*Please keep in mind that we do not buy grands or full uprights older than 45 years old. There are exceptions for this for brands like Steinway and Mason & Hamlin. Also we NEVER buy any used digital pianos.
In the Greater Boston area, East Cambridge Piano seeks good, used pianos. Their online inventory page suggests that they take a wide range of brands and models including Bechstein, Sojin, Yamaha, and Samick.
Before you even list a piano for sale, research needs to be done on the instrument and brand. By this, I mean extensive research! Most pianos are built with a brand label, serial number, and model number. A simple Google search of that readily available information will show you a lot about your instrument.
For example, pianos pre-1960 might have ivory keys yet carry the same model number as pianos from 2019. The same can be said for the type of wood finish, hammer action parts, and even which factory the instrument was produced in. Certain features may be rare and present on only older models too. A detail like that can drastically change the value of your instrument.
The player systems from the past also had a bad effect on the touch and feel of those pianos. Most of those pianos were blocky and not responsive. While a player system still holds some value, I would not consider it something that will significantly boost your overall sale price.
One of the most popular ways to sell a piano is to use an online marketplace. The most popular places to sell a piano online are eBay, Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace. A simple search on any of these platforms yields tons of pianos of all shapes, sizes, and price ranges.
In addition to reaching out to technicians, using online marketplaces, and posting ads, pianos can be sold in local stores on your behalf. Usually, there is some sort of a fee associated with selling your piano at a local store. Stores will charge you a stocking or storage fee, similar to how warehouses hold inventory.
Occassionally, we purchase used pianos to keep our inventory well stocked. If you have a used piano that you wish to sell, please complete this form and press \"Submit.\" If we are interested, we will contact you within a few days. Thank you.
Because of the complex nature of piano disposal, there are some types of pianos that we may not be able to remove. Our friendly, uniformed truck teams will be more than happy to take a look at your piano onsite and let you know what your disposal options are. Pianos we can typically take for you include:
Like most budget digital pianos, the CDP-S360 comes with a lightweight sustain pedal that tends to wander around on the floor. We strongly recommend replacing it with a heavier, sturdier pedal, or with the optional Casio SP-34 three-pedal add-on, which gives you the additional soft and sostenuto pedals found on an acoustic piano.
September 14, 2020Nothing beats a new piano and Piano Price Point is dedicated to delivering the news about the makers of new pianos. But sometimes they are simply unaffordable, inaccessible or possibly even discontinued and so it necessitates buying used. But that begs the question, how old is too old At what point do pianos no longer function the way they were originally intended
Can pianos be brought back to their former glory Absolutely. But that is a discussion for another day. Soft parts like leather and cloth need to be replaced while many of the hard parts of wood and cast iron could be perfect for continued use.
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Tim, thank you for a thorough analysis of the factors to consider. I've been looking at used digital pianos until it occurred to me that the electronics should be viewed in similar ways to other electronic devices. So glad to have found your blog! Thanks again! Theresa W.
I have owned digital pianos and keyboards for over 30 years and still have a few that work fine (with some basic wear) after owning them for 10 and 20 years or more. Typical things that can wear out are buttons and key actions...things that move. The new pianos are built to last but it is primarily the key actions and key electronics that will wear out before anything else. So it's always wise to get a digital piano that has a quality key action to begin with from a manufacturer who can service it if necessary. And always keep dust and humidity out of the piano by covering it or storing it when not in use.
As I mentioned in my review of buying used digital pianos, they are a risk to buy because there is no warranty, many are quite old, and they don't last forever. This Roland you speak of is approx 30 years old (that is VERY old). If you are sure it works, like it, and want it, then price on it should definitely be well under $500. If you can spend more than that, then there are far better options in new digital pianos. If you want more info please email me directly. I wish you musical happiness.
there are hundreds of used digital pianos throughout local areas on Craigslist, etc for sale. It's worth taking a chance if you feel confident that the used piano works, keys play correctly, etc. Used products always come with risk.
Dear Tim...I know these posts are a bit old, but you have been giving the same GOOD advice for the past 30 years. I learned long ago that your opinion is reliable regarding pianos/organs/digital keyboards etc...As you say, buying used is a very risky thing...I am considering a Kawaii ES-110 based on your review...Before I make the purchase, I will be contacting you to see if you recommend something else as good for less money. My very first keyboard was a 49 key wood-toned Casio that I paid $600 for...amazing what we can get for that money today. Again, thanks! Chuck Clark, Pastor, Wesleyan Church of the Redwoods, McKinleyville, CA
old you say I may be old but my posts are only as old as the item being talked about and that's really not very old:). The Kawai ES110 is a current new model piano and very popular right now. I recommend this as the better option in this price range if your goal is primarily \"piano playing.\" If you want more \"bells & whistles\" or just need to be at a much lower price towards $500 or less, then there are definitely other options. Although Yamaha, Roland, and Casio offer some good pianos under $700, right now I recommend the Kawai ES110 for the better piano playing experience:). If that is something you want to do then I can also help you get it for a special price for a special person such as yourself:).
Thank you very much for your prompt reply. Yesterday, I was at the shop to examine the CLP 330. I do not play piano but I have done quite a lot of research online. One of the test I found online (may be from your site, I do not remember) is to play the piano with the volume completely down. I tried that and noticed the keys around the center give low thumbing sound. The keys near the two ends seems to stop more smoothly and do not make those sounds. Is that normal or does it mean the keys has been used a lot. Is this a deal-breaker. From cosmetic point of view, the keys look OK. They also do not not move sideway. I also like the CLP330 a lot but still afraid about the risk involves. Thank you for your time.
key actions can start to wear out after many years depending on how they were played and may become a bit noisier on certain keys or all of the keys. This is possible with the CLP330 because it is an older model. Key noise in the GH3 key actions is very minimal normally as long as the key action has not been abused or overly used. However the GHS key action in the YDP143 is known for having more key noise when the keys are going up & down even when they are brand new because that key action is built more cheaply. So you just need to compare closely and then make your decision. Used pianos don't have factory warranties so there is always more of a risk buying used digital and acoustic pianos. I hope this info helps you.
unless you are convinced (know for sure) that the used piano you are looking at is in very good working condition especially the keyboard movement (all keys) along with piano sound, speaker system, and functions, then the risk in buying that piano is very high because parts are no longer made and technicians may not know how to repair those old models should they need repairing. It also depends on the price which needs to be extremely low to compensate the risk. The Baldwin company has been out of business for a very long time and have not made digital pianos for about 20 years. That is probably why you cannot find info on those digital pianos.
I know they are available on Amazon but I have never played any Donner pianos yet. They are a Chinese brand and likely not very good with regard to the key action and piano sound dynamics. It is rare at those lower prices to find something that actually plays like a piano. A good key action is the most important and expensive part of digital pianos and I would suspect the key action movement and piano response would be very questionable. I will likely get a chance to play one of those models soon. 59ce067264