Yet I have made efforts ...
I mean I looked in my area vendor piano propose me a good instrument at a good price and of course comes as the size and 200kg on average a piano do not stay in the trunk my Clio. My max budget .. 2500 euros.
I was offered some Bazaars to around 2,000 euros. Yamaha B1 small, ugly but not sound too bad. I was betrayed, settled me and offered me a seat and a metronome ... Bad. I inquired for hire. Not better, have to commit to a minimum for a good price. The final two years of renting I have spent over 2000 euros to rent something a little right Yam. Nothing folichon well.
Whatever the option, purchase or lease, too little choice about the type of piano ... so like many of my purchases I opened my browser to THOMANN page. I hesitated. Too many choices, not many details on the website and then a piano is heavy, do they deliver in France?
Call in Toto. My choice (which I will explain below) is focused on an upright piano Thomann 121cm and 230kg. Answer: no problem for delivery. Ground-floor, comes to 195 euros from Germany ... I say mud and passes control ... It is home for over a year
Telephone counselor Thomann remained fairly vague on the true characteristics of this piano. Knew something about it? Chez Toto surely, I think it is voluntary, they might prefer deliveries nearby. Less risk and monitoring easier warranty. Well, maybe ... Before ordering, I did my little investigation on the net comparing photos of the instrument with others (as moldings, pedals, hinge etc.).
I came to the conclusion that it was under the Thomann brand, a Samick ...
Nose end! This is a Samick JS121 is engraved on the back and into the target. The same that was proposed to me in the store at 4000 euros! And when I say the same, I say, I compared thereafter. Except that in addition, there, I chose my finish ... HUGE!
In summary: A Samick JS 121 with a new desk lamp available, delivered: 2500 euros.
Here's the story ... shame for French retailers, but frankly there foutage of mouth in the air. As I said, in stores and on the net (French site), I had seen and remembered it as a possible option Samick but off budget. The best price was 3800 euros delivered.
A word on the instrument:
Beautiful, well finished. It gives me any satisfaction. This is not a "grand piano" but for a guitarist who gets the keypad, it is more than well. He delivered me was granted and harmonized. I did re-tuning after 6 months nothing abnormal. It has very little since as it is well placed in the room (almost constant temperature and no direct sunlight). A friend factor-tuner and piano repairer course pianist recognized in that instrument good average Asian invoice. As for the price, he smiled and added: Unbeatable!
For more details: You will find several opinions on this site on the Samick JS121
In conclusion: Piano more than recommended for a beginner or an experienced player oriented jazz-blues, it sounds really good in this register below ... Thank you for that question ... Thanks Toto?