Hi everyone, Tonight I set out to do a study of my beloved baby grand piano. It is a Charles Frederick Stein that was given to my grandmother for her 16th birthday, then given to my mother, and then given to me. It was manufactured in 1934, and the company who made it, which was in Chicago, no longer exists. It has real ebony and ivory keys, and I've been told it is a wonderfully crafted instrument. I adore it and love playing on it; unfortunately it is out of tune and does not hold a tuning for more than three hours. Its strings are worn and tired, its finish is crackled and dry, and it's ugly as sin, but it's beautiful to me. I'm really happy with how these turned out. I realize most of them would fit quite appropriately into this week's "get down low" assignment, but I wanted them to stay all together---despite Photobucket's resizing against my will. Thank you for looking, I hope you like them. :blushing: Let the barrage begin: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.