Oh I know... money. I try not to bring that into it, yet it really must, I suppose. Mind you, I'm not a snob about it. As you know, Rob, I constantly make fun of overpriced pieces that yield zilch in musical terms. Fortunately the Royale yields the works...that St Burns, what a font of knowledge he is. He loves Maurizio Pollini, after all. Flew to NY just to hear him. Speaks volumes to me.
I don't think any have sold yet, it's new. The people need to hear it rather than be told by some ol twat they need it. I have heard from dealers I love that the Royale brings it. Some of course, perhaps Fremer, won't get it, since it's not overly machined in Slovania. All I know is it is pure joy! And yet, beyond the Goodwill shoppers.