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Offline PianoBaba

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Estonia pianos
« on: February 28, 2003, 08:46:54 PM »
Hello, I am currently in the market for a grand piano, and one manufacture I am considering is Estonia.  Does anyone have any experience with recent Estonia pianos (I understand there has been significant design changes and a substantial jump in quality in the past few years)?

Thank you,

David

Offline dinosaurtales

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Re: Estonia pianos
«Reply #1 on: March 03, 2003, 08:26:19 AM »
I do not have any personal experience with them.  I have not played one, but I have heard that the ones being built right now are considerably better than those in the past, and they are quite nice pianos.  Not much to go on, but they are being carried by a store called Classical Grands in Seattle, Washington.  I think they can be found on www.classicalgrands.com

they are very knowledgeable and nice there.  They can give you lots of info, and maybe a good deal!
So much music, so little time........

Offline willster

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Re: Estonia pianos
«Reply #2 on: March 17, 2003, 06:59:24 PM »
played on a friends one recently- although he doesn't know how old it is but i'm guessing around 10 years. This one is a 9ft concert grand but it really is nothing special. The action is way too heavy, the bass is too strong and the keys were plastic. Having slated it though, it was quite fun to play on coz of the size and the power in the bass range. If you like to play Mozart, haydn, beethoven etc.... then DONT buy one of these. These are not subtle pianos!!

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Re: Estonia pianos
«Reply #3 on: April 09, 2003, 06:26:33 AM »
Full Disclosure = I am a dealer and I sell Estonia pianos among others.

Do yourself a favor. Find a dealer and go play the new Estonia pianos. It is true that the older Estonias lacked alot of the fine finishing that is seen in them today. It is not fair to compare one of their pianos made closer to the Communist era.

Communism didn't encourage anything but mediocrity in any endeavor. I have heard a Russian describe the situation he lived in like this, "They pretended to pay us and we pretended to work."

There have been tremendous improvements in these pianos. Please don't just take my word on this. Play them.
Rich Galassini
Cunningham Piano Co.
Philadelphia, Pa.
215 991-0834
rich@cunninghampiano.com