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Offline Babcock

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Steinway D
« on: December 26, 2002, 05:40:15 PM »
I'm looking for a used, good Steinway D.  Any information or leads would be greatly appreciated.

Offline MikeThePianist

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Re: Steinway D
«Reply #1 on: December 27, 2002, 11:43:42 PM »
Purchasing a Steinway D? that's quite an undertaking.  I guess I would start off be going to the steinway website and searching for the dealers in your area.  Call them up and see what they have.  You could also try various websites such as ebay.  I know there are some online piano dealers, I just don't know the sites off the top of my head.  It takes some searching, but I'm sure they're out there.  Good luck.  :-)
Michael Fauver is pursuing his bachelors degree in piano performance at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

Offline angelucci1

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Re: Steinway D
«Reply #2 on: December 28, 2002, 03:21:32 AM »
The best place to look is straight from the source: contact Steinway in New York.  If you're okay with not buying something brand new, a good idea might be to check out the piano sales at Aspen after the festival.  All of the concert instruments used in performances are sold off afterwards.  This way you know where they've been, how they've been played, and, if you went to the festival, you would also have the opportunity to hear what they sounded like as a listener instead of a player ...

You're lucky -- I'm jealous!

Offline MikeThePianist

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Re: Steinway D
«Reply #3 on: December 28, 2002, 08:36:09 AM »
Although Aspen is an excellent place to find used pianos, I don't know if I would recommend buying them.  When I was looking into buying a Kawai, I was told to steer clear of Interlochen.  Although an amazing arts academy, there is no guarantee that they are kept well.  They are played to death, and may be not tuned and cared for on a regular basis.  I would do some research into their care before purchasing.
Michael Fauver is pursuing his bachelors degree in piano performance at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

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Re: Steinway D
«Reply #4 on: January 13, 2003, 10:57:55 AM »
I would suggest doing a search on the internet to get an idea of what the market for the Steinway D is like in terms of price and availability.  There is a myriad of piano dealers on the internet and I have seen numerous pianos of this make and model advertised in this way. For such a major investment you must of course try any the piano before making any commitment to purchase and make certain that you find the piano that you really love in every way. Give yourself plenty of time to compare pianos before you  select one.
The very best of luck.   :D

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Re: Steinway D
«Reply #5 on: February 03, 2003, 01:37:09 AM »
Hello people! I'm new to this forum here.... I am based in Sacramento California... I have a reconditioned Hamburg D for sale....  Absolutely perfect condition. Drop me an email if interested.

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Re: Steinway D
«Reply #6 on: February 03, 2003, 08:42:28 PM »
I have a Steinway CD-9 for sale. I understand that this piano was an "endorser series" D-9.  Anyway I believe it was made around 1977. It has been used in my professional recording studio in Nashville since 1980. Last year, it was sent out for repinning and stringing. Also, the top was refinished at that time. The rest of the piano needs refinishing and some work needs to be done to the action abd so forth. This piano is not like new, but with a little work, could save the buyer a lot of money. There is a picture at www.hilltopstudio.com
Just look under "studio A". If interested, I could email more pics.
Thanks

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Re: Steinway D
«Reply #7 on: February 04, 2003, 06:38:45 PM »
I have a mid 70's Steinway CD-9 for sale. This is a 9' D-9 that was an artist endorser model. It has been repinned, restrung and the top refinished just last year. This piano is not like new, but with a little more work could be very nice. However, the buyer could save a lot of money on this one. Any interested party can contact me at hilltoprec@aol.com for more information.