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by MarkGoodwinPianos
18 Jul 2011, 13:29
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Second hand piano
Replies: 10
Views: 4499

Re: Second hand piano

uprights first.... then grands.... only manners!!
haha :lol:
by MarkGoodwinPianos
17 Jul 2011, 17:14
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: 1963 yamaha u3
Replies: 13
Views: 6354

Re: 1963 yamaha u3

2200 would be cheeky
3500 would be scandalous
by MarkGoodwinPianos
17 Jul 2011, 11:53
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Second hand piano
Replies: 10
Views: 4499

Re: Second hand piano

I think the most common buyer for a baby grand at the moment are young families. They like it as a piece of furniture as much as for the kids to learn on. In my experience the least talented the musician, the more suspicious and picky the customer. They obsess over the cabinet quality instead of the...
by MarkGoodwinPianos
17 Jul 2011, 00:38
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Second hand piano
Replies: 10
Views: 4499

Re: Second hand piano

Step 1: take a tuner with you
Step 2: Don't ignore this advice
by MarkGoodwinPianos
17 Jul 2011, 00:36
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: 1963 yamaha u3
Replies: 13
Views: 6354

Re: 1963 yamaha u3

£600 - £900 to the trade
£900 - £1400 privately
£2200 - £3500 in greedy piano shops.
by MarkGoodwinPianos
16 Jul 2011, 09:06
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Abernathy Piano Co.?
Replies: 15
Views: 6795

Re: Abernathy Piano Co.?

That's a relief.
But brace yourself for the news that it may not tune up and that the dampers may be beyond use. Play a loud chord, then let go straight away. Does the piano silence itself immediately or ring on?
by MarkGoodwinPianos
16 Jul 2011, 00:00
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Abernathy Piano Co.?
Replies: 15
Views: 6795

Re: Abernathy Piano Co.?

DId you pay more than $200 for it? The photo of the inside makes it look like its a straight-strung overdamper which isn't great. However I'm loving that cabinet design. Very nice. You say it needs tuning up. What makes you think it needs tuning? If you play a C Major chord very loudly but let go in...
by MarkGoodwinPianos
15 Jul 2011, 15:02
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Jarrett & Goudge upright piano
Replies: 10
Views: 6776

Re: Jarrett & Goudge upright piano

Cheers Colin. It's very easy to say: Straight strung overdamper. £50 tops Tatty Kemble minx £100 ish Old Bechstein upright 85 notes oblique £200 ish Bechstein v with a crack £500 - £1200 Those are trade or auction valuations in my opinion. If I can stop someone spending £400 on a straight strung ove...
by MarkGoodwinPianos
15 Jul 2011, 08:15
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Jarrett & Goudge upright piano
Replies: 10
Views: 6776

Re: Jarrett & Goudge upright piano

It is very easy to give a rough valuation based on photos. It's only my opinion, that's what forums are about, opinions.
by MarkGoodwinPianos
14 Jul 2011, 12:13
Forum: Internet Scams Fraud
Topic: Internet Scams Fraud brooksmrdavid@yahoo.co.uk David Brook
Replies: 0
Views: 3474

Internet Scams Fraud brooksmrdavid@yahoo.co.uk David Brook

Attn:Owner, I Am Mr.David Brooks,I would like to order a piano.Let me know if you do have it and if you don't have this specifications inform me of the ones you have in stock and what are the size you carry.What would be the total Price for one including taxes and without shipping charges?What types...
by MarkGoodwinPianos
14 Jul 2011, 09:33
Forum: Piano History
Topic: E.C. Phillips & Co. piano
Replies: 4
Views: 6083

Re: EC Phillips and Co. Piano

I am very willing to put a rough valuation on your piano but only if you can upload a handful of photos showing the inside and outside if your piano. Get nice and close, use the flash and try to stay in focus

It will then be very easy to give a rough valuation
Thanks
Mark
by MarkGoodwinPianos
14 Jul 2011, 09:31
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Jarrett & Goudge upright piano
Replies: 10
Views: 6776

Re: Jarrett & Goudge upright piano

I am very willing to put a rough valuation on your piano but only if you can upload a handful of photos showing the inside and outside if your piano. Get nice and close, use the flash and try to stay in focus

