Thursday, 2 February 2017

Should You Buy a New or Second Hand Piano?

If you're thinking of buying a piano, the main question is whether to buy a brand new one or a used one. This is a very personal decision after all.  However purchasing the right piano for yourself or for your family can create a lifetime of enjoyment

In this blog post I would like to mention a few points to consider when buying a new, used, or restored piano. First of all purchase a piano you can afford and is appropriate for your needs. You want an instrument that will play properly and compliment your home's d├ęcor. 

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Most used pianos are less expensive than most new ones. However a new piano has a full warranty and all the benefits of a new item (glossy, shiny case etc.). A pre owned piano usually doesn't have a warranty, although some dealers will give a limited and short-time warranty. When buying an instrument you need to select a piano that has the key touch and musical tone that you like and then it will have to be tuned when it arrives at your home.


The most important thing however is to contact a RegisteredPiano Technician (RPT) to look at a piano before you buy it and make sure that it is worth the cost and it is playable. 

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