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Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyer — Fall 2017

Available early October — Order Now

ISBN 978-192914566-9 — 8.25 x 10.875 in. — 264 pages

List Price: US$ 24.95
Our Price: US$ 19.95

Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyer — Spring 2017

ISBN 978-192914544-7 — 8.25 x 10.875 in. — 280 pages

List Price: US$ 24.95
Our Price: US$ 19.95

The Piano Book (4th Edition)

ISBN 978-1929145010 — 8.5 x 11 in. — 244 pages

List Price: US$ 24.95
Our Price: US$ 19.95


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.

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. For information on current brands, models, and prices, The Piano Book is completely out of date -- see Piano Buyer instead.

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