One of the large piano retailers out here in SoCal is having a warehouse sale to get down to just their in-store inventory and close their warehouse. So looks like acoustics aren't selling as well.
Hollywood Pianos ? They've been having a "going out of biz sale" in Burbank for at least the last 7 years !
I spoke with Pierre Julia last week, owner of Pierre's Fine Pianos. I was checking in to see if his store , on Pico in W. LA , was affected by the recent riots. Luckily it wasn't.
He told me his biz is up. He sold two Faziolis recently - one used and one new. He's selling Herbie's 2017 Fazioli 278 that is used for West coast concerts and recording dates. But it has also always been available to other people for recording and concerts. He's replacing the 2017 with a new model 278. Maybe I'll start a go fund me page and see how close I get to 120K...
Pierre said he also has sold three Kawai acoustics - two small grands and one upright. In addition to a handful of digitals- Kawai Hybrid, the lower but still pricey models with the speakers and nice case. And some Casio digitals.
On PW two hobbyist types bought a Fazioli 228 and Bosendorfer 280VC. The one fellow started out looking at the new smaller Bosendorfer 170VC. He played all the models in the showroom and ended buying the 280VC. Quite a quantum leap in size and dough !
The other fellow has a Steinway B now with the Fazioli 228 next to it. Nice.