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  • 2cute4u2
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    Hello Everyone:

    I am curious about the 2 piano solids that EL produced. I see one in the database that is gold and is a “grand piano” and another one a year later that is black and called “baby grand piano.”

    I see some subtle differences in the styles….but not that much. Anyone have any ideas/information why the 2 pianos?

    Thank you and best wishes to everyone in 2005! Sandra

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    None whatsoever . . . . perhaps after the first goldtone one came out most people may have commented that Grand Pianos come in Black mainly, so they put another one out a year later in black. That's the only reason I can think of offhand.

    Personally I like the black one better as it is truer to the real thing. <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ />

    Petals
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    I have them both and love them! They belong together IMHO, and they are really beautifully produced solids! I noticed that the compact was on Ebay. I know you did not like that particular solid Sandra, but the three together would look stunning?

    I feel the Pianos will be much sort after in the future.

    2cute4u2
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    Hi Jacky:

    I saw the gold piano in person and it is really lovely…so I agree with you. Haven't seen the other one, though.
    Since I play the piano, and have a baby grand in my livingroom, I would at some point love to add one of the pianos to my solids collection. <img src='style_emoticons//wink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’wink.gif’ />

    Thanks to you and Sandra for your unput. <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ />

    Don and Margaret
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    We also have both pianos and for some reason just love the Baby Grand the best (although they are almost the same) <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ />

    Ron
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    I was always under the impression that these pianos were sold by Nordstroms. Of course the piano is always in the Nordstrom stores. Someone correct me if I am wrong.

    VEGAS LADY
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    I HAVE THE BABY GRAND PIANO, THE BLACK TOP LOOKS GOOD WITH THE LITTLE RED SEAT, I BOUGHT IT IN VEGAS TO GO WITH THE PIANO POWDER

    REGARDS……MARGARET <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ />

    Michele
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    Ron – I never made the connection! <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ /> Of course it's Nordstrom's…there's a huge black (Steinway?) Piano in every store, to my knowledge.

    Margaret – I'm with you on the Violin and the 2 Piano's…gorgeous arrangement. Oddly, I think the Violin is one of the more beautiful solids…extremely rich looking. With a piano (gold and black) on each side, it's a stand-out presentation.

    Ann and Ken
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    Mr. Conte told a story at convention that his father was a concert pianist and he worked hard on the design because of that. But both stories are possible. Nordstoms wanted a piano and he designed it in honor of his father.

    Who knows in the world of EL. <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ /> <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ /> <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ />

    Ann

    Sandra
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    Wow!! Interesting stuff – thanks Ann, Ron, Michele.

    A Steinway in every Nordstorm's!!

    How indulgent and how lovely!! Wonder if Mr. Conte's father ever played it?!?!

    I'll have to inspect next time I'm in the US!

    2cute4u2
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    WOW! Lots of great insight from the members. Thanks to everyone. Your knowledge and insight is so valuable to me and I hope to other members as well. Isn't it fun to play the guessing EL game? <img src='style_emoticons//rolleyes.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’rolleyes.gif’ />

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