A Mc Bain-Carnes Piano Co

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I have shopped for the "right" piano for many years. I had a Baldwin grand that was about 60 years old and I was satisfied with it for many years, but felt it lacked something for many years. I play Prokofiev, Debussey, and Rachmanioff classical pieces. I love the romantics.

I thought my pian would be fine until I stopped into Carnes Piano in San Jose met with Scott McBain (the owner) and talked piano with him. He had a passion for the Shigeru Kawai piano that was mesmerizing.. The Shiger SK-6 piano was unbelievable..UNBELIEVABLE!

I then went to see Schimmel "nice" / Bosendorfer "very nice" /Fazioli and Sauter "too pricey" I played them all and investigated all the local dealers, it took me several months to travel the Bay.

I concluded that the Shigeru Kawai was the best in every category and the dealer "CARNES PIANO was also the best. Scott was so knowledgeable without all the puffery of a salesperson. His passion mirrored mine and I walked away buy a Shigeru from him. The Price was very reasonable and compared to many of the others I tried - A REAL VALUE! Price was not the object, I was looking for the best and I would have paid double for the Shigeru (I didn't tell him that-sorry Scott).

If you want the best in every category then this is the only place to buy a piano. Carnes of Winchester!

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I have shopped for the "right" piano for many years. I had a Baldwin grand that was about 60 years old and I was satisfied with it for many years, but felt it lacked something for many years. I play Prokofiev, Debussey, and Rachmanioff classical pieces. I love the romantics.

I thought my pian would be fine until I stopped into Carnes Piano in San Jose met with Scott McBain (the owner) and talked piano with him. He had a passion for the Shigeru Kawai piano that was mesmerizing.. The Shiger SK-6 piano was unbelievable..UNBELIEVABLE!

I then went to see Schimmel "nice" / Bosendorfer "very nice" /Fazioli and Sauter "too pricey" I played them all and investigated all the local dealers, it took me several months to travel the Bay.

I concluded that the Shigeru Kawai was the best in every category and the dealer "CARNES PIANO was also the best. Scott was so knowledgeable without all the puffery of a salesperson. His passion mirrored mine and I walked away buy a Shigeru from him. The Price was very reasonable and compared to many of the others I tried - A REAL VALUE! Price was not the object, I was looking for the best and I would have paid double for the Shigeru (I didn't tell him that-sorry Scott).

If you want the best in every category then this is the only place to buy a piano. Carnes of Winchester!

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Definitely World class! I shopped locally in San Mateo and we do not have much for selection locally. The Kawai K-500, I bought at Carnes in san jose is awesome and I saved 30% more than two of the other local dealers quoted. Carnes piano in san jose has been around for ahundred years, my grand mother bought her piano at a Carnes piano store in Belmont 65 years ago.

the people are friendly and informative. The old guy there, David, is a pro musician and helped me in my selection. the owner got me to buy the day I came in and it was after I had narrowed my decision on a Kawai and shopped two other Kawai specific dealers in the bay area.

They are honest nice people and I will go back and send my kids there when they decide to buy a piano. Grand piano is next and they have these shigeru pianos that are to die for.

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Definitely World class! I shopped locally in San Mateo and we do not have much for selection locally. The Kawai K-500, I bought at Carnes in san jose is awesome and I saved 30% more than two of the other local dealers quoted. Carnes piano in san jose has been around for ahundred years, my grand mother bought her piano at a Carnes piano store in Belmont 65 years ago.

the people are friendly and informative. The old guy there, David, is a pro musician and helped me in my selection. the owner got me to buy the day I came in and it was after I had narrowed my decision on a Kawai and shopped two other Kawai specific dealers in the bay area.

They are honest nice people and I will go back and send my kids there when they decide to buy a piano. Grand piano is next and they have these shigeru pianos that are to die for.

