Steinberg in Kenya

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dorsetpiano
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Steinberg in Kenya

Post by dorsetpiano » 30 May 2019, 11:18

My son lives in Kenya and has just bought a Steinberg piano from a music shop in Nairobi. I haven't seen it yet but I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on it? It's apparently about 40 years old. The climate is fairly similar to the UK where he lives just on the equator as it's on a high plain at about 7,000 ft altitude. It was delivered by pick up truck and the last few miles are very bumpy so he will get it tuned in a few weeks when it has had time to sleep (this is the Swahili word that the tuner used !)
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Re: Steinberg in Kenya

Post by Bill Kibby » 30 May 2019, 12:12

It's difficult to make any useful comment about photos of grands of the 1900s, because they all tend to look very similar, so you will get more value from the assessment of your tuner on the spot. When it comes to the name, "Steinberg" has been used by so any different firms, including
STEINBEG, BERLIN
STEINBERG (Wilh.) Eisenberg
STEINBERG by ROGERS
STEINBERG, Berlin
STEINBERG, USA
STEINBURG
and this one of many fake names beginning or ending with "Stein", widely used around Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
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