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There are many factors as to why a piano is priced in a certain way. Here's a simple answer to this question:
Condition and age are the number one factors for how much a used piano will cost. Brand and model will be the number one factors for how much a new piano is priced at.
Whether you're purchasing a new or used piano, you should always work with a reputable dealer, or have the piano inspected by a Registered Piano Technician prior to purchasing.
A used piano can be a great option especially if price is one of your top concerns. What is the secret to buying a good used piano?
The best used piano to select is one that is:
It's that simple. If it fits that criteria then it will very likely be a decent piano.
What about the price?
A piano that is less than 15 years old can sell for 80% of the original retail price. A piano can last well over 50 years, so a 15 year old piano is a relative youngster by comparison.
Don't forget about other costs that come with purchasing a used piano!
Though it may take time to find the right piano for you, its worth it to do your due diligence to find a piano you can trust.
What do you need to know if you've decided to buy an older used piano?
CLICK ON OUR VIDEO: BUYING AN OLDER USED PIANO AND THE MISTAKES TO AVOID” to discover more answers to your questions.
This is the number one fear of all parents who want to buy a piano for their child. What options do you have if your child quits lessons and you have invested in a piano? Rest assured, there are many options for you.
We understand there is concern over purchasing a piano for a young student. We hope this article shows you that there are many options for you, especially at PianoWorks Gallery.
In general, the only service your piano will need is tuning. You should tune your piano every 6 months, but yearly is also acceptable. It is crucial to tune your piano, as it keeps the piano at correct tension and prolongs its life. Tuning prices can be found here. Every 10 years, your piano could use a deep cleaning to get rid of the dust and debris that accumulates inside. We charge $275 for a deep cleaning.
There are a few add ons that help prolong the life of your piano. You can add a DamppChaser Humidification System, which keeps your piano more stable and in tune longer. This system costs $650. You can also purchase a dust cover, which keeps the inside of your piano dust-free. A custom-fitted dust cover costs $415.
Like all activities, piano lessons require supplies. Lets face it- a piano is expensive. But it is also a necessity.
Many well-meaning parents decide to purchase their child an inexpensive keyboard from Walmart or an old piano from a friend, and say they will upgrade to better piano for their child when they progress in their studies. In our experience, this is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Without a quality instrument, the child will never succeed. They will get frustrated and quit before they had a chance to progress, not to any fault of their own, but because the instrument cannot do what is asked of it.
This is why we recommend individuals invest in the best piano they can afford. There are many options that will help students succeed. These options include:
If you purchase a quality piano at the beginning of your child's career, it will possibly be the last one you will need to buy. Pianos can last more than a lifetime. With a little bit of care, your grandchildren may play on the piano you select today.
You can view our full piano inventory with prices by clicking here.