Tips On How To Buy A Used Grand Piano

Many people are quite surprised to know that some of the best concert pianists of the 20th century often played on used or rebuilt pianos. You may wonder why they would choose to play on used upright pianos when they have all the money to buy a brand-new piano. It is similar to people who buy old model cars only to fix them up again. It is because they believe that older cars are of better quality than their more modern counterparts. The cars may not have the technological features that contemporary cars have, but they are often sturdier and stronger. While the new pianos may boast of new features and the latest material, true pianists still consider them as a lower grade compared to used grand pianos, which derived in the early parts of the 20th century. These pianos continue to command a high price.
Keep in mind that the pianos created during the early 20th century by craftsmen underwent specific training for such a craft. They were men of integrity who treated their creations like art. To them, their job was more than a job. It was a vocation. They chose the best materials and handcrafted their instruments to a quality that is above and beyond all others even to this day. This is why their used grand pianos remain as the preferred instrument of professional pianists. To some extent, they are like the highly prized Stradivarius violins. If you are fortunate enough to find used grand pianos made by these master craftsmen, do not hesitate to consider investing in this great instrument. The amount you pay will never equal the dedication and craftsmanship when making this piano.
Of course, it is important to make sure that you are buying the real thing. Just like with artwork, there are many used grand pianos out there that sell as 20th century originals but, are nothing more than modern-day knock offs. Do not allow yourself to pay a lot of money for a fake. One way to protect yourself from these unscrupulous sellers is to know what you are buying. Do your research. Find out how you can distinguish authentic early 20th century used grand pianos from contemporary lookalikes. The internet is a good place to find some resources that will help you towards this goal. However, once you are about to buy a piano and are still not confident that you are buying the real thing, do not be afraid to seek the help of professionals. Look for specialists who can spot a fake before you hand over your money.

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