Funny craigslist piano listings

Posted by: Eric Gloo

Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/09/10 08:41 PM

http://utica.craigslist.org/msg/1889131036.html
Posted by: pppat

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/09/10 09:00 PM

Haha, keep them coming - love these smile
Posted by: charleslang

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/09/10 09:05 PM

I foresee a long life for this thread! smile
Posted by: charleslang

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/09/10 09:17 PM

I wish I could still find a link to the one that said "you push the black and white things on the front and sound comes out the back". laugh
Posted by: tds

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/10/10 05:50 AM

Here is another one:
http://austin.craigslist.org/msg/1889053426.html
Posted by: Eric Gloo

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/10/10 08:18 PM

...and another:

http://westernmass.craigslist.org/zip/1834678290.html
Posted by: Eric Gloo

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/10/10 08:22 PM

This is a heavy read:

http://burlington.craigslist.org/zip/1889202588.html
Posted by: DoelKees

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/10/10 08:29 PM

Here's another Funny ad. The last line is the punch line.

Kees
Posted by: Eric Gloo

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/10/10 08:29 PM

For the do-it-yourself type:

http://westernmass.craigslist.org/msg/1873189918.html
Posted by: Little_Blue_Engine

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/10/10 09:23 PM

Of course its a grand, it says so right on the fallboard!!!
http://cleveland.craigslist.org/msg/1891536266.html
Posted by: DoelKees

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/10/10 09:28 PM

Here's another "grand".

Kees
Posted by: Thomas Dowell

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/13/10 11:06 AM

This is just a little guy:

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/msg/1895884415.html
Posted by: UnrightTooner

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/13/10 12:05 PM

Originally Posted By: Tdowel


The music rack makes me think of a Chickering, maybe not. Probably just as well that Illinois is so far away...
Posted by: Silverwood Pianos

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/13/10 12:19 PM


So watch this one. Some of the language is a bit colourful. Do you think this guy gets any calls for tuning??


http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/nyc/1598225097.html
Posted by: James Carney

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/13/10 01:18 PM

Originally Posted By: Silverwood Pianos

So watch this one. Some of the language is a bit colourful. Do you think this guy gets any calls for tuning??


http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/nyc/1598225097.html


I've seen this ad posted regularly for at least six months now, but I always thought it was a joke.

I'm suspicious because the tuning price is extremely low for NYC, and it's also difficult to believe that a tech would try to drum up business in this manner. But then again, it IS New York, and there are a ton of crazy people here who might be really into it.
Posted by: David, Las Vegas

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/15/10 01:35 AM

I don't think the bench is quite a match, And where are the balance rail bushings?

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/1899213597.html
Posted by: kurtguz

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/15/10 10:38 PM

Pretty sure this guy is an idiot! http://columbiamo.craigslist.org/msg/1899832621.html
Posted by: charleslang

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/16/10 06:04 PM

This one doesn't even say 'Upright':

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/msg/1901963008.html
Posted by: charleslang

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/16/10 06:07 PM

Now I can excuse thinking that a 20th century piano is from 1850, but an electronic organ???

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/msg/1902162328.html
Posted by: crogersrx

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/16/10 09:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Silverwood Pianos

So watch this one. Some of the language is a bit colourful. Do you think this guy gets any calls for tuning??


http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/nyc/1598225097.html


YIKES... even though he is almost certainly joking, I think I'd be really nervous having such a cretin touch my piano. All the techs I know are very polite and cultured. That kind of ad is absurd.
Posted by: crogersrx

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/16/10 09:53 PM

Patented in 1907, but might be a little bit older? Is this sort of like going back to the future?

http://houston.craigslist.org/msg/1902494541.html
Posted by: Gadzar

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/17/10 06:38 AM

OT. It makes me remember...

I was seeing old family pictures with my elder sun Erik, at this time he was 6 years old.

We came to a picture of his grandpa when he was maybe 12/13 years old.

Erik exclaimed: Look, it's me when I was bigger!
Posted by: UnrightTooner

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/17/10 07:25 AM

Originally Posted By: Silverwood Pianos

So watch this one. Some of the language is a bit colourful. Do you think this guy gets any calls for tuning??


http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/nyc/1598225097.html


Actually he tunes for some famous New Yorkers, like HOWARD STERN! laugh laugh laugh
Posted by: pianovoce

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/17/10 01:54 PM

http://austin.craigslist.org/atq/1899536857.html

I'm not sure if these folks are looking for a contractor or trying to sell their piano...
Posted by: JeanieA

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/18/10 04:55 PM

Considering the supposed history of this piano, I would be verrrrry cautious of what might be lurking inside that makes it 'funky.' Ewwww. http://reno.craigslist.org/msg/1893007501.html
Posted by: elecmuse3

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/19/10 01:32 PM

If I recall correctly from the book Blues People by Leroy Jones, the original meaning of the word "funky" is a smell arising from activities of the type the Mustang Ranch promoted. Thus, a completely accurate description using an otherwise adapted word.
And again, ewwww.
Posted by: Les Koltvedt

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/19/10 03:19 PM

Originally Posted By: elecmuse3
If I recall correctly from the book Blues People by Leroy Jones, the original meaning of the word "funky" is a smell arising from activities of the type the Mustang Ranch promoted.


I think Elton said "And we`ll leave the smell of the sea in your beds" from Sweet Painted Lady... are you talking about that Funky smell?
Posted by: DoelKees

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/21/10 12:17 AM

Here's a real bargain Steinway. Not really funny, but somewhat unusual on Craigslist.

Kees
Posted by: Gadzar

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/21/10 01:40 AM

8 million dollars!
Posted by: pianovoce

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/30/10 01:39 PM

At least he admits it... smile

http://cgi.ebay.com/PIANO-TUNER-/280555010043?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item415261b7fb
Posted by: 88Key_PianoPlayer

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/30/10 02:45 PM

I don't necessarily have links to post right now.... but what kind-of annoys me a bit (and is amusing/funny at the same time too), are misrepresented listings, like...
Grand piano ... and it's a "Grand" spinet.
full size upright piano ... a spinet
57" upright piano ... a console or spinet that probably happens to be 57" wide
a piano with a tall piano case... and it has the guts of a spinet. (I actually saw one of these at a store a few years back, and I may have seen others.)
piano .... and it's an organ, or an inexpensive electronic keyboard (like one of the Casios or Yamahas with 61 or fewer keys)
Also I don't exactly like it when some of the wrong keywords are used, like listing "yamaha steinway baldwin" or other brand names at the bottom of the listing when the piano is none of those brands.
...then the ones I miss out on, due to misspelled listings (so my search doesn't turn them up), misplaced listings (I generally only search under musical instruments when I'm looking for pianos), etc, can be a bit irksome.
Posted by: RRedhead

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/08/10 12:51 PM

This guy has been relisting this piano all summer . . . .

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/msg/1940956847.html
Posted by: charleslang

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/08/10 12:55 PM

That's funny. I wonder if that's meant as a commentary on all the old upright listings.
Posted by: Gadzar

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/20/10 11:33 PM

A real bargain!

Yamaha CF III-S at only U.S. $1,200.00

Yamaha CF III concert grand
Posted by: charleslang

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/21/10 12:00 AM

The deal with that piano is, after you get that piano into the US you have to have the legs 'inspected' by some guys the seller knows in the US.

Also, the 'ivory' keytops will be replaced by the same guys.

Amazing price, though!
grin grin wink

(And, ideal for rock stars on the road -- all they need is a little razor blade to scrape the key tops!)

Seriously, though, it's funny when the commas and zeros get mixed up. When I bought my Baldwin R, which was advertised as 1,500 dollars, I hesitated for a moment when I took out my money and thought "I hope he didn't actually mean to write 15,000." Thankfully, he didn't.

There was a semi-concert Kawai for sale recently in San Francisco for something like 2-3k. I think they really meant the price, since the ad sounded like they had bought a building where it was located, and they just wanted to get rid of it. (Also, the ad didn't last very long.)
Posted by: rysowers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/21/10 12:36 AM

Check out this amazing Everett Spinet!

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/msg/1964226981.html  
Posted by: charleslang

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/21/10 01:07 AM

With cast metal levers, even! I'm imagining some 11th century clockworks. Who knew that Everett was into such technology?
Posted by: Loren D

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/21/10 06:44 AM

Originally Posted By: rysowers
Check out this amazing Everett Spinet!

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/msg/1964226981.html  


That ain't no 1995, that's for sure!
Posted by: charleslang

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/22/10 01:10 AM

Here's a piano that looks like a big boat:

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/msg/1966866456.html

It's an interesting find for someone with the resources to restore. I didn't know Bluethner made a symmetrical grand, and certainly not one so large. I wonder what it looks like inside.
Posted by: pianoloverus

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/26/10 08:02 PM

Pianonart today:
"This is a beautiful Petrof Grand Piano III, with full Renner action. The tone and musicality of this instrument is blissful and exceptional - it is a dream piano for any level player but particularly for s killed player."
Posted by: charleslang

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/29/10 10:34 PM

Does anyone have any experience with the brand "Kawaii"?

I think it was maybe a tropicalized version of Kawai??? laugh

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/msg/1979900517.html
Posted by: Andrew Ranger

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/22/10 12:44 PM

The ultimate in musical instruments! Wouldn't you all agree??http://missoula.craigslist.org/msg/2019552079.html
Posted by: charleslang

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/22/10 01:49 PM

"The ultimate in musical instruments, the Spinet Piano."

I just had to quote it for posterity when the ad expires. That's one of the funniest ones yet.
Posted by: trancera

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/22/10 04:02 PM

There's a guy in the UK that sells many pianos, under lots of different ID's which are easy to spot. Quite entertaining ads including videos playing pianos with a gorgeous blonde!

Also odd how some of his customers seem to sell piano occasionally too ... mmm ...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/PRISTINE-CONDITION...#ht_9326wt_1140
Posted by: JeanieA

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/23/10 06:47 PM

Trancera, 'entertaining' isn't necessarily the word I would use to describe that eBay posting. I'm thinking 'schizophrenic' might be more apt. Wow, that was weird!
Posted by: UnrightTooner

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/23/10 07:42 AM

Anyone want to bet this piano has disintegrating plastic elbows?

http://elmira.craigslist.org/msg/2062651449.html
Posted by: Dan Casdorph

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/23/10 12:41 PM

I did a Lester spinet elbow job the other day. A few of them had been replaced, so in all it had 4 types of elbows in it. I replaced them all to end up with a matching set.

Not to hijack this thread, but I'm considering refusing to do anymore elbow jobs, as I just don't think the pianos are worth it. Does anyone else still do these?
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/23/10 01:08 PM

They would not be bad pianos if the elbows held up. I sell the elbows to handy owners and they can fix them if they feel up to it. Not all of them have plastic elbows.
Posted by: Rickster

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/23/10 01:18 PM

There are also some real odd-ball individuals who advertize on CL.
For example, I just saw this ad reappear on CL after several months….

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/eat/msg/2075219362.html

Several months ago, I saw this exact same ad on CL and I was genuinely interested in this particular semi-concert grand piano…

When I emailed the owner and gave him my cell phone number, he called and we discussed the piano. When I asked to schedule a time to look at the piano, he said I needed to prove to him that I was who I said I was and provide him with a land-line phone number and my address. When I complied, he wanted to know if I had the money in my bank account to buy the piano. I assured him that I did have the money to buy it if I decided I wanted it after I looked at it and played it.

Then, he said he would not schedule a time for me to look at it unless I agreed to buy it first. I told him that was an unreasonable request because I had not seen it or played it yet. He said he would contact me again and never did. I guess he changed his mind about selling and removed his ad and I never heard from him again.

Now, his ad, almost identical to the one several months ago, is back on CL.

There are some weird ones out there….

Oh, and by-the-way, I did find a wonderful older Yamaha C7 that I’m absolutely thrilled with… but I didn’t fine it on CL. I guess divine providence was looking after me in the first place…

Take care,

Rick
Posted by: Eric Gloo

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/23/10 04:39 PM

Originally Posted By: Dan Casdorph
Not to hijack this thread, but I'm considering refusing to do anymore elbow jobs, as I just don't think the pianos are worth it. Does anyone else still do these?


The pianos are worthless if the elbows aren't replaced. So, yes, I will still do these.
Posted by: rysowers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/23/10 10:28 PM

Originally Posted By: Dan Casdorph
I did a Lester spinet elbow job the other day. A few of them had been replaced, so in all it had 4 types of elbows in it. I replaced them all to end up with a matching set.

Not to hijack this thread, but I'm considering refusing to do anymore elbow jobs, as I just don't think the pianos are worth it. Does anyone else still do these?


I kinda like doing them. I replace them right in the clients piano - It takes about 2.5 to 3 hours.

Who are you to say whether it is worth it or not? I see my job is to offer service to my client. If they want the piano to work and are willing to pay me, I'll do the work. I'm not here to pass judgement on their taste in instruments.

The only reason I might refuse is if the piano had too many other problems like rusty strings, splitting bridges, loose tuning pins, worn out action etc. But some of these little piano aren't in too bad a shape and with some TLC people can get some enjoyment out of them.
Posted by: pianoloverus

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/10/10 05:15 PM

On today"s PianoMart listings:

"This over 100 years old still plays like a new one my wife has replaced the key broad already"
Posted by: Roy Rodgers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/26/10 06:56 PM

Wonder where the drums are at in this piano? Wonder where they got replacement drums for it?

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/msg/2129906020.html
Posted by: Silverwood Pianos

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/26/10 07:09 PM


Nice decal though. Those drums you speak of would be the much-sought- after invisible ones......that everyone looks for but can never find……
Posted by: UnrightTooner

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/27/10 08:46 AM

Originally Posted By: Silverwood Pianos

Nice decal though. Those drums you speak of would be the much-sought- after invisible ones......that everyone looks for but can never find……


The decal should be nice considering it was made from 14 quarts of gold!
Posted by: ando

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/27/10 09:17 AM

Originally Posted By: UnrightTooner
Originally Posted By: Silverwood Pianos

Nice decal though. Those drums you speak of would be the much-sought- after invisible ones......that everyone looks for but can never find……


The decal should be nice considering it was made from 14 quarts of gold!


Why in the hell would anybody want a gold decal hidden under the top lid? And $4,000 - are these people insane? Or is it so common to find idiots on craigslist that anything is worth a go? (we don't have a craigslist in OZ)
Posted by: Silverwood Pianos

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/27/10 12:15 PM

Craigslist is a minefield of all sorts of used goods. Decals were put in all sorts of un-seen places on pianos in North America including the back of uprights here in Canada.
Posted by: UnrightTooner

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/27/10 12:19 PM

And the decals showed gold medals, but were not gold themselves.
Posted by: ando

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/27/10 09:19 PM

Originally Posted By: UnrightTooner
And the decals showed gold medals, but where not gold themselves.


Yes, I was being sarcastic there, but not very clear. I was disgusted that the seller would try to pass off a cheap decal as gold, in addition to the price of an old clunker at $4000. I guess craigslist is just a big market free-for-all with no rules.
Posted by: Silverwood Pianos

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/28/10 11:18 AM



Craigslist took over for most of the used goods for sale in print media, like the Buy/Sell we have here or the auto/truck trader.
Like any used good it is always buyer beware on Craiglist, Kijiji, or any of the paid sites like Ebay.

One can find a lot of over priced goods of all sorts there. I am surprised that you don’t have a craigslist or similar in OZ.
Type in Craigslist and choose a city in America or Canada. Then you can browse all of the crap too….
Posted by: ando

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/28/10 11:58 AM

Originally Posted By: Silverwood Pianos


One can find a lot of over priced goods of all sorts there. I am surprised that you don’t have a craigslist or similar in OZ.


I guess we do, they just aren't that big by comparison. Craigslist is so infamous the name has entered the popular vernacular - even here in Australia. The closest thing we have would be "Gumtree", but it's really tiny and doesn't have a reputation like Craigslist. It's quite respected actually. It's mostly eBay in OZ.
Posted by: wayne walker

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/28/10 12:11 PM

Originally Posted By: ando
Originally Posted By: Silverwood Pianos


One can find a lot of over priced goods of all sorts there. I am surprised that you don’t have a craigslist or similar in OZ.


I guess we do, they just aren't that big by comparison. Craigslist is so infamous the name has entered the popular vernacular - even here in Australia. The closest thing we have would be "Gumtree", but it's really tiny and doesn't have a reputation like Craigslist. It's quite respected actually. It's mostly eBay in OZ.


Gumtree is the same as Kijiji that we have in Canada
Posted by: trancera

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/28/10 03:33 PM

I found my piano on Gumtree UK.

Looked at a few, the last two being suitable. Cost more to move of course than to buy.

In a way the experience helped, I quickly learned what a really BAD piano looked, felt and sounded like. "Its got a good Iron frame" ... which it did have, it also had a nice birdcage and 250 very different notes smile

I'm delighted with the modest piano I now have.
Posted by: UnrightTooner

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/07/11 01:37 PM

Here's another:

http://elmira.craigslist.org/msg/2199425093.html
Posted by: WhiteSoup12

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/07/11 02:26 PM

I don't know if anyone else will find this humorous, but I know I did... Apparently the sounds of the player piano are not quite as popular as it used to be. This family decided to put a stereo on top of their player piano. Which, by the way, you can buy on Craigslist for $500...




http://tulsa.craigslist.org/msg/2193602687.html
Posted by: DoelKees

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/07/11 10:56 PM

Baby Grand for sale

Kees
Posted by: optimistic

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/07/11 10:59 PM

Originally Posted By: DoelKees


Is this ad for real? Hello! Sorry sarcasm kinda goes over my head sometimes!
Posted by: DoelKees

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/08/11 12:29 AM

Originally Posted By: optimistic08
Originally Posted By: DoelKees


Is this ad for real? Hello! Sorry sarcasm kinda goes over my head sometimes!


You'll have to respond to the person putting up the ad to get an answer to your question. smile

Kees
Posted by: Roy Rodgers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/09/11 05:29 PM

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/atq/2205721228.html

$8,000.00 Wellington??? I may have one of those still sitting around. Maybe I better touch it up.
Posted by: WhiteSoup12

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/09/11 05:59 PM

Originally Posted By: Roy Rodgers
http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/atq/2205721228.html

$8,000.00 Wellington??? I may have one of those still sitting around. Maybe I better touch it up.


Wow. You know what the best part is about that listing? Is when they say "All that is needed is a little touch up can easily be resold for 2x the amount asking". In that case... I'll Take It!
Posted by: Roy Rodgers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/13/11 10:19 AM

Here's an upright with a grand keyboard. But they didn't put any pictures.

http://abilene.craigslist.org/msg/2210866487.html
Posted by: meadpiano

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/15/11 11:39 AM

Here is one!

http://knoxville.craigslist.org/msg/2215294338.html



-Daniel
Posted by: liszt85

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/15/11 11:41 AM

Originally Posted By: meadpiano


Isn't that the brand of the piano? :P
Posted by: BerndAB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/15/11 04:13 PM

Sorry for OT (as not listed on craisglist but ebay)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290532070438&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Astonishing. Now a new owner for 799 USD only.

Ran in the minimum two rounds in ebay.com. A Steinway Square, falsely set on the timeline as it is never a serial no. 3113 but probably an 31130 or 31131 or.. or 31139, last figure omitted by error. So built in 1875. Of the first series of the very last version of Steinway squares, full compass w. 88 keys.

There were squares w. 82 keys CC to a4(?), 1853 to any around 1860, then 85 keys, AAA to a4 (?), built 1860 to 1875, and starting 1875 the last versions w. 88 full keys, AAA to c5(?). This item belonging to the last series, built from 1875 to 1889.

So one of the first examples of the last series. Playable, with some minor work to the outer carved wood. Sold by auction at an extremely low price. I was very much thinking about it - but Ovid, New York - finger lakes, half way from NYC to the Niagara falls.. In the mddle of Nowhere.. Nice nature, assumed.. But such transportation needs organisation, and Costs to get it to Germany probably additional 2.000 USD...

Pheew.

