/03/08 11:22 PM

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Bill_G:
[QB] I was driving through Iowa City, Iowa and came across this...



that's great!
Posted by: Brian Bennett

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/04/08 02:53 PM

It took a long time before I was in a position to purchase an instrument I would be happy to play everyday.

Here is mine, a Schimmel NWS 213 2007.


http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/Schimmel_7\'_s.jpg
Posted by: MissT

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/07/08 06:07 PM

Here's my little Grotrian and it's sibling, the bach-strad trumpet:
Posted by: Rod Verhnjak

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/07/08 06:32 PM

Nice to see people gathering around a piano!!!
Posted by: Zormpas

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/08/08 01:03 PM

deleted.
Posted by: Cannoneer

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/09/08 10:44 AM

I guess I can use this as my introduction.......

Hi, my name is Tedd and I have a piano problem...
It was given to me about 9 years ago when my neighbor moved. I started to tinker with it just after the first of the year. Now I am just about finished with the primer book. \:\)


I'm married with four kids running around the house. The two older ones are also learning to play. For some reason they prefer to work with me, so I am happy to have the time with them.

I love the that they name board decal says...
"Concert Grand" and in small print above it, it says UPRIGHT
Posted by: Cannoneer

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/09/08 11:00 AM

Zormpas!!

Dude!! You are the one that has inspired me to recondition my H.P. Nelson. I love your web documentation of the process. I use it for reference.

Dance on!!!
Posted by: justification

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/19/08 09:25 PM

Still on the search for our first (and hopefully last) piano.
This is as far as we've gotten.


The room is 11X13 and opens to a two story foyer where I am standing to take the picture.
Do we put the piano where the template is, or in the corner to the right with the top open to the foyer?
After looking through this thread the wife said we need to go back to the store and check out the Estonia's. Thinking about 5'10 - 6'1 is all that will work in that room.

I think we need a few pictures on the walls once the piano is in.
Posted by: BB Player

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/19/08 09:42 PM

Hi Justification,

My recommendation based on what I see in the picture is for the left side of the piano to be along (but not quite parallel with) the wall where the painting is sitting with the lid opening toward the foyer. I think it would be better both acoustically and it will feel more comfortable playing if your back isn't too the door.

My $0.02, possibly worth less.
Posted by: David-G

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/19/08 10:07 PM

Or, you could have the left side of the piano along (but again not quite parallel with) the right hand wall. That way, you look over the piano into the room, and toward the foyer, as you play. And as with BB's suggestion, the sound comes out into the room.
Posted by: GardeningPianolady

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/20/08 01:29 AM



Not the best photo, but my grand is a Petrof, upright is a Samick that was given to me, organ in the corner is a Conn 3 manual from a church auction.
Posted by: Always Wanted to Play Piano

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/21/08 12:03 PM

Here are a couple pictures of mine. I know we are violating every rule, with it on an exterior wall, and worse, right next to the front door... but we're in temporary digs while we build a house further out west. Hopefully, we aren't incurring any irreparable harm.

Our 1910 Heller & Co. Upright:



(Edited... wow those first links disappeared in a hurry. Sorry about that.)
Posted by: Fryderyk

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/24/08 07:17 PM

Hi guys.
Here my Petrof IV from 1963 and its Petrof room.
;\)






I love its sound.
Bye! \:\)

Fryderyk
Posted by: U S A P T

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/24/08 10:59 PM

Posted by: rapide

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/25/08 10:43 AM

Posted by: koiloco

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/27/08 07:03 PM

My Yamaha GC1 that just arrived today




Posted by: Furtwangler

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/27/08 08:55 PM

Beautiful!
Posted by: hotkeys

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/27/08 10:23 PM

Fantastic Koiloco! May you enjoy your new piano for many years to come!

- Mark
Posted by: Digitus

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/28/08 12:15 PM

This is my Kawai K-8. The tall case on the right contains all my music scores. The lighting on the keyboard looks uneven because I turned on some downlights to brighten up the shots.

Pictures: Here .
Password: digit

I located it for a while against the wall on the right. But it was way too loud and tonally unbalanced so I moved it back perpendicular to the wall, about halfway along one leg of an L-shaped space. The dining area is in the other leg of the L.

My flat isn't very large so the piano shares its space with a couple of bikes on a wall rack.
Posted by: Fryderyk

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/29/08 06:36 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by jwjazz:
Petrof PIV DC Walnut




[/b]
Very beautiful piano jwjazz.
How old is it?
My petrof piano is similar to it.
Congratulation.
Bye.
Posted by: ColorKeys

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 04/09/08 03:53 PM

I've got to say, I LOVE this thread. When I need a pick-me-up I often turn to this thread. There was a thread that had pictures of everyone's music area too---the person who started it had a GREAT music room with stuff all over the piano --it was really cozy and had a great "where I work" feeling to it. Anyway, here's my baby...keep this thread going! You all have beautiful instruments!



Posted by: 88Key_PianoPlayer

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 04/09/08 04:31 PM

Here's the piano I have now.....


It's old and worn out \:\( and I've outgrown it.


As you can see, the bass strings are way too short (and the bass/tenor break is too high (to me, having the bass/tenor break higher on a piano makes it sound smaller)) to produce a good tone. \:\(



Alas, I can't afford ANY new piano (even the Suzuki 43" console is several times over my cash I have saved), nor do I have room for a grand. (not even a Kimball LaPetite!) So, I guess I'm stuck, unless I can find a nearly free 48+-year-old Hamilton that hasn't been played much... (even though its bass tone wouldn't be as good)
Posted by: ccus1967

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 04/11/08 02:40 PM

Hi all

Pardon my pics, but I am not exactly good with my camera.
This is my son's Kawai RX-1.

Delivery



While it was installed


Installed


My son along with it


Thank you
A.
Posted by: greywullf

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/26/08 12:48 AM

I think I figured out how to post a pic.
This is a 98yr old chickering.
It was a gift to me, and has a family history dating possibly back to 1911.
sorry I haven't figured out how to resize it.



