The Eagle has landed!

Cross posted from Pianoworld, with minor edits. I will write more in the blog over time.

It’s been 11 months since I posted on Pianoworld about my decision to buy a Sauter Omega 220. Well it has finally arrived. Delivery commenced at 11am on Friday 8th August. It was a very auspicious day, with many ‘8’s:

  • Date – 08.08.2008 (and first day of the Beijing Olympics)
  • Serial number – contains an 8
  • Price – contains 8’s
  • Address of my flat – contains an 8

I hope it augers well for the future! 😀

Annotated delivery pictures are at this link . The guest password is ‘digit’. A few quick snaps are shown below.

Pictures cannot do justice to the exquisite craftsmanship of the piano. The attention to detail, fit, finish, and hardware are nothing short of amazing. The first tuning and prep (not there is much to do other than to run through the checklist), will be in two week’s time.

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7 responses

  1. Bubinga in a medium stain, high-gloss finish. Same as the underlid and cheekblocks (which have a custom-designed inlay of steel and ebony). The rim is also bubinga, medium stain in satin. There are also bubinga accents under the keybed and at the top of the legs. The craftsman had to carefully do test stains of the underlid and other accents so that it matched the rim in colour and tone.

  2. You have a very beautiful piano. I am considering to buy one but don’t have the space and money to afford for now. Envious…

  3. You have a very beautiful piano. I am considering to get one but I don’t have the space and money to afford for now.

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