When it comes to purchasing a piano the reason may vary depending on the preferences.  Some families decide to purchase a used piano after renting it for a good period of time, or after several months on an electronic piano and eventually realize digital piano is no longer an appropriate instrument to play.  Others, choose to start learning how to play piano with a new one.

Whatever your situation may be, there are certain things that you definitely have to take into consideration in order to reach the best decision.

Considering the Cost

Most of the time, the determining factor to whether you will purchase a new or used piano is cost. No doubt, most used pianos are generally less expensive compared to the new ones.  However, the length of time in which a piano is used is not the only determining factor for the price, but also includes the quality of the parts, the cabinetry, the brand name, the cost of the regular maintenance and care.

New Piano versus Used Piano

If you’re looking for a new piano, you will definitely be pleased to see the various options that are available; all of them with beautiful furniture in the shiny glossy finish. However, you may want to stop and think for a while.  Is this nice looking piano on the outside as great as inside?  This just means that you have to be reasonable when it comes to considering appearance and functionality.  At the end of the day, you get what you pay for.

A new piano also is equipped with all of the benefits that you get, such as new furniture, a wide variety of tones like European design, American or Japanese design.  At the same time, it also comes with full parts and labor warranty, and with the case that is in its best condition.

On the other hand, a used piano may not have the warranty when selling from the private homes or anticipate extra maintenance and repair cost.  Also, you don’t have a wide selection in tone preference; the case of a used piano would have some scratches and dents on it.  If this is okay with you, then it may be a good option for you.

Where to Get a Piano?

Purchasing a brand new piano or used piano is not a difficult task. You can just browse online from the private sellers for a used piano, or go to the local piano dealers to see their new and used piano inventory.  Or you can contact me as your piano consultant to guide you through the entire piano purchase process.  The more you understand in the piano industry the less likely you will make the wrong decision to purchase your piano.

Whether you are buying a new or used piano, the choice is entirely up to you. Select the right piano after you play it and listen to the tone you prefer as well as the cost that fits your comfort level.  I definitely can guide you through all the available options.

For more information please call Maggie Pollio – Houston Piano Consultant at 832.594.7267.