Alphonse Blondel upright piano

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Alphonse Blondel upright piano

Post by blondelpiano » 28 Dec 2012, 13:28

hello everyone,

My name is Lukas and i 'm the proud owner of an old upright piano.
It's an Alphonse Blondel from 1931 build in a small factory in Paris.
The last service dates back to 26/01/2008 and the last tuning 1 year ago so
it sounds a bit like russ conway's piano did.
some disavantages are the ivory keys that have become very yellow and thin.
should i replace the for plastics or not ?

My question is: How good is this piano ?, How are the tuning pins ?(some of them are not pointing
upwards but rather right-angled ) And should it be tunable I've got it for free anyway

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Re: Alphonse Blondel upright piano

Post by Withindale » 29 Dec 2012, 12:51

I'd say ask a tuner but maybe someone here can answer your question without looking at the piano.

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Re: Alphonse Blondel upright piano

Post by blondelpiano » 29 Dec 2012, 22:53

Withindale wrote:I'd say ask a tuner but maybe someone here can answer your question without looking at the piano.
I know, but i want to make sure if it's worth to let a tuner come.

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Re: Alphonse Blondel upright piano

Post by Barrie Heaton » 30 Dec 2012, 13:17

blondelpiano wrote:hello everyone,

My name is Lukas and i 'm the proud owner of an old upright piano.
It's an Alphonse Blondel from 1931 build in a small factory in Paris.
The last service dates back to 26/01/2008 and the last tuning 1 year ago so
it sounds a bit like russ conway's piano did.
some disavantages are the ivory keys that have become very yellow and thin.
should i replace the for plastics or not ?

My question is: How good is this piano ?, How are the tuning pins ?(some of them are not pointing
upwards but rather right-angled ) And should it be tunable I've got it for free anyway

http://imageshack.us/a/img837/6314/pb240612.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img713/5452/pc030722.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img690/6615/pc080763.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img87/716/pc080762.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img580/61/pc080769.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_jDY7612Q4

The piano can be repaired. However, all depends on how deep your pocket are as it will be cheaper to buy new if you do a full rebuild.

The ivory looks like its had it, as to the tuning pins its hard to say without putting a lever on them and testing Have you spoke to your tuner what is their opinion if the tuner say its is worth it get 3 estimates on the cost make sure they itemise what they intend changing and what they are not changing and why

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Re: Alphonse Blondel upright piano

Post by blondelpiano » 31 Dec 2012, 10:39

Barrie Heaton wrote:
blondelpiano wrote:hello everyone,

My name is Lukas and i 'm the proud owner of an old upright piano.
It's an Alphonse Blondel from 1931 build in a small factory in Paris.
The last service dates back to 26/01/2008 and the last tuning 1 year ago so
it sounds a bit like russ conway's piano did.
some disavantages are the ivory keys that have become very yellow and thin.
should i replace the for plastics or not ?

My question is: How good is this piano ?, How are the tuning pins ?(some of them are not pointing
upwards but rather right-angled ) And should it be tunable I've got it for free anyway

http://imageshack.us/a/img837/6314/pb240612.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img713/5452/pc030722.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img690/6615/pc080763.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img87/716/pc080762.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img580/61/pc080769.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_jDY7612Q4

The piano can be repaired. However, all depends on how deep your pocket are as it will be cheaper to buy new if you do a full rebuild.

The ivory looks like its had it, as to the tuning pins its hard to say without putting a lever on them and testing Have you spoke to your tuner what is their opinion if the tuner say its is worth it get 3 estimates on the cost make sure they itemise what they intend changing and what they are not changing and why

Barrie
The tuner will come and have look on thursday, If he has bad news i will look out for an other one.

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