A grand piano can be the perfect way to buy your first piano, particularly if you are on a small budget, but are used to practicing music on a grand piano. However, there are a number of dangers inherent in buying a pre-owned grand piano if you lack the appropriate experience.
When looking at grand pianos for sale for your property, whether Yamaha, Steinway, or Kawai pianos, the biggest danger comes from the way they have been treated by previous owners. It can be hard for someone without technician training in grand, baby grand, or upright pianos to be able to pick up on potential issues from poor or no maintenance and lack of regular tuning. If you don’t know what you are looking for, you may miss damage caused by humidity or temperature changes and even water damage. These may not be deal-breakers in terms of buying the grand piano for sale. However, they will cost you money to put right, and if the damage is too severe, you could be looking at a very large waste of money.
Of course, there are pointers that even a piano novice will see. Rat and mouse dropping in pianos for sale are never a good sign. Scratch marks, external watermarks, and poorly repaired legs on pianos are just some of the things that should have you running in the other direction. The easiest way to avoid these dangers is to buy through a reputable and recognized grand piano store that has at least one professional piano technician on staff.
You can also use cross-country moving to get the piano delivered to your home. After all, the last thing you want is for the piano to be damaged in transit. This can easily happen if it is not handled with care.
How Can You Tell The Best Piano Stool?
Best piano stool you will find; every seller of piano stools and benches is likely to add this to their sales description, but how can you tell if it’s true? The first thing to understand is that there is no one thing that will make the best stool because everyone’s needs are slightly different.
So the question becomes, how do you find the best stool or bench for you? One of the first considerations when choosing between a range of new or antique piano stools is comfort. You are going to be sat on the stool, in one position, for varying lengths of time, so you need to be comfortable. Consider quality stools with padded seats or material-covered seats to help in this respect.
You also need to consider the size. There are two size elements that need to be considered when it comes to stools and benches. The first is the seat length, will it need to fit one person or two people? This is a major consideration if you teach piano, or are undertaking lessons at home on your piano. If, however, you are an accomplished pianist, you might need to consider double stools if you often take part in duets regularly.
The other size element is height. Your stool needs to allow you to sit properly at the piano, with your wrists, arms, hands, and legs all at the right playing angles. If any one of these is out of alignment it will affect your playing and cause pain through repeated bad posture. The easiest way to overcome this issue is to buy an adjustable stool.