Piano Purchasing and Buying Guide

Mar 23, 2018
Piano Buying Guide


Welcome to the Piano Purchasing and Buying Guide by Master’s Piano Shop. As experts in the field, we understand the importance of finding the perfect piano to suit your needs. Whether you are a beginner, an intermediate player, or a professional musician, our comprehensive guide will provide you with valuable insights and tips to make an informed buying decision.

Why Choose Master’s Piano Shop?

Master’s Piano Shop is a trusted name in the Arts & Entertainment - Music category. With years of experience in the industry, we have established ourselves as a reliable source for high-quality, well-maintained pianos. Our team consists of skilled technicians and experts who are passionate about helping you find the perfect instrument.

Key Considerations

1. Budget

Before beginning your piano-buying journey, determine a realistic budget. Pianos range in price, and having a clear budget will help you narrow down your options.

2. Type of Piano

Consider the type of piano that suits your needs. There are various types such as grand pianos, upright pianos, digital pianos, and hybrid pianos. Each type has its own advantages and characteristics, so understanding your requirements can aid in making a suitable choice.

3. Size and Space

Assess the space available in your home or studio before purchasing a piano. Grand pianos require more space, while upright pianos are more compact. Consider the size and layout of the room where you plan to place the piano.

4. Brand and Reputation

Research different piano brands and their reputation in the industry. Established brands often have a history of producing high-quality instruments. Look for trusted brands that fit within your budget.

5. Condition and Maintenance

If you are considering purchasing a used piano, it is important to carefully assess its condition. Inquire about its maintenance history and if it has undergone regular tuning and servicing. A well-maintained piano can offer excellent value.

Expert Tips for Piano Buying

1. Test the Sound

When trying out different pianos, pay attention to the sound quality. Play various notes and chords to gauge the instrument's tone and resonance. It's important to find a piano that produces a sound you find pleasing.

2. Playability and Comfort

Ensure that the piano keys are comfortable to play and respond well to touch. The action and feel of the keys can greatly impact the playing experience, so take your time to find a piano with which you feel connected.

3. Seek Professional Advice

Don't hesitate to seek guidance from professional piano technicians or instructors. They can provide valuable insights and recommend suitable options based on your skill level and musical goals.

4. Consider Long-Term Value

Investing in a piano is a long-term decision. Consider the resale value and potential for future upgrades or modifications. A piano with good long-term value can be seen as an investment.

Explore our Collection

Master’s Piano Shop offers a diverse selection of pianos from leading brands. Our collection includes grand pianos, upright pianos, digital pianos, and more. Visit our showroom in Racine or Rochester, MN to explore our range and find the perfect piano for your needs.


Choosing the right piano is a significant decision. With the help of our Piano Purchasing and Buying Guide, you can make an informed choice and find a instrument that brings you joy and inspiration. Trust Master’s Piano Shop for expert advice and a wide selection of high-quality pianos. Contact us today or visit our website to start your piano-buying journey.

