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The Piano Pricer: A Short Guide to Buying, Owning, and Selling

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The Piano Pricer: A Short Guide to Buying, Owning, and Selling

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Jan 20, 2012
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9781603320771
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The public is ultimately left in the dark when it comes to understanding how much a piano REALLY costs.

If You're Wondering....
How Much You Should Expect To Pay?
How To Get The Best Possible Price On A Piano?
How To Avoid Buying "Junk"?
Common Scams In The Piano Industry?
Whether To Buy New Or Used?
Whether To Buy Digital Or Acoustic?
Whether Or Not You Should Shop With Your Local Dealer?
How To Get The Best Value For Your Money On A Piano Purchase?

Then This Is The Piano Buying Guide That You've Been Waiting For. I personally spent over 15 years of my life in the piano sales business. Now that I've left the business for good, I've decided to spill the beans and let the public know exactly what's going on in the piano world.

Editora:
Lançado em:
Jan 20, 2012
ISBN:
9781603320771
Formato:
Livro

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The Piano: A Short Guide to Buying, Owning, and Selling

Equity Press

Compiled By Brooke Winger

The Piano: A Short Guide to Buying, Owning, and Selling

ISBN: 978-1-60332-077-1

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Edited By: Brooke Winger

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Table of Contents

About Pianos

Early Origins

The Pianoforte

The Romantic Period

The Middle Class Piano

The Roaring Twenties

Threats to the Popularity of the Piano

The Parts of a Piano

Keys and Action

Strings

Tuning Pins and Pin Block

Dampers

Duplex Bar

Bridge

Soundboard

Plate

Case

Types of Pianos

Grand Pianos

Upright Pianos

Digital Pianos

Buying a Piano

Choosing a Piano Budget

Buying From a Piano Dealer

Buying From an Individual

Buying on the Internet

Buying a Used Piano

Major Piano Brands

Bosendorfer

Baldwin Pianos

Steinway Pianos

Mason & Hamlin Pianos

Schimmel Pianos

Caring for a Piano

Care by Technician

Tuning

Voicing

Regulation

Restoration and Rebuilding

Care by Owner

Humidity Control

Appearance

Moving a Piano

Selling a Piano

Selling a Piano Through a Private Sale

Selling a Piano to a Dealership

Pricing a Used Piano

Presenting a Piano for Sale

About Pianos

The History of the Piano

Early Origins

The earliest roots of the modern day piano are found in the clavichord and harpsichord, both of which are stringed instruments that resemble a piano in basic shape. The difference between the modern piano and its early predecessors, however, lies in the mechanism used to produce sound from the strings deep within the instrument. Both clavichords and harpsichords rely on a plucking mechanism, where the string is plucked by a small metal hook to cause a vibration, and hence produce

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