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Yesterday received my new Sauter 130 Competence (satin walnut finish) which I purchased from Colin Makin in Edinburgh (a great dealer, highly recommended). I would like to say I am delighted with this instrument; it sounds wonderful and seems to improve with every note played. This is my first new piano; I began to play about fifty year's ago on my father's Klingmann (Berlin) upright, then progressed to a reconditioned Schiedmayer Pianofortefabrik boudoir grand (which I reluctantly had to sell because of moving to a smaller flat - it was a wonderful instrument), and until recently was using a Tokai upright which I inherited from my brother-in-law. I am new to the forum and would like to know if new pianos have to be "run in" like cars (this is my first brand new piano)- should I avoid fortissimi to allow the hammer surfaces to bed in? Any advice here would be greatly appreciated. Best wishes from Scotland!

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Welcome to PW Remo, nice to have one more fellow around

Glad to know that Sauter's owners club is growing, it is indeed a very special brand. My sincere congratulations for your new piano. I hope you enjoy it for many, many years! Don't forget to post some pics of it. All the best.


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Congratulations on your new piano!

Pics please.

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Wow, congratulations! That's quite a step up. I hope Ladybird sees this.

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Regarding breaking in new piano, just play as you wish. For best results and a long-term more stable instrument, more frequent tunings the first few years is advised. Things come up during break-in, but don’t worry since they are easily sorted.

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Yes welcome to the "Sauter club"
I am sure you will always love your piano as I have loved mine.
Yes some pictures and a sound clip would be great.
Best wishes LB

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Hello everyone, thanks for your messages and advice. This is the piano at the dealers: http://forum.pianoworld.com//gallery/42/medium/13095.jpg

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What a stunner. Absolutely beautiful.

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Thanks! Just as well it plays as good as it looks!

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Gorgeous looking piano!

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Originally Posted by Lady Bird
Gorgeous looking piano!

Yes indeed it is. Congratulations on your Sauter 130! I particularly love satin walnut. Depending on the light and how it hits satin walnut, you can see so many different rich shades.


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Originally Posted by Remo Nannetti
Thanks! Just as well it plays as good as it looks!

Isn’t that a wonderful thing! When you own a beautiful piano, it becomes a pleasure to dust it.


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The greater pleasure is in playing it !

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True of course. But we do have to dust our beauties regularly along with playing them, so it’s really nice when both are a pleasure. smile


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Originally Posted by j&j
True of course. But we do have to dust our beauties regularly along with playing them, so it’s really nice when both are a pleasure. smile

Why would I not like to dust and polish my piano?
As you know I like polished ebony pianos. Unless there is a particular wood I admire in the dealer
At the moment the dealer downtown has a beautiful Sauter Artes (Maly) 122 upright.
The cabinet is made of Makassar wood with beautiful precious wood inlays.Makassar is one of
the most beautiful of wood verneers. BUT less piano, smaller sound.By the way the piano is a strikingly beautiful example of the Art Deco design.
I see that dealer has an Omega grand and I am sure it was in dark Mahogany.I do not know how the lockdown has affected them though.They are open now of course.
Thanks J&J ,I can assure you I love my piano in polished ebony !
(Yes I promise I do dust it ! )

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Another member to the "Sauter Club". This is a beautiful piano in Walnut wood tone. Mine is only in Madrona wood tone which is a run of the mill tree which grows in California. Any new piano needs to acclimatize to the new environment. However it does not need to break-in like a car. You can play it as much as you like. After my piano was delivered I had to wait for about 6 weeks before the piano was tuned. Thereafter I had it tuned every 3 months for the first year then every 4 months in the 2nd year. Upon the 3rd year it was tuned every 6 months. I am pretty sure you have tried other famous European makes like Steingraeber, Grotrian, Bluthner etc. Out of curiosity why did you choose Sauter?.
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Congratulations! That's a beautiful piano. I know it will bring you many years of enjoyment!

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Hello Vuong, sorry for the delay in answering. There are not too many piano dealers where I live in Scotland, so I was limited in the pianos I could try out. At the end of the day it was a straight choice between the Bluthner Model A and the Sauter Regazza 122; I played both at length and thought that the Sauter had a slightly better action and also the treble was a little brighter. Anyhow, at the last moment I decided to go for the Sauter Competence 130 as I liked the fuller sound of the larger Sauter and the fact that the lid is traditionally hinged along the entire width of the piano, whereas the Regazza 122 has a lid which is hinged on one side of the piano (grand style) and seems a bit wobbly when opened.Thanks for your advice about tuning, much appreciated. I should add that my dealer also sells the Steingraeber, but unfortunately did not have one in stock at the time.

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Many thanks. One of the good things about getting a new piano is that is encourages you to practise much more than usual!

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