Erin Watson
I appreciate the guide's consideration of the impact of a piano on family dynamics. It's a unique perspective.
Nov 8, 2023
Felix Geyer
Great guide! 🎹 Thanks for providing valuable insights and tips for piano buyers. 👍🏼
Oct 4, 2023
Yvonne Busbee
The guide's stress on the significance of a piano's touch and tone is very helpful.
Oct 3, 2023
Jeanette Quintus
I appreciate the guide's advice on considering the piano's role in long-term lifestyle plans.
Sep 18, 2023
Christine Labat
As a professional musician, I appreciate the detailed information provided in this guide.
Sep 14, 2023
Hazel North
I appreciate the guide's encouragement to seek professional advice when necessary. It's an important reminder.
Aug 9, 2023
Zac Hiser
The section on the importance of a soundboard in pianos was very enlightening. It's good to understand its role.
Jul 23, 2023
Joan McCarthy
Thank you for this informative guide!
Jun 30, 2023
Fadhl Rasheeq
Thank you for the valuable advice on researching and choosing the right piano for individual needs.
May 28, 2023
Jing Zhu
I'm impressed by the attention to detail and practical advice offered in this guide.
May 20, 2023
Ceree Eberly
I like the way this guide helps set realistic expectations for different budget levels.
May 9, 2023
Chanelle Wills
This guide has truly demystified the piano buying process for me. It feels much more manageable now.
Apr 17, 2023
Allie Benham
I'm impressed by the attention to detail in this guide. It covers everything one needs to know about purchasing a piano.
Mar 2, 2023
Sergi Perez
The guide has provided me with a valuable checklist to consider when buying a piano. It's going to be my go-to reference.
Feb 21, 2023
Katie Letourneau
This guide's coverage of piano insurance is very thorough and practical.
Dec 14, 2022
Mark Miller
I appreciate the guide's advice on finding a reliable piano mover. It's often an overlooked aspect.
Dec 12, 2022
Todd Burzynski
The section on piano warranties and guarantees is very comprehensive and informative.
Nov 15, 2022
Angela Carsten
The guide's suggestions for maintaining piano health and longevity are very important principles to keep in mind.
Nov 11, 2022
Tyler Safran
This guide has given me a better understanding of what to look for in a piano. Thank you!
Nov 2, 2022
Tim Yarbrough
Thank you for the well-researched and detailed information in this guide! I feel much more informed about buying a piano.
Sep 21, 2022
George Luke
I never knew there were so many things to consider when buying a piano. This guide is eye-opening!
Sep 1, 2022
Seymah Osoy
I'm excited to apply the knowledge gained from this guide to my piano purchase journey.
Jul 1, 2022
Nicole Orders
I found the section on different types of pianos very insightful.
Jun 29, 2022
Santino Ardizzi
The section on understanding warranties for pianos was very enlightening.
Apr 7, 2022
Alex Wilbanks
I appreciate the guide's comprehensive coverage of piano accessories. It really completes the buying process.
Apr 1, 2022
James Rosowsky
The section on piano brands offers good insights for making an informed decision.
Mar 22, 2022
James Bentley
I've always wanted to learn to play the piano, and this guide is giving me the confidence to start my search for the right one.
Mar 22, 2022
Eduardo Padilla
This guide's advice on how to maintain a piano is invaluable. It will help extend the life of the instrument.
Mar 11, 2022
Claudia Gold
This guide is a must-read for anyone considering buying a piano. It's a goldmine of useful tips!
Mar 7, 2022
Vanessa Andriaccio
Thank you for the comprehensive guide on the technical aspects of buying a piano. It's really helpful.
Jan 17, 2022
Lina Susanti
I especially appreciate the emphasis on trying out the piano before making a purchase. It makes a lot of sense.
Jan 3, 2022
Arvind Maharajan
The guide's comparison of new and used pianos helped me weigh my options more effectively.
Dec 29, 2021
Gregory Price
This guide has given me a lot of confidence in making my piano purchase. It's reassured me in many ways.
Nov 10, 2021
Max Elander
I appreciate the way this guide considers the important aspect of resale value for pianos.
Oct 30, 2021
Daniel Scheidegger
The guide's suggestions for assessing the acoustic properties of the room are very important considerations.
Oct 16, 2021
United Church
The information on different piano sizes and their impact on sound is very interesting.
Aug 15, 2021
Jack Whalen
I appreciate the guide's emphasis on finding the right piano teacher. It's a crucial part of the journey.
Jul 9, 2021
Pamela Blank
I found the guide's advice on piano tuning and maintenance to be very practical for keeping the instrument in top condition.
May 27, 2021
Bharath Sambachar
The guide's breakdown of the costs involved in buying a piano is very helpful for budgeting.
Apr 17, 2021
Verena Niemeier
I'm grateful for the practical advice on piano transportation and delivery.
Feb 15, 2021
Ana Cristina Mazzei Riquezes
The guide's support for seeking professional advice when buying a piano is really valuable.
Jan 27, 2021
Amanda Levine
As a piano enthusiast, I genuinely appreciate the effort put into creating this comprehensive guide!
Nov 24, 2020
Donna Richard
I never realized the importance of climate control for pianos until I read this guide. Very informative!
Nov 16, 2020
Michelle Tripp
I appreciate the thorough comparison of digital and acoustic pianos in this guide. It's helped me weigh my options.
Oct 7, 2020
Eric Moscicki
The section on understanding the impact of the piano's placement on its sound was very insightful.
Sep 30, 2020
Matt Moore
The guide's suggestions for finding a reputable piano dealer are really valuable.