Matt
Posted by: Karen C.

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 05/26/08 01:48 PM

Finally figured out how to post a pic.

Posted by: andrAIa

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/10/08 05:45 PM

I'm reviving this topic because it's really great.
When I look at all these beautiful pianos (AND houses ), I remember why I wanted to start piano and my motivation comes back instantly.
For now I just have a digital but if I ever get to live in a house, I hope I'll be able to buy an acoustic upright.
Posted by: James Senior

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/10/08 07:01 PM

I hadn't seen this thread - very nice that it's being revived!

Here are two pics I took of our 1890s Bechstein, custom made for Russia would you believe...
The legs are beautiful, and the lyre is also very unusual - it's not symmetrical.
I took them when we were re-decorating our music room a few years back. With all the furnishings gone, the acoustics were amazing.
That box with fingers is a Welte-vorsetzer I restored. I like to hear Horowitz playing Figaro Fantasie.... :-D
[img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3240/3098397277_9673677a9f.jpg?v=0[/img]
[img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3138/3099232158_beb551a653.jpg?v=0[/img]
Posted by: Avantgardenabi

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/10/08 07:04 PM

I did not know that this thread existed...

This is my 6'2" Knabe piano, made in 1895 in Baltimore. I hope it to be rebuilt soon. \:\)

Posted by: Avantgardenabi

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/10/08 07:09 PM

That Bechstein is beautiful, James.

Very nice windows for your music room, too... \:\)
Posted by: charleslang

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/10/08 08:01 PM

andrAIa,

Thanks for reviving the thread, I didn't know about it.

I'm going to take pictures of my Hardman when it's sunny tomorrow and post them.
Posted by: Terry C.

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/10/08 09:19 PM

I did not know about it either. Thanks for reviving it!

James Senior,what a georgeous piano and room! Do you live in a castle? ;\)

Pictures of my Feurich F 227

http://www.flickr.com/photos/Feurich_Fanatic/


Terry C.
Posted by: PT

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/10/08 11:13 PM

Posted by: James Senior

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/11/08 05:40 AM

Hi Terry,
You know what they say:
an englishman's home is his castle... :-D

With both the house and piano, we've had incredible fortune. Right time right place, LOTS of hard work.

This piano has had an interesting life. It started off in Russian Palace, moved to a German Castle, and now lives in an English country house.

It's well loved by all of us, and also a lot of piano students - so I'm frequently regulating it.

Thanks for the kind comments Terry!
J
Posted by: 88Key_PianoPlayer

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/11/08 06:18 AM

Ok so I posted earlier in this thread (last page - it's the tall Ricca & Son upright), but I got rid of that piano a few months ago, and replaced it with two...


$349:







$free:




Posted by: windsound

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/11/08 12:25 PM

My Yamaha C7










Posted by: charleslang

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/11/08 01:22 PM

88Key_PianoPlayer,

It looks like you also picked up a black grand?? (James Senior also has a black grand sneaking into one of his pictures!). I agree with your praise for the older Baldwin Hamiltons. I went to a used piano store and played what looked like a *wreck* judging by the case but I couldn't stop playing it because I liked the tone so much. I think it was even older than the 50's but I guess it couldn't have been too much older. The case looked different, with slightly more fancy appearance, but it wasn't larger than the ones you have. Great pictures!
Posted by: stanw909

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/11/08 03:39 PM

Never did figure out how to post pics so here's a link to my sons pretty little Vienna. FREDO\'S VIENNA
Posted by: Terry C.

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/11/08 04:00 PM

Stanw909,

Looks nice but is the sun too direct on the piano or too close to that outside window and or wall?

Just curious.


Terry C.
Posted by: Konzert Patrick

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/11/08 04:00 PM

So I can't resist, here are some pictures of my grand \:D

http://www.flickr.com/photos/29280402@N04/show/

I have had my Yamaha for about six months now and I still can't stop looking at it and playing it! :p
Posted by: charleslang

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/11/08 05:04 PM

My Hardman (some direct sunlight, but it's as far from the window as possible and I keep the shades shut usually in the morning):

From Hardman

From Hardman

From Hardman

From Hardman

I don't have a camera so I had to take them with the not-so-good one built into my laptop...
Posted by: 88Key_PianoPlayer

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/11/08 06:13 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by charleslang:
88Key_PianoPlayer,

It looks like you also picked up a black grand?? (James Senior also has a black grand sneaking into one of his pictures!). I agree with your praise for the older Baldwin Hamiltons. I went to a used piano store and played what looked like a *wreck* judging by the case but I couldn't stop playing it because I liked the tone so much. I think it was even older than the 50's but I guess it couldn't have been too much older. The case looked different, with slightly more fancy appearance, but it wasn't larger than the ones you have. Great pictures! [/b]
That black grand is my mother's late 90s (purchased ($6k) new by my grandparents for her as a gift in April 1999) 4'11" Young Chang PG-150. The Hamiltons are better IMO in every way.
The "grand"-shaped piano, IMO, is at least 7'3" too small to be a grand piano. IMO even the smallest sub-mini petite baby grands that are made should have a low bass that completely blows away the best uprights ever made (including the big "cabinet grands" from the 1890s-1910s) even more dramatically than those big uprights blow away the worst spinets ever made. Based on my in-person experience, I'd say the Rubenstein R-371 meets that requirement. Too bad it's $703,625 (I added sales tax but can't find any websites that'll give me an online quote on shipping a 12'2" grand piano so I left delivery out of the cost) over my piano purchase budget. \:\(
Posted by: stanw909

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/11/08 06:24 PM

Terry C.-Pics were taken before I put up sun screen and unfortunately that corner is the only option for now.We live inland in SoCal so our climate is fairly stable.The place where the Kawai was pictured is right in front of our entry door,so the corner should be better.Thanks for the advice.
Posted by: stanw909

