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Weber WSG60 Grand Piano

Despite years of touring and playing numerous pianos, I had never played a Weber as far as I can remember. Interested to find out what it would sound and feel like, I journeyed to a piano store south of Long Beach, Calif., that had three Weber pianos in its showroom. I chose the biggest, a cherry-wood stained WSG60 that was about six feet long, and sat down.

I played some chromatic scales with both hands. In octaves, fifths, seconds and 10ths. This is the way I usually begin with a new piano. It’s like a first date: you have your own style of getting to know someone new. And like on a lot of first dates, I found myself occasionally fantasizing about being with another.

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