Hi William. I am glad you answered my questions. I am pretty sure Turandot got to do what she got to do
Btw, no apology needed in regards to the continental styling comment. I had read from a few other people that continental styling may not be as popular with many people. For us we really had no preference (yet??). We just want to have a good quality piano with a good action and nice tone.
I am grateful for your input and wisdom on the subject at hand. It is so hard to find detail information on the SP let alone on the specific older model as 113 E.
In regards to the picture, yes I noticed that it was not showing on the posting. I tried to follow the instructions but was not successful. However, your description was spot on. It is indeed has the peacock motif.
As with the dealer we are comfortable with the dealer. We were recommended by my son's piano teacher and we dealt directly with the owner of the dealership. We are given full 5 years warranty and so far he has made us feel comfortable in our dealing and we felt no negativity in terms of sales pressure etc.
I think we are now much more comfortable with the SP. Also I forgot to mention one little detail. Today while we were there for the second time after we had made all our "exhaustive" comparison between the two there was a couple that was trying out some piano nearby. They are shopping for an upgrade piano for her. So I approached her and asked if she would be willing to play on the SP and the K300 we were considering. She was very gracious and agreed to played on both. She played quite a while on the SP then she moved on to the K300. She only played less than a page on her music sheet on the K300 and stopped. She confirmed our own discovery and findings. She told us that she liked the SP's action and tone better.
Thank you again William for taking the time to impart your knowledge. Cheers.