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Happy for you, Gombessa. Nice playing, too. That’s a dream come true…


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You know you've been spending too much time on the forums when you see Gombessa post "Omg. It has arrived." and the first thing you think is-- "OooooOoooOOoo Gombessa's Bosie is here!" Congrats on your new piano!

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Originally Posted by Senahoi
Holy... you must be wealthy...
Not any more. :-)

Seriously, a gorgeous piano. Brings back the great memory when our 225 arrived 37 years ago. DIrect from Vienna by way of Paris and Air France to the US. You have the advantage of being able to record your instrument for posterity.

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Originally Posted by astrotoy
Not any more. :-)

Ugh, got that right!! :~(

But man, the wallet being emptied has totally been offset by how much joy it's brought to the house, and not just to me. It sounds like a Hallmark commercial, but over the last couple of days, my daughter has rushed to practice piano (What?!!), and my wife has sat by it on the couch and asked me to play for her, which I don't think she's ever done before smile I'm working on gently enforcing a rule on our boy to race toy cars on the piano!!

I just love your story about picking up a piano straight from the factory. I actually asked the dealer about that and they said it doesn't really happen much because nearly every piano made has been pre-reserved by a dealer going a year out (as of asking, there's "only" a 280VCENPRo and maybe a Strauss art case that have been produced without being spoken for).


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Gombessa, I had a suspicion your family would be much more enchanted with the piano when it arrived, than with the idea of the piano! That was certainly my experience when my piano was delivered. They were tolerant of the idea before the piano arrived… but everyone was won over very quickly! No requests for going to the basement to play the digital in silent mode… instead, they (not infrequently) ask me if I want to practice! I’m so glad your family is embracing the piano!

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What a wonderful outcome with your new piano turning into the new family piano!🙂. Congrats!


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Gombessa, my piano is placed very similar to yours - in a corner, with the lid hinge along a wall. I angled my piano slightly to the right, so that the front left corner is about 4" from the wall, while the tail is about 18" from the wall. I find this slight angling of the piano very satisfactory - it somehow gives a more natural look, and it doesn't really take any more space. Could be a thought for you...

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Originally Posted by Gombessa
I wanted to have my phone out during my first time laying hands on the.keyboard. My heart was (still is) going a hundred beats a minute, and I was shaking the entire time and literally forgot how to play in the middle of it. But I felt I had to document the arrival. Please do not judge the piano by the player! 😁


Perfect first song! "A Whole New World"


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Originally Posted by mivaldes
Originally Posted by Gombessa
I wanted to have my phone out during my first time laying hands on the.keyboard. My heart was (still is) going a hundred beats a minute, and I was shaking the entire time and literally forgot how to play in the middle of it. But I felt I had to document the arrival. Please do not judge the piano by the player! 😁


Perfect first song! "A Whole New World"
Lovely! It is also so nice to hear excited children in the background!


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What a dream instrument! Congratulations! May it bring many years of joy to you and your entire family!


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Originally Posted by Gombessa
I'm working on gently enforcing a rule on our boy to race toy cars on the piano!!

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My 3,5 son is doing it all the time. Just going back and forth through all the keys with his cars laugh

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Awesome!!


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Reserving judgment on this one, but I know there are strong feelings about lights/visualizers wink


With respect to the lighting picture, I was more looking at how the factory positions the silent system rail smile ...with respect to height and proximity to hammers

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Originally Posted by stemPianist
With respect to the lighting picture, I was more looking at how the factory positions the silent system rail smile ...with respect to height and proximity to hammers

Omg, madam or sir you are prescient. That's exactly my current line of inquiry...

Drop me a PM, happy to show more/discuss what I'm seeing smile


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Gombessa, this is a beautiful piano in every way. Congratulations!


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With respect to the lighting picture, I was more looking at how the factory positions the silent system rail smile ...with respect to height and proximity to hammers

Omg, madam or sir you are prescient. That's exactly my current line of inquiry...

Drop me a PM, happy to show more/discuss what I'm seeing smile

Thanks! And perhaps others on the thread would find details interesting too

Fantastic piano! Thanks for sharing.

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Congratulations Gombessa! What a great life of a wonderful piano and beautiful music-making you have ahead of you. The piano and your playing sound tremendous. Enjoy every minute.


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Originally Posted by stemPianist
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With respect to the lighting picture, I was more looking at how the factory positions the silent system rail smile ...with respect to height and proximity to hammers

Omg, madam or sir you are prescient. That's exactly my current line of inquiry...

Drop me a PM, happy to show more/discuss what I'm seeing smile

Thanks! And perhaps others on the thread would find details interesting too

Fantastic piano! Thanks for sharing.

Yes, I'm waiting for Gombessa's Hands-On thread as well. I'm not sure we've had many reviews of the Enspire Pro here.

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I was at Piano Works today (Sam Bennett's shop). I saw a new copy of your piano today Gombessa (minus the player system). SERIOUSLY IMPRESSED.

I also fell in love with at least two other pianos. I'm hoping to have some cash from a house refinace in the near future to buy something!


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Originally Posted by mivaldes
I was at Piano Works today (Sam Bennett's shop). I saw a new copy of your piano today Gombessa (minus the player system). SERIOUSLY IMPRESSED.

I also fell in love with at least two other pianos. I'm hoping to have some cash from a house refinace in the near future to buy something!

One love at a time might be easier to live with ;-)

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Originally Posted by navindra
Yes, I'm waiting for Gombessa's Hands-On thread as well. I'm not sure we've had many reviews of the Enspire Pro here.

Given that the Disklavier has been around since the 1980s, it's surprising how difficult it is to find detailed information about it! I'm definitely starting to dig deeper, but I'm seriously thinking how nice it would be to pay a Yamaha engineer hourly just to have them sit down with me and go through bit by bit how every detail works. I have so. Many. Questions.

Originally Posted by mivaldes
I was at Piano Works today (Sam Bennett's shop). I saw a new copy of your piano today Gombessa (minus the player system). SERIOUSLY IMPRESSED.

Nice!! I've played a couple and I'm so impressed with how consistent they are (in touch and tone). I also think the 214VC is Bosendorfer's "most popular model," so it's fairly easy to find one at a dealer, but finding one with any of the electronics packages (player/silent) is a lot tougher.

I normally play 4-6am, so I do "need" the silent functionality. Yesrerday I thought I might test out what it would be like to record while playing silently, and then playback later in the day when acoustic volume wouldn't be disruptive. It's definitely a trip, I didn't get the ENPro specifically for this but the time-shifting possibilities are intriguing! Apologies for the grainy video, it's filmed in a dark house without lights on.



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