Buying a Used Piano

The #1 phrase to ignore when Buying or even getting a “Free”  Used Piano:

“It just needs a tuning”

If I only had a nickle for every time I heard that statement  from a person selling their piano. EVERY piano ” needs a tuning”, but millions of pianos need total restoration to the “tune” of  THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.  It’s not that these sellers aren’t being honest, they  honestly don’t have a clue as to the condition of their piano, and condition is EVERYTHING.

But Dave, How can I tell if it needs more than “just a tuning”?

Step One: Ask the right questions to get the important information you need.

No matter what price range you are looking in, asking the right questions gets you the right answers… answers that will reveal the value of most any piano… many times right over the phone before you even spend time and effort to look at it. These questions alone will save you hundreds, possibly thousands of dollars, and hours of your precious time.

Fill out the form below and let me know if you are looking for a Grand Piano or an Upright Piano. I will immediately send you the 10 questions you need to ask when buying a piano, along with what the answers mean in Dollars and Cents. These are the  questions I ask when someone calls to sell me their piano, whether it is a Spinet or a Concert Grand.

I will also send you valuable links to resources you will need to make sure the piano you acquire is not a waste of time and money.

Here is just a taste of what you will receive:

  • How to determine the age of a piano The age has everything to do with determining the overall condition and quality of manufacture.  Learn how pianos age and what is considered an “old” piano or a “young” piano.
  • Is it a console or a spinet? Which one is more valuable? Why? How can I tell? You will be able to spot the difference with the lifting of a lid.
  • Was this piano ever a player piano? Learn how to spot an ex-Player in seconds!
  • Obsolete Pianos  What pianos should you steer clear of and why.
  • Easy to understand information. I will not flood you with useless piano jargon. All you need to be successful are the basics – and that is what you get!  (Just the facts, nothing but the facts.)
  • Questions you need to ask, and what the answers mean in dollars and cents. Asking the right questions gives you the important information. Know what to ask, and know what the answers mean.
  • My experience is your best teacher.  Over 35 years of personal experience in the piano business buying, selling, tuning and restoring is here at your fingertips. It is my sincere desire that you find a suitable piano and bring the awesome benefits of music into your home.

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