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Should I buy Steinway "Duo-Art Grand" (Read 1300 times)

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Should I buy Steinway "Duo-Art Grand"
« on: December 28, 2016, 07:24:19 PM »
I want buy a Steinway Duo-Art Grand(original condition ,and player system is removed)

But Some pianists claim that the longer key length of the Steinway Duo-Art a slightly heavier touch when played by hand.

Is this true ?
Can practise Difficult work on "Steinway Duo-Art Grand"?

About Difficult work , I practing beethoven sonata 21, and than I will play mozart concerto.


hope you can help me,thanks very much !!!


Offline richard black

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Re: Should I buy Steinway "Duo-Art Grand"
«Reply #1 on: December 28, 2016, 08:43:10 PM »
I have found in the past that the action on player pianos when hand-played is a little heavier than average, but not much. Just see how much it bothers you. The other slight bummer is that the piano ends up a little longer than a non-player instrument, for the same string length and soundboard size, so you lose a few inches of music room.
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Re: Should I buy Steinway "Duo-Art Grand"
«Reply #2 on: December 29, 2016, 01:16:34 AM »
Thanks so much for your Valuable experience,This helps me

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Re: Should I buy Steinway "Duo-Art Grand"
«Reply #3 on: December 31, 2016, 12:23:56 AM »
if the piano is completely original in its components except for the amputated player mechanism, you'd require a thorough internal examination anyway in addition to trying out the piano yourself.  if you're considering a rebuild, the new action can be tailored to your preferences.  steinway would not be my first choice of a piano, player action or not, if my preference was a lighter, more responsive touch.