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/11/08 06:34 PM

Does anyone have a pic of that Rubinstein that 88key is so enamored of?
Posted by: charleslang

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/11/08 06:40 PM

No pictures, but there are some video clips on youtube of it (and there's a website for it and the other Rubenstein):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42SK83b4Sg4
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/11/08 09:02 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by stanw909:
Does anyone have a pic of that Rubinstein that 88key is so enamored of? [/b]
http://www.rubensteinpianos.com/

;\)
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/11/08 09:06 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by charleslang:
No pictures, but there are some video clips on youtube of it (and there's a website for it and the other Rubenstein):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42SK83b4Sg4 [/b]
It's a nice sounding piano. But I wanna hear the Tchaikovsky octaves on it. :p Or better yet, the Liszt/Horowitz Rakoczy March.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/11/08 09:45 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0aPtDv3qyk

Another video of the R-371. This one tests the incredible bass section out.
Posted by: stanw909

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/12/08 11:03 AM

Very nice piano, that R-371.Better recording would be nice.Has anyone done an actual C.D. on one?I'm sorry about high jacking the thread but I guess one thing leads to another.Lets get on with the pic posts.
Posted by: Bill S

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/14/08 01:28 PM

My piano in southern cal...


[img]http://content.glidesociety.com/image.aspx?id=e9a5ea78-bd27-43dc-a8cb-8eabd67c52bf[/img]
Posted by: pianoloverus

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/14/08 02:08 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Bill S:
My piano in southern cal...


[img]http://content.glidesociety.com/image.aspx?id=e9a5ea78-bd27-43dc-a8cb-8eabd67c52bf[/img] [/b]
What is the make and model? It looks very big!
Posted by: curry

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/14/08 02:10 PM

It's a Hamburg Steinway model D.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/14/08 02:12 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by curry:
It's a Hamburg Steinway model D. [/b]
Yup. Beautiful piano.
Posted by: Bill S

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/14/08 03:11 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Horowitzian:
 Quote:
Originally posted by curry:
It's a Hamburg Steinway model D. [/b]
Yup. Beautiful piano. [/b]
Thanks! It's a 1988 model used in Switzerland's premier symphony hall, the Tonhalle Zurich.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/14/08 03:14 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Bill S:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Horowitzian:
 Quote:
Originally posted by curry:
It's a Hamburg Steinway model D. [/b]
Yup. Beautiful piano. [/b]
Thanks! It's a 1988 model used in Switzerland's premier symphony hall, the Tonhalle Zurich. [/b]
Cool! You cannot do much better than a good concert grand. How does it sound in your home? PM me if you like.
Posted by: Bill S

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/14/08 03:59 PM

 Quote:
Cool! You cannot do much better than a good concert grand. How does it sound in your home? PM me if you like.
The sound is breathtaking and has brought tears to many! The room was designed for minimal reverberation with the high ceiling and angles.

[img]http://content.glidesociety.com/image.aspx?id=b1fc6180-7fac-43ac-9f0b-0feb5104397f[/img]
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/14/08 04:05 PM

Thanks, Bill! That is, I must say, one of the finest personal piano rooms I've ever seen.

It must be like having your own concert hall.

If it were mine, I'd have a Hamburg D on one side and a NY D on the other! \:D

Do you control humidity, etc? Again, PM me if you don't want to hijack this thread. \:\)
Posted by: TX-Dennis

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/15/08 02:00 AM

Beautiful room. I love the slightly rustic Southwest look. Oh, the Steinway ain't too shabby, either. \:D
Posted by: rapide

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/15/08 06:31 PM

Posted by: rapide

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/15/08 06:34 PM

Oh dear. How did this picture get so huge and what can I do about it? Help!
Posted by: charleslang

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/15/08 06:34 PM

Looks like a segmented rim ... Bosie Imperial??
Posted by: charleslang

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/15/08 06:38 PM

Posted by: andrAIa

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/17/08 06:10 AM

Bill, I'm jealous... of your Christmas tree of course.

j/k

Thanks to all for these beautiful pictures.
Posted by: AMDQMom

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/17/08 03:30 PM

It is so enjoyable to read through this thread and see the great photos of everyone's pianos. Having done so, I feel I ought to share a few photos of mine.

Below are photos of my August Foerster 190 in mahogany, purchased new in September 2006 (took me long enough to share my pics, eh?)

Enjoy! \:\)






Posted by: charleslang

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/18/08 01:33 AM

I noticed that nobody, including myself, has posted pictures of the back or underside of their pianos. I'm interested in seeing how the posts and rim look on grands (and also uprights) so in the hope that others will do the same, I am posting these pictures of my Hardman (pictures of the top are a page or so back in this thread):

From Hardman

From Hardman
Posted by: kenny

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/18/08 10:16 AM

That AF is just beautiful.
I can almost hear it!

I'm usually shy about showing people my bottom but here's Blue.
Notice the curved black piece of wood glued to the lower left corner of the soundboard.
That's the cutoff bar.
It prevents that corner of the soundboard from vibrating, which would degrade the sound.

Posted by: kenny

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/18/08 10:17 AM

Do you know what those old screw holes were for?
They don't look like holes from a dammpchaser.

From Hardman

Posted by: charleslang

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/18/08 03:46 PM

No, I don't know ... actually I have wondered the same thing.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/18/08 10:30 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by kenny:
That AF is just beautiful.
I can almost hear it!

I'm usually shy about showing people my bottom but here's Blue.
Notice the curved black piece of wood glued to the lower left corner of the soundboard.
That's the cutoff bar.
It prevents that corner of the soundboard from vibrating, which would degrade the sound.

[/b]
I've always drooled over that Bluthner of yours, even though I'm a Steinway guy. \:D

Are there any recordings around done on one of those?
Posted by: kenny

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/18/08 10:44 PM

Thanks, I think we can still be friends. ;\)
Sorry, I don't know of any recordings.

I think Bluethner's website may have a couple for sale.

