Okay, so this may be a childish rhyme, but if you’re searching for a great deal on a piano, the sentiment holds true. And with the possibility of saving up to 50% on the price of a new model, why would you consider doing anything other than buying second-hand?
Yet the reality is, many people avoid used pianos for sale, put off by tales of wasted money and disappointment – but this could be a costly mistake!
Want to know the real truth about buying second-hand?
Here we take a closer look at why investing in a pre-owned piano could turn out to be the best money you ever spent.
- They’re cheaper
On average, you can expect to pay around half the amount you would pay out for the equivalent model brand new.
- They offer great value
Not so if you buy from a reputable dealer. In fact, many retailers offer the same guarantee with their used pianos for sale as they do with new models – so buying second-hand just makes more financial sense.
- You get a little slice of history
Think of buying a used piano in the same way. It may not have been passed through your family, but it does have a history, which adds to its character.
- You’ll be wasting money
As long as the piano comes from a careful owner or a reputable dealer, the costs for ongoing maintenance and tuning should be no different to those of a new model.
- It won’t sound as good
If a piano has been looked after well and properly maintained, there is no reason the sound should be affected just because it’s been used by a previous owner.
- It will be old
- It will be damaged
Small dents and scratches that occur over time can often be polished out – and don’t affect the playing capability of the instrument.
Buy from a reliable dealer and the piano will have received a thorough check and full refurb, so there will be no hidden damage. That said, it’s still important to ask questions about its history and always sit down and have a play – any real issues should become evident straight away.
Spend wisely Our best advice is to buy a used piano from a specialist dealer so you can be confident in the quality of the instrument, benefit from a guarantee, and be able to go back to them should there be any problems once you’ve parted with your money.
With a wide collection of pianos available – including used digital pianos, ever-popular Kawai used pianos, and every other make and model you can think of – why not visit Richard Lawson Pianos?
They promise excellent prices for new and pre-loved instruments, and every piano they sell is backed by the same 5-year guarantee and 30-day trial period.
If that’s not enough to convince you that buying a second-hand piano is a good idea, we don’t know what is.