There’s nothing better than the relaxing, soothing and transcending sound of a piano. In fact, it’s quite possibly the most beautiful sound you will ever hear, which is why you should start searching for a used grand piano from Gospel Pianos in Australia.
Learning to play the piano is an excellent way to spend your spare time, and it’s a value-adding activity that could reveal a hidden talent that you would have otherwise never known existed. In addition, the piano is beginner-friendly, so even if you feel intimidated by the multitude of keys in front of you, all you need is a good teacher and a little patience to start your music journey.
What You Should Look Out For When Buying A Used Piano.
An instrument, especially a grand piano, is a considerable investment, which is why it’s imperative to be absolutely sure of its quality and condition before making your purchase. The last thing you want is for it to give you more issues than it’s worth and make your learning progress far slower than it should be.
So, if you’re shopping around for a used piano, be sure to keep these few points in mind to ensure you make a worthwhile investment:
- Strings and soundboard – besides the condition of the strings and soundboard, you should also take note of the tension and maturity. The steel and copper wire strings take time to become accustomed to being so taut, so a pre-owned piano is likely to be more stable in tuning. In addition, the piano’s soundboard is essentially a built-in amplifier, and the more mature the wood, the more rich and full the tone becomes, which is what most people are after.
- Piano keys – dirty or discoloured keys are a good indicator that the piano was not well looked after by its previous owner. The discolouration is typically due to excessive moisture, cooking grease or nicotine stains. In addition, take note of key depth, sideways movement and signs of unevenness as it could indicate damage to the action, swollen felts, worn key bushings, and poor maintenance. Lastly, make sure the notes all play correctly. If some keys are noticeably more out of tune than others, the pin block could be an issue, which is generally costly to repair.
There are many more factors to consider, such as the condition of the interior, cabinet, sound and history of the piano, so make sure to contact us today to learn more about finding quality used grand pianos for sale.