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«Reply #100 on: January 10, 2012, 02:08:23 PM »
steinway rhapsody in blue

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«Reply #101 on: January 10, 2012, 05:12:19 PM »
OMG!  That looks like the Baci perugina!  Margherita would know that.
This thread has taken off like lightening.

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«Reply #102 on: January 10, 2012, 08:45:47 PM »


Oh this one is really cute!  :D  :)  8)  :P

Are you guys using photobucket to upload these?

No I don't think they are. If you find a picture on the internet you just copy the link and then post it the same way as you would from photobucket (the insert image thing above smilies).

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«Reply #103 on: January 10, 2012, 11:08:21 PM »
you make a great point if i had the some 180,000 us dollars these things i recall sold for i certainly wouldn't spend it on this, still it was a very nice sounding piano, at least the bodendorfer kids made sure they had a solid piano before letting  hans hollein play with the visuals.  the lid was neat, hydraulic, lifted up by itself, gold leaf inlay underneath, it was at least fun to play it.

Sounds interesting. I'd certainly be intrigued to play some of these pianos- whether I like the way they look or not. It would make for quite a change. Looking at some of them, I actually wonder how quickly I'd be able to play as normal. Even though the keyboard is obviously the same as any other, I could imagine feeling a little disoriented.

The weird thing about this is that I generally think that appearance is the very last thing that bothers me about a piano. I'd generally take whatever I like the sound of- even if the case were badly scratched or peeling. However, even though these were specifically designed for visual purposes, I'd personally be going out of my way to avoid such a look- even if these designs were cheap. If I had to choose between one of those and an equivalent sounding piano with a damaged case, I'd sooner go for the badly damaged one than most of these monstrosities. In fact, I'd probably being willing to pay extra for it.

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«Reply #104 on: January 11, 2012, 12:43:24 AM »



 a double piano! :D

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«Reply #105 on: January 11, 2012, 12:59:46 AM »
hey guys, check this out. worlds smallest piano!


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«Reply #106 on: January 11, 2012, 01:10:39 AM »
Round piano



Aeroplane shaped piano:



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«Reply #107 on: January 11, 2012, 02:09:03 AM »
Round piano




LOL @ round piano!! Can it actually be played?!? Which is the low end and which is the high end and how would you know?!? Wow, if this is actually playable, the mind boggles with the possibilities of all the compositions and arrangements that can be done!
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«Reply #108 on: January 11, 2012, 02:15:36 AM »




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«Reply #130 on: January 11, 2012, 04:50:50 AM »
rare and expensive but one of the last american piano builders holding strong, love love charles walters, powerful instruments

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«Reply #132 on: January 11, 2012, 05:23:09 AM »
LOL @ round piano!! Can it actually be played?!? Which is the low end and which is the high end and how would you know?!? Wow, if this is actually playable, the mind boggles with the possibilities of all the compositions and arrangements that can be done!


Yeah I know, that's what I wondered when I first saw this picture. Maybe it could be played but not as well as a proper grand piano. It's still cool though if I had one of those. Maybe the functions, strings will be placed and work differently compared to a grand piano. It will be hard, too hard to write a piano composition that exploits the complete range of the piano because that means the pianist has to move around. Hmmmm....I wonder where is the lower end and the higher end of the keyboard....

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«Reply #134 on: January 11, 2012, 06:34:07 AM »

I've actually performed on that exact model of piano. It's really awesome! Thanks for sharing it!

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«Reply #135 on: January 11, 2012, 08:32:12 AM »
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«Reply #136 on: January 11, 2012, 12:20:54 PM »
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«Reply #137 on: January 11, 2012, 12:38:52 PM »

Now that'd be great for Bach for some reason.

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«Reply #139 on: January 11, 2012, 12:45:25 PM »

I don't get it.  There are no black keys whatsoever?!  the keys look smaller.  does that mean they're right by side?!
This whole thread is making me dizzy.  What I wouldn't give, though, to have any ONE of them.  Except for the mini one and round one.

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«Reply #140 on: January 11, 2012, 01:30:07 PM »
What I wouldn't give, though, to have any ONE of them.  Except for the mini one and round one.
how about this one?  ;D

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«Reply #141 on: January 11, 2012, 01:31:20 PM »
http://www.rubensteinpianos.com/index.html
thanks for sharing it's always great to learn about another quality maker! do you know where his shop is? or how many pianos they manage to put out, any other info on these beauties?

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«Reply #142 on: January 11, 2012, 01:34:04 PM »
Now that'd be great for Bach for some reason.
yeah totally! i think it would be neat to 'assign' certain reperoire either composers or specific pieces to these!
i can totally see this one in a frank lloyd wright house, it's actually the very first thing i thought of upon seeing it, i also love the idea of a stained glass window for the music desk

i.e one of F.L.W's houses

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«Reply #147 on: January 11, 2012, 01:52:11 PM »
so i figured out what that 4th pedal does and now i really want to try it, it allows for volume manipulation (depress pedal=low/depress volume) without any change to the timbre. i have also heard and read that the high upper sustain is unmatched. these 308 beasts belong in huge high capacity concert halls (what they're designed for), i was't surprised to come across photos of rich people sticking these in the homes, talk about wasted power/too much piano for the venue, but hey to them its just a status symbol.




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«Reply #148 on: January 11, 2012, 02:20:04 PM »
gonna post some how they make em videos, seemed appropriate

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«Reply #149 on: January 11, 2012, 02:21:13 PM »
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