For twenty days in the studio, it's happiness. Piano of 1977 in good condition except that the furniture has small strokes (rental for concerts). Touched excellent, with real incredible dynamic pianissimos and strong, uh ... very strong!
Obviously this is not a big D (out of reach for me), but what sound!
More than enough for the sound studio jazz trio or another. For a real piano sound, there's no comparison. After playing on Bösendorfer, Yamaha, Steinway, and other (Fazioli never tried), I always come back to Steinway.
It is not comparable with the best virtual pianos nowadays that sound very very good, but it is the virtual (on the other hand what does that make service on another scene between ...). Here we are in the real with the qualities and defects. And it lives, it moves, it must maintain, the grant, adjust if you want it to reward you well. There. Excellent model for a quarter of a queue with all the knowledge of Steinway.
A small defect in the pedal that makes a lot of noise in the recording, but it must be adjustable.
Of course it is expensive and not accessible to all pianists. But with hope and a banker friend (or a rich widow ...) is possible.