Always wanted to own a piano, but have no idea what kind to get?
Here are the answers to some basic questions about pianos.
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What are the basic styles of piano?
There are two basic styles. Grand pianos are horizontal, meaning the strings are laid out parallel to the ground. Upright or vertical pianos are built so that the strings are stretched out vertical to the ground.
What are the different piano sizes?
Grand pianos range in size from 5' to 10' 1" in length. The small size is called a baby grand, the largest size is called a concert grand.
Upright pianos are categorized by height. (They all take up about the same floor space.
How many different brands of pianos are there?
More than 50.
If I buy a new piano, what should I keep in mind?
Be sure to ask the seller about:
If I buy a used piano, what should I keep in mind?
Before you buy a used piano:
What about renting a piano?
It's a smart way to decide if you want to buy. Make arrangements before you rent, giving you the option to apply your rental and delivery charges toward the purchase price, if you decide to buy later. Be clear about how long you can rent the piano and still opt to buy using your rental money.