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My family has had a challen piano for a number of years, we are in the process of identifying possibly 3 dealers we can select a new piano from. My wife has raised a question 'when we purchase from the dealer are we being sold the piano we are seeing in the shop or do we take delivery of an un-boxed piano?' I presume its the former
thanks for any guidance
Bear in mind the one from the box may not play exactly as the shop one does. You can also suggest the dealer gets a new one for you to choose,providing you contract to buy one of them.
By the way they don't arrive in a box but by a specialised piano carrier.
You would be advised to prefer the shop floor one as it should have had a couple of tunings there and be a bit settled
Any fool can make a piano-- it needs a tuner to put the music in it
Definitely. I recently went to a Steinway dealer just for fun. There were 4 Steinway O grand pianos in a row and each was different in sound, touch and action. One should try the pianos in the shops of a couple of dealers, think a couple of weeks and then decide which one to buy. I would never blind-order a piano from the factory.vernon wrote:Bear in mind the one from the box may not play exactly as the shop one does.
Agree, but there is such a wide choice of dealers and instruments - you may call it a buyers' market - that it should be possible to find another piano that suits in that case. I just wanted to point out that a quick and false decision may lead to dissatisfaction once the instrument is at home.vernon wrote:If you wait two weeks,the piano of your choice may be sold!