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Re: Our pianos - in pictures.

Post by kebabselector » 09 Jul 2009, 10:51

Not named my piano, but as most things are Kebab related (KebabWeb, KebabMac, KebabMacLT, Kebabphone, kebablog, etc) I guess it should be.........

KebabPiano Casio PX-320
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Post by markymark » 09 Jul 2009, 13:02

My superb upright piano is called "Yamaha P121"!
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Quite a lot of reflection comes of the polished ebony and brass - wonder why? :wink:

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Post by Gill the Piano » 09 Jul 2009, 17:02

Polished ebony?? :shock: *coff*!:D
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Post by Moonlight » 09 Jul 2009, 21:46

markymark wrote:Quite a lot of reflection comes of the polished ebony and brass - wonder why? :wink:
Mr Sheen? :P ...no wait, wouldn't that be bad for it?!

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Post by markymark » 09 Jul 2009, 22:20

Gill the Piano wrote:Polished ebony?? :shock: *coff*!:D
What d'ye mean?

Where is your pristine, regularly tuned and meticulously regulated instrument?

After all, you're a tuner! :P rasp!

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Post by markymark » 09 Jul 2009, 22:21

dave brum wrote:Maybe Marky likes to have a good auld gawp at himself whilst he's playing! What's your church one like, Mark?
It's a stage piano - CP300 and I also have a CP-33 which I had put away in its new gig bag before I read this thread. Will photograph the CP-33 when its out again. I used it yesterday to play that short piece using the Pianoteq software.

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Post by StuartAU » 09 Jul 2009, 22:43

Well here is my lady, Mahog upright made by Paul Werner, Fabrik of Dresden whoever that is :)

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Notice my Birthday pressie on the top, a basque of none other than Ludwig van :piano;

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Post by StuartAU » 10 Jul 2009, 22:19

yea a Pink padded chair non adjustable and with staples sticking out... it is on my list of things to get along with my J.s Bach Basque ;)

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Post by Mini_mo » 14 Jul 2009, 21:23

I could post a pic of my piano... If I ever get it!

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Post by StuartAU » 14 Jul 2009, 21:50

Mini_mo wrote:I could post a pic of my piano... If I ever get it!
Mini, you can borrow this pic until you do ;)

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Post by Mini_mo » 20 Jul 2009, 13:41

Aww thanks... is that your spare piano?! :wink:

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Post by StuartAU » 20 Jul 2009, 15:02

yea just sitting my loft, full of dust... Just can't be bothered to climb the ladder to get up there
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Post by bluedianthus » 27 Jul 2009, 04:19

hello dave brum, how much your Yamaha YDP131 cost?
I like the color...
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Post by bluedianthus » 31 Jul 2009, 09:22

Hi dave brum, new semester, new challenge for me in my studies.
Being busy with this and that, lectures, assignments and tutorials as well.
Only got less than 2 hours a day for checking emails, joining forums, updating my blog...
Wow, it's really expensive in terms of my currency, approximately Malaysian Ringgit RM3,196.39. (1 GBP = 5.82221 MYR )
Hopefully I could buy similar piano like yours in my country.

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Post by Gill the Piano » 14 Nov 2010, 00:11

I reckon he's about 1910. Lovely marquetry! You could ask your tuner to look for a date on the end (bass) key next time he comes - you might be lucky. Or if you can find the serial number (often stamped amongst the tuning pins) there's an outside chance that Bill on the History thread might be able to furnish with a date for him.
I play for my own amazement... :piano;

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Post by Gill the Piano » 14 Nov 2010, 17:17

They put sconces on pianos up to the 1930s...but it was a snob thing NOT to have them as it implied you couldn't afford electric/gas lighting. From the 30s on, they sometimes put electric lights on them - especially Berrys and Eavestaffs. Now customers pay up to 70 quid to replace a pair that were taken off to be trendy in the 20s...:D
The curly brackets under the keyboard make me think 1910ish; after WW1, the longer toe with a straight leg supporting the keyboard came in. Pre 1910 they were a little more ornate; in the 1880s they were quite floridly carved and then that calmed down a bit as time wore on! If you google a pic of an 1880s Bord piano you'll see what I mean.
I'm fascinated by piano history and can usually guess a date within 10 years or so from casework as long as it hasn't been b*ggered about with too much (a lot of modernising' went on in the 30s/40s/50s!). My own piano is 1920s though has been beautifully and comprehensively rebuilt...I did look at the modern ones, but couldn't really warm to anything under ten grand... :roll: :lol:
I play for my own amazement... :piano;

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