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There are the ones I am looking at at the mo
A Bently Upright serial number 1307591 £2.000
A Zimmerman Upright serial number 413662 £1.000
A Weber WDE 410, no. TOO117500 £800
Could you wonderful people please advise which if they are good pianos
If not what brands would be a good buy? With a budget up to £1.500 Im after the best secondhand forever piano I can buy, either a modern or compact upright, 3 pedals and ideally with black polyester finish.
Many thanks in advance
From the names you give, I'd want to know the date of each, which was in tune, and which has been regularly maintained.
See if you can find a well maintained Yamaha, Kawai, or Welmar, which generally have a better reputation than those you list. I fear however that you will have to increase your budget to get a better quality piano.
Allways get a potential purchase checked out by a recommended tuner/technician. There are 1000's of remorseful buyers out there (especially over the internet) who have not followed that advise.
The advantage of Kawai and Yamaha is that they are newer on the UK market and both brands have ease of servicing and the availability of spare parts. They also more often have the ebony gloss finish you prefer.
Any second hand piano that you consider purchasing, especially privately, should be assessed by an independent technician.
Choosing a piano, apart from the budgetary considerations, is a matter of personal choice. Choose the piano you like and as it is. Do not buy a used piano thinking that it will improve with playing or age.
All pianos deteriorate as they age.
Best of luck!
They are a U1 Yamaha, and a U3
A Petrof (serial number 603 170 )
A Kawai C2 1H
I would like a warm tone as I prefer classical romantic period music but the pianos are all a distance from where I live so not able to try them all out to compare.
Any general thoughts on the likely tone of these piano's ?
Thank you for your time