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by rgreig
22 Feb 2011, 20:47
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Quality used upright advice
Replies: 115
Views: 109568

Re: Quality used upright advice

Hi,have you played a Steinway V or K model yet? as the Bechstein model 8 are roughly the same price if you want to send me a private message i tell you my experience with 2 of these pianos.Boston 126 and 132 are also super pianos at their price point. I haven't yet played a Steinway but I hope to d...
by rgreig
21 Feb 2011, 21:04
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Quality used upright advice
Replies: 115
Views: 109568

Re: Quality used upright advice

Mark, You raise an interesting point about getting the piano inspected. Although I am realising I may end up buying a new piano, if I do end up finding a used piano I had not really considered needing to get it inspected. If I am buying a relatively new (i.e. 10 years old max) piano that is costing ...
by rgreig
20 Feb 2011, 22:16
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Quality used upright advice
Replies: 115
Views: 109568

Re: Quality used upright advice

A440, thanks for letting me know that you have a Concert 8 in stock. I am planning a trip to Harrogate now - I also want to try both Sauter and Bluthner before making my mind up so it will be a great opportunity.

Thanks,
Robert
by rgreig
19 Feb 2011, 23:41
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Quality used upright advice
Replies: 115
Views: 109568

Re: Quality used upright advice

So...I visited some piano dealers today to start my search. I had a great day, and I have a lot to think about. As always I would welcome people's opinions. I played a wide range of instruments in different price brackets. I started out trying a Yamaha U3. OK but uninspiring. This wasn't a brand new...
by rgreig
15 Feb 2011, 14:37
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Quality used upright advice
Replies: 115
Views: 109568

Re: Quality used upright advice

Bob,

Was the model you saw at the Frankfurt music fair one of the Steingraeber models with the Phoenix system?

Thanks,
Robert
by rgreig
15 Feb 2011, 10:17
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Quality used upright advice
Replies: 115
Views: 109568

Re: Quality used upright advice

John, Thanks for a very interesting post. I had been discounting small grands. I have only ever played two and they sounded terrible but on reflection that was probably in no small part to do with their quality/age. The advice I got many years ago from a dealer was to look at uprights but that was a...
by rgreig
12 Feb 2011, 11:28
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Quality used upright advice
Replies: 115
Views: 109568

Re: Quality used upright advice

Here's my perspective, as a prospective buyer, on the points raised here about Steinway and other manufacturers. I don't make any claims to this being an informed view! I think many people buying a "high end" piano, like me, will not really be focussing on resale value because there will be an expec...
by rgreig
03 Feb 2011, 20:41
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Quality used upright advice
Replies: 115
Views: 109568

Re: Quality used upright advice

Thanks all for the very useful information. I am going to visit the dealers in Scotland first (for obvious reasons) but I may well arrange a long weekend trip to Yorkshire to ensure I can get to play all the models on my shortlist. The feedback on the Sauter is very interesting - I have read other v...
by rgreig
01 Feb 2011, 20:13
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Quality used upright advice
Replies: 115
Views: 109568

Re: Quality used upright advice

Joe, you raise an interesting point about a small grand piano. Action is very important to me, but clearly tone is the number one criterion. I have only ever played a small number of baby grand pianos in the past but each of those sounded as though used tea bags were used in the construction of the ...
by rgreig
31 Jan 2011, 22:46
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Quality used upright advice
Replies: 115
Views: 109568

Re: Quality used upright advice

Thanks for the quick responses. I am based in the central belt, and I bought my Welmar from Peter Smith many years ago so that will certainly be one of the dealers I shall be visiting. On the point made about repetition, can I clarify exactly how good I should expect a quality upright action to be? ...
by rgreig
30 Jan 2011, 15:28
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Quality used upright advice
Replies: 115
Views: 109568

Quality used upright advice

I am about to start looking for a high quality second-hand upright piano. I have done quite a bit of online research but before I start visiting dealers I would welcome some advice from this forum. Some background may be useful. I am not a professional but I am a reasonably advanced player – certain...