Congrats to the new owner.
Posted by: RonaldD

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/16/11 07:40 AM

I saw an advert on a Canadian Craigslist
that stated; For sale, a " uptight " piano.
Had to chuckle.
Ronald
Posted by: pianoloverus

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/16/11 11:44 AM

Interesting price on this one:
http://www.pianomart.com/buy-a-piano/ad.php?ad_id=12933
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/16/11 11:50 AM

Interesting date, as well.
Posted by: pianoloverus

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/16/11 02:00 PM

Originally Posted By: BDB
Interesting date, as well.
The ad poster just lowered the price by $997,000.
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/16/11 02:17 PM

They should lower the date by about 50 or 60 years, too.
Posted by: Thomas Dowell

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/16/11 04:25 PM

I'm sure this is humidity controlled and just needs a tuning...
http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/zip/2213109530.html
Posted by: bbuckis

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/16/11 06:12 PM

This is not from craigslist, but it is unique. For the price.
http://georgia.thecollectibleshopper.com/collectibles/one-of-a-kind-grand-piano-sculpture.html
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/16/11 06:14 PM

I could sell you one for $1995.00. (Plus tax, of course.)
Posted by: Pianolance

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/16/11 08:02 PM

Originally Posted By: BDB
I could sell you one for $1995.00. tax, of course.)

Don't use tax (tacks) it makes the piano sound all honky tonky smile
Posted by: Loren D

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/16/11 09:14 PM

Originally Posted By: bbuckis


Except that the plate is not from a grand piano, but a vertical. I know, minor detail...:)
Posted by: Dan Casdorph

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/16/11 10:33 PM

Its not a plate. Its a brass soundboard:)
Posted by: Loren D

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/17/11 08:08 AM

Originally Posted By: Dan Casdorph
Its not a plate. Its a brass soundboard:)


Ah! My bad. smile
Posted by: Silverwood Pianos

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/17/11 09:54 AM


Funny…I just had a call last week; some guy looking for a grand piano plate to hang in his music studio….didn’t ask why though….you just never know what is going to sell in the marketplace……
Posted by: Eric Gloo

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/17/11 01:26 PM

It's a "Portable Grand Piano"!

http://utica.craigslist.org/msg/2205308132.html
Posted by: DoelKees

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/17/11 04:38 PM

Originally Posted By: Eric Gloo
It's a "Portable Grand Piano"!

http://utica.craigslist.org/msg/2205308132.html



"Full 88 keys". But only 76 on the picture.

Kees
Posted by: UnrightTooner

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/18/11 07:47 AM

Here is what happens when the Mezzo Thermonucleator Stabilization gets out of control, the keyboard is crowned for life!

http://williamsport.craigslist.org/msg/2214795557.html
Posted by: David, Las Vegas

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/19/11 12:13 AM

I like it because it rhymes.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/2222379778.html
Posted by: rysowers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/19/11 01:48 AM

Here's a classic.
http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/atq/2218356439.html
Posted by: Dale Fox

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/19/11 05:36 PM

Originally Posted By: DoelKees
Originally Posted By: Eric Gloo
It's a "Portable Grand Piano"!

http://utica.craigslist.org/msg/2205308132.html



"Full 88 keys". But only 76 on the picture.

Kees


Only 64 keys. Count again. This time use all your toes and fingers.
Posted by: Eric Gloo

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/19/11 09:00 PM

I wonder if the tone in this is similar to a Memphis Aeolian...the price is certainly right.

http://albany.craigslist.org/bab/2217280454.html
Posted by: Eric Gloo

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/19/11 09:04 PM

...and then there's this baby grand...

http://albany.craigslist.org/bab/2198103265.html
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/19/11 09:06 PM

At least the term "baby" grand makes sense!
Posted by: DoelKees

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/19/11 11:36 PM

Originally Posted By: Dale Fox
Originally Posted By: DoelKees
Originally Posted By: Eric Gloo
It's a "Portable Grand Piano"!

http://utica.craigslist.org/msg/2205308132.html



"Full 88 keys". But only 76 on the picture.

Kees


Only 64 keys. Count again. This time use all your toes and fingers.

This promises to be an interesting discussion.

Ummm, 6 octaves plus four notes. Six time twelve is, uhhhh, 60 + 12 = 72. Add four, ummm, 73, 74, 75, 76! I get 76. Where did I go wrong?

Kees
Posted by: Dale Fox

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/20/11 01:22 AM

Originally Posted By: DoelKees
Originally Posted By: Dale Fox
Originally Posted By: DoelKees
Originally Posted By: Eric Gloo
It's a "Portable Grand Piano"!

http://utica.craigslist.org/msg/2205308132.html



"Full 88 keys". But only 76 on the picture.

Kees


Only 64 keys. Count again. This time use all your toes and fingers.

This promises to be an interesting discussion.

Ummm, 6 octaves plus four notes. Six time twelve is, uhhhh, 60 + 12 = 72. Add four, ummm, 73, 74, 75, 76! I get 76. Where did I go wrong?

Kees


Actually, I can only count to five today so I think I missed an octave. Makes me wonder about myself......Maybe I should check for missing fingers on myself?
Posted by: DoelKees

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/20/11 02:32 PM

Originally Posted By: Dale Fox

Actually, I can only count to five today so I think I missed an octave. Makes me wonder about myself......Maybe I should check for missing fingers on myself?

I thought maybe Dale is missing four fingers and could only count up to 64 with the remaining 6.
If you post a picture of your hand I'll be happy to count them for you to make sure smile

Cheers,
Kees
Posted by: DoelKees

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/21/11 02:56 PM

Here another piano with an unusual amount of keys (52). Or is the owner missing fingers?

I count 88.

Kees
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/21/11 03:29 PM

That is like the person who cannot afford a full piano tuning, and only wants the white keys tuned.
Posted by: rysowers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/21/11 04:02 PM

But they are a step up from the person who only plays the black keys! laugh
Posted by: Del

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/21/11 06:32 PM

Originally Posted By: Roy Rodgers
http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/atq/2205721228.html

$8,000.00 Wellington??? I may have one of those still sitting around. Maybe I better touch it up.

These claims—whether they be for piano, houses or cars—always leave me wondering:
”All that is needed is a little touch up [and it] can easily be resold for 2x the amount asking.”

If there was any truth to them at all the seller would be a fool to not have the “little touch up” done and sell it themselves for “2x the amount asking.” I guess they are just looking for some other fool to come along who will believe. Sigh.

ddf
Posted by: Roy Rodgers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/21/11 06:41 PM

Del, the sad thing is I know where an old Wellington upright is. Might take a little bit more than touch up work though. grin
Posted by: rysowers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/21/11 06:55 PM

It seems that 90% of the pianos on Craigslist are in "excellent shape", and "just needs tuning". Any cosmetic flaws are "easily touched up". A few choice instruments have been "completely gone through". The pricing is usually arbitrary.

Oh, and the lower the price, the more "perfect" they are for a beginner or student.

Posted by: Dale Fox

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/21/11 10:01 PM

Originally Posted By: DoelKees
Here another piano with an unusual amount of keys (52). Or is the owner missing fingers?

I count 88.

Kees


Maybe he thinks all the sharps are just there for note navigation purposes?
Posted by: Dale Fox

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/21/11 10:13 PM

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/msg/2227466669.html

Steinway may find this one of interest.
Posted by: DoelKees

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/21/11 10:57 PM

Originally Posted By: Dale Fox
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/msg/2227466669.html

Steinway may find this one of interest.

Little bit off topic, but:
Apparently the Canadian Bell Illimatable action pianos were often painted over including a "Steinway" logo as they sounded as good, if not better, as that, and they would sell for more this way. Dan Silverwood has a nice photo series on this beast. I tuned one recently, the owner didn't know anything about it (a family heirloom) and neither did I at the time, but I was immediately blown away by the impressive sound.

Kees
Posted by: UnrightTooner

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/22/11 07:26 AM

Originally Posted By: Dale Fox
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/msg/2227466669.html

Steinway may find this one of interest.


Kawai makes Steinway Pianos vs Kawai makes pianos for Steinway. I feel no sympathy for any confusion that Steinway has caused themselves. I have given up explaining that a Boston piano is not made by Steinway. It reminds me of what we used to say the letters in Pontiac stood for.
Posted by: pianoloverus

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/23/11 04:35 PM

From today's PianoMart listings:
"Original, unmutilated, strong sounding Mason & Hamlin Model A piano"
Posted by: Roy Rodgers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/23/11 04:43 PM

Originally Posted By: Roy Rodgers
http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/atq/2205721228.html

$8,000.00 Wellington??? I may have one of those still sitting around. Maybe I better touch it up.


Had a Wellington upright offered to me free. Think I might ought to grab it and see if I can sell it.
Posted by: pianoloverus

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/07/11 08:21 AM

So many careless typos... like a recent PianoMart ad for an

"Acrosonic spine".

And a new one today for an antique 1921 Knabe for only
$2,000,000.
Posted by: ClarkBattle

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/07/11 06:53 PM

Its a pity people didnt just post the text rather than the links. All craigslist URLs time out after 30 days.
Posted by: Thomas Dowell

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/10/11 10:36 PM

http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/msg/2316464039.html
Which reads:
"For sale Upright Straube piano. The harp has recently been replaced. The piano was purchased from the Illinois State Capital building in the 1950's. The piano is in very good condition. Image posted below."

Wow, does anybody here do plate replacements on consoles?
Posted by: UnrightTooner

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/11/11 08:02 AM

For $100 I'll replace a name-plate. What brand of piano would you like to have? laugh laugh laugh
Posted by: meadpiano

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/22/11 04:41 PM

Here is one...I just want to know what is all over the action! is that somekind of moth repellent? Otherwise I like the piano and the listing isnt too bad.

http://knoxville.craigslist.org/msg/2340240308.html


-Daniel
Posted by: pianoloverus

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/30/11 07:31 PM

From today's PianoMart:
"Steinway Model M Located in central NH, last tuned around 2005, tuner said it should have a pin block..."
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/04/11 05:02 AM

From the Little Rock, AR CRAIGS LIST:

>I have a working freshly tuned wurlitzer 200 a electric piano. It sounds amazing, there's nothing like the real thing!
comes with the 4 original legs, and original pedal. speakers work well, as do both 1/4" outputs. feel free to call/text with questions, or to come play it.


Had to chuckle a bit seeing synthesized piano referred to as the "real thing."
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/04/11 05:15 AM

ONE MORE FROM THE LITTLE ROCK AR CRAIGS LIST:


Upright Piano - $1 (Bryant, AR)
...MAKE ME AN OFFER
Posted by: appleman

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/04/11 05:33 AM

Originally Posted By: bkw58
Had to chuckle a bit seeing synthesized piano referred to as the "real thing."
A Wurlitzer 200 is an electric piano, not a synth. It uses struck reeds and an electric pick-up to produce it's sound.

Think of them is the piano's version of an electric guitar.
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/26/11 10:37 PM

Originally Posted By: appleman
Originally Posted By: bkw58
Had to chuckle a bit seeing synthesized piano referred to as the "real thing."
A Wurlitzer 200 is an electric piano, not a synth. It uses struck reeds and an electric pick-up to produce it's sound.

Think of them is the piano's version of an electric guitar.


Technically you are correct. Great analogy. But this doesn't alter the fact that it too is not the real thing.
Posted by: pianoloverus

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/05/11 12:16 PM

From today's PianoMart listings. I guess some of the older Steinway concert grands were a bit on the small side.

Steinway & Sons

Model:D concert grand

Serial #:428658

Year:2010-restored

Size:4'7"
Posted by: Thomas Dowell

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/24/11 02:32 PM

http://rockford.craigslist.org/ele/2454469554.html

I found this plain funny. How does the Casanova stack up against the Clavinova?


Used: Yamaha Casanova electronic Piano.

Great Sound Quality. Good Condition with few minor character flaws.

Used about 10 years old!

$500.00 OBO CASH ONLY

Pick Up today!
Posted by: Pianolance

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/24/11 11:04 PM

I had someone ask me if I know the "Moonlight Sinatra" So I played it my way.
Posted by: Dave Stahl

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/25/11 09:51 AM

Originally Posted By: Thomas Dowell
http://rockford.craigslist.org/ele/2454469554.html

I found this plain funny. How does the Casanova stack up against the Clavinova?


Used: Yamaha Casanova electronic Piano.

Great Sound Quality. Good Condition with few minor character flaws.

Used about 10 years old!

$500.00 OBO CASH ONLY

Pick Up today!


Whaddya get when you cross a casio with a clavinova....
Posted by: Pianolance

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/28/11 05:12 PM

Here's a funny one I saw today in the Nashville Craigslist ads. http://nashville.craigslist.org/msg/2464729796.html
For when this cl listing expires, the ad is for a Lester Low Back Spinner piano. I guess it was the for runner to the Sit and Spin.

LB
Posted by: azandj

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/28/11 08:23 PM

Originally Posted By: Pianolance
I had someone ask me if I know the "Moonlight Sinatra" So I played it my way.


Nice one ha
Posted by: pianoloverus

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/30/11 06:15 PM

Near the top of today's Ebay listing's is a Lester spinet with
"all three pedals and seat" for just ONE MILLION dollars.

Perhaps a attempt by the seller to get more views?
Posted by: Pianolance

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/03/11 01:14 AM

Found another gem today - this one actually looks like a sweet deal. Check it out - it's unusual in its terms of payment. http://nashville.craigslist.org/msg/2473988008.html
Posted by: Lain

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/03/11 01:39 AM

Originally Posted By: Pianolance
Found another gem today - this one actually looks like a sweet deal. Check it out - it's unusual in its terms of payment. http://nashville.craigslist.org/msg/2473988008.html


Sweet ha
Posted by: Plowboy

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/12/11 02:05 PM

Here's a real deal:
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/msg/2487115723.html

This one is still in tune, well, maybe except where the hammer is broken off, we can't be sure about that one.
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/msg/2456237064.html

Better hurry, at only $2000 this one will go fast:
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/msg/2488245418.html
Posted by: JeanieA

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/13/11 12:23 AM

Wow! Some folks really think they've got gold in that there 'ol piano...

This William & Sons Chicago Upright Piano was built been 1905 and 1910. Model: Epworth Concert Brand. Selling it for $8,000.00. It is in very good codition. (sic) Please feel free to email and ask any further questions that you may have. Here's the ad so you can see this gem while it lasts!

Oooh, here's another...anyone know what size it is, really?

This is a fullsize Minature Upright Piano not a Spinet It was appraised at $7.000 Please call for price Check it out!
Posted by: AprilMae

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/13/11 01:46 PM

I don't get how something can be a "fullsize Miniature." crazy

Here is a recent ad from my neck of the woods which claims their spinet piano has 38 keys. http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/msg/2491364011.html
Posted by: UnrightTooner

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/14/11 07:34 AM

Originally Posted By: AprilMae
I don't get how something can be a "fullsize Miniature." crazy

Here is a recent ad from my neck of the woods which claims their spinet piano has 38 keys. http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/msg/2491364011.html


Well, it does have 38 white keys.
Posted by: David, Las Vegas

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/20/11 10:01 PM

Her's one that includes the ivories but some don't work and everything is original!!!

http://stgeorge.craigslist.org/msg/2488920945.html
Posted by: AprilMae

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/26/11 03:27 PM

Player Piano - $3,000
http://bellingham.craigslist.org/msg/2452798972.html

"I have a late 1800's early 1900's golden solid oak player piano for sale. I have no rolls of music, they have been lost in a long move. Beautifull piece of furniture and works just fine. My Mom has not room in her retirement home for this piano and I don't either. I would love to see somone enjoy it as much as my mother did. If you know anything about players then I would love to hear from you or, you could just buy it. So, So heavy that it is a three man show to mve it. It is on a ground floor and has wheels thank goodness for that. This piano is one of a kind. When I took the picks I did not polish it up so it is dull in the picks If interested parties only would like to see it I can show it to you at your convienence."

-----
I don't think the pictures help out this ad at all.
Posted by: JeanieA

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/26/11 04:05 PM

Don't you just love these highly-informative ads; no style, brand, size, age, color, or photos...

-Older Piano-

Older piano needs tuning (maybe?)
can send pics if intersted
Make offer
Can txt only 3XXXXXXXXX
or
email

Location: silver springs
Posted by: UnrightTooner

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/28/11 01:17 PM

Sometimes the less said, the better. You can get more interest that way.

One time I had a hard time selling a car on the local "tradio." I gave all the info, and nobody called. So I starting giving less and less info in hopes that someone would call wanting to know more. Still no luck. Finally, I advertised it as a brand new battery with a car attached. Yep, then I was able to sell it!
Posted by: meadpiano

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/16/11 02:21 PM

This must be a spinet...

http://knoxville.craigslist.org/msg/2652759045.html

antique pianto - $1000 (maryville tn)



antique pianto apraised at 1100 dollars but will take best offer if interested call donna or charles hayes @ (865)982-8607
Posted by: Roy Rodgers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/16/11 11:15 PM

Here's a different electric piano.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/atq/2653374131.html
Posted by: Eric Gloo

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/17/11 09:21 PM

It's a FISH TANK piano!
Posted by: DoelKees

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/17/11 11:09 PM

Originally Posted By: Eric Gloo

If it was playable I might be interested.

Is it possible to play a piano underwater? Someone must have tried. Not like this, but for real.

Kees
Posted by: Grandpianoman

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings--anyone have $5 Million? - 10/19/11 11:20 AM

This isn't Craigs List, but perhaps it should be...anyone have $6 Million to spend on a Steinway Grand? wink

http://www.ebay.com/itm/STEINWAY-HISTORI...=item35b5fffc81
Posted by: Monaco

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings--anyone have $5 Million? - 10/19/11 11:39 AM

Baldwin Acrosonic - only $2400. You would think they could have at least thrown in the moving fee.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/msg/2657379302.html
Posted by: Plowboy

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings--anyone have $5 Million? - 10/19/11 01:52 PM

You guys will like this one:
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/msg/2658035520.html

Quote:
Lowballer excuses and my replies:

1. "I'm tight on cash"...you shouldn't be buying pianos.

2. "I'm a starving college student"...buy ramen and throw in an egg...very filling. Buy a cheap electronic keyboard. Fits better in your Scion or Honda anyway.

3. "I'm retired and on a tight budget"...see lowballer excuse #1.

4. "$1 CASH, today"...I ONLY take cash. You can pay by credit card via paypal but you pay ALL fees and I wait for funds to clear before you take delivery. No money orders, wooden nickels, magic beans or Nigerian wire money transfers for a billion dollars and you give me and extra $50K for my "troubles". Or lotto winnings that you can't get out of the EU for whatever reason.

5. "my Homeboy said this piano is only worth $1"...your homeboy is probably as stupid as you.

6. "my Homeboy said he'll sell me this EXACT same model of piano for $1 but I'd rather buy from you for [insert lowball price but above $1]"...help your homeboy out first or else he might shoot you.

7. "would you consider renting it?"...yes. $1/per day and $1200 non refundable restocking fee.

8. "take a picture of the inside, the bottom, every single key, raise Chopin from the dead to play it, record it, put it on YouTube, get a billion hits, and I'll maybe call you."...no stop wasting my time.

9. "can you meet me halfway between Bakersfield so I can 'look' at it"...see #8.

10. "payment plan?"...yes. ONE payment installment plan. AKA "INSTANT layaway" AKA "cash and carry".
Posted by: pianoloverus

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings--anyone have $5 Million? - 10/20/11 05:46 PM

"Prior to my ownership it was the piano that was used in the Old South Church in Weymouth, MA and made it through the fire of 1989. Its notably burnt finish and warm tone is a great addition to any home."
Posted by: DoelKees

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/28/11 05:21 PM

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/msg/2673479202.html


uptight piano

sounds nervously and hides at back of the stage
really needs to unwind, badly
Posted by: Andrew Ranger

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/12/11 04:26 PM

http://missoula.craigslist.org/msg/2698821309.html


Piano in mint condition by Baldwin. Solid Mahogany case, solid brass sound board. It has been in my family since 1930. It is in perfect condition and very well cared for. It needs tuning.
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/12/11 05:27 PM

And it is a spinet, perhaps the world's largest.
Posted by: JeanieA

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/12/11 07:40 PM

These folks have ALL the bases covered:

This piano is an upright grand square in working condition and measures 49.5" tall.

