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Where to buy/play European pianos in the U.S.? (Read 1209 times)

Offline skryabyn

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Where to buy/play European pianos in the U.S.?
« on: May 19, 2015, 03:51:56 PM »
I've never played a Bechstein, Bosendorfer, Grotrian-Steinweg, etc. Is it possible to try these pianos in the states, or are there no European piano dealers here? It seems like all I can find are Steinways, Kawaiis, and lots of Chinese brands.

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Re: Where to buy/play European pianos in the U.S.?
«Reply #1 on: May 19, 2015, 05:07:16 PM »
yes but it is a small market. I have had a chance to play Boseys, Bluthner, Pleyel, Steingraeber (one of the best!), etc. but you have to search out usually a very large affluent metro area to have access to the dealer, as their primary customers are institutions, and folks that can afford discretionary purchases in 50K+ USD range.

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Re: Where to buy/play European pianos in the U.S.?
«Reply #2 on: May 20, 2015, 08:48:53 AM »
The situation is the reverse here in Europe.  If one hear wants to try out N.Y. Steinway or one of the old American made Baldwins, good luck!


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