What goes in through the bedroom, comes out through the bedroom.

And so it was for our 7’ 4” Falcone piano. The difference was that Martinson Piano Movers used a crane on the way in and a forklift-like machine on the way out.

Although the forklift seemed to be a more secure way to hang the instrument, it meant that it had to squeeze between two cypress trees. Unfortunately, a branch made a small scratch in the finish. No big deal, it was easily repaired.

Something to bear in mind: the Falcone weighs over 1100 pounds.

If I didn’t have complete confidence in his company, I would have been terrified to learn that Eric had never operated this kind of machine before.

And off we go to the scratch repair shop!


  1. When I saw “flying” in the post title it reminded me of the Northern Exposure piano catapult episode. Good luck in your new digs!

  2. Wow, what a procedure! Thanks for the interesting post. We’re wishing you all the best in your beautiful new home!

  3. Piano moves can always give me the shivers! Except when competent movers are involved!
    I had my 7′ Kranich & Bach moved from the Temple last week–it was determined to be
    “redundant.” We put the original wheels back on, and the Spider Dolly is in my shed.
    Jim Blackburn (of your wedding reception at the Marshall House) now has it
    at his place, and we’re going to resume our Covid-time 2-piano performances!!
    He will keep it for up to a year, and we will try to sell it from there. His piano and mine were tuned yesterday, and my two at home were tuned last week. It’s been a piano time for both of us!!
    Glad to see it all went smoothly! What could be simpler than running a forklift?? Yaaaah!

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