How to Buy a Good Piano
Buying a piano for the first time can be a bit confusing if you don’t know what exactly you want. Buying a piano can be as small as purchasing a small keyboard to investing a huge sum of money into a grand. In this case, it doesn’t matter what type of piano you are going to buy, what matters is that you what you’re paying for.
The first step in purchasing your piano is knowing exactly what type and model you want. This is, of course, after you’ve done some research and some browsing about the different types and models there are. Once you’ve identified what you want, it is now only a matter of finding a seller. Do not compromise on what you’ve fixed your sights on, it is easy to find another seller who will sell you exactly what you want.
In fact, make it a point to visit different piano stores and vendors. By visiting the stores and becoming familiar with the manufacturers and piano professionals, you are more informed in your decision as a consumer. They might be able to offer good advice on buying a piano in addition to providing valuable information about the products themselves.
It is important that you play the piano before you make the decision to buy it. Play all the keys to be sure they are in working order. It’s not a bad idea to ask the seller to play scales or even a few pieces on it to be sure it is functioning properly. This will give you an idea as to whether or not the piano needs to be tuned extensively and will, of course, allow you to discover the “sound” of the pianos.
If you know someone who happens to be an expert in pianos, you’ll want to bring him or her along with you to check out the piano before you make a big purchase. This will allow you to not only have an expert opinion on the purchase, but an objective third-party opinion as well. It’s important that this person is someone you trust and more importantly, a person you trust knows what they’re talking about.
Finally, in buying a piano, you want to be sure to inspect every part of it to be sure that it is perfectly functional. If you make the mistake of purchasing this instrument with non-functioning parts, you will probably be in for much more than you originally bargained for. Making sure that the piano you want to buy is completely functional and in good condition is the most imperative part of your purchase.