It will then be very easy to give a rough valuation
Thanks
Mark
by MarkGoodwinPianos
14 Jul 2011, 09:22
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Bernhard Steiner Information & Help
Replies: 9
Views: 7969

Re: Bernhard Steiner Information & Help

Where in the country are you?
by MarkGoodwinPianos
13 Jul 2011, 13:24
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Bernhard Steiner Information & Help
Replies: 9
Views: 7969

Re: Bernhard Steiner Information & Help

The photos are very small. If it's all in healthy condition then I will throw these estimates in the ring. I've erred on the cheap side so as not to get your hopes up too much. ebay £1 no reserve might fetch £150. Or it might fetch £46.58 Sell to a piano shop for £50 - £200 Sell to a friend of neigh...
by MarkGoodwinPianos
13 Jul 2011, 13:00
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Yamaha U2 honky tonk
Replies: 14
Views: 7631

Re: Yamaha U2 honky tonk

I think you're forgetting about the people who do have the space for a U3, but not the budget for one
I tend to think that's the where the U1 comes in.
Ladies like the U1 because it doesn't dominate the room quite so much
Men like the U3 because of the extra depth and quality of tone
by MarkGoodwinPianos
12 Jul 2011, 19:04
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Yamaha U2 honky tonk
Replies: 14
Views: 7631

Re: Yamaha U2 honky tonk

You might need to adjust your middle pedal screw. It's very easy to do. I've written instructions here http://www.markgoodwinpianos.co.uk/info/adjust-practise-pedal As for the left pedal please lift the top lid, look inside at the hammers whilst pressing the left pedal up and down a few times. Do th...
by MarkGoodwinPianos
12 Jul 2011, 12:04
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Piano Lifting Trolley on ebay
Replies: 24
Views: 13024

Re: Piano Lifting Trolley on ebay

My movers took a U3 up 32 steps this week. No complaints, no moaning, no £18,000 gadget :mrgreen:
by MarkGoodwinPianos
12 Jul 2011, 12:02
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Knauss, Coblenz piano
Replies: 6
Views: 5863

Re: Knauss, Coblenz piano

Conjecture: A conjecture is a proposition that is unproven but is thought to be true and has not been disproven
I'll go along with that in this case :lol:
by MarkGoodwinPianos
12 Jul 2011, 10:24
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Knauss, Coblenz piano
Replies: 6
Views: 5863

Re: Knauss, Coblenz piano

Well said Colin
If offered to the trade you are likely to be CHARGED £60 or so have it taken away.

So brace yourself for bad news if you get a proper valuation
by MarkGoodwinPianos
12 Jul 2011, 09:32
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Knauss, Coblenz piano
Replies: 6
Views: 5863

Re: Knauss, Coblenz piano

Hi there
I'm very happy to provide a rough valuation based on photographs. Please upload 5 or 6 photos showing various angles of the outside and inside of the piano. Take the top panel off, get nice and close, use a flash and keep it in focus.
by MarkGoodwinPianos
11 Jul 2011, 22:26
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Piano Lifting Trolley on ebay
Replies: 24
Views: 13024

Re: Piano Lifting Trolley on ebay

£18k!!!!!! And it won't work on carpet!!!!!
And it won't go round doorways!!!!!

It would take an age to make that money back. Plus it clogs up the back of your van
by MarkGoodwinPianos
10 Jul 2011, 17:29
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Piano Lifting Trolley on ebay
Replies: 24
Views: 13024

Re: Piano Lifting Trolley on ebay

£2400 ?
by MarkGoodwinPianos
10 Jul 2011, 00:58
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Piano Lifting Trolley on ebay
Replies: 24
Views: 13024

Re: Piano Lifting Trolley on ebay

Man and wife piano removals!?!?!?!
by MarkGoodwinPianos
08 Jul 2011, 16:25
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Ugliest piano I have ever seen
Replies: 11
Views: 5950

Re: Ugliest piano I have ever seen

I do yes but I bet you're right that it sounds like a bag of nails
by MarkGoodwinPianos
08 Jul 2011, 12:44
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Ugliest piano I have ever seen
Replies: 11
Views: 5950

Re: Ugliest piano I have ever seen

I LOVE it :)
by MarkGoodwinPianos
07 Jul 2011, 19:33
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Kawai K2
Replies: 13
Views: 10214

Re: Kawai K2

Spam innit.
by MarkGoodwinPianos
07 Jul 2011, 08:31
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: How can you play fast Piano Etudes?
Replies: 4
Views: 4107

Re: How can you play fast Piano Etudes?