Some day I'll record mine, but not yet.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/18/08 10:52 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by kenny:
Thanks, I think we can still be friends. ;\)
Sorry, I don't know of any recordings.

I think Bluethner's website may have a couple for sale.

Some day I'll record mine, but not yet. [/b]
:D ;\)

I'll have to have a look at the website. Thanks!
Posted by: AMDQMom

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/19/08 08:39 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by kenny:
That AF is just beautiful.
I can almost hear it!
Thank you, Kenny.

I think that it is even more beautiful in person. I find photographs (at least mine!) do not do justice to the color, the finish, or the overall effect.

Perhaps if there is a Zoom H2 or H4 under my tree this year I will eventually manage to post recordings. ;\)
Posted by: LJC

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/19/08 07:37 PM

Do you know what those old screw holes were for?
They don't look like holes from a dammpchaser.

They are probably from the shipping crate.
Posted by: Shari D.

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/20/08 01:28 PM

Dear Kenny,
LJC is correct. Those screw holes were used to attach your lovely piano to its shipping crate. I verified this with my piano tech when I noticed holes underneath my piano. Disconcerting to see, that's for sure.

I was thrilled to see my Bosie 185 turned into a puzzle on the Pianoworld Puzzles page.
http://www.pianoworld.com/PuzzleMaker3/

If interested, more pictures of my 185 are found on my Web site at http://www.e-bosie.com/gallery.htm

Fun thread... so many beautiful and interesting pianos!

-Shari
Posted by: schwammerl

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/20/08 01:41 PM

Shari,

Nice pictures of your Bosie.

Many can only dreal of once belonging to "the Bösendorfer Connection"!

Happy wishes for 2009 and many more years of playing enjoyment.

schwammerl.
Posted by: pianosolo

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/21/08 01:16 PM

My piano today - KEMBLE:

PianĂ­nĂł Kemble kemble.pianino.01.jpg
Posted by: music32

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/25/08 10:19 AM

You can see all my pianos at my You Tube link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukfXfaUcXMo

In the opening still photo, before the playing, I am posed at a Nordiska grand that was donated for a one day recording session last year. I do NOT own this piano.

In the You Tube I am playing my magnificent Steinway M grand piano (1917), rebuilt to perfection 15 years ago by Dale Erwin of Modesto. It had been previously worked on in NYC by A&C Piano Craft.. (not a good job)

At the end of the video the camera guy panned around my room.. you can see a very unique Aeolian table style piano, circa 1936 (has an amazing sustain) and my Steinway 1098 vertical (1992)

Next to my Steinway is a Casio PX110 Keyboard.

Shirley Kirsten
Posted by: gaffster

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/25/08 10:15 PM

GardeningPianolady.. just so diggin the vibe of that room... ;\)
Posted by: music32

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/26/08 10:28 AM

yes, thanks for your comment.. this room is very special for me and my students. Occasionally I will give hauskonzerts here playing my Steinway M grand. And in the Spring we have student recitals in various segments to avoid overcrowding.

It was sad to read that acoustic piano sales are down around the country. Even in the used piano, private market, so many people are unloading their old uprights, and replacing them with digital keyboards.

I know it's the economy.. so maybe a few years down the line things will change.
Posted by: mdsdurango

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/26/08 11:23 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by GardeningPianolady:


Not the best photo, but my grand is a Petrof, upright is a Samick that was given to me, organ in the corner is a Conn 3 manual from a church auction. [/b]
Is this a finished basement? No windows, low ceilings,posts and beams,, still a beautiful room indeed.
Posted by: Tenor70

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/27/08 07:46 AM

Here is my new (to me) 1935 Steck 6' 8" rebuilt grand it has a wonderful even singing tone with a fantastic sutain.

I am a pro classical singer and this piano is the culmination of a 2 year search I have tried 26 pianos in all from Bluthners, Bechsteins etc and this Steck piano spoke to my ears and heart, a number of top pro pianists have played it and have been very impressed and suprised by the quaility.

Hope I can upload

Posted by: Tenor70

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/27/08 07:48 AM

Posted by: steinwayguy

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/28/08 02:05 PM

Here is my 1900 Artcase Hamburg Steinway B.

http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/1900Hamburg1.jpg
http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/1900Hamburg2.jpg
http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/1900Hamburg3.jpg
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/28/08 04:57 PM

 Quote:
That's a real beauty, Steinwayguy!!

I love it! :3hearts:

Posted by: SHPiano

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 12/28/08 06:47 PM

Here's my old 1850's B. Shoninger upright. It's not really playable right now.


And here's my beautiful 1926 BlĂŒthner "Style 9".


In a few weeks, I should have something wonderful to add!
Posted by: Bhav

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/01/09 06:06 PM

My Pictures, its only a digital though.













Posted by: pianoloverus

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/01/09 07:01 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by SHPiano:
Here's my old 1850's B. Shoninger upright. It's not really playable right now.


And here's my beautiful 1926 BlĂŒthner "Style 9".


In a few weeks, I should have something wonderful to add! [/b]
Both are gorgeous!

Is the upright tiger oak? refinished? Is it unusually deep for an upright? What wood is the Bluthner?
Posted by: SHPiano

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/01/09 09:00 PM

The upright is tiger oak. I don't believe it has ever been refinished! I think it gives the appearance of being really deep because the "legs" are actually music cabinets.

The Bluthner is rosewood which was not at all unusual for pre-war Bluthners. The vertical orientation of the grain is a little unusual, but they still do it today.
Posted by: apple*

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/01/09 10:06 PM

those are gorgeous SHPiano
Posted by: SHPiano

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/02/09 10:06 AM

Thanks, apple and pianoloverus. Sadly, I may be parting with my beloved Bluthner soon to make room for something new and special.
Posted by: rapide

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/02/09 05:11 PM

Come on SHPiano, spill the beans. What's the new and special something?
Posted by: 8fingers&2thumbs

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/03/09 07:08 AM

http://www.flickr.com/photos/44075973@N00/3163091328/

Oh, I see: nobody here owns a white piano except me. So I want to introduce my Seiler Jubilee to you. I bought a white piano, because it fits better to my furniture. I'm very proud of it, 'cause it sounds very clear and romantic.

