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Do they still make KIMBALL pianos? (Read 3571 times)

Shagdac

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Do they still make KIMBALL pianos?
« on: May 17, 2004, 07:59:28 AM »
I haven't seen any in a long time, I happen to have one. It's probably not the greatest but has alot of sentimental value, as it is the piano I grew up with. So I flew home and drove it back in a U-haul, and it's still a beautiful piano excellent condition, but I haven't seen them anywhere in years and just wondered if anyone else had one of these, or new if they still made/sold them?

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s :)

Offline Axtremus

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Re: Do they still make KIMBALL pianos?
«Reply #1 on: May 17, 2004, 04:28:18 PM »
Last I heard, Kimball got out of the piano business and has been doing well making office furniture. Oddly enough, there is a venture in England that makes "Kemble" pianos, one that Yamaha has an interest in.

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Re: Do they still make KIMBALL pianos?
«Reply #2 on: May 20, 2004, 03:41:01 AM »
I believe they stopped making them in the mid eighties or so. I own one also. Mine isn't in good condition though :(.                                                       Mark
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Re: Do they still make KIMBALL pianos?
«Reply #3 on: May 20, 2004, 05:26:45 AM »
Kimball stopped production of grands in 1995, and production of verticals in 1996. So much wood could have gone to better use. ;)
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Re: Do they still make KIMBALL pianos?
«Reply #4 on: May 26, 2004, 03:23:31 AM »
George,

Right on!! The factory is still open and building cabinets for speaker systems and furniture,by the way.

Probably best all around.
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Re: Do they still make KIMBALL pianos?
«Reply #5 on: May 27, 2004, 04:55:19 AM »
While Kimball isn't the greatest piano ever crafted (the La Petite comes to mind) I wanted to remind everyone that the legendary Bosendorfer was under Kimball's watch for years.

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