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Offline blackonwhite

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best upright to get at a 10,000-20,000$ range
« on: June 10, 2015, 11:51:09 PM »
What's the best upright to get at a 10,000-20,000$ range
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Re: best upright to get at a 10,000-20,000$ range
«Reply #1 on: June 11, 2015, 06:30:33 AM »
Hi blackonwhite,

The Schulze-Pollman is in that range. I have one and in my opinion blows away many other pianos costing much, much more.

They are Italian pianos with a renner action. The tone is just incredible. BTW, I don't like most pianos. So, this is really saying something.

Is it the best?  I'd say it's up there.

If you get a chance, check one out, Joe.


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Re: best upright to get at a 10,000-20,000$ range
«Reply #2 on: June 11, 2015, 09:12:01 AM »
Well I would usually buy something a few years old that reduces the price significantly and will bring many brands and models in range of that price. The instrument should not suffer for being older in any way (depending on age and maintenance of course!)
A well maintained one from the 1910's - 1920's may be as good as a new one or even better.

"Best" is completely relative though as pianos sound so different and play different.
I would suggest playing on the pianos and deciding which fits your ear and playing style.

There are many top pianos out there. I think the price may be to low for a used Bosendorfer 130 or Bechstein Concert 8.
But you should be able to look for a reasonable Steinway K, Steingraeber 130, Sauter 130, August Forster 134, Bluthner B used, or maybe a deal on a new Mason and Hamelin, which I believe is a very good upright too.

Try to get a 52" upright which has a great sound. The top brands will also have good actions.
If you go used, get a qualified technician to look over the piano or buy from a reputable dealer.

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Re: best upright to get at a 10,000-20,000$ range
«Reply #3 on: June 13, 2015, 07:09:51 AM »
I live in America are these pianos well accessible here
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Re: best upright to get at a 10,000-20,000$ range
«Reply #4 on: June 13, 2015, 09:12:51 AM »
I like the sound of Sauter and Pfeiffer uprights.  I've never played either, so I can't comment on the touch.  Some uprights feel a bit "stuffy", almost like a digital piano, others feel more like a grand piano.


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Re: best upright to get at a 10,000-20,000$ range
«Reply #5 on: June 19, 2015, 01:34:42 PM »
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What's the best upright to get at a 10,000-20,000$ range

 I'm assuming street prices rather than MSRP.   I almost bought the Kayserburg AR-132 but wound up the next day deciding to get instead the Ritmuller GH-160 but I just wrote about it on the 'Ritmuller' thread (same company).  If interested, see that post at
http://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php?topic=7312.msg629407#msg629407

  and the added section below it, where the typed links are hyperlinked
http://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php?topic=7312.msg629434#msg629434

 It 'won' an interesting 'shootout'-type event against much more expensive pianos, and that story is linked to in the paragraph above.

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Re: best upright to get at a 10,000-20,000$ range
«Reply #6 on: June 19, 2015, 01:44:37 PM »
in addition to all above there are some 'sleepers' out there that are worth investigating and considering if you get a bargain.

ie charles walter ( heirloom quality ala mason hamlin and steiny, i love their grands, absolutely adore the sound)

http://www.walterpiano.com/pianos/studio-pianos/

ie
http://www.bonanza.com/listings/Charles-R-Walters-Console-Piano-Made-in-the-USA-Cherry-Finish-1997-Signed/131741203?gpid=18283950120&gpkwd=&goog_pla=1&gclid=CMrX-Mnxm8YCFYI7aQodWrUAUw

Offline richard black

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Re: best upright to get at a 10,000-20,000$ range
«Reply #7 on: July 09, 2015, 05:26:28 PM »
Try Grotrian Steinweg if you get a chance. A dealer whose practice studios I use stocks them and I've been favourably impressed.
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