MAKING YOUR CHOICE.
In choosing a piano you must look for the following:
GOOD TONE: This is a subjective thing and peoples opinion on tone will vary greatly from one person to the next. To find what is right for you simply compare different pianos. Of the 40-60 pianos that we hold in stock, no two will have exactly the same tone. Always pay particular attention to the bass section of the piano when assessing the tone.
RESPONSE; This is a term used to describe how the keyboard feels and reacts when being played. The touch" can be described as light or heavy. The beginner likes a light touch and the more advanced player will require a heavier and more certain touch.
TUNING STABILITY; relies on the condition of the wrest plant and tightness of the tuning pins. Always make sure the piano is tuned to concert pitch.
RELIABILITY; unless you are familiar with action disassembly you cannot fully check a piano for reliability. However, to put the customers mind at rest we always give a 5- 10 years guarantee with all reconditioned and new instruments. We can give the guarantee because we disassemble all actions to check for sluggish moving parts of which there are 5,000 in a piano. We also replace any worn felts, leathers, tapes, baize and springs. Just because a piano is brand new does not mean that we do not test its action also.
APPEARANCE: like tone is subjective and you the customer are the only one who knows what is right for you. All our reconditioned pianos are stripped, sanded, stained and refinished to a high standard. This process also allows us to check thoroughly every part of the instrument for woodworm, which is something you definitely do not want.
BACKUP: Piano dealers build their reputations on after sale service and not just sales. We always explain to our customers when a piano leaves our showroom, it becomes the customers piano but remains our responsibility.