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#31120 - 09/05/06 07:01 PM DC Pics of Harl Pianos and Piano Craft PART 1
lilylady Offline
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Registered: 03/17/05
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Loc: boston north
We hear about shopping at 'such and such' piano store yet don't often see pictures of the store and what out experience is shopping there. I recently posted about shopping at Harl Pianos and Piano Craft, both located close to DC.

HERE:
http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/topic/1/15318.html

I'll share pics below for Harl Pianos and then
on another post I'll add pics for Piano Craft since it seems I can only post 8 pics at a time.

I'll edit and add some commentary if the pics show up OK. Both were very unique shopping experiences and if you are interested in top of the line pianos...you will want to visit!

Harl Pianos


Entering


On the left


On the right


Down the Grand Aisle!


Teachers studios - a must see for a piano teacher (moi)


Inside - Wilh Steinbergs


Cathy and Roberta behind a Sauter Delta (like Wzkits)


OK...so I decided that a C Bech Concert Grand will do me just fine! LOL!


Roberta
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#31121 - 09/05/06 07:38 PM Re: DC Pics of Harl Pianos and Piano Craft PART 1
Piano*Dad Offline
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In the fourth picture, the Grotrians are on the left. The Sauter announces itself!
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#31122 - 09/05/06 08:02 PM Re: DC Pics of Harl Pianos and Piano Craft PART 1
ftp Offline
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Registered: 09/10/05
Posts: 2365
Loc: Philadelphia
 Quote:
Originally posted by Piano*Dad:
In the fourth picture, the Grotrians are on the left. [/b]
and I suppose the fifth picture is the Steinway factory prep department? ;\)

Sorry to derail the thread-I couldn't resist. Truth is I'll never get to know what would have happened if I went to Cathy Harl's first.

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#31123 - 09/05/06 08:04 PM Re: DC Pics of Harl Pianos and Piano Craft PART 1
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Hey, Cathy.

Get that tree trimmed!
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#31124 - 09/05/06 08:55 PM Re: DC Pics of Harl Pianos and Piano Craft PART 1
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Registered: 09/19/05
Posts: 564
Loc: Michigan
Great pics, thanks Roberta.

Gene
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#31125 - 09/05/06 09:24 PM Re: DC Pics of Harl Pianos and Piano Craft PART 1
sepstein Offline
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Registered: 12/05/05
Posts: 83
Loc: Near Boston
Great pictures, Roberta. I took 3 recent trips to Cathy's, and a couple to Piano Craft as well. Like you, I can highly recommend both!

Of course, prepare to be spoiled if you go to Cathy's - a couple of concert Bechsteins, the larger Grotrians, the Sauters ... just an amazing collection of pianos, and Cathy is a gem to work with.

Steve
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#31126 - 09/05/06 10:25 PM Re: DC Pics of Harl Pianos and Piano Craft PART 1
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Registered: 08/10/05
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Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
Thanks for the pictures, Roberta! Harl Piano is a place where it is incredibly easy to spend an entire afternoon, in part because of the incredible pianos and in part because of Cathy's warm hospitality.
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#31127 - 09/06/06 06:25 AM Re: DC Pics of Harl Pianos and Piano Craft PART 1
JPM Offline
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Registered: 02/24/03
Posts: 1010
Loc: NM, GE & Wash. DC
That first piano on the left is the Grotrian semi-concert grand I mentioned in your other post, Roberta. Man, that is one sweet piano. So is the big Bechstein concert grand you are sitting at. (Cathy now has two Bechstein concert grands in the store, but not too long ago she had five of them!!)

Steve is right. Harl Pianos has a great selection of instruments and Cathy is a class act.

Thanks for posting your pics, Roberta.

JP
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#31128 - 09/06/06 07:41 AM Re: DC Pics of Harl Pianos and Piano Craft PART 1
lilylady Offline
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You mean this one JPM?

;-)



I loved it!

Actually I was trying to take a pic of the beautiful screen in the background...but you can see 'part' of the Grotrian!
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#31129 - 09/06/06 04:15 PM Re: DC Pics of Harl Pianos and Piano Craft PART 1
JPM Offline
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Registered: 02/24/03
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Be still my beating heart. ;\) Yes LL, that's the one. Gorgeous piano.

JP
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#31130 - 09/06/06 05:20 PM Re: DC Pics of Harl Pianos and Piano Craft PART 1
Catlady Offline
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Registered: 03/27/03
Posts: 447
Loc: Arlington,VA
For you,......Special Deal!
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#31131 - 09/07/06 07:56 AM Re: DC Pics of Harl Pianos and Piano Craft PART 1
JPM Offline
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Registered: 02/24/03
Posts: 1010
Loc: NM, GE & Wash. DC
\:D
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#31132 - 09/07/06 08:14 AM Re: DC Pics of Harl Pianos and Piano Craft PART 1
Beacon Chris Offline
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Registered: 01/06/06
Posts: 447
Loc: Greenwich, CT
Hey Cathy,

Where is the "closing room" with the flickering light bulb and dripping water?

BC
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#31133 - 09/07/06 08:17 AM Re: DC Pics of Harl Pianos and Piano Craft PART 1
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Snort, chuckle, chuckle, snort

damn, where are the appropriate smileys.
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#31134 - 09/07/06 11:49 AM Re: DC Pics of Harl Pianos and Piano Craft PART 1
Catlady Offline
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Loc: Arlington,VA
BC -
sshhhhhh......
There should be *some* surprises in life!
You want me to tell everybody about those bamboo pieces you keep in your desk drawer?
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