I’m looking to buy a new or used piano – Do you have any advice?
When you find an instrument that appeals to you, whether it be new or used, PLEASE do yourself the biggest favor and have it professionally evaluated by a qualified technician. Your purchase could be a major investment, and just like buying a car, you would want a trusted mechanic to check it out for any potential problems. There are few things so heartbreaking to me in this business as showing up to tune someone’s attractive-looking “real find,” only to “really find” that this perdy little piano needs open-heart surgery. “Let the buyer beware!” “If the deal seems to be too good to be true, it may very well be.” “Better safe than sorry”….Ahem… Should I fill in the rest of this page with other clichés of warning?
On the bright side, locally, in the Asheville area, I can highly recommend The Piano Emporium. They sell both new and used, in just about anyone’s budget range, and back up what they sell with no-nonsense honesty, service, and integrity. The owner, Shane Owenby, is not merely an entrepreneur, but is also himself an RPT, and I’m proud to be affiliated with his company. Click here for their website: www.pianoemporium.com