“Hold on kiddies, this is going to be a bumpy ride!” Movers dropped an $88,000 concert grand piano from a truck in England, and the whole thing was caught on camera. Here are pictures of the unfortunate event. I’m sure glad I wasn’t the one that dropped Bosendorfer on the ground, but at least I can giggle a little at the photos here.
Moving a piano is all about leverage and balance. I’ve seen a single expert dismantle and move a baby grand piano by themselves. I remember many moons ago having to deliver pianos when I worked sales in a piano showroom. It sure isn’t easy if you don’t have it down to a perfected system.
My favorite picture is the fourth one where the guy has his hands over his head as the shock of what just happened hits him.
The half-ton instrument was dropped as it was being brought into the home of the organizers of an annual music festival in Devon, England.
The famed Bosendorfers piano was purchased at an auction for 45,000 British pounds, or just over $88,000.
A couple had spent two years raising the money for the piano, which was to be the highlight of this year’s music festival.
It was insured for $50,000. It was sent to London, where experts were assessing the damage.
The owner of the piano, who never got to play a note, said it’s unlikely it will ever be the same.
In this last photo it looks like the piano movers who dropped the piano got confused and are trying to plant the Bosendorfer in the ground. Which begs the question: What kind of fertilizer would you use to grow a piano?