Perhaps more than any other instrument, an acoustic piano is also a fine piece of furniture that can dominate a room.
To this end, buying a piano is not purely about the quality of the sound and mechanics, but also of its aesthetics.
Stacy Downs at Fortwayne.com has written a useful article giving advice on purchasing a new or used piano.
Important factors are:
- Musical quality
- Source (private / dealer)
- Entertainment additions (not for the purist!)
It also gives advice on hiring a piano.
The article then gives maintenance tips once you have your new piano, including.
- Ideal placement
Read the full article: Both instrument and furniture, a piano can add beauty to a home