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I bought a new piano from Carnes. I would give them 2 stars for the price alone, but I had to take off 1 for the following: I was amazed with the price for the piano after shopping around the bay because none of the other dealers would come close to the price they gave me. But I can see why now. The piano arrived at my house, scratched, and damaged. It still plays , which is good, but poorly. I think it was dropped. I called Carnes who then told me that I had to call the manufacturer to take care of warranty issues. After calling the manufacturer I was told that the warranty only covers defects and workmanship(issues that they would be at fault for). I think the issue was Carnes. Eventually, I realized that this was probably just a floor model that had been sitting around for who knows how long. I see why the price was so low now. I just wish that they hadn't lied to my face after I asked them about the piano twice. I don't think anyone can or should trust them.

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I bought a new piano from Carnes. I would give them 2 stars for the price alone, but I had to take off 1 for the following: I was amazed with the price for the piano after shopping around the bay because none of the other dealers would come close to the price they gave me. But I can see why now. The piano arrived at my house, scratched, and damaged. It still plays , which is good, but poorly. I think it was dropped. I called Carnes who then told me that I had to call the manufacturer to take care of warranty issues. After calling the manufacturer I was told that the warranty only covers defects and workmanship(issues that they would be at fault for). I think the issue was Carnes. Eventually, I realized that this was probably just a floor model that had been sitting around for who knows how long. I see why the price was so low now. I just wish that they hadn't lied to my face after I asked them about the piano twice. I don't think anyone can or should trust them.

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Only the best piano store in the bay area. Compare and see.
Kawai, one of the best made pianos today, offered at real good discounts at this place.

Spoke directly with the owner and found him to be fun and informative, beyond any of the other local dealers. I do not like yelp and found that the ratings I have made have all been filtered.

'Insider" gives a person an easier opportunity to express themselves without the nonsense.

FIVE STAR RATING FOR THIS STORE-HIGHEST!

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★★★★★

Only the best piano store in the bay area. Compare and see.
Kawai, one of the best made pianos today, offered at real good discounts at this place.

Spoke directly with the owner and found him to be fun and informative, beyond any of the other local dealers. I do not like yelp and found that the ratings I have made have all been filtered.

'Insider" gives a person an easier opportunity to express themselves without the nonsense.

FIVE STAR RATING FOR THIS STORE-HIGHEST!

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Most informative and honest piano store in the bay area, and I have compared just about every store in the bay area. They carry my favorite piano brands like Kawai and Yamaha.

They were a pleasant store to do business with and my son's piano teacher highly recommended Calling Darlene at 408-248-9200.
My teacher is a concert pianist and If she says go here then it must be good!

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★★★★★

Most informative and honest piano store in the bay area, and I have compared just about every store in the bay area. They carry my favorite piano brands like Kawai and Yamaha.

They were a pleasant store to do business with and my son's piano teacher highly recommended Calling Darlene at 408-248-9200.
My teacher is a concert pianist and If she says go here then it must be good!

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Nice store with nice helpful people. Just on a fly by as i do not live in the area and found this place with the nicest people and very helpful and polite. I stop at all piano and music stores as I am a fanatic and love piano. I believe if I lived in this area i would buy a piano here.

Steinway and Bechstein were gorgeous, and the Seiler pianos were awesom (never played one before.)

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★★★★★

Nice store with nice helpful people. Just on a fly by as i do not live in the area and found this place with the nicest people and very helpful and polite. I stop at all piano and music stores as I am a fanatic and love piano. I believe if I lived in this area i would buy a piano here.

Steinway and Bechstein were gorgeous, and the Seiler pianos were awesom (never played one before.)

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Great store with nice German made pianos all over the place, was very crowded with some very great pianist, some obnoxious pianist too. One guy was pounding on the pianos and had to be asked to play a little less agressively and gave the owner such a hard time. I would have called the police to have him removed after I knocked him in the ass with my boot. The owner of the business was very nice and allowed him to play intermittently and it seemed to calm the situation.
I really cannot believe what some sales people have to go through with people behaving badly. I vowed at that moment to treat sales people with more respect and kindness, so I guess it was a good experience for me.
I think the way the owner handled the whole situation made me more convinced that this was a good man with great patience.
I have not yet bought but I think when I get the money saved I will buy the grand piano I tried at this store.

