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Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyer — Spring 2014
ISBN 978-192914538-6   8.25 x 10.875 in.   288 pages   April 2014
List Price: US$ 24.95
Our Price: US$ 19.95
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Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyer — Fall 2013
ISBN 978-192914536-2   8.25 x 10.875 in.   280 pages   September 2013
List Price: US$ 24.95
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The Piano Book (4th Edition)
ISBN 978-1929145010   8.5 x 11 in.   244 pages   Jan. 2001
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List Price: US$ 24.95
Our Price: US$ 19.95 (brand new)

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International Orders: Small orders going to destinations outside North America are very expensive to ship, and you may be better off ordering through a local bookstore. Note that, due to a quirk in shipping prices, if you are ordering exactly two books to be shipped outside North America, you will save money by placing two separate orders, one book per order.

Sales tax of 7.50% will be added to books shipped to a California address.

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Book FAQs

Q: Why should I buy the print edition when I can get the publication free online?

A: You don't like reading hundreds of pages on a computer screen;
You want to be able to carry the book around with you as you shop, or need to use it while away from a computer;
You're a retailer, technician, or teacher and want to show or give the publication to customers, clients, or students.

Q: Which should I read first — Piano Buyer or The Piano Book?

A: If you're in the market for a piano, in most cases we recommend you read Piano Buyer first. It's an easier read and may satisfy your needs well enough. It's also more up-to-date than The Piano Book, particularly for new pianos, and is the only publication of the two to cover digital pianos.

The Piano Book covers acoustic pianos in greater depth and a little more technically than Piano Buyer; however, it's still very accessible to the layperson. The Piano Book also has more specialized information than Piano Buyer about used and restored pianos, piano moving, and piano servicing. We recommend it as an additional resource.

Q: Is Piano Buyer like a magazine, with entirely new articles in each issue?

A: No. Most of the articles will remain unchanged, or will change only slightly, from issue to issue — after all, piano shoppers need all their information at once, not over a multi-issue time span. However, a few articles in each issue will be entirely new, and even some "permanent" articles will change substantially from time to time in response to changes in the piano industry or reader comments and suggestions. Of course, the model and price information will change as often as necessary.

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