Tips To Buy Pre-Owned/Used Upright Pianos Up For Sale

By Nick Williams 
When it
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
decisions.
There are many brands that produce superior quality upright pianos.
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
decision.
·
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.

 

Mason & Hamlin are a famous American piano brand 

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.

·    Three Decades? – It is often thought that the lifespan of
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.

 
You never know what’s underneath

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.

Don’t try to do it this way though!

 

Move it – If you decide to use piano movers, then make sure you have choose a reliable firm. However, if you feel that the budget you’ve set
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.

 

Following the above mentioned points are sure to yield good results.
If possible, get help from experienced pianists, piano teachers or
technicians. Keep looking for upright pianos that are for sale and opt for
a brand with a good reputation for quality.

 

Summary – Before going ahead
and purchasing a pre-owned Upright Piano, note the brand
and follow the points mentioned above to get the best out of your purchase.

 

About Nick Williams 
Nick Williams writes about the music scene
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.
By Nick Williams  When it 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 decisions. There are many brands that produce superior quality upright pianos. 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 decision. · 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.   Mason & Hamlin are a famous American piano brand  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. ·    Three Decades? – It is often thought that the lifespan of 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.   You never know what's underneath 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. Don't try to do it this way though!   Move it – If you decide to use piano movers,…

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  1. I will make sure to consider what you said about thinking western when purchasing a used piano! It is awesome to know that the western materials from Europe or America are actually higher quality so it makes for a better piano. My daughter really wants to play and so we are thinking about getting her one for Christmas. Thanks again for the post!

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