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by joe
16 May 2009, 15:46
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Problems with tuning
Replies: 59
Views: 29065

Re: Problems with tuning

Problem solved return piano get the cash back and get a Samick 121 or Reid-Sohn 131 nicely prepped and tuned take the name off who would know the difference,badge engineering,wholesalers margins,thats what your are paying for some of the seventies Bechsteins where good when Feurich pianos made them ...
by joe
16 May 2009, 12:15
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Problems with tuning
Replies: 59
Views: 29065

Re: Problems with tuning

Get the dealer to send their top man at their expense prepp and tune give it 6 months if still not happy swap it over or ask for full refund posh name pity about the quality dont stock threm and i have my reasons to be discussed in another topic for the future.
by joe
16 May 2009, 10:17
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Problems with tuning
Replies: 59
Views: 29065

Re: Problems with tuning

To my knowledge all new Bechstein are now being manufactured by BECHSTEIN-SAMICK ALLIANCE in Indonesia as Mr Karl Schulze is the owner of both companies,previous to that Petrof where building them a Petrof 126 and a Bechstein Concert 8 where almost identical pianos apart from the casework and the pr...
by joe
15 May 2009, 11:29
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Problems with tuning
Replies: 59
Views: 29065

Re: Problems with tuning

Go back to dealer and get them to send a Bechstein tek to tune and prep piano and see how it settles,then if still not sastified ask them to change it over,had a client who bought a C.Bechstein Model 8 hailed as "THEWORLDS FINEST UPRIGHT PIANO",after 1 year the frame was peeling,hinges where loose.n...
by joe
14 May 2009, 00:05
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Advice re first piano purchase
Replies: 24
Views: 13504

Re: Advice re first piano purchase

Pay your train fare if you got the time superb little joanna for the money,free delivery etc or if too far to travel can bring the instrument to your home to try?.The art of selling is to please the customer where every they may live,everybody wants black pianos its the modern way.
by joe
13 May 2009, 09:26
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Advice re first piano purchase
Replies: 24
Views: 13504

Re: Advice re first piano purchase

Black shiny pianos sell,the trick is to match the colour,quality and price,at a budget the customer can afford.Sticky notes comes with the territory but fully prepped before dispatch and selling the right quality at the proper price never a problem.Discounted Yamaha only part of piano trade widen yo...
by joe
12 May 2009, 20:57
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Advice re first piano purchase
Replies: 24
Views: 13504

Re: Advice re first piano purchase

The budget is sufficient to get a decent piano new in the colour you want new Geogre Steck 109 model in that price bracket,better to buy new than taking a chance on a used piano,if looking for genuine, impartial advice give Peter Smith & Sons a ring on 0141 887 6160 they offer 5 year warranties and ...
by joe
11 May 2009, 15:02
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Morrison piano made in China?
Replies: 1
Views: 3315

Re: Morrison piano made in China?

Morrison pianos? I've only ever seen them in the Sound Control music stores about 15 years ago, they are definitely Chinese and these were new, would be surprised if it's as old as you suggest.
by joe
06 May 2009, 17:43
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Pleyel (upright) Pianos - opinions
Replies: 12
Views: 11464

Re: Pleyel (upright) Pianos - opinions

Kawai
by joe
06 May 2009, 10:41
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Pleyel (upright) Pianos - opinions
Replies: 12
Views: 11464

Re: Pleyel (upright) Pianos - opinions

Kawai.
by joe
04 May 2009, 23:27
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: New piano purchase
Replies: 16
Views: 12094

Re: New piano purchase

Can supply the serial number and is a very reputable dealer known for straight forward honest advice and has a huge stock of 150 new and used upright and grand pianos,for beginners,amateurs and pro-players.
by joe
04 May 2009, 10:52
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: New piano purchase
Replies: 16
Views: 12094

Re: New piano purchase

New Gbr Steinberg model 123 black £2,199 decent value at the price,not cheap but i think they buy direct.
by joe
04 May 2009, 10:44
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Pleyel (upright) Pianos - opinions
Replies: 12
Views: 11464

Re: Pleyel (upright) Pianos - opinions

Piano guy is spot on Pleyel and Rameu where made in Schimmel factory but i know a dealer you had them and sent them back due to tuning problems and and shearing of wrestpins when being tuned and also had two wrestpins snap when being tuned by a top concert technician,you are paying for the fancy cas...
by joe
03 May 2009, 16:08
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Pleyel (upright) Pianos - opinions
Replies: 12
Views: 11464

Re: Pleyel (upright) Pianos - opinions

To my knowledge they are quite expensive,and not made in France as the name suggests,heards reports few years ago that there where problems with the tuning stability,a Renner actions is not the most important part of piano its the frame,bridges,strings etc and is a combination of all these component...
by joe
03 May 2009, 12:29
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: New piano purchase
Replies: 16
Views: 12094

Re: New piano purchase

Halle & Voight and Reid-Sohn would agree with "piano guy" comments i know a dealer whose has a Gbhr Steinberg 123 model in black new at £2,199 inc vat,could be a delivery charge dependant on location and ease of access,also a new Reid-Sohn 112RI for no far of your budget of £1900 and a used Samick 1...
by joe
28 Apr 2009, 15:57
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: determining piano value
Replies: 13
Views: 8914

Re: determining piano value

Thanks for info went for SAMICK piano at my local shop and bought off the sale floor and got a good deal,thanks for info.
by joe
28 Apr 2009, 10:05
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: determining piano value
Replies: 13
Views: 8914

Re: determining piano value

Thanks for your swift replies.I have tried quite a few pianos in this range used yamaha are out as kemble king says quality varies and i would agree with his comments,new yamaha b3 too bright and action too light but very light to the touch.kawai k3 was my favourite but too expensive,also steinberg ...
by joe
26 Apr 2009, 14:08
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: determining piano value
Replies: 13
Views: 8914

determining piano value

Looking to purchase new or nearly new 121cm piano in black polyester,looking to spend 2k to 3k any advice,how do i go about getting the best piano for my hard earned cash?