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SOURCE Piano Technicians Guild
KANSAS CITY, Kan., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It seems like a deal. The outside of the piano looks great. You can't wait to get it home and begin playing. Except when you do, all the notes won't play and it sounds horrible.
It's a scenario members of the Piano Technicians Guild (PTG) (www.ptg.org) are seeing more frequently. The reality is that "free" or "cheap" pianos can be incredibly expensive if the condition of the instrument will require complete rebuilding in order to be a playable instrument.
As part of their education mission, the PTG has extensive resources for piano consumers on their website including tips on buying used pianos. The single most important tip is to call a Registered Piano Technician (RPT) to look at a piano before you buy it. An investment of a service call before a purchase can keep you from buying and paying to moving a piano that won't be playable much less an instrument you can be proud to own. You can find an RPT by simply entering your zip code at www.ptg.org.
In the meantime, here are some tips to keep in mind
There's also good news. Despite the drawbacks and hidden costs of used pianos, you can still find a great instrument as long as you do your homework and let an RPT guide you through the purchase.
For more information contact Shawn Bruce at (913) 432-9975.
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