Pretty case, though... http://reno.craigslist.org/atq/2677960707.html
Posted by: Roy Rodgers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/14/11 08:01 PM

Here's a Wellington upright for only.... $5,000.00. I know where a couple of these Wellington uprights are at. Maybe I should latch on to them.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/msg/2702254878.html
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/14/11 09:21 PM

Well, it does have a lovely custom finish!
Posted by: Monaco

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/20/11 08:56 PM

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/msg/2712107350.html

"UPRIGHT GRAND BLUES PIANO"
"This is a must see to believe solid antique upright 1920's blues piano, actually manufactured in 1910 by Lauter. "


WHAT!!???
Posted by: Emmery

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/25/11 08:19 PM

A particular trombone, not a piano, but worthy of a chuckle...

http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/msg/2719492452.html
Posted by: Monaco

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/27/12 10:37 AM

The piano isn't funny, who hangs a picture like that over a white piano?
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/msg/2820640258.html
Posted by: Scotty-Boy

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/27/12 03:51 PM

I love this thread. Is there anyway we can post screen shots instead of links... almost all of the links are expired so posting screenshots will allow everyone to enjoy forever!
Posted by: Eric Gloo

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/27/12 10:08 PM

Very heavy. Must pick up.

But I know it's heavy. Do I still have to pick it up?
Posted by: David, Las Vegas

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/08/12 10:08 AM

So, if anyone ever has a question about those unique plastic Irish built pianos that somehow keep surfacing this is what they look like in good condition. With a little tape and glue it could last another owner or two. Sure is enticing at $100.00.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/2839808734.html
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/08/12 10:46 AM

CL advertising a M&H Upright:

1907 Mason Hamlin Piano - $1200 (Central Arkansas)

Date: 2012-02-02, 9:54PM CST

Beautiful antique piano with victorian scrolling detail. It's the only conpany that that made this piano. It's an upright babygrand concert piano. Solid brass sound box. Very heavy. Last tuned in 1948 and still in tune. Only one key needs refelting. all original still plays very LOUD. Please TEXT to...

laugh
Posted by: Silverwood Pianos

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/08/12 11:16 AM

Originally Posted By: David, Las Vegas
So, if anyone ever has a question about those unique plastic Irish built pianos that somehow keep surfacing this is what they look like in good condition. With a little tape and glue it could last another owner or two. Sure is enticing at $100.00.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/2839808734.html



There is a fellow who used to post here that threw one of these into the bay and it didn’t sink..it floated….
I had one once here in the shop; really difficult to repair when the hammer flanges break away from the rail.
Posted by: meadpiano

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/09/12 12:09 PM

VINTAGE PIANO...CRICKERING UPRIGHT CONSOLE - $300 (OAK RIDGE)




OKAY IT NEEDS TO BE TUNED BUT EVERY PIANO NEEDS TO BE TUNED AFTER IT IS MOVED!?!?!

BEAUTIFUL OLDER WORKING PIANO MADE IN THE UNITED STATES BY THE CRICKERING PIANO COMPANY AND PURCHASED AT KNOXVILLE PIANO COMPANY.

I CAN EMAIL OR TEXT SOME PICTURES OR MEET YOU TO SEE IT IN PERSON. IT IS A CHERISHED PIECE OF HISTORY LOADED WITH GREAT MEMORIES BUT AFTER A DEATH IN OUR FAMILY, WE MUST PART WITH IT.

IT CAN BE MOVED EASILY BECAUSE THERE ARE NO STEPS OUT OF THE HOUSE AND IT SITS WITHIN 10 FEET OF THE EXIT DOOR.
Posted by: pianoloverus

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/15/12 10:13 AM

From today's PianoMart listings for a 1913 Bechstein

"It has not suffered damages during the Spanish civil war and it is valuable as an historical piece."
Posted by: Rostosky

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/15/12 10:39 AM

Pianoloverus, I checked that advert, apparently the Bechstein also did not reside in the Kent countryside during the battle of Britain.
Nor was it involved in the D day landings.

It doesnt get around very much does it? A bit of a recluse one may say. It does sport a white feather for cowardice. Allthough it has been labelled a consciencous objector, the Bechstein is eyeing up a short residency in Iran, in the very near future.
Posted by: Bob

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/16/12 12:33 PM

Otto is a master at tuning and repairing pianos He will also check the piano you want to buy Call him anytime at xxx-xxx-xxxx He is having a holiday special check up and tuning $99 tell him Karl said so in case he forgets.
Posted by: pianoloverus

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/19/12 11:29 AM

From today's PianoMart postings:

"Beautiful Full-Size Concert Grand Piano" which on further investigation is 5'9".
Posted by: Kyle_G

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/19/12 12:40 PM

Originally Posted By: pianoloverus
From today's PianoMart postings:

"Beautiful Full-Size Concert Grand Piano" which on further investigation is 5'9".
lol
Posted by: notbach

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/21/12 05:42 PM

"Grand" piano for $125.00.

http://houston.craigslist.org/msg/2861871161.html


Text for when link expires:
"PIANO - SPINET SYTLE. PRICE INCLUDES BENCH. GOOD CONDITION. NEEDS TUNING. BRAND NAME - GRAND"
Posted by: Eric Gloo

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/23/12 08:42 PM

http://utica.craigslist.org/msg/2866993378.html

A Parade "Piano"
Posted by: pianoloverus

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/27/12 12:04 PM

From today's PianoMart listings: four grands where the seller apparently left off the last "0" on each of the prices yielding a refinished 1981 Steinway M for $3500 and an early 20th century rebuilt Bosendorfer of $6500.
http://www.pianomart.com/buy-a-piano/ad.php?ad_id=15529
http://www.pianomart.com/buy-a-piano/ad.php?ad_id=15527
http://www.pianomart.com/buy-a-piano/ad.php?ad_id=15528
Posted by: Monaco

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/01/12 12:14 AM

Paino for sale. only $750. But which one is it?
It's in condition.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/fuo/2855865390.html
Posted by: Thomas Martin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/06/12 05:41 PM

I wonder how much it would be worth if all of the keys worked.

http://stjoseph.craigslist.org/atq/2872911426.html

I've also recently come across a Mason & Hamlin BB which the ad said originally cost $100,000 in 1979! Unfortunatly I can't recall where I saw that ad.
Thomas M
Posted by: Monaco

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/07/12 10:30 PM

Ok, this isn't so much funny as just plain confusing. What the heck is the seller (probably Pascal) trying to do here? Hoping people will just be confused enough to call?

UPRIGHT PLAYER PIANO
This is an original 1980's small apartment Yamaha with storage bench seat, ideal student model, lowboy spinet, 64 keys, Tom Thumb size 45" wide x 39" hi x 26" deep, both piano and player unit work perfectly, excellent ebony finish. Comes with few player rolls.

Picture: looks like a U1 to me.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/msg/2840505275.html
Posted by: pianoloverus

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/12/12 02:56 PM

From a well known rebuilder's site:

1904 Mason & amp Hamlin Piano
Posted by: SuperTuner

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/12/12 05:30 PM

Just had to post this one:


http://helena.craigslist.org/msg/2883567308.html


smile
Posted by: pianoloverus

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/12/12 07:38 PM

Originally Posted By: SuperTuner
I'd love to call up some prestigious maker and ask them how much a new "paint job" would cost but I don't have the nerve.
Posted by: Thomas Martin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/13/12 12:15 PM

Has anyone ever seen a blond wood finished Steinway? No picture and when I inquired about pictures the author said it was sold. http://lincoln.craigslist.org/msg/2867009418.html
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/13/12 12:18 PM

I have seen blond Steinway consoles, and a friend has a grand that was previously blond.
Posted by: Thomas Martin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/13/12 12:27 PM

I guess it could have been legitimate then...
Thomas M
Posted by: basically

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/13/12 11:44 PM

Here's one:

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/msg/2892784122.html
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/14/12 06:42 PM

Originally Posted By: basically



There is no smiley for "This made me spit my drink!"
Posted by: charleslang

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/22/12 04:42 PM

Just some observations about craigslist postings:

- A "players" piano is not the same as a player piano.

- A grand piano is a horizontal piano only, unless you use the old term 'upright grand' or if the brand name of the piano is "Grand" (in which case it should be capitalized).

- If you write "great deal" it's a dead giveaway that you're trying to get more for your piano than it is worth.

- Small digital keyboards with unweighted keys are not pianos.

- Looking online for fully restored pianos that look distantly like, and share a brand name with, the old junker you are selling is not a substitute for an appraisal. (Or more succinctly: your landfill piano is not 'worth 15,000 dollars with just a little work').

- "Kawaii" is not a maker of pianos (or even an island chain).
Posted by: David, Las Vegas

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/27/12 09:56 AM

Gez, Here's one that, I'm sad to say, you could only find in Las Vegas. Getting dizzy just looking at it.


http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/2923264669.html
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/28/12 10:51 AM

That makes me downright queasy!
Posted by: Plowboy

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/26/12 12:47 PM

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/msg/2978451889.html

Quote:
Beautiful Cream Colored Console Piano! Tokai Brand, Fabulous Rich Sound. Bench included.

TOKAI PIANOS, U.S.A.: Tokai Pianos are manufactured by Tokai Gakki Co., Ltd., in Hammamatsu, Japan, the third largest and leading musical instrument manufacturing company in Japan. The company offers Studio Classic Pianos, Chippendale Uprights, Modern Uprights, Grand Pianos, Continental and American Consoles, Spinets, and Modern and Historical Cembalos/Harpsichords, all of the highest quality. All Tokai vertical and grand pianos include bass agraffes, Royal George T pin hammer felt, reverse locking tuning pins, artist bench, and a 12-year full warranty. Models include studios, uprights, grand pianos, and Continental and American consoles in high-polish and satin finishes. Much better piano than Steinway, Yamaha, Baldwin, Schimmel or Kawai. Number 1 choice for professional musicians.
Posted by: rbstewert

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/26/12 02:59 PM

Smith and Barnes 1910:

http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/fuo/2939809307.html
Posted by: Eric Gloo

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/27/12 01:09 PM

Someone better jump on this one. Oh, wait...they already did.

http://albany.craigslist.org/atq/2982198324.html
Posted by: AprilMae

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/29/12 03:34 AM


FREE Upright piano. Has some damage, it fell on its back while moving. It came from Guemes Island and now it has to go. Played fine when upright. Face panel also here. Please take, I hate to toss it.

http://bellingham.craigslist.org/msg/2980882275.html
Posted by: Sparky McBiff

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/29/12 10:55 AM

Originally Posted By: AprilMae

FREE Upright piano. Has some damage, it fell on its back while moving. It came from Guemes Island and now it has to go. Played fine when upright. Face panel also here. Please take, I hate to toss it.

http://bellingham.craigslist.org/msg/2980882275.html


Then I guess it isn't an "upright" any more.
Posted by: JulianG123

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/29/12 07:49 PM

Quote:
Much better piano than Steinway, Yamaha, Baldwin, Schimmel or Kawai. Number 1 choice for professional musicians.


LMAO
Posted by: Little_Blue_Engine

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/29/12 09:16 PM

Originally Posted By: David, Las Vegas
Gez, Here's one that, I'm sad to say, you could only find in Las Vegas. Getting dizzy just looking at it.


http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/2923264669.html
Any sense of style I may have is telling me I should be running the other way but there's a little part of me that is screaming "OMG that is AWESOME!!!" Luckily I can usually ignore that little part long enough to prevent me from actually ending up with something like this in my living room.
Posted by: Maxtor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/02/12 01:48 AM

Originally Posted By: Little_Blue_Engine
Originally Posted By: David, Las Vegas
Gez, Here's one that, I'm sad to say, you could only find in Las Vegas. Getting dizzy just looking at it.


http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/2923264669.html
Any sense of style I may have is telling me I should be running the other way but there's a little part of me that is screaming "OMG that is AWESOME!!!" Luckily I can usually ignore that little part long enough to prevent me from actually ending up with something like this in my living room.


I know a house where that piano might slightly fit. The shape and swirls of the black on that piano upholstery EXACTLY match a decorative wrought iron fireplace grate and staircase railing at a friend's house. However, the house has mostly wood panelling, stone floors, and a very "earthy" feel, so the piano would still look completely out of place.

Maybe if someone had a pet white tiger, the piano could match that? It's legal to have a pet tiger in some US states, and anyone who owns one may be crazy enough to fall in love with that piano.
Posted by: backto_study_piano

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/02/12 04:33 AM

I was asked to play for a wedding ceremony recently. Most weddings I've played for had a Pipe Organ - though I've done some on piano. I asked what instrument was available. I was told an electric piano (big groan to one-self). I agreed, as it was a friend of a friend. Closer to the wedding, I wanted to have a look at the "electric piano", and rang the person who could open up the small Church for me.

I was told that I'd be really pleased with the "keyboard". I groaned louder to myself. I asked could she describe it.

She said "Oh, it's a STANDARD KEYBOARD. It's got 44 notes".

So started the search for another instrument - which ended up being a borrowed electric piano.
Posted by: Roy Rodgers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/01/12 10:14 AM

Player piano from 1850. I didn't know they made players back then.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/ndf/atq/3054642206.html
Posted by: notbach

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/12/12 08:52 PM

Testing the limits of the word 'working'.

http://houston.craigslist.org/msg/3201370189.html
Posted by: rysowers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/14/12 02:29 AM

Wow, I love the "crowned" keyboard! laugh
Posted by: rysowers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/14/12 02:31 AM

Here's a good one!
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/15/12 08:44 PM

Originally Posted By: notbach
Testing the limits of the word 'working'.

http://houston.craigslist.org/msg/3201370189.html


Its work is to hold down the rug.
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/17/12 05:33 PM

Right now on the San Diego CL site, these two are for sale:

1908 Wellington Upright

1908 Wellington Upright

I think just to have two identical 104 year-old pianos in the same room would be cool enough to pick them up...
Posted by: meadpiano

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/17/12 10:53 PM

KIMBALL GRAND ***PARTS*** - $200

http://knoxville.craigslist.org/msg/3212376312.html

Boy if I could sell old harp-less pianos for $200 I would do it all the time! Get money for the Cast Iron and the ol Pianer!
Posted by: rbstewert

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/08/12 04:27 PM

http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/msg/3242990910.html


1918 Player Piano Gulbransen-Dickinson Co. MUST SELL - $4500 (Dallas)

Date: 2012-09-07, 2:22PM PDT
Reply to this post wn6mh-3242990910@sale.craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Asking $4,500 OBO for a 1918 Gulbransen-Dickinson Co. upright player piano. Sold by the Ellas Marx Music Co. in Sacramento CA. Serial # 123913
this is a beautiful mahagony piano. I inharited it in 1997 and was appraised at 8K. Was told if the bellows were restored it would be worth 14K-16K. These old piano bellows were made out of cloth so they will naturally deteriorate over time. Piano sounds like it still plays very well. I do not play so I do not know if it is out of tune. Was told these old pianos if placed on an inside wall they do not have to be tuned.

Gulbransen-Dickinson was well known for their exceptional quality pianos and player pianos.

This piano has been in my family since 1935 and has been well cared for and loved. Unfortunately MUST SELL!! Comes with bench and 4 rolls of player music 3 of which are still in their box and one is in the piano.
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/08/12 04:32 PM

It's true that they don't have to be tuned, particularly if they are not played.
Posted by: David, Las Vegas

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/17/12 07:08 PM

One mans Junk is another mans .........Junk

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/3345915565.html
Posted by: rysowers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/18/12 01:08 AM

Awww, it just needs a little TLC!
Posted by: rysowers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/18/12 01:12 AM

Speaking of TLC this one could be worth $13,000-$15,000 with a little TLC:
http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/msg/3331957627.html
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/18/12 01:31 AM

Well, of course. He sent to the Lexington company to get the value about it, and got a response. It must be a piano that can raise the dead!
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/18/12 09:30 AM

OMG! It's the virtual twin to my Hamilton. If you look closely, the legs even look identical. Having the same battered, crazed finish helps...



Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/18/12 11:57 AM

They differ in several ways, but some of the case components may have come from the same source.
Posted by: JeanieA

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/20/12 01:11 AM

Maybe it's the Halloween season influencing my perception, but this thing looks like it was built by a casket manufacturer.
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/20/12 01:26 AM

Pianos like that were fairly common. It probably is not as old as they claim.
Posted by: JeanieA

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/20/12 01:45 AM

I was wondering what the Dickens IS that thing sitting on the right side of the keyboard?
Posted by: Rusty Fortysome

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/20/12 02:35 PM

Originally Posted By: charleslang

- If you write "great deal" it's a dead giveaway that you're trying to get more for your piano than it is worth.

Describing a deal as "great" is a sure sign of trouble. The buyer will be able to figure out a great deal on their own.

Quote:

- "Kawaii" is not a maker of pianos (or even an island chain).

Maybe they are selling a cute piano.
(Kawaii --Japanese for "cute". Kawai ≠ Kawaii)
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/20/12 04:26 PM

Originally Posted By: JeanieA
I was wondering what the Dickens IS that thing sitting on the right side of the keyboard?


Maybe the handle of something jammed behind the keyboard.
Posted by: rysowers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/29/12 10:27 PM

Another classic! I must be a fool to not buy this as an investment piano!
http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/msg/3373726689.html
Posted by: CoolPianoStuff

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/02/12 05:50 PM

I always wonder what the “expert” charged for the appraisal.

Cool name on the plate though.
Posted by: AprilMae

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/18/12 12:45 PM

For a mere $400, you can buy this beauty "now" on eBay. The current owner says, "Works great. All keys and hammers and wires are intact. I would strip the paint if I were gonna keep it."

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1946-1951-Winter...=item2325118303
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/19/12 11:24 AM

No bids on that beauty.
It looks like someone did 'strip the paint' already.
Posted by: charleslang

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/19/12 12:01 PM

Originally Posted By: AprilMae
For a mere $400, you can buy this beauty "now" on eBay. The current owner says, "Works great. All keys and hammers and wires are intact. I would strip the paint if I were gonna keep it."

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1946-1951-Winter...=item2325118303


Imagine if that person had an 'ebay store' . . .
- Old banana peels: two for $25
- Burnt-out refrigerator built in 1975 that has been sitting outside in the rain for two years: $225
- Used syringes, $2.50 each
Posted by: LarryF

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/03/12 03:44 PM

How about this one ...

http://albany.craigslist.org/atq/3435407491.html

Larry
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/03/12 03:55 PM

Sometimes, just sometimes, the ad is accurate.

http://rmn.craigslist.org/msg/3446471927.html
Posted by: David, Las Vegas

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/04/12 12:10 AM

This one keeps showing up. Someone is REALLY serious about selling it. It get listed about every holiday. If they would nail a can of Spam on the side of it someone might consider taking it. Yuk

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/3452779682.html
Posted by: rysowers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/04/12 12:50 AM

Ouch! They sound so optimistic about the usefulness of those brittle plastic parts! These pianos actually did have some interesting innovations. But who cares if it falls apart?!
Posted by: David, Las Vegas

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/26/13 12:43 PM

She said... Oh I didn't know I had to clean the top off. Or, "gee..... should I go get the vacuum?".

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/3571828240.html
Posted by: Silverwood Pianos

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/26/13 12:51 PM



http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/bnc/msg/3570012829.html



http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/pml/msg/3569258953.html
Posted by: Olek

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/26/13 05:47 PM



Square pianos are perfect for collection as you can put one on the other, you need less space than with modern pianos.
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/27/13 10:57 AM

Throw a table cloth over that square grand and a family could use it for a dinner table too!


As for the clutter one, I think they need a trash can first and then a vacuum cleaner.
Posted by: TunerJeff

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/27/13 01:22 PM

Dan,

I was unfamiliar with a place called Burnaby...and my mind made a little slip when I saw the ad....

I saw a square grand and 'Burnbabyburn!'

TunerJeff
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/27/13 03:09 PM

Originally Posted By: Olek
Square pianos are perfect for collection as you can put one on the other.

Somehow, I'm reminded of a two story outhouse.
Posted by: Roy Rodgers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/27/13 05:38 PM

I'll take the old squares, if I can't fix them, I'll make a nice desk out of them. LOL
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/28/13 03:55 PM

Originally Posted By: TunerJeff
Dan,

I was unfamiliar with a place called Burnaby...and my mind made a little slip when I saw the ad....

I saw a square grand and 'Burnbabyburn!'

TunerJeff
+1 Tuner Jeff
Posted by: Nash. Piano Rescue

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/28/13 04:51 PM

The most popular hits I get are the 100 or so calls I get wanting to know how to get the SOLID BRONZE or BRASS harp out of pianos to sell for scrap. You can only tell someone a few 100 times that it's guilded cast iron and magnets only stick to iron and steel. Then they will cut up the strings to get all .98765 cents worth of copper off the Bass strings and spend a week doing that.

