I’m looking to buy a new or used piano – Do you have any advice?

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I’m looking to buy a new or used piano – Do you have any advice?

 

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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?