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An Estonia is one heck of a deal. In a class with Steinway for a fraction of the price. Go play one and tell us you don’t love it

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Different animal, but seems to have been invented with the knowledge of what Steinways are like. I'd love to hear one at closer range.

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Played the Estonia 225 at pianocraft at Christmas. Used 2017. Beautiful piano but the timing wasn’t right for me. Check it out if it’s still available!!

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I had decided not to bite on MichaelET’s comment on a ‘single forever’ piano, and I’m glad I didn’t. After playing a lot of pianos in my area, I think I better understand the sentiment. I’ve gotten to play a number of pianos that have a lot of personality. For a few, I really liked how that personality meshed with everything I played on them. For others, I had a ton of fun with some pieces, but I didn’t care for how some other pieces sounded. This particularly struck me playing a specific Baldwin — I started off playing part of a Mozart sonata, and it sounded garbled, unclear. However, when I played one of the Lecuona AfroCuban dances and part of a Barber Excursion, the pieces really came alive. I felt like the piano was dancing! It was a blast!

So, if I had tons of space and tons of money, maybe I’d collect pianos that sang (and danced) in different ways. But as it stands, more than one nice piano would be financially irresponsible, and besides, where would I put all these pianos? They’re not flutes! I guess I could ask my family if we could clear out furniture, but I don’t think that would go over well. So for now, the search has been for one piano that will sing to me, whether Mozart, Chopin, or Barber.

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And the search ended today! I signed a check for a down payment on a lovely Estonia L210 from PianoCraft in Gaithersburg, MD. I still can’t believe it! I’m really excited!

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Congratulations— that’s a model (and a dealer) I tend to like!


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Originally Posted by Sgisela
And the search ended today! I signed a check for a down payment on a lovely Estonia L210 from PianoCraft in Gaithersburg, MD. I still can’t believe it! I’m really excited!


Congratulations! I hear great things about both Estonia and PianoCraft! thumb


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Originally Posted by Sgisela
...besides, where would I put all these pianos?


I know... Rickster can barely squeeze in seven! wink


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Ohhhh, congratulations, that’s wonderful!!! I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting an Estonia, lucky you!! I hope you enjoy a long, satisfying relationship! 😍😍😍


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Thank you, terminaldegree, twocats, Retsacnal, and EbonyK! It’s a lovely, lovely instrument! I also feel very lucky to live in a place with lots of pianos to see and play — I know not everyone has this option. I found it so informative and helpful to be able to play all the pianos that I did.

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The piano arrived today and is settling into its new home. We are so delighted to have her with us! I was so excited all week that I lost a couple nights of sleep and have been a bit of a zombie the last couple days.

I’m going to try to embed some photos but they may just show up as a hyperlink, and I don’t currently have the patience to work out what I’m doing wrong.

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The piano is absolutely stunning. I love the Karelian birch rim against the polished ebony. And it sounds even better than it looks. What an upgrade from the Clavinova! It seems silly to even say that.

Just so no one gets a heart attack, the fireplace is NEVER EVER EVER used.

And congratulations to everyone else who’s had a piano delivered in the last couple days! It seems like there have been a few!

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What a gorgeous piano! Congrats!!


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Thanks so much and congratulations again! It looks so great there!


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Thanks! It’s a real gem! I was at work all day Saturday and kept on sneaking over to look at the photos on my phone. My mom had taken a couple videos of me playing, and I watched the recordings on a couple breaks. The piano even sounds pretty good on the phone recording.
But the real treat was today, when I really got to spend some time with it!

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Congratulations! I myself was very seriously considering the Estonia 210 vs 225, from no other than PianoCraft. Knowing the piano comes from Keith's shop, it must be in an ultra-excellent state. Enjoy it and hope you have many years of great experience on it!


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Originally Posted by Sgisela
Just so no one gets a heart attack, the fireplace is NEVER EVER EVER used.

And congratulations to everyone else who’s had a piano delivered in the last couple days! It seems like there have been a few!

Whew! As soon as I clicked on your link I got nervous, then I read that you do not use the fireplace.

The Estonia 210 is a fine piano. Enjoy!


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Thanks, twocats, Rich, Davdoc, and Peter! I’m still in awe that I have this piano! I’m really delighted!
I knew someone was going to get palpitations, at the very least, from the fireplace. Since I moved in, it has never been used. As long as the piano is there, it will NEVER EVER EVER EVER be used. Throw in as many more EVERS as you want! It’s not going to happen!

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Before I knew anything about Estonian pianos, I was quite familiar with some wonderful Estonian knitting traditions. And I’ve actually knitted a few lace shawls, based on traditional Estonian patterns. I felt like my new piano was missing her motherland. Hopefully this will help her get acclimated to her new home.

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