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I have found 2 pianos I would like to purchase for my wife’s 30th birthday. One is a 1990 Kemble traditional priced at £2300 the other is a 1998 Kemble oxford priced at £1250
Both in good condition. Is the traditional nearly £1000 better?
Many thanks for your help- I am a piano buying novice.
If both of these pianos were in identical condition I would be tempted to go for the newer, cheaper piano unless there was something about the sound of the other or how it played that I thought the extra £1000 made it worth it. I wouldn't buy either privately unless I took a tuner with me. If they are both being sold by a reputable dealer I would also bear in mind whether the larger piano would produce too much sound for the room I was to put it in.
I have the smallest of the Kemble pianos bought new in 1994 and I am still happy with it, although there have been times I wonder if I should upgrade to a grand.
I've just had a look at some well known piano dealers on the internet and found a relatively recent Kemble in black at Bonners of Eastbourne for about £1500 with a three year warranty. They call this model a K109 but it looks like a Kemble Classic to me. These are good pianos for their size and are satisfactory to take a student to grade 8 and perhaps beyond.
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