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Buying Piano advice?

Asked 2016-06-10T08:31:06.560Z by Gustavo W11

I'm hoping to buy a piano for my daughter( I'd love to screw around with it a bit myself) who has been taking lessons for a while on a kind of cheap keyboard. I thought it would be easy to just go out and buy a used piano, but after looking around a bit, and hearing some horror stories from my mother in-law about bad pianos, I think I should know a bit more first. we're looking for an upright probably, but we do have the room for a grand if the price is right. How do I go about buying a piano?


  • I have had great success with finding piano's on things like craigslist and Kijiji. People are often giving pianos away that are in excellent condition and require only a tuning. Check to make sure that all the keys are there and that there aren't any dead notes. Play them all to make sure you get a sound for every key. Play the keys with a slight pressure building into strong pressure to make sure that you get a range of volume and you are good to go. Happy shopping!Pianote 2018-01-05T19:29:37.410Z

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Reply — Posted 2016-06-10T19:32:38.253Z
Jeff E13,506
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Buying a piano can be a pretty big deal, There is a great book worth reading before you invest.*Version*=1&*entries*=0


It's been a couple years since I read it, but it was worth the time before we bought our upright.



Reply — Posted 2017-11-02T08:59:05.803Z
Toni S11

For people who are into playing music the internet can be a very good place to buy both new and used instruments that can suit a number of budgets. Every type of instrument can easily be found online and also there are always a number of potential music store ( ) you can use to buy from. Musical instrument rent and repair stores today are almost superstores. They host several kinds of musical instruments that can be chosen by brand name, by the make, or by the price.


Reply — Posted 2018-05-24T23:39:29.677Z (edited 2018-05-24T23:40:52.373Z)
Jared L1

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​I've been taking a lot of piano lessons and I've been wondering this too 


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