I'm finally moving into a house that's got enough room for a grand piano. I don't really play the piano myself, though, so the piano is going to be used mostly for accompanying, and for chamber music.
I'd like to get a piano that has a good touch, and a sensitivity of response that allows it to sound good at the lower volumes required to accompany, as well as the more full-bodied sound for group chamber music. It's going into a big room (a big basement rec room), so size is not an issue. I figure I'd prefer the sound of a grand, but an upright is fine too.
Anyone have suggestions for what I should look for?
Unfortunately, right now, what I really love the touch and sound of is a Mason and Hamlin 7-foot BB grand, or a Steinway model M (or better yet, a model O at 5'10"). These are so expensive, though, that for sheer delight I think I'd be happier buying a better bow. ;-)
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