Like any major purchase, buying a piano can feel like a daunting task. Whether purchasing a used piano for sale to fulfill a lifelong dream of learning to play, or starting a child on the path to music, I find there are several choices available to help you find the perfect piano for your home and lifestyle.A good question to start with is; should I hire a tuner to inspect it? I suppose this depends on the route you plan on taking.
If planning to purchase from an individual, this is an excellent direction to take. Enlisting the help of an expert can save both time and money. Often a piano tuner comes with a wide range of knowledge about different pianos and how they hold up over time, as well as their needs for maintenance. They can also help identify minor and major flaws, if the instrument is redeemable, or worth the price. Finding a good piano tuner is as simple as checking with the Piano Technicians Guild, an organization promoting the highest standards in its members. If you decide to go it alone, I would make sure to arm yourself with information. Purchasing a consumer guide to pianos and researching what to look and listen for are two essential tasks.
Once you narrow down your prospects, I would still consider hiring a piano tuner for a final evaluation. It is a viable option that can confirm your choice.A third prospect is buying from a piano store that carries previously owned pianos. Chances are they are an excellent source of information on any used piano for sale in their stock, and carry quality instruments. Sales staff can walk you through the process and answer any questions you might have.
No matter what route taken in buying a used piano for sale, this purchase is sure to enrich your home and family for generations to come.