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!