No other feeling can match the vibrations felt from stroking the ivory keys and the expressive outpouring of your soul when playing the piano. Investing in a piano adds value, elegance, and sophistication to your home. Whether you’re a student, teacher or professional pianist; you want to buy a piano that is suitable for your level of experience and your budget. For this reason, choosing the right piano can be quite daunting. There are many options to consider such as the sound, size, location, brand, and much more.
Here are some tips on making the right choice:
- One of the most important factors to consider is the sound of the instrument. First, decide if you want a digital or acoustic piano. Try playing them both first. Unsurprisingly, the acoustic piano produces a better sound. With an acoustic piano, you push down on the keys to cause a hammer to hit and bounce off of the strings. This allows the strings to vibrate and allows the pianist to give expression to the music played by varying the force, speed, release, etc. It gives you an authentic, acoustic sound that has a warmer, more resonant tone. You also have better control over the articulation and expression of the musical notes. A digital piano, on the other hand, can only mimic the sound of the acoustic piano.
The digital piano is an adapted, more modern version of its acoustic counterpart. It produces sounds digital when you press a key, the piano’s electronic speakers will 6 play back high-quality recordings that were previously taken from acoustic pianos.
Its sound is a digital file and thus doesn’t allow for the same acoustic nuances. A high-end digital piano could sound better than a low-end acoustic piano.
- There’s an overwhelmingly countless number of brands out there. Here are a few brands to consider:
Yamaha has some of the coolest styles and versatility. Yamaha is a great option for anyone looking for a grand piano or upright piano. Many well-known musicians endorse Yamaha including Alicia Keys, Elton John, and Chick Corea.
The Yamaha Upright piano U1 Acoustic is great for beginners and the experienced known its durability and superb sound.
Steinway & Sons is a classical pianist’s dream. They are the most well-known pianos worldwide, pricier, and are best suited for the serious pianist.
Baldwin is a beautifully styled upright piano. The touch is excellent and the tone is sweet.
Kawai is a durable piano at a reasonable price.
- Size matters. The bigger the piano the better it will sound. A bigger piano means that there is more room for the chord to vibrate. More vibration equals a richer tone. Evaluate the amount of space you have available. There are two kinds of pianos — upright and grand. Uprights save more space than grand pianos. You might not have room for a grand concert piano at home. Uprights come in different sizes and can range from 35″ up to 52″ tall. Grand pianos are not as tall as uprights, measuring around 36″ to 48″ tall and up to Fazioli’s 10′ model. Consider how often you move, when determining the size of your piano. Remember that when you move, you’ll have to move the piano too. You’ll have to research the most experienced and professional piano movers in your area.
- The life expectancy of your piano’s condition and performance is greatly impacted and reduced by placement factors, alone, and should be carefully considered with your piano technician. Keep the piano away from direct Sunlight shining through a window which can cause the piano to become heated and dry it out internally and externally. Similar effects can result if the piano is near an air vent, heater, or fireplace.
- You want a well-crafted durable piano without breaking the bank. In general, an acoustic piano costs more than a digital piano. A low-to mid-tier upright acoustic piano could cost in the lower thousands, while a digital one could be priced at anywhere from the couple of hundred dollars and onwards. Therefore, while the acoustic piano is more costly, it is a better investment in the long-run.
- Experienced Piano Dealers. Find a dealer that has a large selection of new and used pianos for sale at affordable prices. Buy from a Reputable Piano dealer with several years of experience and a history of quality service. Be sure to check out their reviews to see what people are saying about their services.
If you have any questions or you want to purchase a grand piano for your home please call us at 770-717-8047 or come visit our showroom or huge warehouse – we’re stocked to the brim with grand pianos for sale and we will be happy to help in any way that we can.