Then I get the calls about how they got 6 bucks for the harp at the scrap yard and "it suddenly was not brass " lol
Posted by: MaggieGirl

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/05/13 06:01 PM

It's like Where's Waldo...
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/msg/3595704870.html
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/05/13 07:09 PM

Originally Posted By: MaggieGirl

The music rack must be optional.
Posted by: David, Las Vegas

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/06/13 07:05 PM

The first one.... What's missing here.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/3598918911.html

2nd.... You'll need to excavate this one to get a look.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/3598913547.html
Posted by: MaggieGirl

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/07/13 05:31 PM

This one is very sweet....I love how he counted the keys and pedals.

"88 Keys - 36 Blk 52 Wht Number of Pedals: 3"

laugh

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/msg/3593976769.html
Posted by: MaggieGirl

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/07/13 05:32 PM

This one gives new meaning to the term "Piano Bar"
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/fuo/3600936324.html

Check out the pedals....
Posted by: Scott Hamlin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/07/13 06:46 PM

http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/nyc/1598225097.html
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/07/13 07:16 PM

Oh my!
Posted by: kpembrook

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/07/13 09:47 PM

Well, that's in-your-face advertising, isn't it? shocked
Posted by: Jerry Groot RPT

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/07/13 09:50 PM

I can't imagine that person has any work whatsoever.
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/08/13 09:21 AM

Well, I'm certainly not calling him!
Posted by: Jorge Andrade

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/09/13 01:39 AM

Yeap, what happens in Vegas...

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/atq/3602937337.html
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/09/13 01:57 AM

At that price, I might be interested if it were nearby. I know several people who could be the monkey!
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/12/13 08:57 PM

Certainly not an upright:

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=218&ad=23855265&cat=&lpid=5&search=piano&ad_cid=4
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/12/13 08:59 PM

Oh, it is the piano from Upside Downton Abbey!
Posted by: Supply

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/12/13 09:20 PM

Be careful when you walk into the room. If the anti-gravity generator ever shuts down for whatever reason, someone could really get hurt!
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/12/13 09:42 PM

Originally Posted By: BDB
Oh, it is the piano from Upside Downton Abbey!

thumb - Good One!
Posted by: Chris Storch

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/12/13 10:18 PM

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mason-Hamlin-Art...=item2c6c6a5527

Masssssson & Hamlin "Sidewinder" piano!

"...workssss beautifully with no problems whatssssssoever..." That'sssss not what I see in the picturessss! Ugh! It really painsssss me to sssssssee how some of these thingsssss are treated.

Isssss that gold paint on the sssssstringsssss between the hooks and the agraffessssss?
Posted by: Jorge Andrade

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/18/13 10:30 PM

Originally Posted By: Chris Storch
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mason-Hamlin-Art...=item2c6c6a5527

Masssssson & Hamlin "Sidewinder" piano!

"...workssss beautifully with no problems whatssssssoever..." That'sssss not what I see in the picturessss! Ugh! It really painsssss me to sssssssee how some of these thingsssss are treated.

Isssss that gold paint on the sssssstringsssss between the hooks and the agraffessssss?





Are you ssssssugesting sssssssomething??? laugh
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/19/13 08:29 AM

Maybe Chris is a herpetologist or he is Sylvester in another life.
Posted by: Monaco

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/21/13 08:36 PM

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/msg/3618461906.html
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/21/13 09:20 PM



lol!!!
Pianos rule; miscellaneous instruments and gear drool.
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/22/13 10:33 AM

I suffered gear drool from a 1967 Marshall Plexi.
Posted by: Emmery

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/27/13 02:11 PM

Not a piano, but a funny listing indicating the seller at least has some goal....
http://hartford.craigslist.org/bik/3638762355.html
Posted by: miscrms

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/01/13 01:45 AM

Not quite sure this is funny, but full marks for creativity I guess...

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/msg/3650688050.html

"The Company Of People Who Built This Piano Had to Know God."

"It Has No Serial Number Because It Was Built Before The People Decided To Use Serial Numbers."

"This Piano Is Not Getting New Strings and Hammers. That is Not Always a Good Idea! Chickering Had Their Own Piano Science."

I can't decide if I'm horrified or in awe. Maybe there are people in LA with the proper $$ to braincell ratio to buy a minimally refurbished 130 year old Chicago Chickering upright for $8000.

Rob
Posted by: Pianolance

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/01/13 07:26 AM

Originally Posted By: miscrms
Not quite sure this is funny, but full marks for creativity I guess...

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/msg/3650688050.html

"The Company Of People Who Built This Piano Had to Know God."

"It Has No Serial Number Because It Was Built Before The People Decided To Use Serial Numbers."

"This Piano Is Not Getting New Strings and Hammers. That is Not Always a Good Idea! Chickering Had Their Own Piano Science."

I can't decide if I'm horrified or in awe. Maybe there are people in LA with the proper $$ to braincell ratio to buy a minimally refurbished 130 year old Chicago Chickering upright for $8000.

Rob


I Like How He Capitalized Every Word I His Ad. And His Writing Style Is So...Unique.
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/01/13 08:13 AM

Electricity was invented ???

Methinks the chickering drug and accessory company has come into play. I doubt it has anything to do with the piano!
Posted by: Jorge Andrade

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/01/13 01:19 PM

That posting was just.... Magical! Of a Fairytale quality!!
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/01/13 03:40 PM

"Mens Fairytale," what's up with that?
Posted by: Silverwood Pianos

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/01/13 04:37 PM

Well, I can’t answer for the ad but here is a men’s fairy tale;

Men are the only animals in the world that walk down the street, middle aged, balding, a pot belly, shirtless, and think they are a sex object.
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/04/13 08:56 PM

Not funny, just Amazing! That's a steal.

http://reno.craigslist.org/msd/3629027616.html
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/04/13 09:08 PM

Maybe not. I have tuned one like that, with a single repetition action. Not a very distinguished instrument!
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/09/13 07:26 PM

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&...o&ad_cid=12
Posted by: Infinity

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/10/13 01:52 AM

Do any of you belong to freecycle.org? They sometimes give away pianos there. I'm checking out a player tomorrow. I don't have high hopes for it!
www.freecycle.org
Posted by: miscrms

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/10/13 03:06 AM

Also not particularly funny, except for how hard I'm trying to ignore this ad so another piano doesn't follow me home wink The lack of pictures just makes it more tantalizing, since you can pretend it could be amazing instead of the basket case it probably is.

6'8" Broadwood & Sons $200
Posted by: Steve in Cincy

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/11/13 10:34 PM

This is pretty interesting---it's a "flat style" piano. I guess as opposed to a hilly style??

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/msg/3671986249.html
Posted by: Steve in Cincy

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/11/13 10:37 PM

My apologies; a double post.....
Posted by: Gatsbee13

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/13/13 02:05 AM

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/msg/3677829722.html

never seen something like this before.. sounds like a scam
Posted by: miscrms

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/13/13 05:07 PM

Seen this guy advertising this all over the place, latest postings seem to be getting a bit annoyed with all the "low ballers" wink

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/bar/3670166070.html

http://california.freeshopperads.com/jewelry/golddiamondrolex-for-my-piano-1960-flawless.html
Posted by: Gatsbee13

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/13/13 05:09 PM

Lol.. Yeah.. The postings are overboard
Posted by: miscrms

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/13/13 05:17 PM

Originally Posted By: Steve in Cincy
This is pretty interesting---it's a "flat style" piano. I guess as opposed to a hilly style??

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/msg/3671986249.html


Must be special design only for baroque music wink
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/13/13 07:31 PM

Originally Posted By: miscrms
Originally Posted By: Steve in Cincy
This is pretty interesting---it's a "flat style" piano. I guess as opposed to a hilly style??

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/msg/3671986249.html


Must be special design only for baroque music wink


Couldn't they just hire a tuner for a pitch raise?
(I also love the modesty curtain!)
Posted by: Pianolance

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/14/13 01:06 AM

This ad isn't funny except of the price. $30,000 for an old nondescript upright. Yikes!
http://nashville.craigslist.org/msg/3675074443.html
Posted by: Pianolance

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/14/13 01:08 AM

Here's a piano that plays recognizable music, it's just sort of out of tune. But it is cheap! http://nashville.craigslist.org/msg/3673987224.html
Posted by: Phil D

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/14/13 05:32 PM

Originally Posted By: Pianolance
Here's a piano that plays recognizable music, it's just sort of out of tune. But it is cheap! http://nashville.craigslist.org/msg/3673987224.html


"You could play it and deff tell what song it is but if you have any musical sense you could tell some keys are a little off. Just make me am offer."

This kind of thinking is right on the money why so many people rarely get their piano tuned. If you can still recognise the music, then it's still in tune!
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/14/13 05:35 PM

If you have any musical sense, you probably would not be buying a Whitney spinet.
Posted by: Monaco

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/14/13 09:43 PM

Apparently this person doesn't know how to count, nor do they know the difference between length and height. http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/msg/3680838866.html
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/14/13 09:49 PM

The 52 keyed Kawais are able to do a key stand to attain the 5'4" tall measurement. Or, it will be purchased by an NBA'er.
Posted by: musicpassion

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/15/13 03:16 AM

Wow.

How many are tempted to call him just to tell him what his spinet is really worth?
Posted by: musicpassion

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/15/13 03:23 AM

Check out the size of this "concert grand"

Don't miss out on the dead cow piano cover.

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/msg/3679751450.html
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/15/13 07:36 AM

Moo!
Posted by: David, Las Vegas

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/15/13 10:55 AM

Originally Posted By: musicpassion
Check out the size of this "concert grand"

Don't miss out on the dead cow piano cover.

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/msg/3679751450.html



The players back should be nice and warm with the gas fireplace going. Not too much wiggle room there.
Posted by: David, Las Vegas

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/15/13 08:24 PM

The aluminum is so light that it's needs extra music books just to hold it down.


http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/3682851745.html
Posted by: musicpassion

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/15/13 10:33 PM

Originally Posted By: David, Las Vegas
The aluminum is so light that it's needs extra music books just to hold it down.


http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/3682851745.html


Probably putting the money towards a bookcase...
Posted by: Pianolance

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/16/13 02:56 AM

I guess it was a "concert grand" sized cow that died to make that cover.
Posted by: musicpassion

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/17/13 04:47 AM

Originally Posted By: Pianolance
I guess it was a "concert grand" sized cow that died to make that cover.


Or they're comparing it to this one:

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/msg/3682292860.html
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/17/13 09:00 AM

I was tempted to 'Flag' it as 'miscategorized.'

The self-sliding music rack is particularily elegant.

That's one ugly piano!
Posted by: pianoloverus

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/17/13 07:35 PM

From an ad for a Tom Thumb piano mentioned on the Piano Forum:

"It has 34 white keys; I didn't count the black keys. Most of the keys still play."
Posted by: musicpassion

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/17/13 09:49 PM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
That's one ugly piano!

I agree... the poor thing.
Posted by: David, Las Vegas

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/17/13 11:01 PM

I love this guys description as to the urgency for selling the old birdcage

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/3686490698.html
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/18/13 08:57 AM

And, another seller who can't count! Do these sellers run out of toes and fingers?
Posted by: greatlifestyle

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/18/13 11:07 AM

Hey Marty, you should respect those people! MY piano has 83 keys! :S haha!
Posted by: Scott Hamlin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/18/13 12:10 PM

Originally Posted By: malkin

(I also love the modesty curtain!)


That's what the cloth is for!!!!

Now I can wear my kilt for concerts!
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/18/13 01:09 PM

Originally Posted By: Plinky88
Now I can wear my kilt for concerts!

Oh Boy! That leaves it all hangin' out for comments!
Posted by: greatlifestyle

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/18/13 01:14 PM

yayyy kilts!!!!
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/19/13 09:59 PM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Originally Posted By: Plinky88
Now I can wear my kilt for concerts!

Oh Boy! That leaves it all hangin' out for comments!


It's at a church fer cryin'out loud!
Do ye think it's a Scots Presbyterian one?
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/22/13 09:02 AM

Guaranteed to be a fine musical experience.

http://ventura.craigslist.org/bar/3684055807.html

The bartering options are too good!
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/22/13 09:19 PM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Guaranteed to be a fine musical experience.

http://ventura.craigslist.org/bar/3684055807.html

The bartering options are too good!


It's bona fide!
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1301&dat=19120210&id=0b9VAAAAIBAJ&sjid=gbYDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6984,845779
Posted by: musicpassion

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/23/13 02:19 AM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Guaranteed to be a fine musical experience.

http://ventura.craigslist.org/bar/3684055807.html

The bartering options are too good!


Good find! I mean the entertainment value of course, not the piano smile

Looks like a video game is the highest hope.
Posted by: Blues beater

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/23/13 08:24 PM

OH YEAH!!! http://austin.craigslist.org/msg/3698402886.html
Posted by: Blues beater

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/23/13 08:55 PM

Originally Posted By: Blues beater


Damn Damppchaser failed!
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/23/13 09:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Blues beater
Originally Posted By: Blues beater


Damn Damppchaser failed!


Ouch! Domestic violence victim.
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/24/13 10:09 AM

Originally Posted By: Blues beater

If I'm not mistaken, that is Esther Williams' favorite piano for the filming of the underwater scenes.
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/25/13 01:28 PM

I can't decide if this is sad or hilarious:

Fixer-upper in rosarito, MX

Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/25/13 01:38 PM

Another one in the "You've got to be kidding me!" dept.:

Three player pianos

Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/25/13 01:40 PM

What parts could anyone possibly want off of this?

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/msg/3699440907.html


Posted by: greatlifestyle

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/25/13 02:02 PM

The mute rail, perhaps?
jk
Posted by: greatlifestyle

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/25/13 02:06 PM

Originally Posted By: OperaTenor
Another one in the "You've got to be kidding me!" dept.:

Three player pianos




Hey, whats the link to this one?
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/25/13 02:08 PM

Originally Posted By: greatlifestyle
Originally Posted By: OperaTenor
Another one in the "You've got to be kidding me!" dept.:

Three player pianos




Hey, whats the link to this one?


Oops. Here it is.
Posted by: greatlifestyle

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/25/13 02:12 PM

Thanks!
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/25/13 07:08 PM

Originally Posted By: OperaTenor
What parts could anyone possibly want off of this?

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/msg/3699440907.html




Should be advertised in the Termitetown Times!
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/25/13 07:30 PM

I like to use lemon oil on fine furniture. There is a brand called Kerosene which could do wonders for this piano.
Posted by: LarryShone

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/25/13 07:35 PM

Eegads what a mess!
Posted by: musicpassion

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/27/13 12:31 AM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
I like to use lemon oil on fine furniture. There is a brand called Kerosene which could do wonders for this piano.


Yes - parts from these pianos = firewood.
Posted by: musicpassion

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/27/13 12:33 AM

Originally Posted By: OperaTenor
I can't decide if this is sad or hilarious:

Fixer-upper in rosarito, MX





Very sad I think. It looks like a large old Sohmer (concert grand?). Certainly deserved better than that.
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/27/13 01:56 AM

Yeah, I agree. A once fine concert grand, now being kept on a patio.
Posted by: JeanieA

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/27/13 09:46 PM

Maybe this one just needs a jump-start?
Posted by: musicpassion

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/28/13 02:27 AM

Originally Posted By: JeanieA
Maybe this one just needs a jump-start?


Yeah, probably just a dead battery.
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/28/13 11:03 AM

How about a tow truck to the dump?
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/29/13 08:04 PM

I liked the name of this piano. I am sure it came from one of the more exotic parts of Germany.
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/29/13 08:14 PM

Originally Posted By: BDB
I liked the name of this piano. I am sure it came from one of the more exotic parts of Germany.


Right next to the home of the Ellenburg piano family...
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/29/13 08:58 PM

Originally Posted By: BDB
I liked the name of this piano. I am sure it came from one of the more exotic parts of Germany.


Yep, it's right on the bank of the Pearl River. It's just south of Bejingburg.
Posted by: musicpassion

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/29/13 10:13 PM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Originally Posted By: BDB
I liked the name of this piano. I am sure it came from one of the more exotic parts of Germany.


Yep, it's right on the bank of the Pearl River. It's just south of Bejingburg.


And their piano craftsmen are distant cousins of the Kayserburg family.
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/29/13 11:25 PM

I liked the umlaut on Söng.
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/30/13 11:50 AM

Maybe it's just me, but I prefer to camp with a piano.

http://annarbor.craigslist.org/msg/3708888775.html
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/31/13 01:37 AM

Not really funny, but it is interesting to see one of these:

Lindner grand.
Posted by: Silverwood Pianos

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/31/13 09:49 AM


It is interesting; I had thought all of those Lindner grand’s were long gone by this point. The Lindner concept was a good idea, poorly executed.
Posted by: TecFlip

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/31/13 10:02 AM

Nice looking piano. But are there popsicle sticks glued to it(kinda a stretch)?

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/msg/3711847606.html
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/31/13 11:53 AM

The Lindner grands were not bad, except that you periodically have to tighten the bolts that hold the soundboard to the frame to keep it from buzzing.
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/01/13 09:38 AM

The Lidner is interesting. It makes me wonder if a piano could be engineered to fit in a murphy bed apparatus.
Posted by: musicpassion

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/03/13 10:39 PM

Originally Posted By: TecFlip
Nice looking piano. But are there popsicle sticks glued to it(kinda a stretch)?

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/msg/3711847606.html


Not that I could find...
Posted by: miscrms

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/04/13 12:24 AM

Originally Posted By: musicpassion
Originally Posted By: TecFlip
Nice looking piano. But are there popsicle sticks glued to it(kinda a stretch)?

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/msg/3711847606.html


Not that I could find...


Arts and Crafts wink
Posted by: Infinity

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/04/13 12:38 AM

Unbelievable. Almost as bad as the piano set on fire then shipped out to sea to a FL sandbar a few years back, on Yahoo news.
Posted by: Pianolance

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/07/13 12:55 AM

Here is a funny Craigslist ad that doesn't have anything to do with pianos, but does illustrate the need for proper spelling. I got a laugh out of his "unfortunate spelling" when I saw it, maybe you will too. Here is the ad: Funny Ad Not to mention the fine photography.
Posted by: Silverwood Pianos

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/09/13 12:10 PM


Would this be a Mary Kay instrument?

pinky
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/09/13 01:07 PM

My guess is that it is a vintage Pepto und Bismole. They were an award from Mary Kay.
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/10/13 05:23 PM

Originally Posted By: Silverwood Pianos

Would this be a Mary Kay instrument?

pinky
It's odd. My stomach feels relieved just looking at that nice Pepto' color.
Posted by: Roy Rodgers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/12/13 09:33 PM

"Don't know anything about it."

http://wichitafalls.craigslist.org/zip/3739098284.html
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/12/13 09:43 PM

Drat - It's been removed!

Maybe the person who listed it reads Piano World.
Posted by: Roy Rodgers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/13/13 08:36 AM

Sorry about that. Someone had place an organ by the curb and listed it as a piano with the title "Don't know anything about it."
Posted by: Roy Rodgers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/13/13 05:53 PM

Well.... how about a Kimball console appraised at $7,000.00?

http://wichitafalls.craigslist.org/msd/3736424026.html
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/13/13 06:12 PM


The twin brother of the Esux.

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/msg/3741689961.html
Posted by: Blues beater

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/14/13 12:19 AM

Who else thinks this is hideous?

http://austin.craigslist.org/msg/3740862988.html

Is there a straight strung birdcage behind all that gross ornate overkill?

Is this possibly a fine piano worth $17.5 grand and I am a hopeless cynic?

If I am ever that far north of town I might go by and ask to play it just for grins.

Don
Posted by: Supply

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/14/13 01:21 AM

While the asking price of that piano is surely wishful thinking, the rest of your post displays your sheltered life regarding experience and knowledge of pianos.
Posted by: Blues beater

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/14/13 09:13 AM

Originally Posted By: Supply
While the asking price of that piano is surely wishful thinking, the rest of your post displays your sheltered life regarding experience and knowledge of pianos.


Sheez,,,,Lighten up!

Experience and knowledge is all relative. If I were a tuner or tech my questions and comments might be justifiably considered naive. But as a piano player and hobbyist? And I am curious what likely lies behind all the carving and etc.
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/14/13 09:28 AM

Originally Posted By: Blues beater
Who else thinks this is hideous?

http://austin.craigslist.org/msg/3740862988.html
Is there a straight strung birdcage behind all that gross ornate overkill?
Is this possibly a fine piano worth $17.5 grand and I am a hopeless cynic?
If I am ever that far north of town I might go by and ask to play it just for grins.
Don


I kind of like the carving, especially the little lions or gargoyles or whatever they are, but not for my house. Or even my castle, if I had one. And certainly if I had a 17.5K budget for a piano, I'd make a different choice.

