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Looks can be deceiving
Some used pianos (often called secondhand pianos or
reconditioned pianos) look fantastic on the outside but are often in need of a complete overhaul on the inside.
Only a piano tuner or piano technician will be able to advise you if you should buy it or not, and it is well worth
the money to pay a professional to take a look at a used piano before you have committed to buying it.
Does the age of a used piano matter?
If your acoustic piano was built within the last 20 years then you shouldn't have
a problem (providing it has been looked after!). Older pianos are only worth considering if they are in
excellent condition or if they have been built with good quality materials. In some instances a 70 year old
used Bechstein or Steinway piano is often in better condition than a modern piano of only a few years
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5 year warranty on all second hand upright
Used Upright Pianos
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Browse through the used upright piano section. You can compare the age, condition,
quality and rating of each second hand upright piano. All used upright pianos in this section have been
reconditioned and have passed the UK Pianos quality control check.
2 year warranty on all second hand digital
Used Digital Pianos
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You need to be careful when buying a used digital piano. Digital pianos are
electronic and can be quite expensive to repair if something goes wrong. Repairs can cost between £100 and
Before you buy a second hand digital piano, make sure you play each note in turn, check that all the sounds are
even throughout, and there aren't any strange noises coming from the keys. You might also want to check that all
the different musical instrument sounds are working.
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Used Grand Pianos
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You have to be just as careful when buying a used grand piano as you would buying
a used upright piano...
Things to look out for are i) cracks in the soundboard (that is the large piece of
light wood that you see beneath the strings) ii) cracks in the bridges (they hold the tension of the strings)
iii) all pedals are working. You will need to get a piano tuner/technician to check out a used grand piano
before you make a buying decision.
Used Music Keyboards
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Music keyboards are electronic, much the same principal as digital pianos. There
really is no point in buying a used music keyboard that is more than 5 years old. You can buy a new keyboard
for a reasonable price these days and technology moves on so quickly with music keyboards.
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"7 Things You MUST Know Before Buying A Digital
1) How to understand confusing terminology (Polyphony, graded hammer, etc.)
2) Common digital piano questions
disadvantages of buying second hand versus new
4) 6 simple tests you can do in a piano store
5) The best digital piano brands: 1st) ? 2nd) ? 3rd)
6) Top ten piano models: (a) under £500 (b) £500 to £1,000 (c) over £1000
7) Should you buy online or in a
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Questions and Answers
Thanks for your helpful ebook on buying a
piano which I got hold of through your website.
We are thinking of getting a 2nd hand Clavinova through eBay having already got a CLP430 as
we live in two different locations. Have you any advice on this? Most Clavinovas that are
advertised are older models that have been discontinued and so are not covered in your guide.
Reply/ Hi Cal
Buying an old piano on eBay is a bit of a risk...
There’s no way of knowing how much the piano
has been played. Mechanical parts start showing
signs of wear and tear after 10 years of moderate
playing. Noisy, clicky and sticky keys are the most
A piano that has been hammered with scales and
arpeggios on a daily basis is likely to be worn out
in a much shorter time.
If you want to buy second hand then I recommend
getting something no more than 3 years old.
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