(Headphones Recommended When Viewing Video). Maybe I took a risk as I didn’t ask for an independent piano technician to inspect and evaluate the instrument. As it turned out—it would have been a waste of time–fortunately. I did call the technician that had serviced the piano and he supported everything that Mike had told me. When the piano arrived, I found it to be just as Mike had described. All the pictures were accurate. I was concerned about it being refinished although I did want a cosmetically superior appearance. It was advertised as in’mint’ condition and that is the way it arrived. I was very pleased. My wife knew nothing about the piano until she’found’ it in the house. She is really picky on furniture condition items and agreed it was super nice—as described. Even with’highlighting the side’ I have not been able to detect anything in that area. My opinion that Mike knew how to do things’right’ was confirmed. It took me a’while’ to justify the cost and he was patient with all my questions–and more questions. He’s a great guy to work with. However, you will only get a very succinct text [message] out of me. Additionally, I used Pro Piano Movers in Houston, TX. They were not the cheapest but I had strong reservations about several other big piano movers. They couldn’t have been better to work with. In 30 minutes after arrival, the piano was set up–and they were gone. I would never consider any other instrument mover at this point. The piano didn’t go through multiple hands, multiple trucks, multiple locations—all very important to me. In San Antonio, TX 1986 Baldwin SD-10 9′ Grand. The piano is in impeccable shape and was verified the day after I received it when I had a certified technician come and evaluate it. I was specifically looking for a piano with a mellower sound but a rich tone and firmer action. In talking with Mike after I saw the pictures and videos he provided, I was able to confirm that this piano had everything I wanted. The piano needed to be in beautiful condition for the space it would occupy as it serves as sculpture in the “room with a view” that it occupies. I found Mike to be a man of integrity with a passion for pianos and a warm and terrific guy to work with. As to the moving experience, Mike handled everything for me and followed up weekly with the carrier. Mike allowed me the opportunity to agree to the arrangements he made. His usual carrier was no longer including FL in his route so the company we used was new to him. I was able to talk directly with them since my piano was going upstairs and I had a deadline to receive the piano before a planned event. Through no fault of Mike’s, the national carrier was not able to keep the piano on track for my timetable and it arrived five days too late for my event after sitting in Indianapolis for nearly a month waiting to be brought to Denver. Once it finally left Indianapolis, the piano arrived in a matter of days and the local piano movers brought it to me over night as we had been in contact over the delay. All in all it wasn’t the end of the world and Mike was so professional in trying to keep things moving forward. In Monument, CO 1985 Young Chang G213 7′ Grand. I had been looking for a piano for my family to learn on for about three years and had been in close contact with a local dealer in case something came up for sale. My heart was set on Steinway because it’s what my grandmother loves to play and what my sister learned on as a child. I was hoping to find a piano with iv. Keys, with the character of the “old world”, but with a long life-span ahead of it. When I saw mike’s 1956 Hamburg model z in mint condition and heard his friend play it on u tube, we all fell in love. Mike is a family man–a husband and a father with a genuine passion for music. He is a consummate professional and a man of integrity. While negotiating, he gave me a very honest opinion of other pianos I was looking at and even told me that one of the instruments would be a good starter piano for my children. He is not interested in simply making a sale, he truly strives to match each instrument with the best home. My piano arrived with a broken panel spring but Mike immediately sent me a replacement part and since it simply holds the knee board in place it was an easy fix. He even offered to cover the repair cost which was above what he was contractually obliged to. Thankfully my tuner in Houston was able to make the swift repair and confirmed everything the inspection did in Tampa. My instrument is in incredible condition and sounds beautiful. He even wrapped the piano in his personal blankets to protect the finish. He answers calls and emails even when he is on holiday with his family. I plan on keeping my upright so I can pass it down to one of my grandchildren one day, but since I have two children, I will need another piano. Mike will be the first person I contact when we are ready for a grand! Thanks for bringing the joy of music into our home Mike! In Houston, TX 1956 Steinway Z Upright. I wanted to select a piano for my son, pay for it, and have it arrive at his place with little to no effort on my part. Mike proactively gave me frequent updates on the cross country move, and the piano was delivered to my son in six weeks. In Needham, MA 2001 Steinway 1098 Upright. It was exactly what I was looking for and at an even better price point than I expected, so I wanted to act quickly. He was very helpful in answering my questions and gave me the name of an independent registered piano technician I could speak with for an unbiased report on the condition of the piano. Fortuitously, the technician had been to service another one of Mike’s instruments that day and Mike had had him look at the Kawai in anticipation of my call so he was ready for me. The technician assured me that the instrument was in excellent shape and one of Mike’s favorites to play. The instrument arrived in excellent shape and exactly as described. I waited a week for it to acclimate to the new climate before having it tuned. I couldn’t be more pleased with the instrument or with Mike’s professionalism in this sale. In Idaho Falls, ID 1997 Kawai RX-6 7′ Grand. Dear Mike, I wanted to thank you for your expert advice and guidance. The Steinway arrived and Tanja is “over the moon”. After 2 years of searching, the perfect piano found its way to us, and it wouldn’t have happened without you. It is a truly outstanding piece- beautiful in every way! This was a big decision- your insight, empathy and integrity throughout the process is very much appreciated. We would be pleased to serve as