Wish you all a happy new year!
8f&2d
Posted by: CozyWriter

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/04/09 11:45 PM

The nice thing about a white piano too (if you can find one in the stores) is that you can usually get a DEAL on one!

My local dealer had an Ivory-colored (not white) small grand on the floor and it lived there a while until it found the perfect home.

I already have a red one, so if I brought that piano home, I'd have to figure out where to fit the blue Yamaha grand \:\)
Posted by: kokonutty

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/05/09 01:43 AM

Here's my new Kohler and Campbell 46.5 inch studio piano I bought last month.

Posted by: iroh

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/08/09 06:12 PM

i noticed there aren't very many digital pianos here, why not?
Posted by: Bear904

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/09/09 07:43 AM

Uh....because this is the piano forum and not the DP forum?

BTW, here's my recent purchase for my daughter and I. A 1986 Kawai UST-7.





Posted by: ellykay

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/09/09 02:22 PM

i noticed there aren't very many Boston pianos here, why not?
Posted by: MsAdrienne

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/10/09 01:59 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by 8fingers&2thumbs:
Oh, I see: nobody here owns a white piano except me. [/b]
I have a white piano, too, though it is soon to be replaced. Just a matter of scheduling the move now. \:\)

Here's a not-so-great picture I took today:

Posted by: David-G

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/10/09 10:54 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Horowitzian:
I've always drooled over that Bluthner of yours, even though I'm a Steinway guy. \:D

Are there any recordings around done on one of those? [/b]
Bluthner have issued a number of CDs, see for example here. Well worth listening to.
Posted by: Bear904

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/11/09 04:31 AM

I think it's just beautiful to look at. The art of working with wood seems to be gone. Everything is laminates now.....yech!
Posted by: BergkamW

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/11/09 04:50 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by ellykay:
i noticed there aren't very many Boston pianos here, why not? [/b]
Hello - I've watched the forums for quite a while, but ellykay's question finally got me to register and join the discussions.

When we purchased our home in 2007, we almost immediately fulfilled our goal of purchasing the best piano we could afford for the front room.

My wife is a church musician, and I'm a committed amateur. We played a number of instruments and the right one for us was a three year old Boston GP193.

We have some nice pics of the piano in its setting, but in choosing pictures, I always come back to these:

http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/GilbertPiano1.jpg

http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/GilbertPiano2.jpg

While it's a bit challenging to practice this way, we think his habit of sitting on our lap during practice time is very sweet!

Best,

Will
Posted by: Starting Over

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/11/09 05:06 PM

Cute little guy. Welcome to the Forum Berg.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/11/09 08:12 PM

Awwwwww...cute!! :3hearts:
Posted by: phrequency

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/11/09 08:37 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by iroh:
i noticed there aren't very many digital pianos here, why not? [/b]
most of them are here http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/topic/6/2283.html

it wasn't sticked so i almost missed it myself.
Posted by: Paul H

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/14/09 04:54 PM

This one should be arriving in a week or two (Sauter Masterclass 130):

Sauter Masterclass 130
Posted by: Tweedpipe

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/14/09 05:42 PM

My Sauter MasterClass 122


Posted by: Diaphragmatic

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/15/09 02:19 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by BergkamW:
 Quote:
Originally posted by ellykay:
i noticed there aren't very many Boston pianos here, why not? [/b]
Hello - I've watched the forums for quite a while, but ellykay's question finally got me to register and join the discussions.

When we purchased our home in 2007, we almost immediately fulfilled our goal of purchasing the best piano we could afford for the front room.

My wife is a church musician, and I'm a committed amateur. We played a number of instruments and the right one for us was a three year old Boston GP193.

We have some nice pics of the piano in its setting, but in choosing pictures, I always come back to these:

http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/GilbertPiano1.jpg

http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/GilbertPiano2.jpg

While it's a bit challenging to practice this way, we think his habit of sitting on our lap during practice time is very sweet!

Best,

Will [/b]
The 193 is my favorite Boston grand model. Such a beautiful scale. Warm, full and even! My church purchased one not so long ago.
Posted by: TTigg

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/15/09 10:13 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Bhav:
My Pictures, its only a digital though.

[/b]
Are the little speakers on the floor hooked up the Digital? Just curious if this improves the sound? I use the same model (for early morning practice) but sometimes I practice on it during reg hours and I've wondered about hooking up a very small amp to it...
Posted by: 2hicksinlove

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/18/09 01:24 AM

Hi,

My name is Kris, I am looking for anyone that could help me. I just found a Sterling Derby Conn Co cabinet grand that was on craigslist for free. It is in pretty nice condition minus one scratch on the front, it has a serial number of 16347. How do I go about finding the age of the piano or the history?

Thanks for your time....
p.s. I would love to post a picture but cant for the life of me figure out how....any advice?? Geeze Im needy tonight. LOL
Thanks again!
Kris
Posted by: charleslang

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/18/09 01:34 AM

Hi Kris welcome to the forum!
Here is a helpful resource:

http://www.bluebookofpianos.com/pianoage.htm#STERLING

Unfortunately it looks like your serial number is one digit shorter than those listed. Maybe someone else can help.

If you do a search for 'post picture' I'm sure you'll find instructions. The procedure has been given in several places none of which I remember off hand unfortunately.
Posted by: 2hicksinlove

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/18/09 01:42 AM

Thanks!!!

Yeah I looked up the blue book and the number is for sure correct loud and clear.... Not sure what to do....

thanks for your help!!!
Posted by: Nicholas B.

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/18/09 07:18 AM

My 1912 New York Steinway & Sons B, lovingly restored in 1985 by A&C. I acquired this piano in 1998 from its sole owner since restoration, a music theory professor at my conservatory - he was moving to NYC and required a smaller instrument!



