Buying a Used Piano: What You Need to Know


Buying a Used Piano: What You Need to Know
A pianist who cannot afford a brand new piano is most likely to opt for an old piano. While it’s a money-saving choice for most people, there are things that you need to know first before you buy a used piano.

1.    Check the physical components
The first thing that you should check is the physical components of the piano. One can determine if it's still in good condition at first glance. Does it look worn out? Does it match the existing interior design of your house? It is important that the piano you are going to buy is still presentable.

2.    Try tuning the piano
Next are the internal components of the piano. Tuning the piano will allow you to determine if there are any out-of-tune keys. While piano keys are easy to replace, some parts are irreplaceable. By tuning you will also determine if the owner has maintained the pitch consistently every year. If you are not sure, we recommend that you bring a technician with you upon inspecting the model.

3.    Strings
You can also shop for brand new piano strings if you like. Check the strings of the model. Be wary if most of the strings are covered with rust and corrosion. This could only mean that the strings will break anytime. If the piano had not been tuned properly by its previous owner, there is a possibility that the strings are in bad shape due to lack of maintenance.
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