Looking for a Piano? Don't know where to start?
At Gramercy Music, we are here to cater to your needs and give you tips on choosing the most appropriate piano for either your family or yourself.

Learning the piano can be a very rewarding experience, but before you do that, you are faced with the daunting task of picking the most suitable piano for yourself. Before you spend money on either a new or used piano, a little research and preparation is helpful because we want you to get good value for your money. At Gramercy Music, we are here to cater to your needs and give you tips on choosing the most appropriate piano for either your family or yourself.

Unless you are an experienced pianist or music teacher, we get that it is very hard to know what makes a good piano. Here, we clarify a few myths and provide you with some sensible advice to help you on your piano buying journey.

Every hour an instrument spends in the repair shop is an hour the player is unable to work towards his/her goals.

Gramercy Music is willing to spend time with you and provide you the education and advice you need. We aim to establish a long-term relationship with all our customers and let them leave our stores with
a peace of mind.

A new piano is usually more costly, but ultimately, you get what you pay for, and the amount you pay is usually well worth the decades of good music you can create on a reliable instrument. If you are a serious musician, and are keen on advancing your music career, we recommend you to get a new piano because it has better reliability, which will benefit you in the long run. When an older piano breaks down, the player suffers. Every hour an instrument spends in the repair shop is an hour the player is unable to work towards his/her goals. As a serious musician, you do not want to end up having to rent an inferior instrument until the older one is fixed, or in the worst case, not have a piano at all.

There is no doubt that everyone favors new instruments to old ones, but there is also no reason to turn down a good second hand piano. If your budget is tight and a new piano is not an option, we can show you a selection of second-hand pianos that have been well looked after and screened by our professional technicians. Our second-hand pianos are used lightly to moderately, and are less than 5 years old. Even though reliability and repair time is a serious consideration when deciding whether to buy a new or secondhand piano, Gramercy Music assures you that our second-hand pianos are of a good make, and properly handled by previous owners.

Buying a piano from a retailer or a private individual?

Buying an instrument from a retailer is the usually the better route for serious musicians of all levels. Retailers like us have a reputation to uphold every time we put up an instrument up for sale, so we will do our very best to serve you with nothing but good quality and trustworthy products. Alongside that, you will find that buying a piano from a retailer has many advantages.

Retailers offer services such as:
Pre-screening by our professional technicians to ensure that the piano is problem free.
 
Manufacturing warranty to protect you from paying the cost of repair for your piano.
 
Complimentary tuning
 
Trade-in policy that will give you a great value for your piano after a few years.
Buying a used piano from a private individual can also be beneficial because they are generally less expensive than a new piano on the market. But, the downside is that the private seller does not have to adhere to certain rules a retailer has to provide. When purchasing a piano privately, you will find that:
It is a waste of time because there is the hassle of going from home to home to find the best suitable piano.
 
There is no warranty, which will not give you an ease of mind.
 
Transportation is covered by you or inexperienced sellers, which may lead to higher costs or accidental damages.
 
There will be extra costs in future to repair and restore the piano depending on the quality that you bought it in.
 
The seller may not have a realistic understanding of the value and condition of his/her piano, and if you are a first time buyer, you may fall prey to buying a cheap piano at an expensive rate.
 
We have many new customers coming to us, telling us that they have made the mistake of buying a faulty secondhand piano from private sellers on Craigslist; therefore, these customers constantly have to get our technicians do repairs on it. More repairs = more unnecessary costs.
At Gramercy Music, we believe in an ethical and moral business, so we will earn your heart by being as genuine and true to you. If you plan on getting a second hand piano because you have a tight budget, we can also help you with that! We suggest that you come into one of our stores, or call one of our friendly representatives to assist you. Gramercy Music also adheres to the same rules with our selection of second-hand pianos so you should not have to worry about the drawbacks and hidden costs of purchasing a piano from a private seller.