The B is currently located at my home in the United States. I am extremely lucky to have stumbled upon this instrument when I did - it is my absolute grail instrument. It has a heavy, full action, and a lush, warm tone with just the right silver lining.

I moved to Europe a few years ago, ever since which it has been a constant debate in my head as to what to do with my B (I would never, ever consider selling it!). Should I bring it over? If so, when, and what should I do in the interim?

So I bought a Yamaha Clavinova as band-aid solution. It served its purpose well, even if for a bit longer than it should have...



...and the time came that I told myself I must finally make a decision. After a few months of continuing debate as to whether to rent or buy (and what - upright or grand), and having visited just about every major London dealer (which my wife graciously tolerated!), I found just the right combination of sound, action, size and price: a new Kawai RX-2.

So last week I took delivery of this beauty:



It is obviously a very different instrument from my Steinway, but also quite similar, particularly the warm tone and full action. I consider myself extremely fortunate to be able to have both a vintage instrument as well as a brand new instrument.

Now back to practicing! \:D



Cheers
Posted by: Jethro

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/18/09 07:47 PM

Nicholas,

You are so fortunate to have those two pianos. The Steinway B is probably my all time favorite piano- I played a couple in Harvard Square at conservatory I attended for a short while.

I also purchased a Kawai RX-2 and often commented that it's darker, mellower tone achieved some of the similar tonal qualities as some Steinways I've played in the past. Different but somehow familiar?

For the price it's very hard to beat the RX series if value is important to you. I also like the Estonias and even came close to trading up to an Estonia 190, but I had a hard time parting with this gem.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/20/09 09:30 PM

Nicholas,

That is a gorgeous Steinway B. Is it a lacquer finish? Looks shiny, but not as shiny as the RX2.

I love the Art Deco details on Steinways of pre-Depression vintage.
Posted by: Gary at Encore

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/22/09 10:51 AM

These are some instructions for posting your pictures on Piano World.
They will stay here on Piano World for ever if you upload them to Piano World.

First you will have to have pictures in low resolution and smaller size. You can take them in low resolution on your camera, like a cell phone takes. Or better, is to use a picture program to make the pictures from a good camera web friendly. I use PhotoShop, or a cheap program that I have, to resize them into a low resolution, jpg. You will need them in 640 pixel width. Then you can upload them to PW using the uploader with the link below. PW will then email you the location to put in the link, which you find in "Post a Reply",...then "full Reply Form" and then "IMAGE". You can only put six pictures in each reply. Smiles and such count as a picture. Here it is.
http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/fileuploader2.html

I have saved this link in my favorites as I don't know how to find this link on Piano World. I wish that Frank would make finding this web page much easier.

If this isn't clear enough then ask me again.
Posted by: joshuadenaro

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/23/09 03:30 AM





the first is with a custom made stool (as the piano didn't come with one) and the second is without. it's a bit chipped etc. but over the next few weeks i'll have the fixed up
Posted by: MsAdrienne

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/24/09 06:35 PM

Just arrived today! My 1960's-era Baldwin L. \:\) I didn't want to put it right next to the window, but for now that was my only option.

[img]http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu14/pianolex/moving%20day/DSC_8651.jpg?t=1232839964[/img]
Posted by: Toddo

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/25/09 04:35 AM

O.k. I'll join in then. Here's my 1989 Yamaha U3E. I couldn't fit it into my old place for many years and had to live with a Kawai digital. wow am I glad I've moved and can now have it here. It's a beautiful instrument.

Posted by: Larry B

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/26/09 01:13 PM

[QUOTE]Originally posted by MsAdrienne:
[QB] Just arrived today! My 1960's-era Baldwin L. \:\) I didn't want to put it right next to the window, but for now that was my only option.

Seeing the Baldwin L made me want to share, too!

My 1964 Baldwin L (same year I was born!):



Posted by: MsAdrienne

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/28/09 06:07 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Larry B:
Seeing the Baldwin L made me want to share, too!

My 1964 Baldwin L (same year I was born!):



[/QB]
I like the space you have for your piano. It's beautiful! Someday we may get around to remodeling the room, but for now we have this funny green carpet, LOL.

Guess I need to post over in the piano forum to see if anyone can tell me what year mine was built. I'm guessing 1967-1968 based on what I found online elsewhere, but I'm not positive.
Posted by: SHPiano

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/28/09 09:05 PM

I have a soft spot for Baldwins of that era. My piano teacher has one and it is a wonderful piano. Your's is stunning,
Posted by: Larry B

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/28/09 10:03 PM

Thank you...that room was added on to the house primarily for a piano. I'd been without one since moving out of my parents' house twenty-six years ago!

That Baldwin may be for sale soon. It's a powerful piano and in that room (which is actually softer now than it appears in these photos) it's a bit overpowering and has been hard to voice. It's all original and in lovely shape, but the tech says new hammers would do it nicely.

Unfortunately/fortunately, while "shopping around" comparing pianos mostly for fun, I came upon what is, to me, the finest instrument I've ever played (a 2000 Steinway B) and may end up with it. Strangely, at 6'11", it's a much quieter instrument than the 6'3" Baldwin.

Anyway, the room's big, but not big enough for two pianos, so the Baldwin will have to go...
Posted by: SHPiano

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/29/09 09:19 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Larry B:

Unfortunately/fortunately, while "shopping around" comparing pianos mostly for fun, I came upon what is, to me, the finest instrument I've ever played (a 2000 Steinway B) and may end up with it. Strangely, at 6'11", it's a much quieter instrument than the 6'3" Baldwin.

Anyway, the room's big, but not big enough for two pianos, so the Baldwin will have to go... [/b]
Same kind of thing happened to me and now I've got a big Bluthner and bigger Bosie. I "solved" the problem my moving the Bluther to my office - at least for now!

