Buying a piano can be a very difficult task, especially for newcomers who don’t have any previous experience with the process. I believe that getting hold of the right piano is essential for the evolution and growth of a musician. I know mine did when I was learning.
I’ll be explaining the four best places to purchase a piano to give you an idea of what to expect from buying from each of them.
1. Buying Online
Buying a piano online can be a great option if you’d like to get a good deal. There however can be drawbacks with this method. I think that you should always play a piano prior to making the final purchasing decision as this will allow you to figure out whether or not it will suit your specific style and feel. When I see a piano for sale online I will always make sure that it’s a brand that I am already familiar with, such as Steinway. This is because I know that they will make a good quality piano that will be able to fulfil my needs.
2. Buying in Store
Buying in a music shop or specialist piano store is probably the most common purchasing method. This is a great option if you have the cash as it will allow you to test the piano prior to making the choice to buy. I’ve found music stores to also be very helpful when asking questions, and patient when it comes to letting you play. In my experience specialist stores are also very professional in their handling, often using only qualified piano movers. This process is also an essential aspect of making the right choice.
3. Buying Privately
The piano for sale adds on classified ad websites can be perfect for people who are looking to get a good piano at a good price. Although a lot of these products may not be suitable for a serious piano player, in some cases there can certainly be some very good offers. The best thing about buying a piano privately is that you’ll be able to test out the product before making the final decision, and you probably won’t have to pay excessive fees. The only downside is that you will probably have to arrange the moving procedure yourself.
4. Renting a Piano
Okay, so it’s not buying, but renting a piano can be very beneficial for some people. If you can’t find a piano for sale that you want, then renting could be a viable option and will often allow you to get a much better instrument for your money. This option will also allow you to test out different brands before you decide to purchase. Renting also means that you won’t have to deal with the movement of the piano as it should be covered by the company. Renting a piano can also be a very good option for people who need access to the instrument, but are only living in a specific place temporarily.
It doesn’t matter if you are a complete beginner or a seasoned professional; if you want to play the piano then you should find out as much as possible about the product you are considering buying before you make the final decision. If you need any help then contact a specialist and get information on how you can best go about making the purchase. This could save you a great deal of time, effort, and hassle in the long run.