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What You Should Consider When Buying A Piano New Or Used

By Adriana Noton

The piano is a magical instrument. The beauty that can be coaxed from the keys with the touch of human fingers is extraordinary. When you decide that you want to master this musical entity here is what you should consider when buying a piano.

There are types of pianos such as grand which are the large free standing beauties that usually are played in front of concert halls. Or there are the upright spinets that fit nicely your home and give you the opportunity to practice the age old art of piano playing.

But what you must understand is the large price tag that is attached to an instrument such as a piano. No matter if it is a formal grand or an adorable spinet the price is usually able to send someone looking at it into sticker shock.

Once you add in the cost of delivering the instrument to your home and tuning it to the perfect pitch you are looking a whopper of a price tag and you have not even purchased music yet.

So what are your options? You can buy one full priced at a piano store. Which means you should find all the stores in the area to compare the prices and to see what deals each location may give to you. Find out if they have free delivery and if tuning is included. These are important aspects you do not want to have to pay for if you have decided to shell out the large money to have a sparkling new piano in your living room.

If the cost is keeping you from moving forward in your piano purchase then maybe you want to consider a used piano. Most of the stores that carry the full priced new pianos have used pianos that are much more affordable. Also because they are purchased from a piano store you often times receive the same delivery and tuning perks as the full priced purchase gets.

Be sure to comparison shop for both the new and the used. And letting it slip from one store to another that you are looking elsewhere may get you an opportunity to receive some nice discounts on your purchase. If you are purchasing used be sure there is a warranty attached even if it is limited in time frame.

Once you look at both sides of the new versus old story you will know what the better option for you is. Then take a night to sleep on it. Buying a piano is rather like purchasing a car, you need to be sure you are ready.

If you can bring a professional piano player or teacher into the store to let them try out the instrument you are thinking about buying. They know what the piano should look and sound like and they can give you great insight into the sound of a used piano and the quality it has. They can also tell you about the pitch and tone of a new piano all this is like the equivalent of taking a car you are considering buying to a mechanic. No matter what, these aspects are what you should consider when buying a piano.

A grand piano is a trasure. An Academy of music would always on the look out for good grand piano. Not only do they offer superior tone and sound, but they are also incredibly rare and valuable.

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Noton, Adriana "What You Should Consider When Buying A Piano New Or Used." What You Should Consider When Buying A Piano New Or Used. 12 Jul. 2010. 17 Sep 2014 <>.

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