I wrote about it here: My New BOSENDORFER Arrives.
Here's my LR with the Bluthner

And here it is with the Bosie:
Posted by: Right hand chords

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 01/30/09 01:44 PM

Hornung & Moller A13

Photobucket


Hornung & Moller A13, ca. 1925. 192cm/6'4''
Rebuilt in 2008.

Any "educated guesses" concerning the manufacturing year of this instrument would be very welcome (there was no serial number). Note that there are only 85 keys. However, key tops are plastic.
Posted by: SHPiano

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/01/09 05:49 PM

Here's my new Bösendorfer 225 again - all cleaned and polished and in some flattering light.
Posted by: giuseppe.ferrotta

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/03/09 01:15 PM

Hello to all frinds
I dont know how to post the pic of my piano.
Can yuo help me?
Thanks a lot
Giuseppe
Posted by: AMDQMom

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/03/09 02:27 PM

Please try this link for instructions:
http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/fileuploader2.html
Posted by: eightyeight_keys

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/08/09 07:39 AM

How do I put a photo in here?? Not a link, an actual photo, so piano forum users don't need to click on links, just see the photo here? Thanks.
Posted by: eightyeight_keys

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/08/09 07:51 AM

Sorry - I just saw the link on how to do it now....thanks!
Posted by: Jethro

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/08/09 09:10 PM

My satin ebony RX-2.

Posted by: Nicholas B.

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/09/09 06:03 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Jethro:
My satin ebony RX-2. [/b]
Jethro, I like!!! \:D
Posted by: Gary at Encore

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/09/09 01:13 PM

These are some instructions for posting your pictures on Piano World.[/b]
They will stay here on Piano World forever if you upload them to Piano World.

First you will have to have pictures in low resolution and smaller size. You can take them in low resolution on your camera, like a cell phone takes. Or better, is to use a picture program to make the pictures from a good camera web friendly. I use PhotoShop, or a cheap program that I have, to resize them into a low resolution, jpg. You will need them in 640 pixel width. Then you can upload them to PW using the uploader with the link below. PW will then email you the location to put in the link, which you find in "Post a Reply",...then "full Reply Form" and then "IMAGE". You can only put six pictures in each reply. Smiles and such count as a picture. Here it is.
http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/fileuploader2.html

I have saved this link in my favorites as I don't know how to find this link on Piano World. I wish that Frank would make finding this web page much easier.

If this isn't clear enough then ask me again.
Posted by: AndreaH

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/17/09 07:41 PM

Posted by: AndreaH

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/17/09 11:06 PM

With Frank's help, I can now post my 3-year old picture of my grand Schimmel!

Posted by: mysteryoshi

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/18/09 02:49 PM

My new B! \:D



Posted by: Bob Newbie

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/18/09 03:11 PM

mysteryoshi..its nice to see a piano not forced to be "in the corner" \:D
Posted by: Nicholas B.

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/18/09 03:43 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by mysteryoshi:
My new B! \:D

[/b]
I LOVE IT!!! \:D
Posted by: Strings & Wood

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/18/09 11:45 PM

 Quote:
With Frank's help, I can now post my 3-year old picture of my grand Schimmel!
Stunning!
Posted by: mysteryoshi

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/19/09 12:22 AM

Haha thanks! If you look closely you can see the castor indentation where my old Model A used to stand.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/19/09 12:26 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by mysteryoshi:
My new B! \:D



[/b]


How old is the B? I know it's not really brand new, because the newer B's (like mine) have a slightly diferent plate, which is actually the same plate as the Hamburg B's.

BTW--I have those exact same caster cups. ;\)
Posted by: AndreaH

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/19/09 08:50 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Carl Mc:
 Quote:
With Frank's help, I can now post my 3-year old picture of my grand Schimmel!
Stunning! [/b]
Why, thank you, Carl! In fact, I'm having it tuned today. I came into the game late - did you post a pic of your Schimmel???
Posted by: mysteryoshi

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/19/09 10:05 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Horowitzian:
 Quote:
Originally posted by mysteryoshi:
My new B! \:D



[/b]


How old is the B? I know it's not really brand new, because the newer B's (like mine) have a slightly diferent plate, which is actually the same plate as the Hamburg B's.

BTW--I have those exact same caster cups. ;\) [/b]
Thx!! It's a '94 make. (533400)

Horowitzian, what does the new plate look like? I'm curious
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/19/09 03:11 PM

Thanks for the info! \:\)

See these pics of a new Hamburg B that were posted a while back:




Note the screw underneath the "B".

And this pic of a new NY B:

http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/SteinwayBdelivery3.JPG

That's not mine. It's one someone else posted several months ago. \:\)
Posted by: joshuadenaro

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/19/09 08:19 PM

Sure that's not your red handbag horo?
Posted by: Strings & Wood

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/19/09 08:42 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by AndreaH:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Carl Mc:
 Quote:
With Frank's help, I can now post my 3-year old picture of my grand Schimmel!
Stunning! [/b]
Why, thank you, Carl! In fact, I'm having it tuned today. I came into the game late - did you post a pic of your Schimmel??? [/b]
No, here you go...
Posted by: Strings & Wood

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/19/09 08:45 PM

One more.

Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/19/09 11:15 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by joshuadenaro:
Sure that's not your red handbag horo? [/b]
Neither piano is mine. The Hamburg B belongs to a member, Roxane, in Singapore.
Posted by: AndreaH

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/20/09 12:22 AM

QUOTE]No, here you go...
[/QB][/QUOTE]

Wow, it's absolutely beautiful! Does it play like a dream?
Posted by: Strings & Wood

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/20/09 09:31 AM

 Quote:
Originally posted by AndreaH:
QUOTE]
Wow, it's absolutely beautiful! Does it play like a dream? [/b]
Thank You,
Yes, And it has been a dream for a long time. \:\)

How does your Schimmel sound after the tune?
Posted by: Horwinkle

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/20/09 10:28 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Carl Mc:
One more.

