What do you need to know when purchasing an instrument?

What do you need to know when purchasing an instrument?

The quality of an upright or grand piano is not visible on the outside!

Of course a beautiful piano case is important. However, the Piano Specialists also know what the action mechanism should look like, how it should work and how it should sound. For a layman, this can be very difficult to judge. Below, you will find a number of hidden defects that can be found in upright and grand pianos. Do keep your eyes open for these, when buying a piano. Especially if you are buying from a private individual!

  • oxidation of parts, such as strings
  • moth damage in the felt
  • small cracks in the soundboard
  • cracks in the pinblock, which lead to a reduced tuning stability, among others because the tuning pins are too loose
  • loose bridge pins
  • malfunctioning pedals
  • malfunctioning dampers
  • deep grooves in the hammers, because they have hit the strings so many times
  • hammers that are not properly aligned to the strings, causing additional wear
  • erroneous key dip, so that the touch of the keys is deeper or shallower than usual
  • irregular touch, so that some keys are heavier or lighter than others
All these things are checked and corrected by our own piano technicians in our own workshops. This means that an upright or grand piano from Pianospecialisten.nl is always restored to good technical condition, so that you will enjoy playing it for many years. That is why we always give a 5-year guarantee on every used acoustic instrument.