Do you have a piano that you no longer play Did you recently inherit an instrument from a relative, and you're not sure what to do with it You may benefit from having Alamo Music Center sell your piano. If you're thinking about working with Alamo Music Center for this purpose, here's what you should think about ahead of time:
Avoid the hassle of selling your piano by yourself, including the risk and expense of moving it. Instead, work with Alamo Music Center's brick-and-mortar locations for getting your instrument listed and in front of interested buyers. As you can see from our online listings, we sell used acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos. Our stores and showrooms offer additional assistance:
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Every acoustic piano, from older upright to brand new concert grand have certain parts in common. Knowing these can help you understand the instrument more fully, insuring proper selection when buying your used piano.
Cheap pianos are not hard to find, but a beautiful sounding piano at a great low price is a real treasure. We have the buying power and 40 plus years of reliable service. Manufacturers offer me their best products at the lowest prices
Unlike other piano stores, at Used Piano San Diego we don't employ sales people. Sales people work on commissions which you actually wind up paying and are directed to sell you the piano the store needs to sell. They are also under pressure to close the sale on your first visit.
For more than two decades, PianoMart has been the leading online resource for selling and buying pianos online. Our site is trusted by renowned dealers, professional musicians, private instructors, and amateur enthusiasts alike, and our inventory includes grand, baby grand, upright and digital pianos.
The PianoMart idea was born in 1996 by Joe Ross, a registered piano technician who envisioned a classified advertising platform for buying and selling pianos online. PianoMart.com launched in January 1997 and is the realization of that vision.
Place an ad with PianoMart and reach a discerning audience of potential buyers. Ad listings include a headline and description in addition to manufacturer and model specifications, as well as multiple photos and the option for a video link. It is 100% free to place an ad on PianoMart.com. We require a 3% referral fee only when your piano sells. You may choose to upgrade your ad to a Verified, Showcase or Featured Listing to reach more viewers and sell your piano more quickly.
Allegro Piano Service is entrusted with the care pianos in hundreds of homes, churches and concert venues throughout Northern San Diego and Southwest Riverside Counties. Brian Janey\\u2019s experience with acoustic pianos spans two decades. He enjoys caring for the family piano and ensuring it does not get in the way of anyone's desire to make music. He works on all makes and models - old and new - and is a great guy to consult with before you decide to buy or take in a piano that is being offered to you.
Private Sale: We will often purchase used pianos from private individuals, churches and schools. If you are trying to sell your used Steinway, Boston, or Essex piano, we would be most interested in considering a purchase from you! If you are trying to sell another brand, please let us know as we are always seeking quality used instruments that have been well-maintained over the years.
To get started, click the button below and complete the form and we will contact you with some options to help you sell your piano. *Note: We are only interested in purchasing a used Piano if it is located in the state of Texas.
Once the consignee and consignor have agreed to and signed the paperwork, we will make all the arrangements so that your piano is ready to sell. Our in-house piano movers and factory technicians prepare your piano for sale in our showroom, cleaning and tuning the piano so that it is at its best. By using in-house technicians, we provide a consistent standard as well as proper documentation to you and/or prospective buyers.
One of the biggest advantages to consigning your piano with us is that your piano will receive constant exposure to your target market: piano buyers. Throughout the year we have concerts, recitals, and sales events that bring thousands of piano enthusiasts to our showroom. These customers and prospective buyers will know your piano is backed by the Steinway Hall commitment to excellence.