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★★★★★

Great store with nice German made pianos all over the place, was very crowded with some very great pianist, some obnoxious pianist too. One guy was pounding on the pianos and had to be asked to play a little less agressively and gave the owner such a hard time. I would have called the police to have him removed after I knocked him in the ass with my boot. The owner of the business was very nice and allowed him to play intermittently and it seemed to calm the situation.
I really cannot believe what some sales people have to go through with people behaving badly. I vowed at that moment to treat sales people with more respect and kindness, so I guess it was a good experience for me.
I think the way the owner handled the whole situation made me more convinced that this was a good man with great patience.
I have not yet bought but I think when I get the money saved I will buy the grand piano I tried at this store.

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What an experience shopping for a used car!...I mean Piano. What a bunch of BS you have to go through to get good information. High Tension/Low Tension gobledegoop, mine is better because it is german made with german this and german that and yet it is mostly chinese made. Chinese pianos are IMO poorer quality and far less expensive than all the others. Most sales people are professional BS'ers.

Doing research with various sources, technicians and reading between the lines will help you discover the truths in sales presentation. There are so many options to choose from it becomes a nightmare of a decision and then after the choice, everyone calls to bother you about your decision.

I found Carnes on Winchester, and there are many dealers nearby, to be the best choice for quality and value. Far and away the best choice.

I have a BS meter and most stores BS 70% of the time.

Least BS per minute in the store was Carnes, plus they have a great selection of nice pianos to select from. Shop them all and do your own comparisons, I think you will agree.

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★★★★★

What an experience shopping for a used car!...I mean Piano. What a bunch of BS you have to go through to get good information. High Tension/Low Tension gobledegoop, mine is better because it is german made with german this and german that and yet it is mostly chinese made. Chinese pianos are IMO poorer quality and far less expensive than all the others. Most sales people are professional BS'ers.

Doing research with various sources, technicians and reading between the lines will help you discover the truths in sales presentation. There are so many options to choose from it becomes a nightmare of a decision and then after the choice, everyone calls to bother you about your decision.

I found Carnes on Winchester, and there are many dealers nearby, to be the best choice for quality and value. Far and away the best choice.

I have a BS meter and most stores BS 70% of the time.

Least BS per minute in the store was Carnes, plus they have a great selection of nice pianos to select from. Shop them all and do your own comparisons, I think you will agree.

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Once in a great while you come upon a store that deserves accolades because of quality of product, services rendered, as well as a very personable staff.

Very impressive piano store. I looked at various local dealers and some internet shops (which really were a total waste of time). Most of the dealers gave me som much fluff and puffery that it drove me out of my mind. This store was the best at listening and trying to provide me with the product that best suited my needs whilst trying to fit my budget.

Kawai is one of the most sought after pianos, but they also showed me other brands, like Charles Walter and some german made pianos too. (can't remember the names but they were nice, although, out of my budget.

When I walked in, right from the start, I had a very comfortable feeling that this was the place. I did not read the reviews until after I shopped and purchased, I wish I had read, because many of these reviews were very tasteful and helpful.

Great facility and convenient location with a very good selection of the nicest pianos in the Bay Area! Will recommend them to all my piano friends!

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★★★★★

Once in a great while you come upon a store that deserves accolades because of quality of product, services rendered, as well as a very personable staff.

Very impressive piano store. I looked at various local dealers and some internet shops (which really were a total waste of time). Most of the dealers gave me som much fluff and puffery that it drove me out of my mind. This store was the best at listening and trying to provide me with the product that best suited my needs whilst trying to fit my budget.

Kawai is one of the most sought after pianos, but they also showed me other brands, like Charles Walter and some german made pianos too. (can't remember the names but they were nice, although, out of my budget.

When I walked in, right from the start, I had a very comfortable feeling that this was the place. I did not read the reviews until after I shopped and purchased, I wish I had read, because many of these reviews were very tasteful and helpful.