If you're in the neighborhood why not go play it?!
Posted by: Blues beater

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/14/13 09:47 AM

Originally Posted By: malkin
Originally Posted By: Blues beater
Who else thinks this is hideous?

http://austin.craigslist.org/msg/3740862988.html
Is there a straight strung birdcage behind all that gross ornate overkill?
Is this possibly a fine piano worth $17.5 grand and I am a hopeless cynic?
If I am ever that far north of town I might go by and ask to play it just for grins.
Don


I kind of like the carving, especially the little lions or gargoyles or whatever they are, but not for my house. Or even my castle, if I had one. And certainly if I had a 17.5K budget for a piano, I'd make a different choice.

If you're in the neighborhood why not go play it?!


About 25 miles from here. I would be totally wasting their time as I could think of far better ways to spend $17.5 k. Just curiosity. I wonder if they would let me look inside? To me, its less the carving than the candles and handles are overkill.
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/14/13 10:30 AM

Originally Posted By: Blues beater
To me, its less the carving than the candles and handles are overkill.

"Carved brass" ???

That is a huge gaffe from an antiques dealer. It is even more suspect when two of the bobèche are upside down.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and fools are soon parted from their money.
Posted by: Silverwood Pianos

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/14/13 10:48 AM


Likely what lies behind the carvings is the popular style of the time. Some like ornate while others lean more towards the utilitarian styles.

Side handles and sconces where also popular during this period.

The candle holders usually were threaded so the wax tray can be removed, cleaned and replaced. A lot of this type of detail was massed produced by machinery rather than hand carved. Hydraulic stamping is common…….

Zeiter & Winkleman made quality instruments and this could be straight strung or possibly over-strung. I have come across both of this time period.

Because the business is called the Antique Gallery does not mean the owner is an antique specialist.
Posted by: Lluís

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/14/13 10:55 AM

It is obvious that who's selling this piano has no idea what is selling... only read " Solid Ivory Keys " ,Equivalent of Steinway? Really?... Equivalent of Steinway in Europe in this years were Erard not this brand.
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/14/13 11:22 AM

Consider the title of this thread. I got a huge laugh about the asking price for that Victorian, Rococo Fantasy.

We can certainly assume that the visage on the piano is of Jenny Lind as this instrument was her personal instrument. We all know that she insisted upon having solid ivory keys.

It's documented, look it up.

Posted by: Blues beater

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/14/13 11:48 AM

I sure don't have the ear of the tuner/techs on this forum, but I am tempted to go play it on a day off next week and report how it sounds/plays to the best of my ability.

Not sure if I can keep a straight face to persuade them I am a potential serious buyer, however.
Posted by: Supply

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/14/13 12:24 PM

Originally Posted By: Blues beater
.. If I were a tuner or tech my questions and comments might be justifiably considered naive. ....
Well, this is the Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum, after all.
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/14/13 12:48 PM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty

Hmmmm --- I wonder if the seller of this piano reads PW?

"Ewirlitzer" has been edited to "Wurlitzer."
Posted by: Ragdoll

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/14/13 04:42 PM

Free piano

I think this one's overpriced...unless it comes with the train and school bus. Will the movers charge for diggin' it out of the basement?ha
And how about that custom leg, should be worth, well, zilch.
Posted by: Scott Hamlin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/14/13 05:28 PM

Originally Posted By: Roy Rodgers
Well.... how about a Kimball console appraised at $7,000.00?

http://wichitafalls.craigslist.org/msd/3736424026.html


Did I miss the part about the $6,900 in
cash stashed away inside....
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/14/13 05:51 PM

Originally Posted By: Ragdoll
Free piano

I think this one's overpriced...unless it comes with the train and school bus. Will the movers charge for diggin' it out of the basement?ha
And how about that custom leg, should be worth, well, zilch.

How did the kids get better, and need a better piano, if they couldn't get to that piano to practice on?
Posted by: Blues beater

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/14/13 07:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Supply
Originally Posted By: Blues beater
.. If I were a tuner or tech my questions and comments might be justifiably considered naive. ....
Well, this is the Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum, after all.


From now on perhaps I should make sure to specify I am a naive guest, although, despite my non-professional status, I am happy to report many on this forum have made me feel welcome.

I hope I am not intruding. I read this sticky: "I started this separate forum for piano tuner-techs because they are an important part of the industry. I wanted it to be a place for you to communicate, and the public to sometimes post tech questions. Let's get back to those basics.."

Indeed, I am curious what lies behind all the ornate fluffery, so that is my technical question. I guess I will have to drive 25 miles or so to Round Rock if I care enough to find out.
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/14/13 08:20 PM

Don,

Read the title of this thread and look back at its history. You're posting is just in the wrong place and if you would have started a thread with your questions, it would have been addressed in a different manner.
Posted by: Blues beater

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/14/13 10:31 PM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Don,

Read the title of this thread and look back at its history. You're posting is just in the wrong place and if you would have started a thread with your questions, it would have been addressed in a different manner.


I posted in "Funny Craiglist Piano Listings" because I did think it was kind of funny that somebody would want $17.5k for that piano, describe it as having "solid ivory keys," and etc. This is in line with many of the posts in this thread where a piano is advertised for a very high price with extravagant claims made. My questions were half rhetorical and half curiosity. Not a big deal if they get answered or not -- maybe they are not worthy of an answer. Sure not worth starting a feud over. If I happen to get up to Round Rock I will report how this $17.5k (!!) instrument sounds.
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/14/13 11:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Originally Posted By: Ragdoll
Free piano

I think this one's overpriced...unless it comes with the train and school bus. Will the movers charge for diggin' it out of the basement?ha
And how about that custom leg, should be worth, well, zilch.

How did the kids get better, and need a better piano, if they couldn't get to that piano to practice on?


I think the kids were playing with the train and the school bus, rather than playing the piano.
Posted by: David, Las Vegas

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/15/13 09:35 PM

A super deal! $10.00. Missing some parts but it should be loud enough. No picture.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/3745735463.html
Posted by: rysowers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/15/13 09:50 PM

That sounds like an interesting "piano" David! You better jump on that one, its sure to go quick!
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/15/13 11:34 PM

Originally Posted By: David, Las Vegas
A super deal! $10.00. Missing some parts but it should be loud enough. No picture.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/3745735463.html


Not only is it $10, but the regular price is $25.
That really must be some fine instrument!
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/15/13 11:37 PM

I was ready to click out of this listing until I got to the last line of the description which made me lol.

http://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/atq/3745112169.html
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/16/13 03:12 AM

Originally Posted By: malkin
I was ready to click out of this listing until I got to the last line of the description which made me lol.

http://saltlakecity.craigslist.org/atq/3745112169.html


That type of PSO is the only piano I've ever thrown away, and I've pitched two of them.
Posted by: rbstewert

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/19/13 11:48 AM

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/wan/3752810288.html



WANTED: Property to Burn a Piano On (Multnomah County (surrounding areas))

Well, you're obviously intrigued if you've clicked on this ad... and hopefully you're as excited as my friend and I to burn a piano!

You see, we have this beautiful piano that MUST go. And we thought "What better way than to burn it!?"

We'd also like to do a photoshoot of said "event". Being as we can submit our "documentation" for our final project in an art class.

The only thing crampin' our style is:

WE DON'T HAVE A ("SAFE) PLACE TO BURN IT.

So....

What we are hoping is:

You, or someone you know, has a large property where this project can go down.

We've done this before, trust us. We're just quirky art students looking to make our dreams come true.

Please help.

Thanks a bajillion!
Posted by: rysowers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/21/13 03:37 PM

This is an interesting definition of the word "fun".
Posted by: David, Las Vegas

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/23/13 10:15 PM

!880's upright! The ivories look like they've never been cleaned and someone with very skinny fingers was playing it. It parallels with the old upright discussion of recent that the old Up's are beyond restoration. Too bad as the cases on this vintage are remarkable. Poor quality pic's.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/3754766338.html
Posted by: David, Las Vegas

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/23/13 10:16 PM

Originally Posted By: rysowers
This is an interesting definition of the word "fun".


Looks like the fun has already been applied!
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/26/13 08:40 AM

It ain't easy bein' green.
Posted by: rysowers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/27/13 01:27 AM

I'm amazed by the poor picture quality of some craigslist postings.

I think it is funny that this "upright" piano is not quite upright!
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/27/13 10:24 AM

I wonder how the piano sounds when gravity takes over!
Posted by: Rod Verhnjak

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/08/13 12:29 PM

Well I thought this was funny. Found an ad for another rebuilder using a picture of a Steinway "A" I rebuilt.
The picture shows my Steinway in my shop.

http://portland.craigslist.org/nco/msg/3778147172.html
Posted by: Del

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/08/13 01:30 PM

Originally Posted By: David, Las Vegas
!880's upright! The ivories look like they've never been cleaned and someone with very skinny fingers was playing it. It parallels with the old upright discussion of recent that the old Up's are beyond restoration. Too bad as the cases on this vintage are remarkable. Poor quality pic's.

In this one the insides might be remarkable as well. Original Mathushek's are always an interesting study. If I didn't already have a shop full of pianos I'll never get to....

ddf
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/08/13 11:25 PM

Originally Posted By: Rod Verhnjak
Well I thought this was funny. Found an ad for another rebuilder using a picture of a Steinway "A" I rebuilt.
The picture shows my Steinway in my shop.

http://portland.craigslist.org/nco/msg/3778147172.html


If the listing uses a link to your photo host, you could switch the picture on your host site for a funny little surprise.
Posted by: Rod Verhnjak

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/08/13 11:39 PM

Originally Posted By: malkin
Originally Posted By: Rod Verhnjak
Well I thought this was funny. Found an ad for another rebuilder using a picture of a Steinway "A" I rebuilt.
The picture shows my Steinway in my shop.

http://portland.craigslist.org/nco/msg/3778147172.html


If the listing uses a link to your photo host, you could switch the picture on your host site for a funny little surprise.


thumb thumb thumb

I sent them an email and they said they would remove it.
Am I justified to ask them to do that?
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/11/13 11:08 PM

Originally Posted By: Rod Verhnjak

I sent them an email and they said they would remove it.
Am I justified to ask them to do that?


Of course you are!


I'm tired--I had to do a double take on the thumbnail photo. Huh?! You'd think the seller would notice!

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=218&ad=25114192&cat=&lpid=9&search=piano&ad_cid=11
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/12/13 10:20 AM

I understand Spinets, Consoles, and Studios. Lately there seem to be a lot of GDs. Are gravity defying pianos a new category of verticals?

Believe me, I don't defy gravity and I wonder how you play them?
Posted by: Blues beater

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/12/13 07:56 PM

For a mere $10 you can turn some pianos. http://austin.craigslist.org/msg/3801202195.html
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/12/13 08:15 PM

Great for piano shaped pancakes!

grin
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/16/13 06:33 PM

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&...o&ad_cid=12

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&...o&ad_cid=12

If you want to play the blues?
Posted by: Blues beater

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/16/13 10:20 PM


If I had a bigger house and either of those played half decent I would actually be interested in adding to my collection. (see signature)


Posted by: rysowers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/06/13 12:55 AM

Ok, Ok, this has nothing to do with pianos. But it made me laugh so hard I had to share. Sorry. Just to keep things semi on topic, I also included the "Big old upright for guns" posting that I also saw today. Enjoy....

Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/09/13 09:01 AM

I wonder what else they don't know about their piano.

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&...no&ad_cid=4
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/09/13 12:06 PM

Maybe this piano was owned by a time traveler?

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/msg/3842500209.html
Posted by: Allan W.

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/10/13 12:08 AM

http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/msg/3794486649.html

Black Grand Piano, Must go!!!

I like how they used a stock photo of a Steinway and scribbled out the brand name.
Posted by: Ryan Hassell

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/10/13 07:47 PM

[link]http://stlouis.craigslist.org/zip/3829058711.html[/link]

I'm just guessing, but I think I see what one "repair" might be.
Posted by: Ryan Hassell

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/10/13 07:48 PM

[link]http://stlouis.craigslist.org/zip/3783208576.html[/link]

"There are two keys that may need to be tuned." LOL
Posted by: Ryan Hassell

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/10/13 07:51 PM

...and they keep coming. St. Louis Craigslist list is loaded with funny pianos tonight.

[link]http://stlouis.craigslist.org/zip/3719659036.html[/link]
Posted by: rysowers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/10/13 09:34 PM

Those are GREAT! I actually did L.augh O.ut L.oud on these, especially the last one. It is amazing to me that people will post pictures of pianos covered with crap! This looks like an episode of Hoarders!
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/11/13 07:47 AM

Originally Posted By: OperaTenor
Maybe this piano was owned by a time traveler?
http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/msg/3842500209.html


The daughter must have played that Bob Dylan song with the line,
"Ah, but I was so much older then; I'm younger than that now."
Posted by: Jim Frazee

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/11/13 05:38 PM

"There are two keys that may need to be tuned." Yessiree, white ones and black ones.
Posted by: BrainCramp

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/16/13 09:59 AM

I'd have trouble concentrating here, but of course I'm still a beginner.

http://boston.craigslist.org/sob/msg/3872662895.html
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/16/13 10:25 AM

Originally Posted By: BrainCramp
I'd have trouble concentrating here, but of course I'm still a beginner.

http://boston.craigslist.org/sob/msg/3872662895.html


Wow. Maybe it lights up too.
(I wonder if the door handle display on the right is also for sale!)
Posted by: Rod Verhnjak

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/17/13 12:45 PM

This shop is still using one of my photos from my shop. The Victorian Steinway "A" second picture. Seen this add in a few locations. Even though he said he would remove it. He has not. FUNNY????

http://spokane.craigslist.org/msg/3850876608.html
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/17/13 12:54 PM

NOT FUNNY !!!!

This scammer should have legal action brought against him. Obviously the pictures he shows are not of his work. It is flat out false advertising, and I would like to seem him produce a rebuilt/restored M&H for $1.
Posted by: AndyJ

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/17/13 04:56 PM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
NOT FUNNY !!!!

This scammer should have legal action brought against him. Obviously the pictures he shows are not of his work. It is flat out false advertising, and I would like to seem him produce a rebuilt/restored M&H for $1.

Not to defend someone using pictures from another person's shop, but it's commonplace on Craigslist to use $1 ads like the one in this link when advertising a business rather than specific items.

I don't feel like wading through Craigslist's terms of use, but I imagine using pictures from someone else's shop violates them. Ron, you should click the "prohibited" link to the right of the word "flag".

Andy
Posted by: Allan W.

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/17/13 06:30 PM

http://annarbor.craigslist.org/msg/3876120042.html

WTF is this thing?
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/17/13 06:54 PM

It Is This!
Posted by: terminaldegree

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/17/13 07:09 PM

For that very "retro" class piano experience...Yikes!! Don't show that to the administrators here...
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/17/13 07:42 PM

Originally Posted By: terminaldegree
For that very "retro" class piano experience...Yikes!! Don't show that to the administrators here...

Now all I can think of is Three Blind Mice!
Posted by: berninicaco3

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/17/13 11:15 PM

http://dubuque.craigslist.org/zip/3871524913.html

It's a scam, no surprise. Just for "the lolz" (I hate that phrase, yet, it works so well...), I wrote the donor and am following through with the scam. I'm always curious with these things, exactly where the point is that money has to change hands. It's safe up until that point. Oh, and if they want personal information, just give something fake. Just in case; although unless they have my social security number I'm not sure what they could do with just a street address.

Our conversation was along the lines of, he's a god-fearing preacher moving from... Kansas? To north dakota.
Using a texan moving company (from the area code)
and he'll donate the piano (to someone in dubuque, iowa, of all places), IF I pay $300 to the moving company to cover their expenses in changing the destination.

Yeah, right!

I'll keep my kimball mechanics special smile
Posted by: berninicaco3

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/17/13 11:24 PM

http://cedarrapids.craigslist.org/msg/3841030663.html

are they crazy, or, do 1960s electronics have some collectors value that I'm too much of a philistine to grasp?


Btw-- Mr. Verhnjak. I took the liberty to call out the poster on the false photo. It is NOT good craigslist etiquette, and, I like craigslist.
He very reasonably agreed with me and asked that I point out which photo is not his own.

That's kind of crazy, because, either he knows darn well which he pirated, or, he pirated all of them and none are from his workshop, and he just doesn't know which he pirated from YOU! smile
Either way, can you tell me which piano you restored, of his photos there, so I can in turn inform him myself?
Posted by: David, Las Vegas

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/17/13 11:39 PM

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/3877387436.html

Gee, Only a few little things missing? Who's idea was it to make those upper cut a ways. And how does a mirror make it any more special?
Posted by: berninicaco3

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/17/13 11:46 PM

"Gee, Only a few little things missing? Who's idea was it to make those upper cut a ways. And how does a mirror make it any more special?"

you know, REAL musicians value the MUSICAL qualities.
Legs, lids-- those are but trappings, furniture. It's what's on the inside the counts.

Leaving it unrestored speaks to the character of the piano's day, the accumulated history of all of those who played on it in the decades past. Can you not feel their stories coming through in every blemish of the varnish? Is it not beautiful to behold?
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/18/13 01:28 AM

Originally Posted By: berninicaco3
http://dubuque.craigslist.org/zip/3871524913.html

It's a scam, no surprise. Just for "the lolz" (I hate that phrase, yet, it works so well...), I wrote the donor and am following through with the scam. I'm always curious with these things, exactly where the point is that money has to change hands. It's safe up until that point. Oh, and if they want personal information, just give something fake. Just in case; although unless they have my social security number I'm not sure what they could do with just a street address.

Our conversation was along the lines of, he's a god-fearing preacher moving from... Kansas? To north dakota.
Using a texan moving company (from the area code)
and he'll donate the piano (to someone in dubuque, iowa, of all places), IF I pay $300 to the moving company to cover their expenses in changing the destination.

Yeah, right!

I'll keep my kimball mechanics special smile


Presents the appearance of one of the oldest shill games in the con-world. Though they usually go for more than a few hundered bucks. We experience something akin to this when selling our harpsichord last year on ebay. We passed it by. Eventually someone else provided the cash and picked it up.
Posted by: Rod Verhnjak

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/18/13 01:33 AM

Originally Posted By: berninicaco3
Btw-- Mr. Verhnjak. I took the liberty to call out the poster on the false photo. It is NOT good craigslist etiquette, and, I like craigslist.
He very reasonably agreed with me and asked that I point out which photo is not his own.

That's kind of crazy, because, either he knows darn well which he pirated, or, he pirated all of them and none are from his workshop, and he just doesn't know which he pirated from YOU! smile
Either way, can you tell me which piano you restored, of his photos there, so I can in turn inform him myself?


I have contacted him a few times. Told him what picture was mine. He said he would remove it but has not. He has this ad and a few others like it running in many areas. This is off my web site and the picture that is being used.

He was very polite to me as well but.....

Posted by: berninicaco3

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/18/13 02:45 AM

that's too bad.
The greater danger is not to yourself, but if he's NOT a competent restorer, and falsely advertising work and skills beyond his own abilities, someone else (seeing this beautiful work) could be taken in, and commit their own piano to him.

Using tineye (reverse image search engine-- for finding stolen images just like yours), one of his other images comes from here:
http://www.antiquepianoshop.com/product/290/weber-rococo-style-victorian-parlor-grand-piano/
I can't say whether he could have done the work, and they're just the dealer-- or if he stole that image, too.
Posted by: Blues beater

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/20/13 03:00 PM

http://austin.craigslist.org/msg/3864951091.html

"in perfect condition as see in pix also it been tune up by professional so you be sure to get every note sound right "

Really?? Check out the pix of the hammers....
Posted by: David, Las Vegas

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/21/13 12:32 AM

Here's an update on the Lindner "Plastic Piano". Hitting close rock bottom at $20.00. This thing gets posted about 4 times a year. I'm surprised it's even standing or maybe the wall is holding it up.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/3884650681.html
Posted by: berninicaco3

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/21/13 04:11 AM

that's not the first time I've seen "use it for parts" below a free (or near-free, I guess, @$20) piano ad.

for cars, there's always the possibility of an engine, transmission, or body components being re-used; if say the car was junked because of a front end collision but the engine wasn't touched and the trunk can be put on a vehicle that suffered a rear end collision.
There's a market.
Also, millions of a model may have been made-- so when one is junked, there are cars out there in need of a donor.

