There’s a lot to know before buying your first piano. Rushing into a purchase that you aren’t sure about usually ends up with buyer’s remorse. I order to get the most out of your instrument; it’s critical that you not only know the best things to do, but also the most important things to avoid.
Here are some of the biggest mistakes to look out for when buying a piano.
Not Asking Why The Seller Is Selling
If you’re on a budget, chances are that you’re looking for a used piano. A used piano is a great choice for saving money while still getting a great instrument. The trick is making sure that you’re not getting scammed, or you could find yourself with a piece of junk.
If you see a deal that’s too good to be true, chances are that it is. Make sure that you ask why they’re selling the piano. Make sure that you look for red flags. If they seem desperate for quick cash, it may be a sign that they’re not entirely honest. If they claim the reason is that they’re planning on buying a new piano, then ask why they prefer a new one to the one they have. They may be able to provide insight into what you want and don’t want.
Not Being Sure If You Really Want To Play
Many people make the mistake of purchasing an instrument before they are sure that they’re really committed. It’s vital that you know you’re going to stick to it before you put a huge instrument in the middle of your living room.
If you’re not sure yet, you should consider renting until you’re ready to commit. Otherwise, you’ll just waste your time and take up space in your house.
They Don’t Realize They Require Tuning and Maintenance
Unlike some instruments, pianos are a lot of work. A piano needs to be tuned at least twice a year. If you tune it less, then you risk having to pay extra later on for special tuning.
Maintaining it is also vital in case there are any repairs that need to be done. Maintenance isn’t something you can do with a screwdriver yourself, by the way. You’ll need to pay for a registered professional if you want the job done correctly.
If you’re buying a used piano, make sure that you ask how often the piano was tuned and where they performed maintenance. Their answer should give you insight into whether you think it’s worth the price or not.
Not Storing It In The Right Place
Never keep your piano in a basement or garage that lacks climate control. Too much humidity can ruin your piano in no time!