Great facility and convenient location with a very good selection of the nicest pianos in the Bay Area! Will recommend them to all my piano friends!

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Nice meeting with the owner of the store and Bozkurt, they seem to work well together and like to give out good piano information and interesting facts to assist in making a logical decision. As a preamble to a testament of honor and integrity, they compliment each other for the benefit of the customer.

Found chatting piano most interesting and I think they come across as very genuine in trying to allow the customer the authority of ones own mind.

Cannot think of one reason why anyone would not buy a piano or rent a piano at Carnes piano company. Good mix of pianos to choose from and they seem to be in tune and this is very impressive. Other stores were far less prepared for the prospective buyer.

Certainly you should visit this store in your quest for a great buy on a very good piano and the prices are very fair.

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★★★★★

Nice meeting with the owner of the store and Bozkurt, they seem to work well together and like to give out good piano information and interesting facts to assist in making a logical decision. As a preamble to a testament of honor and integrity, they compliment each other for the benefit of the customer.

Found chatting piano most interesting and I think they come across as very genuine in trying to allow the customer the authority of ones own mind.

Cannot think of one reason why anyone would not buy a piano or rent a piano at Carnes piano company. Good mix of pianos to choose from and they seem to be in tune and this is very impressive. Other stores were far less prepared for the prospective buyer.

Certainly you should visit this store in your quest for a great buy on a very good piano and the prices are very fair.

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Drove all the way from Burlingame to check out another piano store and to my surprise this was the place to find the best pianos in the bay area. They have a great selection of pianos from all over the world, Kawai, Bluther, Steinway, Walter, Seiler, Steinberg and many used pianos too.
They have rental pianos of very nice quality and prices seem very fair.
Sales people were very friendly and not pushy, the store was busy with families, they obviously offer some pretty good values as there were many families buying pianos.

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★★★★★

Drove all the way from Burlingame to check out another piano store and to my surprise this was the place to find the best pianos in the bay area. They have a great selection of pianos from all over the world, Kawai, Bluther, Steinway, Walter, Seiler, Steinberg and many used pianos too.
They have rental pianos of very nice quality and prices seem very fair.
Sales people were very friendly and not pushy, the store was busy with families, they obviously offer some pretty good values as there were many families buying pianos.

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Research led me to the Kawai and Yamaha pianos as the best values in piano makers. Found that the Kawai dealer was the most competitive and informative in the bay area.

Local dealer in the business for many many years with the best ratings.

I will recommend kawai and Carnes Piano in San Jose to all that ask me.

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★★★★★

Research led me to the Kawai and Yamaha pianos as the best values in piano makers. Found that the Kawai dealer was the most competitive and informative in the bay area.

Local dealer in the business for many many years with the best ratings.

I will recommend kawai and Carnes Piano in San Jose to all that ask me.

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Rated A+

My own rating because I found that this store really has the best pianos and people to help in a very difficult buying process.

Want a good piano at a very nice price, then buy here. Very nice variety of very nice grand pianos.

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★★★★★

Rated A+

My own rating because I found that this store really has the best pianos and people to help in a very difficult buying process.

Want a good piano at a very nice price, then buy here. Very nice variety of very nice grand pianos.

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Went in to this piano store and at first met this chinese guy who thought I was chinese and started rattling off some chinese at me, he was a typical agressive sales guy with no knowledge of selling. His name was Ming, what an idiot!

I left and then came back and met with another salesperson and wow what a difference a good sales person (a nice blonde lady- Darling) makes, I thought, I almost bought elsewhere if not for giving this store a second chance and meeting another sales person in the store. This was a close call, I should tell the business owner how I almost bought elsewhere because of the salesperson not the product mix. This venue allows me to pass this infomation to the business. Suggest they get rid of this sales guy, as I think he is costing this store some very valuable business.
They have really nice variety of nice pianos, and really wanted to get a Kawai upright after doing all my research. Thanks to the lady in the store I got a great price on a very nice piano. The poor sales guy cost this store a five star rating. Just four stars.