Realistically, do technicians here ever actually part out pianos? Or is that only possible with some gold standard, like a steinway, where there's a 100,000 copies that you can interchange parts between?
Most of the obscure uprights that are being given away 'for parts,' i suspect, you'll never find another one of that model around that needs exactly those parts that aren't broken on the freebie.
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/21/13 09:40 PM

Spare Me!

http://boston.craigslist.org/nos/msg/3874945489.html
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/21/13 11:30 PM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty



Style looks like "Early W---- H----."
Posted by: BrainCramp

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/25/13 07:49 AM

They say it was worth re-gluing. I have no idea what that means.

I wonder if the bird sings along while you play.

http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/msg/3893432301.html
Posted by: AndyJ

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/25/13 10:32 AM

Originally Posted By: BrainCramp
They say it was worth re-gluing. I have no idea what that means.

I wonder if the bird sings along while you play.

http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/msg/3893432301.html


Regulating maybe?

-Andy
Posted by: BrainCramp

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/25/13 10:47 AM

Originally Posted By: AndyJ
Originally Posted By: BrainCramp
They say it was worth re-gluing. I have no idea what that means.

I wonder if the bird sings along while you play.

http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/msg/3893432301.html


Regulating maybe?

-Andy

Oh yes Andy that makes sense now! The tuner said he was "regulating" it and the owner must have heard it as "re-gluing".

I was really scratching my head over where the ad said the piano was worth re-gluing for the move from Groton to Waltham. That's only about 30 miles.

What a scream! Oh, if only pianos could talk about their owners. What stories they'd tell.
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/25/13 10:54 AM

I just wonder if Swiffers are included or are they optional, along with the glue?
Posted by: BrainCramp

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/25/13 11:09 AM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
I just wonder if Swiffers are included or are they optional, along with the glue?

Yes, it's a dusty affair, isn't it? I hope the bird gets more attention than the piano.
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/25/13 11:39 AM

The bird is probably as dead as the piano.
Posted by: BrainCramp

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/25/13 11:43 AM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
The bird is probably as dead as the piano.

Not if they re-glued it in time.
Posted by: Blues beater

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/28/13 05:27 PM

Biggest spinet I have seen for a while...

I don't usually care to play a "spinet" but could consider this one: http://austin.craigslist.org/msg/3873125932.html
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/28/13 05:35 PM

That's what happens when a piano is lubed with anabolic steroids rather than ProTek.
Posted by: miscrms

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/28/13 06:09 PM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
The bird is probably as dead as the piano.


Its not dead, its pining for the fjords....
Posted by: BrainCramp

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/28/13 06:18 PM

Thanks for telling me. I was wondering where the keyboard was.

http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/msg/3901590660.html
Posted by: berninicaco3

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/28/13 06:40 PM

I was curious about what a spinet was:

"spin·et
/ˈspinit/
Noun
A small harpsichord with the strings set obliquely to the keyboard, popular in the 18th century.
A type of small upright piano"

SO, are both correct terms? A spinet is a small harpsichord, AND a small piano-- or do you technically have to call the later a 'spinet piano' to make a distinction?
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/28/13 07:40 PM

Nothing wrong here, except that anyone using search won't find this one, because the seller didn't use the word piano in the title.

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&...of&ad_cid=3
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/28/13 08:36 PM

Originally Posted By: berninicaco3
I was curious about what a spinet was:

"spin·et
/ˈspinit/
Noun
A small harpsichord with the strings set obliquely to the keyboard, popular in the 18th century.
A type of small upright piano"

SO, are both correct terms? A spinet is a small harpsichord, AND a small piano-- or do you technically have to call the later a 'spinet piano' to make a distinction?

In today's age, a spinet will be a small vertical piano. It is generally shorter than a console model and has a different type of action. Only in musician circles, especially in early music performance, will the term be understood as a type of harpsichord.

It is one of those words whose usage has evolved.
Posted by: Jim Frazee

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/30/13 07:57 PM

Ya gotta love 'em . . .

http://newyork.craigslist.org/wch/msg/3905530706.html
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/30/13 11:38 PM

Originally Posted By: Jim Frazee

Seeing the photo, it is well ventilated. That explains the brand.
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/01/13 12:25 AM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Originally Posted By: Jim Frazee

Seeing the photo, it is well ventilated. That explains the brand.


We suspected that Baldwin had been on the cutting edge at times, but a removable soundboard? Who would have thought?
Posted by: rysowers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/01/13 12:42 PM

The removable soundboard is impressive. However it may not be as good as the iron soundboards that are sometimes advertised on Craigslist!
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/01/13 12:58 PM

Ryan, aren't you pressing the issue somewhat?

(Sorry - Couldn't resist.)
Posted by: BrainCramp

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/04/13 08:39 AM

Hiding in plain sight.

http://worcester.craigslist.org/msg/3909632037.html
Posted by: David, Las Vegas

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/04/13 10:33 AM

Here's something I never would've thought of doing to a piano.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/3911998224.html
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/04/13 10:37 AM

Originally Posted By: David, Las Vegas
Here's something I never would've thought of doing to a piano.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/3911998224.html

I Love It !!!

That's a great price too. It would be perfect for a powder room off of a teaching studio.
Posted by: Herr Weiss

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/04/13 12:58 PM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Originally Posted By: David, Las Vegas
Here's something I never would've thought of doing to a piano.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/3911998224.html

I Love It !!!

That's a great price too. It would be perfect for a powder room off of a teaching studio.



An impressive work of art, sadly relegated to the funnies thread.
Posted by: pianoloverus

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/12/13 11:00 AM

http://www.pianomart.com/buy-a-piano/ad.php?ad_id=18277

Seems overpriced, but OTOH it is THE perfect piano.
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/12/13 11:30 AM

Seems a bit small at 35".
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/12/13 01:34 PM

I wonder how solid gold strings sound?
Posted by: berninicaco3

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/12/13 02:29 PM

several octaves low, I'd imagine.
couldn't bring gold up to tension.
Posted by: SMHaley

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/12/13 07:38 PM

"Buy this with our worry free escrow service!"
Posted by: pianohead30

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/21/13 06:42 PM

Nothing broke outright? LOL

http://easttexas.craigslist.org/atq/3868482682.html
Posted by: pianohead30

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/21/13 06:47 PM

Where is the piano????????

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/atq/3944967499.html
Posted by: JeanieA

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/23/13 04:21 PM

While just a piano accessory, this is "ineffably" expensive!
Posted by: Dennis Kelvie

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/25/13 05:17 PM

Another 'unique' piano. . .http://boise.craigslist.org/msg/3951006746.html
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/25/13 06:55 PM

WOW - two keyboards for only $300 OBO!
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/25/13 07:12 PM

Antique Piano! Must see!

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/atq/3955452244.html



i hope the gas can next to it is for setting it on fire...

Posted by: Blues beater

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/05/13 07:50 AM

http://austin.craigslist.org/msg/3963472967.html I think I will pass on this one.
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/05/13 08:17 AM

I'd like the hula-hoops please. You keep the piano.
Posted by: David, Las Vegas

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/05/13 11:05 AM

Originally Posted By: Blues beater
http://austin.craigslist.org/msg/3963472967.html I think I will pass on this one.


He obviously didn't look up the definition of "solid" before writing this ad. Yuck!
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/05/13 12:03 PM

Just needs a little life put back into it. Calling Dr. Frankenstein!
Posted by: Blues beater

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/05/13 11:19 PM

For being "from the 1950s" it sure has been through a lot!
Posted by: Jbyron

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/05/13 11:28 PM

"This ain't your grandma's piano, it's your grandma's grandma's piano."
Posted by: rysowers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/06/13 12:34 AM

"Solid" as in "Solid Waste" grin
Posted by: Jbyron

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/06/13 01:08 AM

laugh
Posted by: David, Las Vegas

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/07/13 09:07 PM

Is anyone into air - brushing? here's some creative examples.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/3985682377.html
Posted by: David, Las Vegas

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/08/13 11:08 AM

Never seen a shovel used in piano repairs.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/3987916527.html
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/08/13 11:29 AM

Originally Posted By: David, Las Vegas
Never seen a shovel used in piano repairs.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/3987916527.html


That was nothing short of horrifying. One wonders if he meant to take the bass bridge off in that last photo.
Posted by: Zeno Wood

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/10/13 11:32 PM

" and I just thought...what the heck...lets get rid of it...."

http://southjersey.craigslist.org/msg/3987155085.html
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/11/13 08:36 AM

Originally Posted By: Zeno Wood
" and I just thought...what the heck...lets get rid of it...."

http://southjersey.craigslist.org/msg/3987155085.html

The true definition of OOPS !!!
Posted by: TecFlip

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/18/13 01:06 PM

I thought this one to be a little funny.

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/msg/4007890040.html
Posted by: rysowers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/19/13 01:46 AM

People's marketing skills never cease to amaze me! It's the perfect piano for playing "Both Sides Now"!
Posted by: Zeno Wood

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/20/13 09:28 PM

It was tuned, or refurbished, or rebuilt, I can't remember which...

http://newyork.craigslist.org/wch/msg/4014474171.html
Posted by: SBP

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/20/13 09:42 PM

Originally Posted By: David, Las Vegas
Never seen a shovel used in piano repairs.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/3987916527.html

Honestly, that kinda gave me chills. Just seems like he's two steps from being cuckoo :P

Also, IDK if this classic's ever been posted before:
http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/nyc/1598225097.html
Slightly risqué, if you were raised Cleaver household.
Posted by: BenP

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/20/13 09:54 PM

Originally Posted By: Zeno Wood
It was tuned, or refurbished, or rebuilt, I can't remember which...

http://newyork.craigslist.org/wch/msg/4014474171.html


That is one hefty tuning fee - I'd be happy to apprentice with THAT tech . . .
Posted by: Nick Mauel

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/23/13 09:45 PM

I wouldn't call this funny, except that someone actually expects to sell this for money:

http://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/msg/4021705830.html

It looks to have been in a fire!
Posted by: Tuneless

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/23/13 09:58 PM

I've seen the white walls of a family of heavy chain smokers turn a dark brown in only a few months.
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/23/13 10:03 PM

What's in that piano isn't tar, it's soot. No wonder there were no interior shots with the lid up.
Posted by: Nick Mauel

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/23/13 10:16 PM

Right Marty, and the soot or else water sprayed to put out the fire causes heavy rust on the strings.

A fire damaged piano can still have its finish in fine shape! Buyer beware...

I forgot to mention that a Samick SIG-50 is 15 years old tops and of course the piano is too new to ever look like that!
Posted by: Joe Muscara

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/30/13 08:49 AM

http://collegestation.craigslist.org/msg/3995239683.html

You have to wonder why the owner thought where it was kept was important to mention.
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/30/13 09:23 AM

Maybe he knew the lady who stored her little grand in a flimsy, airy aluminum shed in her back yard. (Sure enough, somewhere under all of that mold and oxidation there was a piano.) help
Posted by: SBP

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/30/13 03:53 PM

Originally Posted By: Nick Mauel
I wouldn't call this funny, except that someone actually expects to sell this for money:

http://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/msg/4021705830.html

It looks to have been in a fire!

Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/31/13 02:58 PM

A little proofreading goes a long way:

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&...no&ad_cid=2
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 08/31/13 04:01 PM

I do believe that piano was built by Snapp, Snow & Pods. The factory is located somewhere in a valley. They are considered a giant in the industry.
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/01/13 05:12 PM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
I do believe that piano was built by Snapp, Snow & Pods. The factory is located somewhere in a valley. They are considered a giant in the industry.


Either that or the seller is a product of our local public schools.
Posted by: Dennis Kelvie

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/01/13 08:10 PM

Or worse yet, one of those home-schooled folks. . .
Posted by: Blues beater

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/02/13 11:25 PM

http://austin.craigslist.org/msg/3996702952.html

Hmmmmm.....
Posted by: pianoloverus

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/03/13 01:40 PM

http://pianomart.com/buy-a-piano/ad.php?ad_id=20348

Is this piano worth two BILLION?
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/03/13 02:05 PM

Cheap at any price!
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/03/13 11:38 PM

I think the year of manufacture is a little suspect, too.
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/03/13 11:39 PM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Cheap at any price!


I bet they couldn't decide on a price, so they just smashed their face on the keyboard and went with whatever number came of it...
Posted by: adamp88

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/10/13 07:54 PM

This might just take the cake:

http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/msg/4046966512.html

I wonder at point of the "renovation" project the guy realized he'd FUBARed it. laugh
Posted by: SMHaley

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/10/13 08:04 PM

Originally Posted By: adamp88
This might just take the cake:

http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/msg/4046966512.html

I wonder at point of the "renovation" project the guy realized he'd FUBARed it. laugh


Probably about when the socket set came out to loosen plate bolts while still strung and under tension. Looks like a good candidate for becoming a piano bookcase.
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/10/13 10:45 PM

Definitely needs pain, although it may have a lot already.
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/14/13 09:02 AM

Here's a charming little number.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Baby-Grand-Piano-/200963578297
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/14/13 10:35 AM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty


Notice another piano plate leaning against the wall in the third photo.

This guy's a serial destroyer...
Posted by: Chris Storch

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/14/13 11:20 AM

That is (was) a Wurlitzer Student Butterfly...

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/101597730368241784882/albums/5842408524261337921

Oh well...
Posted by: JeanieA

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/14/13 04:23 PM

Ummmm... no.
http://reno.craigslist.org/boa/4060255464.html
Posted by: David, Las Vegas

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/18/13 12:15 AM

Seen a few refinished pianos then finding out the "fix a few keys" turn out to be total junk. Maybe if the boat in trade had no keel... that would work!
Posted by: David, Las Vegas

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/18/13 12:16 AM

So... which one is it!

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/4028341562.html
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/18/13 12:54 AM

If you read the writing on the plate, that is exactly what it says: Steinway & Sons New York Hamburg. So it is not as funny as it might seem.
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/18/13 09:11 AM

Then again, there is that secret location abutting Astoria known as Hamburg. The workshop is fronted by a bakery specializing in Apfelstrudel.
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/21/13 07:36 PM

Kinda cool how they get the music to stay on the desk.
http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&...no&ad_cid=7
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/21/13 07:41 PM

That's a downright gorgeous pianer. The magic of 3M fasteners!
Posted by: Samthetech

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/30/13 03:52 PM

http://tippecanoe.craigslist.org/msg/4100006423.html



"metallic soundboard!"
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/30/13 09:02 PM

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&...no&ad_cid=3

The ad says it's "Gorgeous," but that's not exactly the first word that comes to my mind.
Posted by: thorn_was_taken

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/30/13 10:37 PM

Originally Posted By: malkin
http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&...no&ad_cid=3

The ad says it's "Gorgeous," but that's not exactly the first word that comes to my mind.


Sounds to me like, "Call. Or the piano gets it.."
Posted by: lingus

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/30/13 10:41 PM

pretty.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/piano-Wurlitzer-...=item23302d1835 eek
Posted by: Samthetech

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 09/30/13 10:48 PM

http://tippecanoe.craigslist.org/for/4049738613.html


$1200 for a piano that you could get for free somewhere else!
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/01/13 08:26 AM



Is that David in the background wearing a snake as a stole?
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/01/13 09:37 AM

Originally Posted By: malkin


Is that David in the background wearing a snake as a stole?


Diagnosis: Piano has leprosy eek
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/06/13 03:32 PM

A bargain on a Steinway!

1926 Steinway OR Piano

A customer of mine who shares my CL trolling addiction went and looked at this piano. It turns out the owner did a DIY rebuild, and had a thought to support the soundboard crown. He came up with his own version of a tension resonator.

My customer took some photos before making a hasty retreat:



I really like the bridges and tuning pins mounted directly on the soundboard!

And, the foam packing is a nice touch...
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/06/13 04:49 PM

help
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/06/13 05:04 PM

Help me out!

I can't find the humor in the Steinway ad. Actually it's a good price and seems to be in decent condition.
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/06/13 05:06 PM

Oh..."recent improvements" OUCH!
Posted by: rysowers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/06/13 07:05 PM

They are certainly being honest when they describe the piano as "unique"! I wonder if the "Sound Board Crown Correction" is patented? We could really be onto something here! The next step in piano restoration evolution!
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/06/13 07:16 PM

To do the new-fangled restoration, you would need all of the tools from the OT thread.
Posted by: thorn_was_taken

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/06/13 08:15 PM



Oh I wish I could un-see that.
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/06/13 09:15 PM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Help me out!

I can't find the humor in the Steinway ad. Actually it's a good price and seems to be in decent condition.


Really? wink That's the underside of it.



Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/06/13 10:04 PM

Wait a minute!

That's the piano in the Craigslist ad? I thought they were two different pianos-OMG!

I thought the trick in the listing was "Steinway OR Piano" as if Steinway wasn't a piano without understanding the model.

I feel so foolish!

blush
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/07/13 01:09 AM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Wait a minute!

That's the piano in the Craigslist ad? I thought they were two different pianos-OMG!

I thought the trick in the listing was "Steinway OR Piano" as if Steinway wasn't a piano without understanding the model.

I feel so foolish!

blush


No worries. Yes, that's the piano in the CL ad. My customer went to see it and took some photos of his own to show me. The DIY'er owner came up with that contraption on his own.

Oh, and here's a shot of the quality of his restringing:



Look at the coils and the becketts.
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/07/13 09:10 AM

Aargh! I'm surprised he didn't weld the coils to the pins to make sure the "piano" was always in tune.
Posted by: tdv

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/09/13 08:31 AM

It is missing a few things, but hey, what do you expect for $500?! At least it is the anniversary model. That has to be worth something.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chickering-Anniv...=item4d11d5dcd7

"This is a Chickering Anniversary model grand piano. It does not have legs, pedals, or music desk. Other small things may be missing as well. I do have the top and fallboard. The top is in good shape other than one hinge being torn loose. The fallboard has a piece broken off but is repairable. The piano is 5' 7" . Overall this piano is fairly rough, but repairable. I am not sure the serial number, it is my understanding these were only made in 1926."
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/10/13 08:33 AM

*gag* Happy Anniversary! *eye roll*
Posted by: Blues beater

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/11/13 09:18 AM

http://austin.craigslist.org/atq/4122624193.html
Hmmm..."needs to be tuned..." Does the definition of "tuning" include replacing several broken strings and major repairs to the action?
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/11/13 09:30 PM

If you wanted to value a piano based on a signature, why not at least forge the signature of some interesting person?
Posted by: rysowers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/12/13 12:23 AM

"In great shape for its age" is always a good one! If you interpret "great" as just "big" I suppose it is in accurate description.
Posted by: rysowers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/22/13 12:25 AM

This add is really to the point. You gotta love people's marketing skills!

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/zip/4142776513.html
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/28/13 06:44 PM

How's this for odd!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-VINTAGE-RIP...=p2056016.l4276
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/28/13 07:04 PM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty


I think it's pretty dang cool.
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/28/13 07:05 PM

Rippen had some innovative designs.
Posted by: Jbyron

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/28/13 08:17 PM

Originally Posted By: OperaTenor
Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty


I think it's pretty dang cool.



Ditto.
Posted by: BrainCramp

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/29/13 12:23 PM

This one is "funny" as in "odd". I like it.

http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/msg/4158484021.html
Posted by: SBP

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/29/13 09:03 PM

Looks like a parlor organ that someone converted into an upright. Not a bad idea at all, really.
Posted by: Chris Storch

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 10/29/13 10:06 PM

It's a Janssen "Modeska". It was in the PTJournal last month or the month before.

http://mtr.arcade-museum.com/MTR-1928-87-9/04/
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/02/13 02:17 PM

Is it the same Janssen that now makes benches?
Posted by: JeanieA

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/03/13 11:14 AM

This one was a link from a craigslist ad. His "refinishing" job is something to see, AND he'll be happy to do the same to your piano for "$1000 - $2000."

Seems like he's knowlegeable, he could tell it's a "formal" grand and has all that technical lingo down ("tuning knobs").

And thought you all might benefit from his advice on how to move and set up pianos. smile
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/03/13 12:27 PM

That one is really a LuLu!

Frightening, actually.
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/03/13 03:37 PM

Originally Posted By: JeanieA
This one was a link from a craigslist ad. His "refinishing" job is something to see, AND he'll be happy to do the same to your piano for "$1000 - $2000."

