Click to Request Inventory Clearance List

Buying a Used Steinway

March 12, 2023

Buying a Used Steinway

There seems to be quite a few used Steinway pianos available both in store and online these days.

Many people are asking if these used Steinway products are a good value, the answer is both yes, and no. With many variables in play.

 

As with any used piano, there are many things that determine its true value as an instrument, and Steinway is no different.

 

A good, recognizable name is just a start. With no guarantees the instrument you are looking at is a good buy or worth the listed price.

 

Many pre-owned instruments, especially Steinways, tend to be more expensive. Consider looking into the pitfalls of purchasing any used instruments to learn what can be wrong or could go wrong in the future in these cases. 

 

There are certain things that (if you are aware of) can make a selection easier:

 

Keeping in mind, these just touch the surface.

 

  • Never buy a piano you haven't played
  • Know the seller and get a warranty
  • Don't be fooled by a cosmetic rebuild (appearance only)
  • Ask about inherent model year flaws ( Teflon bushings etc.)
  • Look for excessive wear and tear in areas not readily seen

 

Good luck on your quest for that perfect Steinway piano! It helps to buy from an established local reputable dealer with many five-star reviews known for their quality pre-owned instruments and service.

 

Let our highly knowledgeable staff help you find the right piano for your needs.




Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in The Piano Place Blog

How much should I expect to spend on a new piano?
How much should I expect to spend on a new piano?

May 23, 2024

Purchasing a piano is an exciting endeavor, and understanding your budget is crucial. Let’s dive into some tips for figuring out your budget when buying a new piano:

Continue Reading

When to upgrade to a new piano
When to upgrade to a new piano

May 16, 2024

Upgrading to a new piano is an exciting decision, and there are several factors to consider. Whether you’re a seasoned pianist or just starting out, here are nine considerations to keep in mind when deciding it’s time to upgrade your piano:

Continue Reading

Henry F. Miller
Henry F. Miller

May 09, 2024

Henry F. Miller grand pianos are celebrated for their blend of traditional craftsmanship and modern engineering, resulting in instruments that offer exceptional musical performance and enduring quality. Here are some of the key technical features commonly found in Henry F. Miller grand pianos:

Continue Reading