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Went in to this piano store and at first met this chinese guy who thought I was chinese and started rattling off some chinese at me, he was a typical agressive sales guy with no knowledge of selling. His name was Ming, what an idiot!

I left and then came back and met with another salesperson and wow what a difference a good sales person (a nice blonde lady- Darling) makes, I thought, I almost bought elsewhere if not for giving this store a second chance and meeting another sales person in the store. This was a close call, I should tell the business owner how I almost bought elsewhere because of the salesperson not the product mix. This venue allows me to pass this infomation to the business. Suggest they get rid of this sales guy, as I think he is costing this store some very valuable business.
They have really nice variety of nice pianos, and really wanted to get a Kawai upright after doing all my research. Thanks to the lady in the store I got a great price on a very nice piano. The poor sales guy cost this store a five star rating. Just four stars.

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Carnes piano has been around for years, used to go into their store at Stanford and listen to the guy play the organ. That was fun. This store in San Jose has not really changed very much, which is good and bad.
You would think in this day of internet and marketing that they would have sales online and items that were so advanced technologically that we could just think and the piao would play our thoughts. wwwkawaius.com for digital info.

None the less, this store had a guy that really could demo the digital and it was like the guy at Stanford Shopping center. Bought a nice digital ES-6 by Kawai, the price was good and the service was nice. I think four stars is good enough of a rating, five stars has to be untouchable in my book.

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Carnes piano has been around for years, used to go into their store at Stanford and listen to the guy play the organ. That was fun. This store in San Jose has not really changed very much, which is good and bad.
You would think in this day of internet and marketing that they would have sales online and items that were so advanced technologically that we could just think and the piao would play our thoughts. wwwkawaius.com for digital info.

None the less, this store had a guy that really could demo the digital and it was like the guy at Stanford Shopping center. Bought a nice digital ES-6 by Kawai, the price was good and the service was nice. I think four stars is good enough of a rating, five stars has to be untouchable in my book.

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The only piano dealer that seemed to be honest about what they sell and knowledgeable as to where they are made. Dissappointed by many of the "other" dealers that lie about pianos and where they are made, mostly german this and european that, but in reality, made 100% in China and very expensive for chinese made pianos.

Bought a real German made piano, and it turns out to be signed by Ursula Seiler herself. Very impressive service too.

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★★★★★

The only piano dealer that seemed to be honest about what they sell and knowledgeable as to where they are made. Dissappointed by many of the "other" dealers that lie about pianos and where they are made, mostly german this and european that, but in reality, made 100% in China and very expensive for chinese made pianos.

Bought a real German made piano, and it turns out to be signed by Ursula Seiler herself. Very impressive service too.

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Rented a piano and found out that the quality was just too superb! You can shop and shop and then you must go to Carnes Piano in San Jose and get the best service and the best quality in the Bay area, buy her you win, buy elsewhere you lose, don't be a loser. Kawai, Charles R Walter, Yamaha, Steinway, Seiler and so many other pianos to choose from. Rented one and will buy later, great dealer of pianos. Lots of scams out there be careful.

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★★★★★

Rented a piano and found out that the quality was just too superb! You can shop and shop and then you must go to Carnes Piano in San Jose and get the best service and the best quality in the Bay area, buy her you win, buy elsewhere you lose, don't be a loser. Kawai, Charles R Walter, Yamaha, Steinway, Seiler and so many other pianos to choose from. Rented one and will buy later, great dealer of pianos. Lots of scams out there be careful.

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Good place. Went there and bought a nice kawai piano and they delivered the piano on time and provided good service. I will tell my friends about this store and tell them this is a good store with good pianos. Very clean and lots of selection of similar models.

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★★★★☆

Good place. Went there and bought a nice kawai piano and they delivered the piano on time and provided good service. I will tell my friends about this store and tell them this is a good store with good pianos. Very clean and lots of selection of similar models.

