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#298788 - 01/30/09 10:18 PM Currier Piano
JTen Offline
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Registered: 12/31/08
Posts: 3
Loc: Silicon Valley, California
Hi -

I'm coming back to playing piano after many, many years of not touching the instrument. I happened to stop by at a music store and they are selling Currier pianos for $400.00, free delivery.
I'm not looking for a high end piano, but just an instrument to enjoy and get back to basics. Four hundred dollars is a lot of money for me, but on the other hand, I'd love to play music again.
I'd appreciate any opinions out there regarding Currier pianos.
Thanks for reading.

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#298789 - 01/30/09 10:25 PM Re: Currier Piano
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Registered: 01/07/09
Posts: 49
Loc: Atlanta
$400 for an acoustic piano? I think should run, far far away from that one. For that price range, maybe you should look in digital pianos. I think there are some 88-key models out there for not too much more than that.

#298790 - 01/30/09 10:34 PM Re: Currier Piano
JTen Offline
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Registered: 12/31/08
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Loc: Silicon Valley, California
Thanks - I'll look around for some more instruments out there.

#298791 - 01/31/09 01:08 AM Re: Currier Piano
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$400 doesn't sound all that low for an acoustic. I got two Baldwin Hamiltons a few months ago for a total of $349. Both of them play fairly well, although one (the free one) has a couple notes that stick occasionally but they should be inexpensive / easy to fix whenever I get around to it. (Also they don't consistenly stick - I can still often use them.)
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#298792 - 01/31/09 12:18 PM Re: Currier Piano
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Curriers were not very good at best, but there were some made with something they called the Strataphonic String Panel, instead of a cast plate. I ran across one once. It would not hold a tuning at all.
This is probably better.
Or this.
Or this.

I have not seen any of these pianos, but they are just to indicate that there are a lot of pianos out there in your price range. Just remember the less money you want to spend, the more legwork you have to do.
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#298793 - 01/31/09 07:25 PM Re: Currier Piano
JTen Offline
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Registered: 12/31/08
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Loc: Silicon Valley, California
Excellent suggestions thanks! I will keep you posted on which one I end up with...


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