Topic: Buying or Selling
Confused? Why shouldn't you be? Most people know what kind of car or computer they prefer, but pianos tend to be a once in a lifetime purchase. First, contact a qualified piano technician; preferably one who has experience with a piano retailer. If you are the average pianist, you have played perhaps a dozen different pianos in your lifetime, whereas this technician plays at least that many every week. He is also familiar with the latest crop of “Brand Z” pianos just in from “who knows where.” Determine your budget and what your quality expectations are. The best published resource is “The Piano Book” by Larry Fine. It is a “Consumer Reports” if you will, of the piano industry and is highly respected. Just make sure you are looking at the edition that covers the era of piano you are considering, as the industry is constantly changing. On-line chat rooms can also help as they are an unlimited supply of unsolicited advice. Now,. Go buy the piano of your dreams. It will last you a lifetime. Then, go fishing. Shakespeare did. I know this because his name is on my fishing rod.