Seems like he's knowlegeable, he could tell it's a "formal" grand and has all that technical lingo down ("tuning knobs").

And thought you all might benefit from his advice on how to move and set up pianos. smile


"Walla!"



He would have gotten better results if he'd used a roller...
Posted by: Eric Gloo

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/03/13 07:52 PM

I'm glad he patched up the small dings in the music desk. Otherwise, it might look like someone used 30 or so sledge hammers on it. And who needs matching casters if you can balance a piano on two boxes?
Posted by: Blues beater

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/04/13 01:14 AM

Originally Posted By: SBP
Looks like a parlor organ that someone converted into an upright. Not a bad idea at all, really.
Well, it is kind of cool, but I would be worried about buzzes and rattles from the storage annex.
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/04/13 09:00 AM

The dried lacquer running down the side is a nice touch too.
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/04/13 09:12 AM

Stain color bears a resemblance to old motor oil.
Posted by: PhilipInChina

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/05/13 08:20 AM

So he pays me $2,000 to be allowed to do this to my piano?
Originally Posted By: JeanieA
This one was a link from a craigslist ad. His "refinishing" job is something to see, AND he'll be happy to do the same to your piano for "$1000 - $2000."

Seems like he's knowlegeable, he could tell it's a "formal" grand and has all that technical lingo down ("tuning knobs").

And thought you all might benefit from his advice on how to move and set up pianos. smile
Posted by: lingus

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/10/13 12:55 PM


http://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/msg/4179633031.html

"Francis Bacon Pianos have properties that appreciate in value for reasons of age, craftsmanship, artistic merit and/or historical significance" Really?
Posted by: Blues beater

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/15/13 12:15 AM

http://austin.craigslist.org/msg/4191762036.html

"Simple woodwork...open design..."
Posted by: rysowers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/15/13 12:48 AM

It's perfect for one of those "open floor plans"! smile
Posted by: kennyz

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/16/13 08:07 AM

I've done 4 coats of laquer, will do a couple more light sandings to make her even more smooth. ....I'd suggest 80 grit for startes...lol
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/20/13 06:32 PM

http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/msg/4203569228.html

I was hoping for a zither.
Posted by: David, Las Vegas

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/21/13 10:21 AM

This is a expenive piano!!! I love the cinder block motif and custom cover with detachable music desk. Make sure you don't low-ball this one.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/4158063600.html
Posted by: SMHaley

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/21/13 01:15 PM

Originally Posted By: David, Las Vegas
This is a expenive piano!!! I love the cinder block motif and custom cover with detachable music desk. Make sure you don't low-ball this one.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/4158063600.html


Since the top of the ad only says "1950 upright baldwin piano. - $1 (las vegas)" I wouldn't bother him with offering $75 for such an expensive piano either.
Posted by: Samthetech

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/21/13 01:43 PM

http://tippecanoe.craigslist.org/atq/4175693037.html


Seems like every week or so, I see a piano for sale with a metal soundboard. I've still not seen a piano with a metal soundboard in my work. Perhaps someday, I will see this phenomenon in person.
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/21/13 02:46 PM

I think it was Challis that made harpsichords with metal soundboards.
Posted by: Tuneless

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/22/13 01:06 PM

Do you think these people are so out of it that they think the plate is the sound board?
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/22/13 02:10 PM

Originally Posted By: Tuneless
Do you think these people are so out of it that they think the plate is the sound board?


Absolutely.

That piano looked like someone slapped a coat of brown paint on it for good measure...
Posted by: BenP

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/22/13 03:58 PM

Originally Posted By: Tuneless
Do you think these people are so out of it that they think the plate is the sound board?


Yes. I find that this is a very common confusion, actually. One would think that the words "metal" and "board" would be somewhat mutually exclusive, but apparently that detail is lost on some people.

I remember someone talking to me recently that had taken apart a piano (I don't recall the reason and probably don't want to) and talked about how heavy the cast iron "soundboard" was.
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/22/13 06:35 PM

What do ya feed this thing?

WARNING: Enter at own risk!
Posted by: Blues beater

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/22/13 06:36 PM

Originally Posted By: Tuneless
Do you think these people are so out of it that they think the plate is the sound board?
They are not really "out of it" overall, they are just out of their element when it comes to understanding what a piano is made of and how it works. I am a very knowledgeable vehicle repair shop owner (and a half-assed piano tinkerer) so I am in my element when it comes to understanding vehicle mechanics and I know enough about pianos to know that it is a piece of wood that resonates and projects sound from a piano string.

We all have areas where we are out of our element and areas where we are in our element. There are many areas where I would be as naive or more so than someone who thinks a piano plate is its soundboard.
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/22/13 06:48 PM

Blues Beater,

This is a humor thread to make fun of those who are totally pianovoidistic. It's a real disease.
Posted by: Blues beater

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/22/13 07:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Blues Beater,

This is a humor thread to make fun of those who are totally pianovoidistic. It's a real disease.
I understand. Wasn't meaning to preach, just reflecting on how people can be very knowledgeable and shrewd in one area and clueless in another. I would be out of my element as a preacher, anyway! grin
Posted by: Blues beater

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/22/13 07:18 PM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty

What to ya feed this thing?

WARNING: Enter at own risk!
While it might not be worth $100,000 to me, I respect the accurate description "One of a kind!"
Posted by: Tuneless

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/23/13 02:05 PM

Originally Posted By: Blues beater
Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty

What to ya feed this thing?

WARNING: Enter at own risk!
While it might not be worth $100,000 to me, I respect the accurate description "One of a kind!"


This really is a joke. It looks like charms for a charm bracelet. Nice. But not at that price.
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/23/13 03:20 PM

At $100K, I hope it comes with an exorcist.
Posted by: Blues beater

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/25/13 12:48 AM

I am at a loss for words here.... http://austin.craigslist.org/msg/4210220983.html
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 11/25/13 08:40 AM


I Love It !!!
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/13/13 08:48 PM


From Craigslist, but not so funny. frown

http://spacecoast.craigslist.org/msg/4200537715.html

Not a Baldwin R
In all likelihood, not even a Baldwin product.
Posted by: rysowers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/14/13 01:28 AM

Wow! What it deal! Almost 80% off the appraised value!
Posted by: Zeno Wood

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/15/13 11:42 PM

Here's a very cool music room:

http://southjersey.craigslist.org/msg/4237556407.html

Nothing funny about the piano, but the placement of the gong is awesome! I would only buy the piano if they came as a set.
Posted by: rysowers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/16/13 12:02 AM

Awesome Zeno! Is the gong for an extra special effect at the end of a big piece, or is it used as a form of self-evaluation when one is unhappy with a particular performance? Maybe this is Chuck Barris' piano??

Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/17/13 07:42 PM

They're selling the piano and keeping the gong?!
Posted by: pianoloverus

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/21/13 12:43 PM

A digital that is "very new" and with a "French polish" finish:
http://www.pianomart.com/buy-a-piano/ad.php?ad_id=21056
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/21/13 02:19 PM

It also seems to be a "vertical" by looking at the photo.
Posted by: rysowers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/22/13 02:36 AM

you've gotta love amateur sales tactics!

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/msg/4247577713.html
Posted by: David, Las Vegas

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/28/13 07:14 PM

Not really funny but looks like a pretty good cabinet restoration. I'm guessing a birdcage action behind the panel. Amazing amount of scroll work. Whats that white fluffy stuff behind it?

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/4258165742.html
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/28/13 07:24 PM

White Lace - Grandma was a concert pianist, as always.
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/28/13 07:37 PM

Kirkman was a rival to Broadwood, going back to the days of harpsichords.
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/29/13 04:17 PM

Storage for a wedding dress, maybe?
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/29/13 04:42 PM

I know - I know!

It's Miss Havisham's wedding dress!

Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/30/13 11:00 AM

Is there something weird going on with my eyes?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Petrof-spinet-pi...=item4618077fa7
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/30/13 11:31 AM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Is there something weird going on with my eyes?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Petrof-spinet-pi...=item4618077fa7


Yeah. This thread is for funny CRAIGSLIST piano listings, not ebay... :p

laugh

But I know what you meant...
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/30/13 11:45 AM

Picky - Picky - Picky

Isn't that a bit short sighted of you?

wink
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/30/13 11:51 AM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Picky - Picky - Picky

Isn't that a bit short sighted of you?

wink


Good one! LOL!
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/30/13 11:57 AM

What is wrong with this picture?

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/msd/4251208929.html

From a dealer, no less!

Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/30/13 12:00 PM

97 feet long??? Brass and ivory keys???

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/nsd/msg/4261405127.html

Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/30/13 12:04 PM

A "$40,000 Old" piano, for sale for $400,000!

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/msg/4256717532.html


The San Diego CL is a veritable goldmine of material this week...
Posted by: Troy 125

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/30/13 12:18 PM

Originally Posted By: OperaTenor
A "$40,000 Old" piano, for sale for $400,000!

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/msg/4256717532.html


The San Diego CL is a veritable goldmine of material this week...

Obviously a pricing mistake, go tell him you'll take it but are going to hold him to the $40,000 price.
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/30/13 12:47 PM

Originally Posted By: OperaTenor
What is wrong with this picture?

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/msd/4251208929.html

From a dealer, no less!


Well, one of our favorite members said it best:

Originally Posted By: noambenhamou
That's so not cool! They should just get an old beat up Baldwin, repaint and polish the exterior, put a Steinway sticker on it and give the real D to a home that will appreciate it!
Posted by: Chris Storch

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/30/13 05:29 PM

I am reasonably certain that Mason & Hamlin never constructed a square piano.

Nameboard looks replaced, or faked.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mason-Hamlin-Squ...=item4617c358b8
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/30/13 05:52 PM

Lenny was a "Baldwin Artist" for as long as I can remember.
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/30/13 05:55 PM

Originally Posted By: bkw58
Lenny was a "Baldwin Artist" for as long as I can remember.


Yes, but it's a Steinway D in the photo.
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/30/13 08:01 PM

Jim, I said that four postings ago! I just said it in the current lingo of the tech forum.
Posted by: SMHaley

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/30/13 09:21 PM

Originally Posted By: bkw58
Lenny was a "Baldwin Artist" for as long as I can remember.


I'm not aware of any time he ever deviated. Anyone else?
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/30/13 09:46 PM

Well, I don't think he was buried in his piano, so he deviated from there.

He should have been buried in the faux-Baldwin that is up for sale.
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/30/13 10:06 PM

He was a Baldwin artist from the mid-1960s at least. Prior to then, could have been Steinway. I do not know. During his association with Baldwin, there are any number of reasons why he might have performed on a Steinway here and there. At any rate, prospective buyers should do some serious research before forking over the cash.
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/30/13 10:12 PM

Bob,

You are overthinking this. Go back to the ad, read what it says, and then look at the fallboard of the piano.

Remember, this is a humor thread!

grin
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/30/13 10:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Bob,

You are overthinking this. Go back to the ad, read what it says, and then look at the fallboard of the piano.

Remember, this is a humor thread!

grin


I can't believe it. crazy
(Thanks, Marty.)
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/30/13 10:57 PM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Jim, I said that four postings ago! I just said it in the current lingo of the tech forum.


Yes, I know, but it seemed like maybe Bob hadn't gotten it.

[edit to add] And I see i was correct... laugh


Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/31/13 12:07 AM

Well, remember that Bob is retired!

wink
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/31/13 12:28 AM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Well, remember that Bob is retired!

wink


Oooooh, that's gonna leave a mark...
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/31/13 12:32 AM

All in good fun!
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/31/13 11:18 AM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Well, remember that Bob is retired!

wink


This one's for you, Marty smile

The Retired Piano Technician
Posted by: BrainCramp

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/31/13 03:36 PM

It's a vertical.

http://nh.craigslist.org/msg/4265328573.html
Posted by: BrainCramp

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/31/13 03:46 PM

I wonder how much he wants for the kiss and the harpoon.

http://nh.craigslist.org/msg/4262537272.html
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 12/31/13 04:26 PM

Originally Posted By: BrainCramp


I wonder what 1960 means in this context, since it does not mean the year it was made.
Posted by: lingus

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/04/14 10:41 PM

http://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/atq/4264667823.html

Steinway hasn't made uprights in 100 yrs!
Posted by: SMHaley

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/05/14 02:48 AM

Originally Posted By: lingus
http://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/atq/4264667823.html

Steinway hasn't made uprights in 100 yrs!


I don't think I'd pay $6500 for this one.
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/05/14 09:52 AM

Originally Posted By: SMHaley
Originally Posted By: lingus
http://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/atq/4264667823.html

Steinway hasn't made uprights in 100 yrs!


I don't think I'd pay $6500 for this one.


EW!
It looks like a grubby handed little person worked hard on that 5-finger position with both thumbs on middle C.
Posted by: Tuneless

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/05/14 12:51 PM

Are we looking at a piano without an iron plate? He does not say how old, but we can guess over 100 years old. He may be right if he is saying they have not made one LIKE this for over 100 years.
Posted by: SMHaley

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/05/14 04:18 PM

Actually there is some structure there...hard to see. I dont think its surprising to see an open face pinblock in an early upright. It happened with grands too. It would make it early in their production.
Posted by: BrainCramp

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/10/14 10:32 AM

This one still hasn't sold, so they've posted more pictures. Gotta love the bench.

http://nh.craigslist.org/msg/4276908059.html
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/10/14 10:42 AM

Das Wohltemperierte Klavier Hocker
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/10/14 11:15 AM

And the date.
Posted by: BrainCramp

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/10/14 11:39 AM

Originally Posted By: BDB
And the date.

Well, BDB, 1960 might be the date his family acquired the piano. Or it might be a number he found written inside the piano somewhere.

I don't think we should be too hard on him. Despite his picture of a hand playing the piano (if you turn your head like a puzzled dog), it looks like he doesn't know much about pianos, photography, uploading pix to Craigslist, or salesmanship.

Maybe he'll end up selling the piano to someone similar. Or to someone who wants the bench.
Posted by: SMHaley

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/10/14 11:45 AM

Originally Posted By: BrainCramp
This one still hasn't sold, so they've posted more pictures. Gotta love the bench.

http://nh.craigslist.org/msg/4276908059.html





Every percussionist need a "throne."
Posted by: TecFlip

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/12/14 10:28 AM

Not funny, but interesting. I have never seen the back of a piano like this

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/msg/4211167301.html
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/12/14 12:30 PM

Originally Posted By: TecFlip
Not funny, but interesting. I have never seen the back of a piano like this

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/msg/4211167301.html


There was a period when Everett was reinforcing the frame with iron/steel ribs. IMO, the heaviest console piano ever made.
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/18/14 02:32 PM

A Winter spinet for $3K is ludicrous enough, but I don't know what to make out of the last couple of photos...

[url=]http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/atq/4288236811.html[/url]
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/18/14 08:10 PM

Not to mention the over 100 year old aluminum plate! That is why it is so expensive.
Posted by: lingus

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/18/14 10:25 PM

Is this Concert Grand a bit pricey?

http://newyork.craigslist.org/fct/msg/4285803191.html
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/19/14 01:29 AM

Originally Posted By: BDB
Not to mention the over 100 year old aluminum plate! That is why it is so expensive.


I loved it. Taking a photo of the ALCOA logo like it was a thing of pride...
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/19/14 10:07 AM

Originally Posted By: OperaTenor
Originally Posted By: BDB
Not to mention the over 100 year old aluminum plate! That is why it is so expensive.

I loved it. Taking a photo of the ALCOA logo like it was a thing of pride...

I'm sure that Mr. Reynolds will Wrap up that deal in short order.
Posted by: David, Las Vegas

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/20/14 11:22 PM

I love this picture! Not quite sure what the cord is over the soundboard. Maybe a DC?

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/4274043832.html
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/20/14 11:27 PM

The cord is for the fluorescent light in the music desk.
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/21/14 04:11 AM


No worry about the leg. The warranty will cover it!

Posted by: BenP

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/21/14 01:28 PM

Originally Posted By: David, Las Vegas
I love this picture! Not quite sure what the cord is over the soundboard. Maybe a DC?

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/4274043832.html

Originally Posted By: BDB
The cord is for the fluorescent light in the music desk.


I've tuned a couple of these Janssens recently. They're not half bad compared to other spinets of their time. The light in the music desk is a nice touch - I'm surprised it never caught on with other manufacturers. It's pretty standard issue on electric organs. I guess people didn't like having to "plug in" their piano.
Posted by: BenP

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/21/14 01:43 PM

This cracked me up. I was admiring the century-old Steinway when I noticed something that is not a typical home furnishing in the picture.

http://southjersey.craigslist.org/msg/4237556407.html
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/21/14 01:51 PM

Originally Posted By: BenP
Originally Posted By: David, Las Vegas
I love this picture! Not quite sure what the cord is over the soundboard. Maybe a DC?

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/4274043832.html

Originally Posted By: BDB
The cord is for the fluorescent light in the music desk.


I've tuned a couple of these Janssens recently. They're not half bad compared to other spinets of their time. The light in the music desk is a nice touch - I'm surprised it never caught on with other manufacturers. It's pretty standard issue on electric organs. I guess people didn't like having to "plug in" their piano.


There were a few Janssens that had electric organs built in. Charles Walter bought the factory, and I think that their upright is based on the old Janssen studio.
Posted by: OperaTenor

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/21/14 02:17 PM

Originally Posted By: BenP
This cracked me up. I was admiring the century-old Steinway when I noticed something that is not a typical home furnishing in the picture.

http://southjersey.craigslist.org/msg/4237556407.html


What do you mean? Lots of people have bookshelves...

wink
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/21/14 03:59 PM

Originally Posted By: BenP
This cracked me up. I was admiring the century-old Steinway when I noticed something that is not a typical home furnishing in the picture.

http://southjersey.craigslist.org/msg/4237556407.html

The piano must be owned by Chuck Barris or Gary Owens.

Or the player is really bad!
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/21/14 04:16 PM

Originally Posted By: BDB
Charles Walter bought the factory, and I think that their upright is based on the old Janssen studio.

When Mr. Walter purchased the piano division from Conn, he continued to produce the Janssen pianos with the Janssen name. However, I thought that the pianos bearing the Walter name were a totally new design by Del Fandrich.

Maybe Del can offer some insight.
Posted by: BenP

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/21/14 04:34 PM

Originally Posted By: OperaTenor
Originally Posted By: BenP
This cracked me up. I was admiring the century-old Steinway when I noticed something that is not a typical home furnishing in the picture.

http://southjersey.craigslist.org/msg/4237556407.html


What do you mean? Lots of people have bookshelves...

wink


Lol

We all know it's a common scene in American homes:

"Johnny, get off of that piano and get back to your gong practice! You have a recital next week!"

Seriously, who keeps a ~36" gong in their living room?
Posted by: lingus

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/21/14 05:31 PM

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-RARE-JOH...=item5d48350b55
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/21/14 05:44 PM

Originally Posted By: BenP
Seriously, who keeps a ~36" gong in their living room?

Everyone, don't you?
Posted by: pianoloverus

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/22/14 02:25 PM

Proof that pianos appreciate. Original price 21K; now offered at 1.5 million.

http://www.pianomart.com/buy-a-piano/ad.php?ad_id=21272
Posted by: tdv

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/23/14 12:00 PM

It is my understanding that Del designed the Charles Walter grands but that Mr. Walter, a sound engineer for Conn, designed the Walter upright.
Posted by: David, Las Vegas

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/23/14 11:23 PM

Originally Posted By: pianoloverus
Proof that pianos appreciate. Original price 21K; now offered at 1.5 million.

http://www.pianomart.com/buy-a-piano/ad.php?ad_id=21272


With 25 speakers why bother with the piano?
Posted by: tdv

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/24/14 07:40 PM

Technically this is an ebay ad, but really, how much stuff would you put on top of a grand piano that you are pricing at $99,000.00?! Look at the third picture - which is full of framed pictures!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Magnificent-Bald...=item415f900701
Posted by: phantomFive

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/24/14 09:01 PM


With authentic German/European rubber inside (most likely).
Posted by: tdv

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/25/14 11:30 AM

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/atq/4298243962.html

This wonderful distressed (abused and ignored) piano seat is only $100!

