Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Switch things up!

So I'm sure you all remember, since it wasn't that long ago, that we got our piano!  Well....since that blog post we have had some crazy ups and downs with it!  So instead of that piano, we now have this little beauty in our living room. 
This piano is much newer, it was made in 1955.  While that still isn't a brand new piano, it is much newer than the other one that was made in 1905!  It is a Gulbransen spinet piano.  How did we come about this crazy switch?  Well, it's a long story but I'll try to summarize. 
When our tuner came and took the sound board and said he would work on it in his shop, he said that the G chord was beyond repair and that he had a different piano in his shop he would give us for free!!  I was still a little confused by this and wanted to make sure it was a good deal so we went to his shop and checked this one out!  He told us he would even find us a good deal for piano movers since he knows a lot of them and wouldn't charge us for the tuning he had already done.  In the end, it has cost us less to move this new one to our apartment that it would have been to fix and keep the other one.
Even if we are being taken "advantage of" (which we don't think we are) we are happy to have this other piano.  It is a lot smaller and weighs much less than the other one so this is a piano we can move with us when we leave for residency.  The other one was too old and heavy to do that with. So in the end, we feel like we got a great deal!  They moved the new piano in yesterday and Zack played beautiful music for us all night!!


Niederfam said...

YAY!!!! I think the piano tuner did you a BIG favor! Really. Like you said even if you were "swindled" it was really a WIN WIN............til I see it sell for like $30,000 on an antique show! HA. ;)

Elizabeth said...

Yay! I'm glad it all worked out perfectly for you!

Shantel said...

Im so happy that everything turned out well!