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by Horace
10 Apr 2012, 23:01
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: six foot grand options
Replies: 22
Views: 14413

Re: six foot grand options

I am going to play them some more. Which is a bit of a pain as the Hoffmann is miles away but I want to be sure. Its a lot of money which ever option. I don't intend to buy another grand in my lifetime so I'm not really thinking about resale value more value for money now. I have played the Schimmel...
by Horace
10 Apr 2012, 07:35
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: six foot grand options
Replies: 22
Views: 14413

Re: six foot grand options

thanks for all your responses. As regards price, the Hoffmann offer is extremely good and I don't think it can be beaten on price. My difficulty is that second hand Schimmel is a good few thousand more so its not just a straight fight on sound and touch. Before finding out the price of the hoffmann ...
by Horace
08 Apr 2012, 20:35
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: six foot grand options
Replies: 22
Views: 14413

Re: six foot grand options

Thanks Barrie that is the kind of objective assessment I was looking for. Would you say they are evenly matched but slightly different? It's hard to compare becuase I tried them some days apart but I definitely felt more power in the bass of the Hoffmann but I think there was a little bit more clari...
by Horace
08 Apr 2012, 14:26
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: six foot grand options
Replies: 22
Views: 14413

Re: six foot grand options

thanks for the reply. I think I have decided against restored and really focussing on the pros and cons of the hoffmann and the schimmel and would welcome comments on those. Anyone any thoughts on what I should pay for a 4 year old Schimmel K189? It is very difficult to know what an appropriate pric...
by Horace
07 Apr 2012, 18:56
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: six foot grand options
Replies: 22
Views: 14413

six foot grand options

I have been looking at buying a small grand. I have tried a number from restored to new (yamaha c3, an RX3, seiler 186, restored steinways, restored bechsteins). I have also tried a 4 year old Schimmel k189 and a new Hoffmann T186 and these two are the front runners. I need to play both of these aga...