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Yes, and no.....

I'd like to!

About the only Rippens I see are the studio uprights. A local dealer latched on to these and were selling them as the "best" uprights in the world, only needed tuning every other year at the most - !!!


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Oh! In that case, here's a bonus for today!

Group Hug



Looks like a retro kitchen appliance!!


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Is that the Porsche-designed piano?


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These used to be really common



With the strings running kindof left/right and the keys running front/back, imagine what kinds of angles the action has to contend with!


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Oh, I found it, THIS is the Bosendorfer-Porsche piano:



I like how sleek those other ones are!


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That one looks like a Lego piano.
 
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And so does this one!

 
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Oh! In that case, here's a bonus for today!



What can you tell me about this one? I kinda like it!


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Here's my submission for the day:



Probably a pretty quiet giraffe.


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Oh, I found it, THIS is the Bosendorfer-Porsche piano:



I like how sleek those other ones are!


Hated it in the pictures, was very impressed by it in the 'flesh'. Saw and played one a few times with jon-nyc was Bosie shopping.


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In the picture, it's very bottom-heavy, but I could imagine in real life you wouldn't notice that so much. And other than the bottom/legs, it's just very classical and stylized, like a piano you'd expect to see in Japanese anime.


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What can you tell me about this one? I kinda like it!


Here's a picture from the front:



Along with the description:

Rippen in brushed aluminum with mahogany front and top, 1962.



An unusual and important post-modern grand piano in brushed aluminum,The Netherlands, 1962.This very unusual design has its roots in the 1940s and is a beautiful example of post-modern design in the tradition of Jean Michel Frank and other important Art Deco designers from the 30s and 40s. Entirely along with the post-war tradition of design and this period’s fascination for new materials, the instrument consists of a steel and aluminum case.

The piano case design adds resonance and warmth to the tonal character of the instrument. History: The prolific 1920s and 1930s brought about a large number of new piano designs from such prominent designers as Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann, Sue et Mare and Dominique. Later in the 1940s and 1950s this tradition was followed by other prominent designers, among others Jean Michel Frank. This piano fits in the tradition of his designs.

Provenance: Private collection, Leiden, Netherlands
Dimensions: 75" d x 55 1/2" w, 38" h (top closed).

Completely restored and refinished to the highest standards available in the industry 5-year warranty


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That Boesendorfer model looks pretty boxy for a Porsche. Bet it takes awhile to get from 0 to 60! Big Grin

Joe


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