Guest Post = “Choosing the Best Piano” by Eugene Hix, from Authority Specialists

Tips in Choosing the Best Piano

Can’t wait to get your hands on the most suitable grand piano there is in the market? Well, the whole process does not have to be stressful. Keep in mind the following beneficial tips and you can look forward to getting the piano that is right for you sans the hefty price tag.

1. Gather valuable information.
Prior to heading to your local piano manufacturer, it is advisable to do some research first. You can browse through the internet to check the best deals available. You can also gather important information by calling sellers and asking them about their products. This way, you can save yourself a lot of time and effort.

2. Inspect every piano.
A piano is undoubtedly a big investment. That said, ensure to select the one that isn’t defective. Examine the keys and foot pedals if they function properly.

3. Try out as many pianos as much as you can.
Since not all pianos are made equal, make sure to determine your musical preference before you buy a particular piano. Visit different showrooms and shops and study each piano by size, style and brand to differentiate their quality. Avoid buying a piano that you haven’t inspected.

4. Ask assistance from an expert.
When you’re heading to a piano shop, make sure to bring along an expert with you. A professional can help you pick the piano that is most suitable for you. And since he has the expertise to foresee future problems, he can help you save money in the long run.

5. Take note of the piano’s lifespan.
Don’t be deterred by a piano’s age. After all, the typical lifespan of a functional piano is around 20-60 years. So if you prefer to buy a used one, don’t be surprised to know that the item has been purchased by the owner ages ago.

6. Exercise caution prior to parting with your money.
Try not to believe everything a salesperson tells you. His main job is to make a sale, so it’s only natural he persuades you to the best of his ability. Pay attention to the salesperson for he might be trying to sell you an item with a bad quality. Some sellers would try to hide a poor quality instrument with an alluring finish to rip you off.

When you want to get your hands on a fascinating instrument like the piano, make sure you take into account the abovementioned ideas so it will be worth the investment.


 

Thank you, Eugene, for contacting me and requesting to post a guest article.  Your advice and input is very helpful, and I know will be beneficial to my students in the future.  I’d be glad to have you write again if you find the time.  I’ll mention that my baby grand piano turns 100 this upcoming year, with original materials, as far as I can tell – in great condition for the most part.  Piano quality varies and when they have been maintained and treated gently, they will last many, many years.  But, I definitely have some maintenance things to schedule for my piano.  ;)

Thank you again!

Sincerely,
~Kristin

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