Sep 28, 2020
Jerrica Oharra
I love how this guide caters to beginners, intermediate players, and professionals equally.
Sep 27, 2020
Jeff Abbath
This guide has given me a newfound confidence in my ability to make an informed piano purchase decision.
Aug 20, 2020
Jessica Limantoro
Navigating the world of piano brands and types can be overwhelming, but this guide has simplified it for me.
Aug 14, 2020
Cathy Anderson
The guide's inclusion of acoustic and digital pianos caters to a wide range of preferences.
Jul 22, 2020
Wayne Panton
This guide has given me much-needed clarity and direction in my piano purchase journey.
Jul 7, 2020
Roland Fulton
I never knew there were so many factors to consider when buying a piano. This guide has been eye-opening.
Jun 18, 2020
Matthew Cantieri
The advice on the significance of a piano's appearance is something I had not considered before.
Apr 28, 2020
Rommel Sison
The guide's emphasis on getting the right piano bench is something that's often overlooked but so important.
Apr 12, 2020
I've been considering buying a piano and this guide is really helpful.
Mar 22, 2020
Dariusz Ochocki
I'm glad I came across this guide before making a piano purchase! It's a real game-changer.
Feb 28, 2020
Pat Kelty
This guide has made me rethink my approach to piano buying. I'll definitely be more strategic about it now.
Feb 18, 2020
Brittany Delaney
I have a better understanding of the different levels of piano quality after reading this guide. It's invaluable.
Jan 30, 2020
Michael Campanaro
I truly appreciate the insight shared on the importance of conducting thorough research before buying a piano.
Jan 22, 2020
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I found the section on negotiating the price of a piano to be quite useful.
Jan 20, 2020
Jim Deluca
The guide's advice on calculating the total cost of piano ownership is very eye-opening.
Jan 15, 2020
Derek Oelmann
The insights into the piano's impact on the surrounding environment are thought-provoking.
Dec 30, 2019
Ed Colunga
This guide has cleared up so many questions I had about buying a piano. Thank you!
Dec 21, 2019
Sharon Henderson
This guide's financial advice for purchasing a piano is very practical. Budgeting is an important aspect.
Nov 26, 2019
Sherry Murray-Copeland
I found the guide's suggestions for testing a piano's durability to be very practical.
Nov 13, 2019
Jamie Duffin
I'm glad I stumbled upon this guide. It's made the daunting task of buying a piano seem a lot less intimidating.
Nov 11, 2019
Beatrice Martins
I appreciate the expertise shared in this guide. It's clear that a lot of knowledge went into creating it.
Sep 30, 2019
Peter Blundell
The guide's coverage of piano features and their significance is very thorough.
Sep 26, 2019
Heather Gullickson
The guide's wealth of information has eliminated a lot of uncertainty for me. I feel much better equipped to buy a piano.
Sep 7, 2019
Kyle Senescu
The section on piano maintenance tips is very practical and helpful.
Jun 27, 2019
Luke Barnes-Jones
The practical tips for maintaining a piano put into perspective the ongoing commitment involved.
Jun 25, 2019
Ramon D'Ulevart
The suggestions for assessing the space available for the piano are really helpful.
Jun 3, 2019
Dean Sinton
The suggestions for piano insurance provided in the guide are quite helpful.
May 29, 2019
Sagar Sontakke
I found the guide's emphasis on keeping an open mind when considering different piano options to be very encouraging.
May 2, 2019
Tony K
This guide has shown me that buying a piano doesn't have to be overwhelming. It can be an exciting journey!
Mar 31, 2019
The guide's advice on considering a used piano is something I hadn't thought about before. It's worth exploring.
Feb 16, 2019
Adam Savoie
I appreciate the guide's tips on where to place the piano in the home. It's an important consideration.
Feb 14, 2019
Kenty Blanc
I found the guide's practical advice on piano accessory selection to be very helpful.
Dec 22, 2018
James Stinton
I never realized the importance of humidity control for pianos until I read this guide. Very important to consider!
Dec 15, 2018
Todd Webb
The section on evaluating the sound and touch of a piano was very informative and practical.
Nov 4, 2018
Noah Hernandez
I appreciate the tips on where to buy a piano. It will definitely make my search easier.
Oct 11, 2018
Thilanka Silva
This guide has given me a much clearer perspective on what to look for when buying a piano. It's very reassuring!
Oct 5, 2018
Curtis Brunson
The cost-saving tips provided in this guide are very valuable.
Sep 27, 2018
The guide's emphasis on understanding a piano's care and upkeep is very important for long-term enjoyment of the instrument.
Sep 14, 2018
Christopher Holt
Thank you for shedding light on what to look for in a piano dealer. It's an often overlooked factor.
Aug 5, 2018
Palitha Sirimanne
I appreciate the guide's reminders to consider the size and layout of the room for placing the piano. It's often overlooked.
Jul 22, 2018
Eric Franklin
Informative guide! I'm impressed by the wealth of information it provides.
Jun 20, 2018
Bill Coghill
The guide's tips for transporting and installing the piano have truly helped me understand the practical considerations involved.
Jun 14, 2018
Jeroen Matthys
The guide's specific examples of piano brands and models make it easier to visualize the options available.
May 21, 2018
Art Ammermuller
Great article! I'm looking forward to applying these tips to my piano purchase.
May 10, 2018
Paula Feakes
Thank you for the guide's advice on creating the right environment for piano practice. It's often overlooked but crucial.
Apr 22, 2018