a reference to any prospective customer- please just ask. In Jupiter, FL 1906 Steinway Model A 6’2 Grand. Like many buyers I did my homework on what piano would suit my family the best. I decided the premium for a new piano was not justified. Their interest is to convert it to cash and move on. The thought of a parent not just handing their kids over to anyone to babysit comes to mind. After my personal inspection, I was given plenty of time to decide, made my decision, and have no regrets. After a tuning 2 weeks later, the piano exudes outstanding symphonic qualities. My tuner for many years wanted to know where I got this new piano from as it was stellar. In Gulf Breeze, FL 1908 Steinway K Upright. Your patience with me listening to your colleague play each Steinway you had was most helpful in making my choice. Irrespective of where buyers are located, a quick trip to Tampa can make all the difference in the world as you seek the voice of a piano that speaks to you. The piano movers you recommended were exceptional and the piano arrived in great condition. I was surprised that we could receive it just two days after I bought it. Again thanks for a wonderful experience. [Update 2 months later] Just a little update. Recently had a piano technician come by and he said the work on my piano and the level of restoration was exquisite. In Palm Coast, FL 1909 Steinway K Upright. I was looking for a new upright piano to replace my old, extremely beat-up, family heirloom A. Having never bought a piano before, I went to several local shops to browse and see what I was in for from a price standpoint, and what kind of quality I could get for my budget. I made the mistake of letting a salesman talk me in to playing the one I have in the back. I was instantly in love, and determined to find a used model in my price range. After a few weeks of shopping I nearly gave up – even the used models that I could find were well over what I was budgeted for. The listing was fantastic – a 1976 Schimmel model 112 in beautiful condition, as shown by the many wonderful pictures, and the listing even included two different videos of the piano being played. The price listed was so reasonable that I was actually suspicious. He even apologized for the delay! He was tremendously friendly, and had great answers to all of my questions. When I expressed my concerns over the well-being of the piano due to the low price, Mike was very up front, explained that the mute rail was missing, making the middle practice pedal inoperative. He went on to explain that he had already tried to sell it at a higher price with no takers. Mike offered to provide me the name of several local piano technicians, and I ended up contacting one of them for an opinion on the state / quality of the piano. Mike was also extremely informative with regard to how the piano move would work. The next day I called the technician, who gave a glowing review, and told me I was getting a fantastic piano. Mike even took care of the entire move process, working with Walters Piano Moving. He followed up with me routinely, sometimes multiple times a week, to keep me appraised of where the piano was and when they expected to get it to me. Mike was apologetic, but did a fantastic job of reassuring me that the piano was in good hands, on its way to me, and that everything was going well. Despite my curiosity (and no small worry) at every stage, Mike’s updates kept me in good spirits, and even kept me from having to bother calling the moving company myself. The piano was finally here, and it was gorgeous! Not only that, even after a long move across the entire country it sounded phenomenal, even before being tuned! I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful experience, the tremendous piano, and I don’t know if I can tell you what it means to me. Know that I will happily point anyone I know looking for a piano your way in the future. In San Jose, CA 1976 Schimmel 112 Upright. Knowing that I didn’t have space for a grand piano in our living room without losing the couch, I started to look for upright. After playing some of the newer uprights and doing further research, I narrowed the search to an upright piano built between 1910 and 1930 and preferably Mason & Hamlin or Steinway. Since the piano was over 100 years old and had not been restored, Mike recommended having a local technician come and look at it. I sent the video to everyone here that would have an opinion along with a local recommended piano technician. My local technician recommended that I switch pianos since I wanted to be able to play it for several years before I restored it. I spoke further with Mike and he came to the same conclusion and recommended that I switch. I used the piano movers that Mike recommended and the piano arrived safely within a couple of days. His input was very helpful. My piano technician arrived several weeks after it had settled into our house and was able to easily fix the broken hammers and corrected a couple of other issues. And 3 hours later, it was tuned and ready to go! It is a perfect match and such a treasure. I really appreciated Mike’s honesty and his patience to my many questions. And even though I was purchasing on the lower end of the cost spectrum, I felt like I was treated as a valued customer purchasing at a much higher price point. In Columbia, SC 1917 Mason & Hamlin D Upright. I bought a restored Steinway K-52 from Mike in August. I live in California, so I asked a piano technician to take a look at it. Everything went smoothly and the piano was delivered as expected, although a bit out of tune from the moving. After tuning, it plays and looks great. In Mountain View, CA 1917 Steinway K Upright. This is a beautiful vintage piano that was completely restored and complements my California Bungalow that was built in 1914. The Steinway is a classic black upright with an amazing new matte finish and it sounds beautiful in my home. He is very knowledgeable about pianos and takes pride in those he restores. I would recommend working with Mike on purchasing a piano as he gained my trust with his knowledge and enthusiasm, follow through on all communications and detailed responses to my questions. In Pleasant Ridge, MI 1900 Steinway I Upright. The item “Steinway & Sons Model K 52 Upright Piano 1995″ is in sale since Sunday, January 04, 2015. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Pianos, Keyboards & Organs\Pianos\Upright Pianos”. The seller is “picarzo” and is located in Land O’ Lakes, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Brand: Steinway
- Model: K