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My Marshall & Rose grand piano (Read 1542 times)

Offline alf_pe

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My Marshall & Rose grand piano
« on: November 14, 2015, 11:57:55 PM »
Hi guys, Im new to this forum, I thought Ill drop a few pics of my Marshall & Rose 61" grand piano, built 1983, in all-original mint condition. The piano is finished in shiny dark brown. Today, Marshall & Rose are not very usual to come accross, and are uncommon to find in good condition. I have this piano in Peru, I bought it from a relative that moved from a house to a smaller appartment, who brought it new from London in 1984. Late year Marshall & Roses are basically the same as Welmar Pianos, since both brands belonged to Whelpdale Maxwell & Codd since the 1940s. It has the typical Welmar Harmonic Plate. What I think is indeed unusual, is to find a Marshall & Rose grand piano this size. It has the Schwander-Herrburger-Brooks action that provides beautiful touch and feeling, and a warm, mellow tone.
ALF  :)

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Re: My Marshall & Rose grand piano
«Reply #1 on: April 20, 2020, 04:43:47 AM »
Hi Alf

Just came across your post on Google - I think I have the exact same piano, 6'1 Marshall & Rose grand.  Same or similar finish.

The serial number on my piano puts it's manufacture at the early 1960's and I bought it from a local college who used it in the school hall.

It's had a bit of a life - the case isn't quite as tidy as yours, it's missing a few key tops too and in need of regulation so something of a project, but its a testament to its construction that years of sitting in that environment and it still sounds beautiful.

Will upload some pics soon.