[/b]
There's a ghost in your piano, trying to escape through the fallboard. He's holding a camera. \:\)
Posted by: Strings & Wood

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/21/09 02:07 PM

Yeah, I know. He tries to escape everytime I start to play. \:D
Posted by: Jethro

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/21/09 08:42 PM

Beautiful pianos everyone!!! Why did I buy this RX-2?

As Henry Steinway once said, "Build to a standard not a price".

;\)

Posted by: cor

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/21/09 09:02 PM

Everyones got these nice grand pianos. Am I the only one with a dinky spinet (not even an upright)
Posted by: Ramandus

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/22/09 12:06 AM

Hello everyone, I am from Phoenix. Here is my new piano. It is a Palatino upright, it is small, it stands about 44" high.

It just got its first tuning in my possession and I played it for about 7 hours straight. I normally wouldn't be able to afford a piano, but I sold my LCD TV and combined that money with my tax refund check.





Posted by: guest1013

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/22/09 12:17 AM

Very nice, congratulations.
Posted by: Ramandus

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/22/09 12:23 AM

Can anyone tell me what kind of finish it is? (The Palatino upright). I want to buy a cleaning kit for it, but I don't know which finish it is. I used glass cleaner and paper towel on it, but now it has smears. It also attracts a lot of dust and prone to fingerprint smudges.
Posted by: annieb

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/22/09 03:14 PM

Hi,

I have a yamaha u1 satin finish (which is being traded and taken out on tues and replaced with kawai) that I never did figure out how to get all the prints off of. Yours looks to be a satin finish? Maybe call any piano sales place and ask them whats good now to clean them with (there are a ton of cleaning products out there and you don't want a permanent change in finish).
annieb
Posted by: Strings & Wood

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/22/09 11:11 PM

 Quote:
Originally posted by Jethro:
Beautiful pianos everyone!!! Why did I buy this RX-2?

As Henry Steinway once said, "Build to a standard not a price".

;\)

[/b]
Great picture...looks like a professional's touch.
Posted by: lluiscl

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/24/09 02:11 AM

BlĂŒthner Aliquot, from 1921
Sweetest grand I have played...
[IMG] [/IMG]
Posted by: 2AMChopin

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 03/02/09 01:59 AM

Well it's not an acoustic, but it's my baby..





Posted by: Little_Blue_Engine

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 11/05/09 12:14 PM

Originally Posted By: cor
Everyones got these nice grand pianos. Am I the only one with a dinky spinet (not even an upright)

I think a lot of us with less impressive pianos probably feel a little odd about posting our pics. I'm not so sure anyone really wants to look at the beat up 120 yr old monster in the corner of my living room.
Posted by: charleslang

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 11/06/09 02:58 PM

Originally Posted By: Little_Blue_Engine
Originally Posted By: cor
Everyones got these nice grand pianos. Am I the only one with a dinky spinet (not even an upright)

I think a lot of us with less impressive pianos probably feel a little odd about posting our pics. I'm not so sure anyone really wants to look at the beat up 120 yr old monster in the corner of my living room.


FWIW I find the old monsters in some ways more interesting to look at than the brand new pianos. I don't mean to put down the new piano pictures: they are gorgeous and make me drool. But one thing that's special about the oldies is that you can't just go to a web site of a manufacturer and see them any more.

There should be a rule that with old monsters you have to post a recording as well though -- because old pianos are only interesting if they sound good! (There, now I've been equally mean to the new and old piano owners. Well, not so much mean as just honest). Just kidding about having to post a recording. Pictures are always interesting, I think.
Posted by: BD76

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/21/10 06:18 AM

Just keeping it alive.... beautiful thread.
Posted by: apple*

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 09/12/10 02:54 PM

it is a beautiful thread.. and there are several.
Posted by: ChrisTF

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 11/10/10 07:36 PM

My 2004/2005 Petrof IV. I've had it for a month now.

http://s1126.photobucket.com/albums/l602/ZillaF/Petrof%20IV%20Pics/
Posted by: AnnaS

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/02/11 09:03 AM

Wow how many gorgeous pianos and rooms.... when i win the lottery i'll arrange to have one LOL!!

Is any one interested in seeing my Weinbach W126 upright? It's 2 weeks old now smile (or 3?!! LOL i forgot!!!)

Anna
Posted by: AnnaS

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/08/11 08:29 AM

I guess no one is interested in a normal upright... but i simply love it!! i just don't know how i did to survive without a piano in my house for nearly 7yrs and 3yrs having it and not playing it LOL!
Posted by: apple*

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 06/08/11 08:44 AM

Originally Posted By: AndreaH
With Frank's help, I can now post my 3-year old picture of my grand Schimmel!



this is a really nice photo.
Posted by: Sauter

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/26/12 11:50 PM

OK this is my lovely ivory ebony 1960 baby grand Sauter




Thank you for you help. Sorry about the pic, I will try a better one
Posted by: charleslang

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 07/27/12 12:06 AM

Sauter, welcome to the PW forums!

If you have any difficulty posting a photo, you can look at this thread: How to post pictures

I hope you'll have success posting the picture of your Sauter piano.
Posted by: adak

Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/22/13 12:58 PM

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Posted by: adak

d - 02/23/13 10:56 AM

My beautiful Casio digital piano.

Posted by: supersport

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/23/13 11:09 AM

Be careful with the paper towels, they can scratch the finish.
Posted by: scepticalforumguy

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/23/13 01:59 PM

Hi Rick!

Test this one, will you? It DOESN'T bump on my computer either....
Posted by: pianoloverus

Re: Post Your Piano Pictures - 02/23/13 03:10 PM

Originally Posted By: lluiscl
BlĂŒthner Aliquot, from 1921
Sweetest grand I have played...
[img] [img]http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/9739/14762762.jpg[/img] [/IMG]
I'm curious if you took this picture because I noticed you're a cinematographer and, to my untrained eyes, this picture is amazing because of the lighting.

Is this Bluthner one of your pianos?