Buying a brand new piano can be expensive. If you’re not determined to become a professional pianist, it’s probably not worth the investment to buy a new piano, and there’s no reason for you too. There are thousands of used pianos in the world that are collecting dust, and some of them are in excellent condition. When you’re looking at used pianos, there are a few things you should keep in mind to ensure you’re buying a good-quality piano that will last you a long time.
There are a lot of moving parts, strings, and natural materials that can become ruined with time. That being said, the first thing you should take into consideration when buying a piano is its age. The newer the piano the better. Older pianos are going to need parts and strings replaced before they are fully functional. Avoid this by buying the newest used piano you can find.
There are also a few things that you can look for in a piano to tell if it’s been overused by the previous owner. Chipped and broken keys are a good indicator, but a great way to tell if the keys are in bad shape is if they touch each other when they move back and forth. Watch the video to learn more!