The logistics of getting everything into the marquee - two grand pianos, one upright, several stools and tool cases, posters etc and a plywood floor so that the pianos didn't get stuck in the field - were a challenge, but we were delighted with the stand! We were especially thrilled to receive a rosette for first place as the best stand in the Blackdown Hill marquee - particularly as we'd had no idea there was even a competition!
It was great to meet so many clients, past, present and future at the Show. Bill had a long but enjoyable day talking pianos to numerous visitors and filled his order book with requests for tunings, repairs and restoration work, from pianos to dining tables. Daisy and Willow were among the many admirers of the stand (see below)!
The upright piano and almost all of the stools we took with us were sold at the Show - we even managed to deliver the piano to the customers in Luppitt on the way back from the showground! Numerous people expressed an interest in the period grand pianos on the stand, with one lady in particular enquiring as to the chances of getting the beautiful rosewood Schiedmayer grand to her house in France!
|The W Young Pianos stand with first prize rosette proudly displayed|
In other news, Bill has been trying to get ahead with the many piano repairs on his books through the summer while still spending the odd day with the girls while they're off school. We also took part in a show for the BBC which entailed four long days filming both here and in Kent. Can't disclose too much at this stage but when we have a date for Bill's TV debut playing the beautiful Bechstein grand currently in our music room, (see below) we'll let you know!
LATEST BARGAIN FOR SALE
|Bechstein grand - superb quality and a rich tone for only £1950|
More pianos for sale will follow but as always please feel free to call with any queries. Thanks.
|A superb instrument and striking piece of furniture, this Bechstein boudoir grand is just £1950|