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definitely have them go in to inspect and appraise.you want a fair assessment from someone who works for you. Any honest dealer will welcome this, too (and won't give you guff about how "they've already done it in store.").

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This is excellent advice. thumb

Yes, I will.


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Congratulations, Andrea! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽˆ
Sounds like you found a wonderful piano! Iโ€™m looking forward to seeing photos!

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Congratulations Andrea! How did you like Stilwell Pianos? Sounds like you had a good experience there. Make sure you post lots of pictures when your piano arrives!


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Originally Posted by Emery Wang
Congratulations Andrea! How did you like Stilwell Pianos? Sounds like you had a good experience there. Make sure you post lots of pictures when your piano arrives!
Thank you!
I am very impressed with Stilwell! Great facility and Michael, the owner, is so friendly and very informative. Easy to work with as well.


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Congrats Andrea! I've always had a soft spot for american grands. Does yours look and sound like the one in this video?



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I think it may be this one.



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Originally Posted by Emery Wang
I think it may be this one.


WOW! Now I know Nicole would make even a spinet sound good, but this instrument is absolutely glorious.


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I think it may be this one.


WOW! Now I know Nicole would make even a spinet sound good, but this instrument is absolutely glorious.

Thank you! And yes, I had asked if I would sound like her if I bought this piano! LOL!


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After rewatching this video, I remember it is a satin finish black piano. I love the satin finish, it's just so classic. That it sounds as good as it looks, I'd say you struck gold.

BTW, you mentioned getting used to the action. Remember an action can be adjusted to feel lighter or heavier. Sometimes just a regulation will do it, sometimes you can make changes to the weight of the hammer. So long as you like the sound of this piano, the action can always be adjusted later probably to exactly what you want.


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After rewatching this video, I remember it is a satin finish black piano. I love the satin finish, it's just so classic. That it sounds as good as it looks, I'd say you struck gold.

BTW, you mentioned getting used to the action. Remember an action can be adjusted to feel lighter or heavier. Sometimes just a regulation will do it, sometimes you can make changes to the weight of the hammer. So long as you like the sound of this piano, the action can always be adjusted later probably to exactly what you want.
Yes! I love the satin ebony. I didn't really have a preference until I saw it๐Ÿ˜.

I love the tone!!! I will wait and see how I adapt to the touch before I go and change anything. I believe he said it was at 56 or 57 weight.


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Congrats! I'm actually looking at a Charles Walter upright!


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Congrats! I'm actually looking at a Charles Walter upright!
Thanks!

Hey! I know where you can get a real nice Schimmel upright!!!๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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โ€”BUT you will have to drive to arizona!

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Congratulations, Andrea! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽˆ
Sounds like you found a wonderful piano! Iโ€™m looking forward to seeing photos!
Thank you so much! I will certainly post pics. The room will be a work in progress but the piano will be beautiful!๐Ÿ˜„


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I'd consider it if you were closer. I love Schimmels.


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Originally Posted by mivaldes
I'd consider it if you were closer. I love Schimmels.

Arizona is beautiful right now! It might be worth it to you๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™‚


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Congrats! Since we donโ€™t see a lot of these, used, Iโ€™m curious to know what it cost for a 20 year old example. You can PM if you prefer.


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Congratulations Andrea, How wonderful!!!
Wishing you many years of enjoyment with your new Charles Walter.It certainly sounds lovely on that recording.Unfortuantly I have never come across one in real life, although all the recordings I have listened to have been excellent.

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Congratulations Andrea, How wonderful!!!
Wishing you many years of enjoyment with your new Charles Walter.It certainly sounds lovely on that recording.Unfortuantly I have never come across one in real life, although all the recordings I have listened to have been excellent.

Thank you so much! The tone just melts me!!! I can't wait until I can do that beauty some justice!


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Congrats! I love hearing the way you describe how you feel about your new piano!!


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