CONSOLE PIANO aka "BASKET CASE"
"instrument" is a benchmark for everything a bad used
piano stands for. There is actually an underground conspiracy
of these instruments that exist only to wreak musical and aesthetic
Cases like this prey upon victims with attractive prices like "free
for the hauling", "$400 or best offer", "from
$599 on up" or worse yet they better disguise themselves by
being offered at price ranges that are most realistic for starter
pianos, like $1500 - $2500. In any case, they're worth the
same, which is to say "less than nothing", since moving
it incurs an expense greater than its value.
tough to spot. They hide in homes and showrooms, posing as
working pianos. Forget that this one isn't the color or style
you might have found attractive. They come in all shapes,
sizes, colors and ages.
This one happened to be easy to spot because it was tattooed with
tell-tale signs. Others can be much more elusive, offering
little visible evidence to our detectives.
Be assured, serial number #141213 has been fingered by our lab technicicans
as a piano imposter. It has been properly tagged and incarcerated
by our Geneva penitentiary. It will never again have the chance
to lurk in homes or showrooms.