"Primitive piece, awesome distressed painted finish. This piece has NOT been "Shabby Chic'd" This is the old original painted finish that has not been touched in years. It has a touch of beautiful turquoise paint peeking out from under the cream colored paint"
Posted by: MacMacMac

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/25/14 11:33 AM

I like the part that says "This piece has NOT been Shabby Chic'd".
Meaning: We didn't make it look like old garbage. It got that way from extreme age and neglect.
How very wonderful!
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/25/14 11:37 AM

Actually, the feet are worth more than the asking price.
Posted by: Chris Storch

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 01/31/14 09:59 AM

So now there are TWO of them...

To my knowledge, Mason and Hamlin never made a square piano. Can anyone else confirm?

The instrument on Craigslist Florida is advertised as having been constructed in 1858 - a full 25 years prior to Mason & Hamlin ever having built a piano!
http://miami.craigslist.org/brw/msg/4288411706.html

The one on E-bay has a nameboard that obviously doesn't match the rest of the case.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Mason-Ha...=item4619faba19
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/05/14 09:17 PM

WWJD?

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&...no&ad_cid=3
Posted by: TecFlip

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/08/14 10:29 AM

Originally Posted By: Chris Storch
So now there are TWO of them...

To my knowledge, Mason and Hamlin never made a square piano. Can anyone else confirm?

The instrument on Craigslist Florida is advertised as having been constructed in 1858 - a full 25 years prior to Mason & Hamlin ever having built a piano!
http://miami.craigslist.org/brw/msg/4288411706.html

The one on E-bay has a nameboard that obviously doesn't match the rest of the case.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Mason-Ha...=item4619faba19


Is it just me, or does the piano behind it have the EXACT trim type?
Posted by: JeanieA

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/09/14 02:46 PM

This looks really fishy - the GC-1 is a 5'3" length, but the first photo shows a piano that looks longer. The second photo isn't even the same piano, it's in a showroom. And the price is, well, unbelievable. Wonder if I should inquire?
http://reno.craigslist.org/msg/4319375055.html
Posted by: lingus

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/09/14 03:10 PM

Originally Posted By: JeanieA
This looks really fishy - the GC-1 is a 5'3" length, but the first photo shows a piano that looks longer. The second photo isn't even the same piano, it's in a showroom. And the price is, well, unbelievable. Wonder if I should inquire?
http://reno.craigslist.org/msg/4319375055.html



Isnt graded hammer action usually a digital term?
Posted by: JeanieA

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/09/14 03:43 PM

lingus - I just looked that up and you're right. It IS a digital term. This gets weirder.
Posted by: JeanieA

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/09/14 03:49 PM

Ah, I Googled the name the "contact" information displayed and indeed this one's a scam. I will leave another report on the Scamdex page about this and flag the ads on craigslist. Don't these bottom feeders EVER give up?
Posted by: Sonatine

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/11/14 03:33 PM

http://newjersey.craigslist.org/zip/4328350603.html

Very descriptive.
Posted by: David, Las Vegas

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/13/14 10:52 AM

The gold tuning pins really give this one away. Complete with oversize tuning pins sprinkled in. Hopefully no one buys this thing.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/4312331804.html
Posted by: PhilipInChina

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/13/14 12:25 PM

Just look at the condition of the case!

Originally Posted By: David, Las Vegas
The gold tuning pins really give this one away. Complete with oversize tuning pins sprinkled in. Hopefully no one buys this thing.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/4312331804.html
Posted by: PhilipInChina

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/13/14 12:31 PM

Just because there is a snooker table in the foreground, don't blame me. My snooker table cover is silver. (Also the music room and snooker room are in different wings of the house).

Originally Posted By: JeanieA
Ah, I Googled the name the "contact" information displayed and indeed this one's a scam. I will leave another report on the Scamdex page about this and flag the ads on craigslist. Don't these bottom feeders EVER give up?
Posted by: BenP

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/13/14 12:35 PM

Originally Posted By: David, Las Vegas
The gold tuning pins really give this one away. Complete with oversize tuning pins sprinkled in. Hopefully no one buys this thing.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/4312331804.html


It looks like the tuning pins and coils were spray-painted gold??
Posted by: BenP

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/13/14 12:36 PM

But hey, at least it's "in tune." That way you don't have to bother with all that nonsense after you move it.
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/13/14 12:57 PM

Originally Posted By: David, Las Vegas
The gold tuning pins really give this one away. Complete with oversize tuning pins sprinkled in. Hopefully no one buys this thing.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/4312331804.html




That's a rather curious metal brace bolted from case to harp, flat side.
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/13/14 01:57 PM

Doesn't look like the typical Howard harp either.
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/13/14 04:38 PM

It's from "the gilded age."
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/13/14 05:25 PM

Could be gild the lily, but not sure what the thing was to start with. Looks like someone went parts shopping at U-Pull-It. help
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/16/14 09:35 AM

Novel approach:

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&...o&ad_cid=12
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/16/14 11:11 AM

Originally Posted By: malkin

(Wife included in trade)
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/16/14 12:13 PM

I'm wondering if they plan to schlep the piano and the pool table (and possibly the unwanted spouse) to the closing...
Posted by: TecFlip

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/16/14 01:36 PM

I don't see many Wurli grands running around, much less a concert grand. And they put it on the covered porch!

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/msg/4280809436.html
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/16/14 01:53 PM

Jon - I would wonder if they used it for serving an all you can eat breakfast bar?

Branson - Yikes!

Baldwin bought Wurli, but the ad seems a bit misleading.
Posted by: TecFlip

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/16/14 04:21 PM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Jon - I would wonder if they used it for...


My name! Marty said my actual name! *faints* With the luck I've had with a wurlis, the food would spoil. wink
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/16/14 04:28 PM

Originally Posted By: TecFlip
With the luck I've had with a wurlis, the food would spoil. wink

I think it's the out of tune singing which makes everything go bad. Branson is unique!
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/16/14 09:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Originally Posted By: TecFlip
With the luck I've had with a wurlis, the food would spoil. wink

I think it's the out of tune singing which makes everything go bad. Branson is unique!


Branson is heavily marketed in my neighborhood, as I am sure you can well imagine.
Posted by: Chris Storch

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 02/23/14 03:37 PM

Originally Posted By: Chris Storch
So now there are TWO of them...

To my knowledge, Mason and Hamlin never made a square piano. Can anyone else confirm?

The instrument on Craigslist Florida is advertised as having been constructed in 1858 - a full 25 years prior to Mason & Hamlin ever having built a piano!
http://miami.craigslist.org/brw/msg/4288411706.html

The one on E-bay has a nameboard that obviously doesn't match the rest of the case.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Mason-Ha...=item4619faba19


Ok, what us going on with people misrepresenting Mason & Hamlin pianos lately?

http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/msg/4336351847.html

Symmetrigrand - with Art Deco styling - but it's from 1890.

Methinks someone needs to investigate that serial number a bit further.
Posted by: David, Las Vegas

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/07/14 10:48 PM

Worst CL photo ever.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/4362112105.html
Posted by: phantomFive

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/09/14 03:31 AM

Originally Posted By: David, Las Vegas

"Needs to be played"
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/09/14 09:18 AM

Originally Posted By: phantomFive
Originally Posted By: David, Las Vegas

"Needs to be played" ...

... by gorillas in the mist.
Posted by: Supply

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/09/14 02:37 PM

Originally Posted By: David, Las Vegas

That's a photo? I thought is was postimpressionist art in pointillism style!
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/09/14 04:19 PM

Un dimanche aprs-midi l'le de la Droit Jatte

(Piano by; Seurat et Fils)
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/09/14 06:56 PM

Does it sound better if you play Sondheim?
Posted by: BenP

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/09/14 08:16 PM

So glad it comes "with music"! What a savings.
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 03/10/14 01:15 PM

All staccato.
Posted by: JoelW

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/02/14 02:22 AM

Do funny email replies count? smile

I recently just put my digital piano up for sale on Craigslist. A butcher emailed me wondering if I would trade it for meat. That's a lot of meat.
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/02/14 08:50 AM

Or it could be really good meat.
I'd give him a call to find out what he had in mind.
Posted by: David, Las Vegas

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/05/14 11:19 PM

Here is one that is close to but not quite to the side of the road.

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/4392831053.html
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/05/14 11:35 PM

Looks like the old naugahyde-top model...but it's been de-naugahyded? Two benches too. wow
Posted by: Silverwood Pianos

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/06/14 12:51 PM

Originally Posted By: bkw58
Looks like the old naugahyde-top model...but it's been de-naugahyded? Two benches too. wow


Years ago I came across one of these naugahyde models and thought it was a home improvement idea. I had no idea it was actually made this was intentionally.
Posted by: lola2842

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/09/14 10:07 PM


http://jerseyshore.craigslist.org/zip/4412791510.html

Apparently, it's "no big deal" to tune a 200 year old piano...
Posted by: woodog

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/09/14 10:30 PM

Originally Posted By: lola2842

http://jerseyshore.craigslist.org/zip/4412791510.html

Apparently, it's "no big deal" to tune a 200 year old piano...


nah, it read 'tune up'

I think it just needs new plugs and a fuel filter

Forrest
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/09/14 11:02 PM

Well, judging by the 200 year old piano, I'd guess the baby is about 16.
Posted by: David, Las Vegas

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/10/14 01:50 AM

Here's one that has the non fuel injection. It has the carbed legs for the retro muscle piano modification. Buffed and toned too!

http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/msg/4414929790.html
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/15/14 07:49 AM

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&...o&ad_cid=12

"The piano sounds good to me..."
Posted by: BrainCramp

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/18/14 01:12 PM

For those of us learning to play the weekly ad circular:

http://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/msg/4420791631.html
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/18/14 02:51 PM

There's a coupon for $5.00 off the purchase of the piano.

(Scissors not included)

(Does Dyson now build Baldwins?)
Posted by: LarryShone

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 04/18/14 03:02 PM

These are hilarious!
Posted by: BrainCramp

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/05/14 09:58 AM

Awww..this "uprite" seems so sad. I'm not sure how quickly it will find a new home, given the date it was last tuned.

http://nh.craigslist.org/msg/4454244477.html
Posted by: That Tooner

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/05/14 11:04 AM

Hahaha
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/05/14 11:47 AM

It was even built before the patent date!

muneracli lysdexia
Posted by: BrainCramp

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/05/14 12:21 PM

Is that a Betty Boop lunchbox on top of the piano? That might be worth something.
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/17/14 01:20 AM


Blue piano named Amber. She's a VERY VERY heavy gal.



LINK: CL Little Rock, AR

Any takers?
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/17/14 09:45 AM

I've never heard of Santa Claus sliding down a soundboard to deliver gifts!
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/17/14 09:48 AM

(Ouch!)
Posted by: SMHaley

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/17/14 10:11 AM

I've seen worse done to such verticals...like hacking down the top of a front panel and installing a mirror.
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/17/14 10:30 AM

Originally Posted By: SMHaley
I've seen worse done to such verticals...like hacking down the top of a front panel and installing a mirror.


Funny that you mention it. A Steinway cutaway from CL Little Rock:

LINK: Craigslist Little Rock, AR

I've seen this done to average old uprights but never a S&S.
Posted by: BDB

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/17/14 11:12 AM

I have seen it done to far too many Steinways. That has an unusual fallboard for a Steinway. I wonder if it really is one.
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/17/14 11:33 AM

If you follow the link to the CL listing there is a side shot too. The entire mirror section and top seem to be an add on? That's weird. Could it be one of the old 40" S&S consoles underneath that top?
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/17/14 02:00 PM

Nice reflection of the clutter in the room and the photographer's mid-section.
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/24/14 11:25 AM

Burglary suspect said to sell piano.

"A North Little Rock man is facing a breaking and entering charge after he reportedly stayed in a building for several days and advertised a piano on Craigslist without the owners permission...for $800 and sold it

From today's Arkansas Democrat Gazette

[Except for the sheer stupidity of the burglar, not funny at all.]
Posted by: CoolPianoStuff

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/24/14 04:51 PM

I had an experience with that years ago. We received a call from someone who wanted to sell a piano. It sounded like a good enough deal to take a look and we got the address and made an appointment for a short while later. However we were busy in the shop and were delayed in getting there. When we arrived and knocked on the door there was no answer. We waited around a bit but no one ever showed, so we left our business card in the door and returned to the shop.

Hours later the phone rang. It was the police. Seems they had some questions for us. shocked When we explained how it was they found our business card in the door, they told us the resident of the apartment had arrived home to find his piano missing. That was the last we heard so we were off the hook but I don't know if they ever found the piano or the thief.
Posted by: PhilipInChina

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/24/14 09:44 PM

One might be excused for thinking a piano is fairly difficult to steal.

Amazing!
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/25/14 12:51 AM

Until the grand piano theft from a Toronto Hospital last year, I had not heard of it. (The instrument was recovered.)
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/25/14 08:50 AM

In retrospect, I wonder if the mayor had anything to do with the Toronto theft. It did, sort of, go up in a puff of smoke.
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/26/14 10:03 AM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
In retrospect, I wonder if the mayor had anything to do with the Toronto theft. It did, sort of, go up in a puff of smoke.


Had not heard this. Thanks Marty.
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/26/14 01:21 PM

Um, Bob, it was a joke. Have you heard about the problems connected with the current mayor of Toronto and his "smoking" problem?

Google: "Rob Ford"
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/26/14 02:15 PM

The guy didn't rob Ford; it was a hospital. I don't think the mayor was involved in either incident. They sure didn't think is was a joke. (What does this have to do with smoking?)
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/26/14 03:55 PM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Um, Bob, it was a joke.
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/26/14 04:12 PM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Um, Bob, it was a joke.




(Actually, on second thought, I'm not sure who got who confused .)
Posted by: rysowers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/29/14 01:51 AM

This piano looks really easy to play. It doesn't have all those notes:

http://seattle.craigslist.org/oly/zip/4474609823.html
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 05/29/14 07:26 AM

Ryan's suggestion is the key to learning to play the piano. Ya don't have to hammer out long practice sessions.

LOL
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/11/14 08:44 AM


http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&...no&ad_cid=6

In what way would this piano be "wonderful for kids?"
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/11/14 09:12 AM

Destructive kids?
Posted by: WurliFan

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/18/14 10:17 PM

https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/msg/4518100559.html I feel a bit bad for 'her'...
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/18/14 10:27 PM

"...a bad leg..."
but why didn't they mention the support post or the crossword puzzle?!
Posted by: rysowers

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/18/14 10:54 PM

That ad makes me feel dirty somehow.
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/20/14 01:30 PM

I did not want to start a new topic; this one is close enough.

Just now, watching the History Channel, I noticed that piano tuners were honored by a prominent mention in an Angie's List commercial. Don't use Angie's List, but it was nice to hear.
Posted by: Jasper82

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/20/14 01:55 PM

Originally Posted By: rysowers
That ad makes me feel dirty somehow.


LOL
Posted by: TX-Bluebonnet

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/22/14 10:39 PM

Needs tuned
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/23/14 07:47 AM

Originally Posted By: Linda G

Hey, I've seen that piano ..., or one just like it.
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/24/14 07:32 PM

Utah folk can make sentences like "needs tuned" without batting an eye. Usually I hear "The baby needs changed."

You can also hear sentences with "might could" like "Elmer might could tune it."
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/24/14 09:02 PM

"Needs tuned" would be common in Missouri, also. Growing up in a very Germanic area, I would often hear something like "Throw the baby down the stairs its rattle."
Posted by: BrainCramp

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/25/14 01:51 PM

World's worst crafts project?

http://nh.craigslist.org/msg/4535881368.html
Posted by: Bob

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/25/14 02:24 PM

Originally Posted By: bkw58
I did not want to start a new topic; this one is close enough.

Just now, watching the History Channel, I noticed that piano tuners were honored by a prominent mention in an Angie's List commercial. Don't use Angie's List, but it was nice to hear.


Yes, it's on in Orlando too - the tuner guy hits his tuning fork against the plumber's metal wrench. I'm quite sure that tuning fork needs calibration now.
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/25/14 02:44 PM

Originally Posted By: BrainCramp
World's worst crafts project?

http://nh.craigslist.org/msg/4535881368.html


"A true conversation piece"
It's true, we're having the conversation now, but probably not the one he had hoped for.
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/25/14 04:46 PM

Originally Posted By: BrainCramp

I think it's a great crafts project!

The perfect way to turn a POS into a PSO.
Posted by: Eric Gloo

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/26/14 04:15 PM

Free Player Piano (Cooperstown)

Early 1920's Cable Nelson player piano offered for free. Older restoration, comes with bench, rolls, spitoon and miscellaneous items.
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/26/14 04:43 PM

Does a player mechanism develop saliva?
Posted by: David Jenson

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 06/27/14 08:21 PM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Does a player mechanism develop saliva?

Marty, I think they do if they start chewing tabakkee. 'Course, I've never observed it. 'Just an educated guess. laugh
Posted by: Sonatine

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/05/14 11:46 PM

http://newhaven.craigslist.org/tlg/4539176866.html

This one looks like an absolute delight....NOT
Posted by: malkin

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/07/14 08:45 AM

Originally Posted By: Sonatine
http://newhaven.craigslist.org/tlg/4539176866.html

This one looks like an absolute delight....NOT


Hmmm, using it as a tool to get people to drink more!
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/11/14 09:08 AM

Yamaha Portable Ground Piano - $600 (west little rock)

Piano for sale, Played it when I was younger but have a non electric piano now. Great condition, comes with a damper pedal and tons of cool features. Comes with features that include changing the sounds to things like drums, chimes, trumpets, laughter, gunshots, door slams and much more. Can record music. Bought for around 900 a couple years ago

http://littlerock.craigslist.org/msg/4503930667.html
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/11/14 09:21 AM


Numbered Chickering Console Piano - $3000 (Sherwood)

I have a numbered Chickering & Sons Console Piano for sale. It is in excellent condition and plays beautifully. Local buyers only. Buyer must be able to move piano.


http://littlerock.craigslist.org/msg/4537365838.html
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/11/14 09:28 AM

Originally Posted By: bkw58
Yamaha Portable Ground Piano - $600 (west little rock)

Indeed! Everyone knows that digitals need lightning rods since they tend to attract the wrath of god.
Posted by: bkw58

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/11/14 10:48 AM

Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Originally Posted By: bkw58
Yamaha Portable Ground Piano - $600 (west little rock)

Indeed! Everyone knows that digitals need lightning rods since they tend to attract the wrath of god.


Shocking! eek
Posted by: anrpiano

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/12/14 07:40 PM

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/msg/4555700671.html

The best part is the last line. "I'm initially asking for 5k."
Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/12/14 08:01 PM

I particularly like "authentic melodic sound." That is totally unlike the 'fake melodic sound' from a digital.
Posted by: tdv

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/22/14 08:19 AM

The writer of this ad should go into the business. It is the best written ad for a junk piano I have ever seen. :-)

**********

"Behold the greatest piano your money can't buy! Imagine your home filled with the sweet sound of music spewing forth from your own antique piano; the soothing melody of Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" lulling you to sleep, or the exciting jazz concerto "Rhapsody in Blue" being the soundtrack of an informal dinner party (accompanied, of course, by your private jazz ensemble).

This quality Strohber, built in the 1920s, would be perfect for such performances after it received a considerable deal of tuning, regulation, and repair. In its current state (after tuning) it would make an acceptable piano for a first time piano student, but after about two years of lessons it would be advisable to upgrade to a much newer piano.

If you are looking for a decorative antique piano, this is it. Pianos are much more than instruments, complex machines, and works of art, they are pieces of furniture. The wooden cabinet is in great shape for its age, as it has few gouges and scratches, and the wood itself has a beautiful golden glow, just see the pictures!

This would also make a great piano for repurposing into anything you can think of!! See some ideas in the link below...

http://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=repurposed%20piano&term_meta%5B%5D=repurposed%7Ctyped&term_meta%5B%5D=piano%7Ctyped\

Lastly, this instrument is currently located in a ground level pole barn connected to a driveway, which would make it very easy to load onto a trailer. Better still, it is on four easy rolling, heavy duty casters and can be rolled around by one person.

Due to high demand, I will only be accepting text messages and emails regarding this wonderful instrument."


http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/msg/4581025015.html

Posted by: Minnesota Marty

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/22/14 10:20 AM

I love hyperbole.
Posted by: Barry1963

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/24/14 12:16 AM

Anyone looking for an oregon/piano ...LOL

http://nashville.craigslist.org/msg/4575490699.html
Posted by: TX-Bluebonnet

Re: Funny craigslist piano listings - 07/24/14 12:42 AM

"It's in good condition and is in tune."