Jan 5 2012, 02:13 PM
After much thought and testing I have decided to either buy a Kawai or a Reid sohn. The Reidson I like is 3450 and is 118 cm tall ( have come to conclude that taller is better) The Kawai I can afford is ?4170 and is 114 cm tall.
So much for the ?1000 budget!!
I have decided new as having looked at lots of second hand ones I concluded I had no idea really what I was buying and the internet has lots of conflicting advice. So phoned a piano tuner who recommended a shop in Nottingham and there we are!!
They do have a 1980 Broadwood coming in on Saturday - I am guessing it will be a lot cheaper but then it is older - should I have a look at that as well...............
Any help at all would be appreciated - took hubby as he is helping me pay for it and he was as clueless as me!!
Jan 5 2012, 02:21 PM
I have no knowledge of the reidsohn you mention but I suspect the kawai you are talking about is the K2. If so then I just wanted to say that I bought one of these about 6 months ago and am most pleased with my purchase. I shall leave the proper answers to people who know more than me about such things
Jan 5 2012, 02:34 PM
I too dont know the Reidsohn, but I have played Kawais and I like them. I would really like to upgrade my piano , and the Kawais in the ?7-10K bracket would be a target. I have generally preferred them to Yamaha or Kemble.
Jan 5 2012, 02:46 PM
Apologies if you've already looked at it but I wondered if this site might help; just have a browse through it and see if it has anything to say about the pianos you have in mind. http://www.pianobuyer.com/
Apparently Larry Fine has written extensively about the various makes of piano.
Jan 5 2012, 02:49 PM
Can you ask you piano teacher for advice? There are also lots of threads on this forum about the pros and cons of various makes. I wouldn't rush into anything before getting lots of advice.
Jan 5 2012, 04:30 PM
Make sure you have a look at the Broadwood as well. 1980 is not particularly old, (my own piano is 1979 and still in very good condition), and it might help you to make a decision between the Kawai and Reidsohn.
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