Play with a metronome at a very steady pace. When you can play perfectly every time speed up a bit. Don't speed up until you can play it perfectly

Do you have a piano teacher?
by MarkGoodwinPianos
07 Jul 2011, 08:29
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Schlesinger upright from Russell & Son, Leicester
Replies: 7
Views: 4035

Re: Help with dating/history of Schlesinger upright piano?

Please upload photos showing the inside and outside of the Piano
by MarkGoodwinPianos
07 Jul 2011, 08:23
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Chas. Foulds piano
Replies: 17
Views: 6849

Re: Chas. Foulds piano

Please upload some photos of the inside of the piano
:)
by MarkGoodwinPianos
04 Jul 2011, 14:33
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Piano Lifting Trolley on ebay
Replies: 24
Views: 13024

Re: Piano Lifting Trolley on ebay

I can't help but think that gadget causes more problems than it solves.
by MarkGoodwinPianos
04 Jul 2011, 10:32
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: Digital piano for a university
Replies: 6
Views: 5625

Re: Digital piano for a university

p.s. I have no idea about digital pianos. I don't if the one I mentioned would be suitable or not.
by MarkGoodwinPianos
04 Jul 2011, 10:32
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: Digital piano for a university
Replies: 6
Views: 5625

Re: Digital piano for a university

This is probably no use but I have a CVP 309 coming in soon in part-exchange from someone who is buying a Yamaha U1. The CVP 309 was apparently replaced by the CVP 509 which retails at over £5500 http://www.ukpianos.co.uk/yamaha-cvp509.html The part-ex CVP309 can be very cheap. I don't think I can p...
by MarkGoodwinPianos
03 Jul 2011, 13:12
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Piano Lifting Trolley on ebay
Replies: 24
Views: 13024

Re: Piano Lifting Trolley on ebay

Me and Dad hate using them that's all.
Barrie is right, they are taller with a smaller wheelbase. They do the job but we never complete a move without cursing the trolley if we end up having to use one of those for whatever reason.

Still, each to their own :)
by MarkGoodwinPianos
03 Jul 2011, 07:23
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Piano Lifting Trolley on ebay
Replies: 24
Views: 13024

Re: Piano Lifting Trolley on ebay

Thanks PL I was quite excited when I saw this topic. Sadly I've used those trollies a few time and they are terrible. The piano wants to tip up when you go over the slightest little bump or you hit the smallest pebble. I think the wheelbase is too small. Keep posting anything you find like this tho....
by MarkGoodwinPianos
01 Jul 2011, 15:59
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: University pianos
Replies: 30
Views: 11048

Re: University pianos

Cheers Barrie. Haha boxes with strings in them. Don't tell PianoLove you refer to them like that! but most importantly the discount battle on Yamaha instruments which devalued the entire trade I haven't been in the trade long enough to have seen what life was like before that? But I remember that he...
by MarkGoodwinPianos
01 Jul 2011, 11:52
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: University pianos
Replies: 30
Views: 11048

Re: University pianos

Wow.
The UK piano trade really is almost dead then by comparison.
What went wrong?
by MarkGoodwinPianos
01 Jul 2011, 08:27
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: University pianos
Replies: 30
Views: 11048

Re: University pianos

Sounds like happy times.
Who was the "we" ? :)
by MarkGoodwinPianos
30 Jun 2011, 21:42
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: University pianos
Replies: 30
Views: 11048

Re: University pianos

16 in a 20 foot with 3 on top. I've never seen a 40 footer.
by MarkGoodwinPianos
30 Jun 2011, 18:12
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Hi! I want to know about my piano, help me!
Replies: 2
Views: 1662

Re: Hi! I want to know about my piano, help me!