We move pianos locally in Orange County, CA, Los Angeles, CA, Riverside, CA, Palm Desert, CA, San Diego, CA, and Nation Wide. We have over 50 years experience in the Piano Moving Industry and have built a reputable name for ourselves. Referrals are available upon request we have thousands of extremely satisfied clients, including piano dealers, piano tuners, piano teachers and piano refurbishers. We will travel thru all of Southern California to pick up and deliver your piano, and we offer short-term and long-term climate-controlled piano storage. We specialize in moving grand pianos, baby grand pianos, player grand piano, uprights, harpsichords, harps and organs of any size. We offer high quality, dependability, and service! Piano Moving & Piano Storage
We are the only Piano Storage Facility in Southern California with a regulated climate controlled environment which is necessary for your piano. We will never expose your cherished piano to harmful UV rays, weather, or bugs. We take every precaution to insure that your piano is safe and in a controlled environment similar to your home. Piano Moving & Piano Storage
I first became interested in piano tuning when I was in the U.S. Navy. I had taken a book, Piano Tuning and Allied Arts, out of the San Diego public library and after reading it, I just knew that this was what I would do for a living. Along with piano, I had been playing, and hence tuning guitars for years, and so was already familiar with the idea of tuning with interference beats, which is the core of piano tuning. After I got out of the Navy, my wife, Lin, and I moved to Wisconsin where I spent a year at a tuning program for the blind at Blackhawk Technical College in Beloit, although I myself am not blind. This was a full time program - 6 hours a day, five days a week. It covered tuning, repair, and rebuilding. From there we moved to Algonquin, IL, and started Fisher Piano Service. In 1986 we moved to our present home in Crystal Lake.
My tunings typically cost $120 - $145, depending on how badly out of tune a piano is, and take from an hour and half to two hours. I always tune to A-440 (standard pitch), with rare exceptions such as tuning to off-pitch pipe organs, etc. It is natural when shopping for services to compare prices, but one needs to be careful how price differences are interpreted. We've all heard the ol', \"You get what you pay for.\" Well, sometimes we do, and sometimes we don't! Unlike many other products or services, piano tuning doesn't have a lot of market control, and piano tuners can charge whatever they think is fair, or what they think they can get away with, depending on their perspective. Be careful how much credence you lend to your friends and neighbors statements as to how much their piano tuner charges. A tuner might combine the cost of tuning and repairs, and so what you are told was a $120 tuning was really a tuning and extra repairs added on to the cost. Always call tuners and ask them directly what they charge.
Any time you ask a tuner how much he charges, be sure to ask a couple of other important questions as well. Firstly, how much time does he spend tuning A tuner who tells you his typical tuning takes 45 minutes or an hour is not doing a complete tuning, but is most probably leaving the pitch of the piano wherever it is at, and is not tuning to A-440. If your piano has not been tuned for a long time, be sure to bring that up and ask how that will affect the price. You might get one price, but when the tuner arrives and finds your piano is half a note flat, the charge might either go up, or he might say it will need an extra tuning.
\"Un-tunable pianos\" - I often have customers tell me that their piano could not be tuned. These are usually old pianos that often can be tuned, although they may require more work. A truly un-tunable piano is relatively rare. Don't allow your piano to be \"condemned\" without a second opinion!
Repairs - I do major and minor repairs, bass bridge repair and replacement, tuning pin re-pinning, and regulation. I not only work on regular upright and grand pianos, but also on player pianos and square grands. Repair costs are based on $65 per hour, although many minor repairs are free.
Cleaning - I clean both upright and grand pianos, as well as advising customers on what cleaning they can do themselves. Cleaning a grand piano will typically take at least an hour, and in some cases take longer than two hours.
Buying a used piano can be even more tricky than buying a new piano. Besides the questions of brand, etc. that apply to new pianos, there is the unknown question of the piano's condition. Get any used piano you want to buy inspected by a tuner. Whether the piano is in a store or in someone's home, it's the best insurance you can get. For a usually small fee a tuner can tell you if there is anything wrong with the piano, how much it will cost to fix it, and can give you his opinion on the price as well. As a general rule, notes that don't work, the occasional broken string, pedals that don't work right, etc. are relatively easy and inexpensive to fix. It is often the things you don't even know to look for that are going to cost the big bucks - split bass bridges, loose tuning pins, slow action centers, etc. 59ce067264