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Still shopping various dealers and am narrowing my choices from a schimmel 130 model, a kawai K-5, a yamaha Yus-1. The quality of the product is important, but I think the quality of the dealership is important too and I think that Carnes piano co. does the best to be honest and forthright with good information and prices.

I am leaning towards the K-5 kawai piano for two reasons, one the value and two the dealership. Do not know if this is important to others but it is to me and therefore I recommend this business to all the other potential piano buyers out there.

My experience is limited when it comes to pianos, but when it comes to services and friendly happy buying environment, Carnes pianos seems to have it, a very comfortable environment. no pressure, no BS!

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★★★★★

Still shopping various dealers and am narrowing my choices from a schimmel 130 model, a kawai K-5, a yamaha Yus-1. The quality of the product is important, but I think the quality of the dealership is important too and I think that Carnes piano co. does the best to be honest and forthright with good information and prices.

I am leaning towards the K-5 kawai piano for two reasons, one the value and two the dealership. Do not know if this is important to others but it is to me and therefore I recommend this business to all the other potential piano buyers out there.

My experience is limited when it comes to pianos, but when it comes to services and friendly happy buying environment, Carnes pianos seems to have it, a very comfortable environment. no pressure, no BS!

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I think the Seiler 208 is the best grand in the world!
Picked one up from the san Jose dealer (quite a way for me to travel to get the piano of my dreams). My son is a concert quality pianist and has been practicing on a Steinway that the teacher has, He now has a better piano then the teacher. She (Dina) has played our piano and concurs! the dealer had Bluthner, German Made Steinway, Steingraeber, Sauter, C. Bechstein, and Shigeru Kawai. What a selection of the finest pianos and the Seiler just spoke to us.

There was no influence by the sales people because they have so many piano options to choose from and this was a huge plus, other places tried to pressure us and we just wanted to make our own decision based on what my son really liked.

Price was not a major concern but I feel we got a pretty good buy ($46,000.00) including tax. The Bench that came with the piano was also very high quality made in Germany! The service after the sale was spectacular, The GM came to visit and play the piano in our home to make sure everything was perfect. Great service!

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I think the Seiler 208 is the best grand in the world!
Picked one up from the san Jose dealer (quite a way for me to travel to get the piano of my dreams). My son is a concert quality pianist and has been practicing on a Steinway that the teacher has, He now has a better piano then the teacher. She (Dina) has played our piano and concurs! the dealer had Bluthner, German Made Steinway, Steingraeber, Sauter, C. Bechstein, and Shigeru Kawai. What a selection of the finest pianos and the Seiler just spoke to us.

There was no influence by the sales people because they have so many piano options to choose from and this was a huge plus, other places tried to pressure us and we just wanted to make our own decision based on what my son really liked.

Price was not a major concern but I feel we got a pretty good buy ($46,000.00) including tax. The Bench that came with the piano was also very high quality made in Germany! The service after the sale was spectacular, The GM came to visit and play the piano in our home to make sure everything was perfect. Great service!

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Visited this place and inquired about a advertised sale at the Santa Clara University. Carnes is the agent of this sale and they explained to me that the sale with take place at the Music building at SCU on November 25th, the thanksgiving holiday weekend.

I have had many friends buy there over the years and want to support the program and get a good deal on a nice piano at the same time. The way they explained the sale was that many pianos are loaned to the school and then sold after one year of use, they say they will bring others there and the fact that they sell 50 to 100 pianos make the bargains more attainable.

Looking forward to this sale at SCU and will reprot back to this review board after the visit,positive or negative.

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Visited this place and inquired about a advertised sale at the Santa Clara University. Carnes is the agent of this sale and they explained to me that the sale with take place at the Music building at SCU on November 25th, the thanksgiving holiday weekend.

I have had many friends buy there over the years and want to support the program and get a good deal on a nice piano at the same time. The way they explained the sale was that many pianos are loaned to the school and then sold after one year of use, they say they will bring others there and the fact that they sell 50 to 100 pianos make the bargains more attainable.

Looking forward to this sale at SCU and will reprot back to this review board after the visit,positive or negative.

