Tips in Choosing the Best Piano
If you ever decide to buy a piano, remember that it is an investment that could probably cost you thousands of dollars. It is important then to make sure that you choose a piano that suits your needs without exceeding your budget for it. Among the things you need to check are the quality, size, colour, and condition.
Tip 1: Taking the size and space of your room where you want to place the piano
There are basically two different pianos – the grand piano and the upright piano. The more popular of the two is the upright piano as it is less expensive and a bit smaller in size. Grand pianos, as the name says are bigger, which takes more room, but is far superior compared to the upright pianos in terms of tone.
Tip 2: Check to make sure the piano works properly
It is important that you make sure to test the piano if it works properly before you make your purchase. Aside from testing the sound, the overall condition of the piano should also be thoroughly checked. If it is a used piano, look beyond the normal wear and tear defects as most old pianos have defects not readily visible.
Tip 3: Do not go for looks alone
If you go by looks alone, it will not show you whether the piano works properly or not. Be very wary of any finishes that are glossy or are that are being refinished for it could mean that some restoration work has been done that may have covered some damage.
Tip 4: Check your Budget
Buying a piano does not come at a cheap price, but like anything that you purchase, you get what you pay for. If you want to go for a high-quality brand new piano that would last for a long time then expect to pay a hefty price for it. However, a used one can also be expensive especially if it has some history attached to it or was made by a master craftsman. Just remember that a piano is a long-term investment.
Pianos are not just for the musically inclined nor is it just for the musicians, but also for the beginners or those who wanted to tap into the music field and learn to play the piano for the first time. Children and adults alike can play them. So it is just fitting that if you do decide to buy a piano, you need to make sure you have your checklist with you to help you with your decision-making.
About the Author:
Freelance writer Eugene Hix is a father of two and a devoted husband –except when he’s writing. When not engrossed in writing though, he is also into horseback riding, camping, and teaching his boys how to play the piano.