New or Used Piano: Which Should I Buy?

The Best Advice For Purchasing The Right Piano 

Young Boy Playing a Weber Piano

Before you start looking for Bay Area piano dealers, price shopping and comparing models, take a minute to consider your big picture options. A piano is a significant investment; chose the right type of instrument before you commit. One of the most important decisions you will make when purchasing a piano is whether to buy new or used. Below are some considerations to help you make the best choice.

New pianos offer more options.
New pianos come equipped with diverse, new technology. If you choose an electronic piano or hybrid, for instance, you can record your playing, enjoy a plethora of compositional features and upload lessons remotely. Used pianos – even electronic ones – are less likely to be as advanced, and finding the style you want may be more difficult.

New pianos come with warranties.
Most piano stores offer warranties on new pianos. In addition, new pianos are less likely to need repairs shortly after purchase then used pianos.

Used pianos are more affordable.
Although that used piano for sale may not come with as many bells and whistles, it won’t cost as much as a new piano. If you are working with a tighter budget, you can purchase a higher quality instrument for a lower price by buying used.

Find Your Perfect Piano With Pianos Plus

Pianos Plus offers an extensive catalogue of new and used instruments. We have over four decades of experience assisting musicians, and our trained staff would be happy to help you explore pianos and find the perfect fit based on your budget, musical needs and acoustical space. Please stop by or call us today at (510) 581-1660