There is only one rule in buying a piano. Buy quality. It does not matter if it is new or used. In fact a good used piano could last for decades and save you thousands of dollars. A cheap new piano will never hold its value and may struggle to hold its tune.
GLOBAL WARMING - Buy a used piano and recycle over 300kg of natural materials.
The raw materials used to make pianos are wood from trees to make the case, soundboard and action parts. Iron and steel, copper and brass to make the frame, bolts, centres, strings, castors, pedals and some trapwork. Wool and cotton to make felts and tapes.
High quality pianos use more exotic wood materials, high grade steel and wool. These pianos also use more skilled labour hours for final preparation. As a resul, a high grade piano will last longer, be more reliable, be more responsive, cost less to maintain and produce quality sound.
Today many manufacturers use plastics and wood chip for cabinet and action parts.
Recently some dealers and auctioneers have been selling pianos which have been water affected. Our advise is to be very careful. Once water is soaked up by wood it continues to travel and expand the timber components causing great damage to the piano. It is very hard to detect water damage but its affect could take months or even years to appear.
There are over 100,000 quality used Yamaha, Kawai, Tokai, Toyo and Atlas pianos exported from Japan each year. The high world demand for these pianos is due to their reliability, high quality at affordable prices.
More than 95% of pianos sold in Japan are sold into private homes. Purchased as gifts by grandparents. Most of these pianos are hardly played and are usually serviced once a year.
Dealers of new pianos hate them, pianists love them. If you are looking for exceptional value and performance you must try a selected used Japanese piano.
These pianos are such good value that they have created a storm around the world. We have sold thousands of used Japanese pianos throughout Australia since 1986. We have sold to professionals, to schools, to teachers and to private homes. As a result we have thousands of satisfied customers from Cairns to Brisbane, Tamworth, Orange, Armidale, Newcastle, Wollongong, Wagga, Canberra, Melborne, Hobart to Perth and even Alice Springs.
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Unless you know what you are looking for it is not easy to know a good piano from an average piano, either new or used. The good news is that we do all the hard work for you. Since 1986, THE PIANO SHOWROOM has sold over 4,600 new and used German, Japanese and other pianos to the Australian Market. Each piano is individually selected and preparerd by our European trained technicians and come with a 15 year Warranty.
Manufacturers use brand names for various market segments. The production lines are usually the same.
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