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That is like the person who cannot afford a full piano tuning, and only wants the white keys tuned.


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But they are a step up from the person who only plays the black keys! laugh


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Originally Posted by Roy Rodgers
http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/atq/2205721228.html

$8,000.00 Wellington??? I may have one of those still sitting around. Maybe I better touch it up.

These claims—whether they be for piano, houses or cars—always leave me wondering:
”All that is needed is a little touch up [and it] can easily be resold for 2x the amount asking.”

If there was any truth to them at all the seller would be a fool to not have the “little touch up” done and sell it themselves for “2x the amount asking.” I guess they are just looking for some other fool to come along who will believe. Sigh.

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Del, the sad thing is I know where an old Wellington upright is. Might take a little bit more than touch up work though. grin


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It seems that 90% of the pianos on Craigslist are in "excellent shape", and "just needs tuning". Any cosmetic flaws are "easily touched up". A few choice instruments have been "completely gone through". The pricing is usually arbitrary.

Oh, and the lower the price, the more "perfect" they are for a beginner or student.

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Originally Posted by DoelKees
Here another piano with an unusual amount of keys (52). Or is the owner missing fingers?

I count 88.

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Maybe he thinks all the sharps are just there for note navigation purposes?


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http://sacramento.craigslist.org/msg/2227466669.html

Steinway may find this one of interest.


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Originally Posted by Dale Fox
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/msg/2227466669.html

Steinway may find this one of interest.

Little bit off topic, but:
Apparently the Canadian Bell Illimatable action pianos were often painted over including a "Steinway" logo as they sounded as good, if not better, as that, and they would sell for more this way. Dan Silverwood has a nice photo series on this beast. I tuned one recently, the owner didn't know anything about it (a family heirloom) and neither did I at the time, but I was immediately blown away by the impressive sound.

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Originally Posted by Dale Fox
http://sacramento.craigslist.org/msg/2227466669.html

Steinway may find this one of interest.


Kawai makes Steinway Pianos vs Kawai makes pianos for Steinway. I feel no sympathy for any confusion that Steinway has caused themselves. I have given up explaining that a Boston piano is not made by Steinway. It reminds me of what we used to say the letters in Pontiac stood for.


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From today's PianoMart listings:
"Original, unmutilated, strong sounding Mason & Hamlin Model A piano"


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Originally Posted by Roy Rodgers
http://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/atq/2205721228.html

$8,000.00 Wellington??? I may have one of those still sitting around. Maybe I better touch it up.


Had a Wellington upright offered to me free. Think I might ought to grab it and see if I can sell it.


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So many careless typos... like a recent PianoMart ad for an

"Acrosonic spine".

And a new one today for an antique 1921 Knabe for only
$2,000,000.

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Its a pity people didnt just post the text rather than the links. All craigslist URLs time out after 30 days.


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http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/msg/2316464039.html
Which reads:
"For sale Upright Straube piano. The harp has recently been replaced. The piano was purchased from the Illinois State Capital building in the 1950's. The piano is in very good condition. Image posted below."

Wow, does anybody here do plate replacements on consoles?


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For $100 I'll replace a name-plate. What brand of piano would you like to have? laugh laugh laugh


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Here is one...I just want to know what is all over the action! is that somekind of moth repellent? Otherwise I like the piano and the listing isnt too bad.

http://knoxville.craigslist.org/msg/2340240308.html


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From today's PianoMart:
"Steinway Model M Located in central NH, last tuned around 2005, tuner said it should have a pin block..."

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From the Little Rock, AR CRAIGS LIST:

>I have a working freshly tuned wurlitzer 200 a electric piano. It sounds amazing, there's nothing like the real thing!
comes with the 4 original legs, and original pedal. speakers work well, as do both 1/4" outputs. feel free to call/text with questions, or to come play it.


Had to chuckle a bit seeing synthesized piano referred to as the "real thing."




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ONE MORE FROM THE LITTLE ROCK AR CRAIGS LIST:


Upright Piano - $1 (Bryant, AR)
...MAKE ME AN OFFER


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Originally Posted by bkw58
Had to chuckle a bit seeing synthesized piano referred to as the "real thing."
A Wurlitzer 200 is an electric piano, not a synth. It uses struck reeds and an electric pick-up to produce it's sound.

Think of them is the piano's version of an electric guitar.


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