You saw the sneak peek photo yesterday…..now here’s the full scoop on my recent piano purchase!
I’ve been shopping on Craigslist for quite some time, and I learned that a lot of piano shopping is about personal preference. My husband and I looked at an absolutely breathtaking Knabe from the 1920’s, for example, but as soon as I played a few notes I knew it wasn’t the piano for me. Somehow, it just didn’t grab me. I wanted to find something that I would love to sit down and play.
Then, we looked at a 5’7” Kawai…..
The owner was asking $3500. It was built in 1966, and the inside parts and the finish are all in original condition. I could see it probably needed a little bit of work, but I really, really liked the touch. It was fun to play!
I hired a registered piano technician to inspect the piano for me before I bought it. The technician confirmed that it does need some work, but we were able to talk the owner down to $2500. My new piano was delivered last Friday!
Sorry the photos are a bit grainy…I used the camera in my iPod Touch.
And here I am enjoying my new piano! Part of me still can’t believe I’m now a piano owner. How cool is that?!