As your Piano Tuner Wilmington DE , one of the more frequent questions I am asked is how to go about purchasing a piano. This article will give some basic information.

Pianos vary a great deal in quality and price, and they are used in many different ways. For example, a middle aged adult who plans to play occasionally and does not care about the quality of touch or whether the instrument is a standard pitch, would have a very different requirement compared to a talented young player who is hoping to have a career out of either playing or teaching piano.

The other priority, of course, is the available resources for the investment. Given the significant investment, it is always better to get advice from a professional. For example, most people buy a piano based on its appearance, rather than its function. It seems logical that a piano that looks good would also function well. Sometimes that is true, but there are cynical piano manufacturers that have recognized this and produced pianos that look great, but which function poorly very quickly. In addition, it’s very expensive to produce an excellent instrument, but relatively cheap to produce a piece of furniture that looks like a piano. Some retailers have recognized that there is much more profit in these cheap imitations, so those are the ones they recommend to potential buyers.

A small amount of help from a piano technician can go a long way to save you time and money on your investment. For example, a lot of times purchasing a slightly used quality instrument can be a better investment than buying a poor quality new piano. Purchasing a used instrument, however, can have the pitfall of purchasing a worn out piano. It is crucial, therefore, to have professional help.

We are always happy to help you with your decision. Feel free to give us a call, even before you start looking, so we can give you guidance as to which type of piano would be more appropriate for your intended use. We are your Wilmington DE piano tuning experts. We also proudly provide piano tuning services in Philadelphia, Southern NJ and Eastern Shore MD.