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Re: CD 318

Hi Fminor,

David helpfully wrote:

> The CD number refers to  a specific piano
> located in one of these locations, awaiting use by the appropriate artist.

Okay, sorry to keep asking questions, but does this mean a piano doesn't get
a CD number until an artist says "I think I'd like to keep that one in the

Or are the Concert Division pianos numbered straight out of the factory as
being designated "not for sale, but for use by certain artists or
auditoriums or whomever, but still owned by Steinway."

I'm asking because CD 318 was sent to Eaton's right after it was made.  Did
Eaton's ask for a CD piano and receive CD 318, or did they receive 317,194?
When does that "CD 318" get put on piano 317,194?

My guess, though I could be wrong, is that most CD pianos get their numbers
right out of the factory and are put in the Concert Division stable even
though no single artist has requested it yet.

> They are like the Subway, always available to those who need one to
> perform a concert in a specific city, rather than a private car, only
> available to its owner.

Good analogy.

>The CD number is their way of tracking them.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks like when they sell a CD piano, they
stop referring to it "in-house" by it's CD number, preferring the serial
number, which makes since since calling a privately owned piano a member of
Steinway's Concert Divison is a bit confusing.

A tangent: anybody know the size of the Yamaha Gould used?  Was it the size
of CD 318?