QUOTE(Gertrude @ Feb 9 2012, 09:56 PM)
Clavinovas come to pieces very easily from my experience. They are still heavy and need 2 persons to move and put together again! I have not dealt with this model myself but I wonder why things would have changed.
I think you should check with those sales people? Send an email - it won't hurt?
I gave them a call today and they said it was easy to disassemble and reassemble but would need two people to attach the keyboard. which is copeable.
QUOTE(primrose.piano @ Feb 9 2012, 11:13 PM)
I've just bought the very same piano, only mine is in the polished black finish!
I'm very pleased with it. It took two fella's from the shop (not Chappells) to deliver it. One of them was assembling the stool while the other assembled the piano. They were both needed to ensure the keyboard section was firmly fixed on. I know they are experienced, but they made it look very
easy. They were gone in under an hour. The top half basically affixes to the bottom half with screws. They left me a handbook with assembly/disassembly directions in, and it does look very straightforward.
It has a lovely sound to it, with good responsive keys. The shelf underneath is a Godsend for helping my storage problems in regards to music. My other instrument was a Clavinova too, but it was about twelve years old, and very clumpy in comparison.
All in all it was money well spent. Enjoy!
Would it not be best to wait until you've moved before getting it? It would save the hassle...just a thought.
I could wait but I've been waiting to buy this piano for half a year! Now I have the money for it I don't particularly want to wait any longer. It will still be a month before we move...
Personally I would like a polished ebony piano, but the extra ?250 wasn't really worth it... Wooden keys and USB recording functions sold it for me
Thanks for alerting me to the shelf underneath. I didn't know that was there. My music books have been taking up a decently sized row of shelf space so will be happy to free that up.