comes to pre-owned/used products and instruments, there are loads of questions that come to mind. So when deciding to buy a pre-owned
upright piano, it’s easy to worry. Buying a
piano that fits your budget shouldn’t be an difficult task, however the wrong information can hinder your
Some of these include: Kawai, Seiler, WMKnabe,
Feurich, Yamaha, Schumann, Roland, Bechstein W.Hoffman and more. There are many
piano shops that have used pianos for sale; these can also be bought via online classifieds like ebay, ads and other promotional collaterals.
However, if you are someone who likes to get options and varieties under one
roof, then the best place for you is to check out a piano shop. You will most
likely find pre–owned pianos available to be in excellent condition and with beautiful
tonal qualities. If you have decided to buy an upright piano, then the best
option for you is to follow the tips mentioned below in order to make the right
Understanding needs – Note down all the needs you have pertaining
to the piano. Evaluate the space you can allot for the instrument and estimate
the amount you can spend on the piano inclusive of the transportation charges.
Ground work – Contact the piano transportation service
providers (piano movers) and get an estimate of the cost of moving a piano
from one place to another.
Window Shopping – Visit all the piano showrooms you can, and
learn more about the pianos sold there by playing on each one. Ask the sales staff plenty of questions and study the qualities the different brands and models in order to
understand the tonal quality and sound of the brand new pianos.
Think ‘American’ –
When buying an upright piano it is best to go for the European or American-built pianos
and avoid those that are made in countries like China. This is due to the raw materials
used in American-made pianos being of a finer quality.
a piano is up to 30 yrs. However, a good quality piano (especially the ones made in
Europe or America) can last for far longer if serviced properly.
Look out!! – Buying
a second hand piano can be tricky – you will have to make sure you look out
for hidden bugs and pests inside the piano (e.g. cigarette’s ash or
indentation in the hammer). Make sure you also get the piano bench along with the
piano. Check every nook and corner of the piano thoroughly and leave no stone
unturned – after all, you are about to invest in an instrument that should last many years.
aside is not enough to hire a professional, then you can do it yourself.
Hire a ramp truck and a piano dolly, make sure that the piano is moved out
smoothly, and get help from your friends and family.
around the world. He writes about Austral
Piano World, a piano shop in Australia that provides various types of
branded upright piano for sale and engages in restoration work.