6 Things You Should Know Before You Buy a New Piano

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So you’ve decided to buy a piano, and you just don’t know where to start. Buying the right piano for you is a big decision. And at first, you may think you only need to ask, “digital or acoustic?”

But there’s so much more to buying a piano than that.

Here are the 6 things you should know before buying a piano.

The Brand & Its History

From the bigger, more commercial brands like Yamaha and Kawai, to the higher-end brands like Bösendorfer and Fazioli. Each brand has a unique history that shapes how they’re instruments are made. And knowing that history is crucial to becoming a great piano owner and piano player.

The Design

No two pianos are exactly the same, even if they’re from the same brand. The design of the piano separates one model from another. So you want a digital piano? Well, how are digital pianos different from keyboards? Maybe you would like to invest in a grand piano? Which makes and model would best suit your home? 

Don’t worry, though the choices might seem overwhelming at first, we’re here to make sure that you’re well-informed when finding the right piano for you.

The Materials

The material of a piano is so important. Pianos can have over 12,000 individuals parts. From hammers and strings to sensors and keys, knowing the types of Woods and Metals used to craft your piano will help you better understand the music it’ll make. It’s also important for knowing all the ways your environment can have an impact on the inner-workings of your instrument.

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The Workmanship

If knowing what your piano is made of is important, even more important is knowing the workmanship that goes into crafting it. Piano making is an art, and behind every piano is years of experience and passion for music. The transformation of raw materials like maple, birch, iron, or ivory into a beautiful instrument is yet another important factor when deciding to buy a piano.

The Sound

Pianos were made to be played so above all else, knowing the sound of your instrument is essential. The “Action” of a piano is the mechanism that causes hammers to strike the strings when a piano key is pressed. Your piano’s Action creates its sound and is determined by everything we’ve mentioned before. But the only true way to pick which piano best suits you and your environment is to play and hear its music for yourself.

The Warranty

Let’s not beat around the bush. Buying a piano is a big investment. That’s why it’s so important for you to make sure that you have a warranty that covers your instrument so it can last as long as it should. A Full Warranty, as opposed to a limited warranty, completely covers any repairs or replacement you may need for your piano over time. We know that the more you play your instrument, the more you fall in love with it. So protecting it in every way possible is what we’re dedicated to.

Where to Buy a New Piano?

At The Piano Company, we pride ourselves on being the best-equipped to give all the knowledge you need to be 100% sure you’re buying the right piano for you. Because we know for you, it’s not just a “new piano”, it’s a chance to learn, to grow, and to shape your musical virtuosity.

Visit one of our stores today to learn and experience first hand the wonderful world of The Piano Company. 

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