Chappell 9ft grand 1903 - save?

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Chappell 9ft grand 1903 - save?

Post by berntd » 09 Mar 2019, 03:25

I have the chance to buy/ rescue a 1903 9ft Cappell.

It is in reasonable condition and complete apart from a missing ivory.

Was Chappell a quality brand and in today's world, is this still desirable?

I can repair it but it is really huge and may just be a boatanchor / waste of money and time.

A beautiful instrument though!

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Post by Barrie Heaton » 09 Mar 2019, 11:43

Chappell concert grand pianos of that era were very lovely. They were the main piano at the proms in Henry Woods time Until the BBC took it over then S&S moved in.

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Re: Chappell 9ft grand 1903 - save?

Post by berntd » 09 Mar 2019, 22:05

I thought as much.
I was walking around here yesterday with my tapemeasure looking for space for a 268cm piano.
I was not sucessful :-(

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Post by Barrie Heaton » 10 Mar 2019, 00:07

berntd wrote:
09 Mar 2019, 22:05
I thought as much.
I was walking around here yesterday with my tapemeasure looking for space for a 268cm piano.
I was not sucessful :-(
You also need a very understanding partner :piano;

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Re: Chappell 9ft grand 1903 - save?

Post by Gill the Piano » 10 Mar 2019, 13:50

I said to my husband that we could always eat off it or sleep on it, when a lovely big grand was going for nothing.
I've got an upright... :lol:
I play for my own amazement... :piano;

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Post by Barrie Heaton » 10 Mar 2019, 16:22

The Beverly Hillbillies... Along came Jed...

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Re: Chappell 9ft grand 1903 - save?

Post by berntd » 10 Mar 2019, 22:30

I have an understanding partner.
But I made the fatal error of ignoring the fact that I already have a Weber grand piano standing exactly where I assumed the space for this new one :oops:

My latest scheme is a mezzanine floor in the lounge :-)
But even my understanding partner will probably say no to that one.

I suppose I could store the piano but what is the point of that? And will I EVER have more space? The tendency is for less space over time, not more.

Space, the final frontier...

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