The Definitive Piano Buying Guide
A piano is one of the most expensive purchases a household will ever make, and buying a piano can be difficult, confusing, and time-consuming. Piano Buyer is a guide that will help you make a fast informed decision concerning the purchase of a piano or digital piano. Read free online.
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Piano Buyer is an online publication devoted to the purchase of new, used, and restored acoustic pianos and digital pianos. Published since 2009 and partially supported by advertising, Piano Buyer is the successor to the well-known reference The Piano Book, and its Annual Supplement, which from 1987 to 2009 were the principal consumer guides to buying a piano in the U.S. and Canada.
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Time to Say Goodbye:
Why We Need to Move on From the Pianos of the Past
By Hannah Beckett
It's a reality that comes as a surprise to most people. Like all material things, a piano cannot last forever. While some smaller stringed instruments can continue for centuries, the piano holds an unsustainable tension load from ~250 strings and houses thousands of organic parts, including wood, glue, felt, and leather. As a result, when a piano exceeds its intended lifespan, it stops responding to routine maintenance.