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I am a teacher and my Steinway piano that was being delivered from New York got dropped while in transit. I was desparate and in dispair, I needed a quality piano for performance and I needed it ASAP.

I called many shops and none could help until I found Carnes piano. They came through on a one day notice and delivered a very quality Bluthner grand piano for the performance, the piano was unbelievably good (better than my personal piano).
Maybe some day I will be able to afford one of these pianos. Concert grands are not easy to deliver and the mover with the owner showed up and handled the nine foot grand with incredible ease and professionalism.

I paid a nominal delivery and return expense and they allowed me to use the piano free of charge. I am indebted forever to this store, I will refer business to them forever, they went above and beyond good business practice.

Want a quality piano in the Bay area, buy here, a five star piano dealer.

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I am a teacher and my Steinway piano that was being delivered from New York got dropped while in transit. I was desparate and in dispair, I needed a quality piano for performance and I needed it ASAP.

I called many shops and none could help until I found Carnes piano. They came through on a one day notice and delivered a very quality Bluthner grand piano for the performance, the piano was unbelievably good (better than my personal piano).
Maybe some day I will be able to afford one of these pianos. Concert grands are not easy to deliver and the mover with the owner showed up and handled the nine foot grand with incredible ease and professionalism.

I paid a nominal delivery and return expense and they allowed me to use the piano free of charge. I am indebted forever to this store, I will refer business to them forever, they went above and beyond good business practice.

Want a quality piano in the Bay area, buy here, a five star piano dealer.

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Great store, great pianos, great deals. Buy one now like I did!
What......... I got to write more stuff about this place??????
The girl that works there is nice and they seemed willing to help to select a nice piano. Kawai dealer of choice. Kawai kicks ass on yamaha, what more can I say. Dealer around the corner is a dickhead, Dealer down the street thinks is s--t don't stink.

Buy a piano and play like hell!

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Great store, great pianos, great deals. Buy one now like I did!
What......... I got to write more stuff about this place??????
The girl that works there is nice and they seemed willing to help to select a nice piano. Kawai dealer of choice. Kawai kicks ass on yamaha, what more can I say. Dealer around the corner is a dickhead, Dealer down the street thinks is s--t don't stink.

Buy a piano and play like hell!

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Super JoB!Scott, the owner, is really a class guy, He sent me to other dealers to check out their stores and then said to come back for the best piano, and He was right. They got the best pianos at this store and the best price. I shopped everywhere and it was like used cars, pressure and BS galore. Scott was the only guy who was relaxed and comfortable with his product, He should teach the other guys how to sell and present a product. I sell for a living and his approach was textbook, he made me believe the product was good and convinced me the price was fair, I paid more for a better piano at his store, so it is not just about price, it is about listening to the customer and trying to fill the needs of the buyer.Store was loaded with Asian buyers, you know that means there must be bargains there!Looking for a nice piano and fair price, go here! Do not go on the weekend, it is just too noisy, all the Asians playing the pianos!

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Super JoB!Scott, the owner, is really a class guy, He sent me to other dealers to check out their stores and then said to come back for the best piano, and He was right. They got the best pianos at this store and the best price. I shopped everywhere and it was like used cars, pressure and BS galore. Scott was the only guy who was relaxed and comfortable with his product, He should teach the other guys how to sell and present a product. I sell for a living and his approach was textbook, he made me believe the product was good and convinced me the price was fair, I paid more for a better piano at his store, so it is not just about price, it is about listening to the customer and trying to fill the needs of the buyer.Store was loaded with Asian buyers, you know that means there must be bargains there!Looking for a nice piano and fair price, go here! Do not go on the weekend, it is just too noisy, all the Asians playing the pianos!

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Carnes piano Co. has a warehouse in Fremont that is stocked with boxed new pianos and old pianos, just loaded with variety. Large collection of pianos in a warehouse, I guess the warehouse supplies the bay area stores.