Please upload some photos showing the inside and outside of your piano and some of us will be willing to give our opinion on the value. There is a good chance that it may be worth £0.00 and you may struggle to give it away for free. But if you upload some photos I'll be happy to comment further.
by MarkGoodwinPianos
29 Jun 2011, 12:00
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: University pianos
Replies: 30
Views: 11048

Re: University pianos

I agree with Joe to avoid poorly reconditioned pianos. I took a tour of 8 or 9 reconditioning factories in Japan to make sure I was happy that I was getting the best ones. I also only insist on buying ones that have not come from music schools. My supplier invests heavily in radio advertisements to ...
by MarkGoodwinPianos
29 Jun 2011, 00:19
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: University pianos
Replies: 30
Views: 11048

Re: University pianos

vernon wrote:Bill
It wasn't reported to me when you pased through Inverness
Who is Bill?
What wasn't reported to you?

?
:)
Mark
by MarkGoodwinPianos
28 Jun 2011, 15:28
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Knapell Upright Piano
Replies: 4
Views: 2221

Re: Knapell Upright Piano

Careful, if you come here looking for information you end up meeting the love of your life
That's the way it goes :)
by MarkGoodwinPianos
28 Jun 2011, 08:16
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: University pianos
Replies: 30
Views: 11048

Re: University pianos

I agree an 80s U3 would be ideal :)
But if their budget wouldn't stretch that far then a 1979 U3 will keep the students happy. I often stock 1979 U3 pianos with a 3 million serial number. That could work well on this occasion as the customer would get the lower price but the higher serial number.
by MarkGoodwinPianos
28 Jun 2011, 07:27
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: University pianos
Replies: 30
Views: 11048

Re: University pianos

3mil cutoff I would happily have a sub-3mil U3 in my house. Just make sure you visit the piano before buying. There are plenty of sub-3mil U3s with clean, crisp bass sections. Mine are partially restrung down there if necessary. Other shops restring them too, but most don't bother. Disklavier Tons ...
by MarkGoodwinPianos
27 Jun 2011, 22:10
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: University pianos
Replies: 30
Views: 11048

Re: University pianos

Whereabouts are you Al? I've got zillions of reconditioned U3s in stock in Manchester, London and Bristol. I sold 9 to a top boarding school and they seemed happy. I can't mention prices on here but look up "mark goodwin pianos" on google to get a feel for what I can supply. I COULD stock all kinds ...
by MarkGoodwinPianos
27 Jun 2011, 15:34
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Kawai K2
Replies: 13
Views: 10214

Re: Kawai K2

As customers demand cheaper prices, manufacturers have no choice but to use cheaper materials and cheaper labour from countries like China and Indonesia who have shocking reputations for looking after their employees. Child labour is rife in Indonesia with over 6.5million kids estimated to be workin...
by MarkGoodwinPianos
27 Jun 2011, 08:16
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Romance on the forum.........
Replies: 23
Views: 7196

Re: Romance on the forum.........

Awwww this is almost too good to be true!
Unbelievable!

But I believe it and am chuffed to bits. I was so chuffed that I read the first post out loud to my family after first giving them the background story.

Woop woop. Good luck you guys
:)
by MarkGoodwinPianos
25 Jun 2011, 11:17
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: DIY Silent system
Replies: 10
Views: 5997

Re: DIY Silent system

Is it the same hardware as the PianoDisc kit but badged differently? Or is it a completely separate product made by an unrelated factory? Cheers Barrie. Sounds interesting.
by MarkGoodwinPianos
23 Jun 2011, 23:04
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Steinbeg or Steinberg?
Replies: 6
Views: 3525

Re: Steinbeg or Steinberg?

Steinwin
Steinkibby

:)
by MarkGoodwinPianos
23 Jun 2011, 06:50
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Steinbeg or Steinberg?
Replies: 6
Views: 3525

Re: Steinbeg or Steinberg?

Steinbeg, that's a daft name.
I've heard some daft piano names in my time but this one is the funniest.

Steindong. I might make a piano called Steindong. Surely that would be popular with customers.