Monday, February 8, 2010

St. Timothy's New Piano

the Music minstry at
St. Timothy's Lutheran Church
14500 SW Powell Blvd,
Portland OR 97230

Using funds raised from the Ruth Beck Memorial Fund (major contributors to be listed)

a beautiful Samick Piano 5' 7" Traditional style high-polish walnut with mahogany and mother-of-pearl inlays.

from Ogden Music
4035 Southeast 82nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97266-2913
(503) 777-2666

by Alice... who sold us a lot of other stuff, too.

in '92 Mr. Orland Odgen bought the baby grand from Samick's display at the N.A.M.M. show in Anaheim, California to display at his Portland store and his personal use. He never sold it... wanting it to go to a special customer that would care for it. On his death in May 2002, his widow discounted the price heavily as the store is slated to close. Originally purchased for seventeen thousand, St. Timothy Lutheran acquired it for a little over seven thousand dollars. The Oregonian Newspaper wrote about Mr. Ogden in March 1992.


The attached manufacturers card reads "Samick Musical Instruments Co Ltd.
316, Hyosong-dong, Pug-go Inchon, Korea
Tel (02) 742-+3330 /4, (032) 526-3321 /40
(SN# IKCGO522, Model SG172D, Color AWMHP) and factory inspection notes.

Similar to this model...Specifications: 683 lbs. 41" Tall, 58 1/4" Wide.
Soundboard Area: 1882 sq. in. #1 Bass string:
51 1/2"

Posted online by
Samick Music Corporation, 575 Airport Road, Gallatin, TN 37066, (800) 592-9393)
M-F 8-5 pm) or (recommended) email with SN and info.

Advice from Alice:

Always use the piano cover, Alice recommends. She is preparing a much nicer cover than the green cloth one for us to use.

To polish and clean, use a soft cloth, like a classic car cleaning cloths. Don't use a normal cloth or wood cleaner. Once a month use a cleaner called _______

If varnish is scratched, hire professional _______ to repair it for you.