You can go there and look and on occasion pre select a really nice piano, many choices, best in the east bay area. I saw steinways, kawai, yamaha, seiler, and much more.

No sales person, just a warehouse guy. Prices seemed better than anywhere I have been.

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Carnes piano Co. has a warehouse in Fremont that is stocked with boxed new pianos and old pianos, just loaded with variety. Large collection of pianos in a warehouse, I guess the warehouse supplies the bay area stores.

You can go there and look and on occasion pre select a really nice piano, many choices, best in the east bay area. I saw steinways, kawai, yamaha, seiler, and much more.

No sales person, just a warehouse guy. Prices seemed better than anywhere I have been.

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Piano Dealer of the Year, just an awesom group of people selling and buy pianos. Donated my old piano to them and they picked it up at no charge.

The Kawai pianos made in Japan are excellent and very good value according to the Larry Fine Piano Book. Choice of those who know is a very good motto.

I liked just conversing with the store personnel and Boozkart is just awesom on presenting the digital grand with Karoke, great show. Digitals were very cool (made by Kawai too).

It looked like they had such a grand variety of pianos, quite possibly the best in the bay area!

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Piano Dealer of the Year, just an awesom group of people selling and buy pianos. Donated my old piano to them and they picked it up at no charge.

The Kawai pianos made in Japan are excellent and very good value according to the Larry Fine Piano Book. Choice of those who know is a very good motto.

I liked just conversing with the store personnel and Boozkart is just awesom on presenting the digital grand with Karoke, great show. Digitals were very cool (made by Kawai too).

It looked like they had such a grand variety of pianos, quite possibly the best in the bay area!

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Bought my new piano from this store. Got the lowest price here. Kawai K-5 SMP with nice bench. Delivery was smooth by just one guy, incredible, tipped him $100.00 because He was on time and professional, also help me move some furntiure around my home.

Pretty sweet!

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Bought my new piano from this store. Got the lowest price here. Kawai K-5 SMP with nice bench. Delivery was smooth by just one guy, incredible, tipped him $100.00 because He was on time and professional, also help me move some furntiure around my home.

Pretty sweet!

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Loved this store and the products, ever need a great piano, try a shigeru it just blew me away

Looked at many stores and pianos in the Bay Area. I tried Yamaha, Steinway, Grotrian, Schimmel, Bechstein, Steingraeber, Bluthner, Seiler and then found that the Shigeru talked to me, it told me "you need me, to love me with every touch" Two years search is over.

I cannot wait for the piano to be delivered, two months out. Special order! Pretty good price about $36,000.00 for an SK-3, Traded in an older piano, but felt this was a good price especially in comparison to all the other prices I had gotten, Carnes was just awesom to deal with too.

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Loved this store and the products, ever need a great piano, try a shigeru it just blew me away

Looked at many stores and pianos in the Bay Area. I tried Yamaha, Steinway, Grotrian, Schimmel, Bechstein, Steingraeber, Bluthner, Seiler and then found that the Shigeru talked to me, it told me "you need me, to love me with every touch" Two years search is over.

I cannot wait for the piano to be delivered, two months out. Special order! Pretty good price about $36,000.00 for an SK-3, Traded in an older piano, but felt this was a good price especially in comparison to all the other prices I had gotten, Carnes was just awesom to deal with too.

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Super store with friendly people serving the customers needs first.

Very good quality and selection, better than the other local dealers in bay area. The owner is a down to earth real person who finds out about what your needs are and then tries to assist without being pushy. His name is Scott McBain and He is also very handsome.

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Super store with friendly people serving the customers needs first.

Very good quality and selection, better than the other local dealers in bay area. The owner is a down to earth real person who finds out about what your needs are and then tries to assist without being pushy. His name is Scott McBain and He is also very handsome.

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Best piano selection in the country! Most pianos of quality that I have ever played

Bluthner Seiler Kawai Shigeru Walter Steinberg and many many more.

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Best piano selection in the country! Most pianos of quality that I have ever played

Bluthner Seiler Kawai Shigeru Walter Steinberg and many many more.

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