Instrument Buying and Selling
What is a good price to sell a wurtlitzer piano which needs tuning and is a bit worn from 70's?
October 17, 2011 10:34AM
Realistically, it is probably not worth much. It may cost more to have a piano like this moved than it is worth.
Asked in Piano
What is the price for tuning a Yamaha Piano?
Getting a Better Sound on Your Piano with Piano Tuning?
Do you own an old piano and it just sounds horrible? Do you own a baby grand piano, and every time a person plays the piano, it seems to screech out notes? Maybe you have simply wondered what is wrong with the piano. Some people even think they need to buy a new piano when the sound starts to worsen. The truth is the piano probably just needs a tune up. Pianos are instruments that require a lot of care. Only after a few months can the notes on a piano sound different than they originally sounded. This is because the piano is actually a stringed instrument. Many people do not realize a piano is a stringed instrument, and that the strings loosen due to the ordinary wear and tear of a piano. Because a piano is a stringed instrument, it requires regular maintenance from a person who is a professional at piano tuning. A person who tunes pianos can make any piano sound normal again. Piano tune ups are not expensive, and they are surely a lot cheaper than going out and paying thousands of dollars for a new piano! For the person who wants a piano to sound better at the lowest cost possible, getting a piano tune up is highly recommended. A piano tune up can actually save a piano too. If a piano is near its breaking point, such as it keeps losing keys or parts of it are chipped, a piano tune person can usually fix such parts of the piano. A piano tuner is usually well versed in the instrument of the piano and can fix any part of it that needs a bit of tender care. A piano tuner can also look at any problems one may notice on his or her piano and recommend a solution. If one needs a piano tune up and some problems fixed on a piano, then he or she should call up a piano tuner as soon as possible. Many music stores offer this great service at a very low price. Some piano tuners will even do the job for free, depending on where one bought the piano.
What is the general cost of piano tuning?
Depends on the quality of the technician and the years of experience like with any field. I know of one tech that charges $180 + for the tuning alone. Most technicians do not include pitch raises or repairs. Pitch raises take longer and have nothing to do with the actual tuning of the piano itself. The piano must be brought up or, lowered to, concert pitch before the actual tuning can take place. Repairs also have nothing to do with tuning. An average tuning takes about 1 to 1. 5 hours for most tuners. Answer The going price here in the Bangor area of Maine is about $100. The time it takes is at least 2 hours which includes minor adjustments, simple cleaning, and lubrication. There are added charges if there is a repair such as a broken string, replacement of saddle straps, or trimming of dampers that may be buzzing. One of the best piano reference resources is http://www.steinway.com/technical/tuning.shtml Answer Here in Los Angeles, I charge between $75 and $125 depending on how bad the piano is and how long it's been since it was tuned last. Please tune your piano at least once a year. Manufactures recommend twice a year. MasterTuner.com
Asked in Percussion Instruments, Piano
What should you price a Melodigrand 64 key piano for?
imho, the question is who in the world would buy one at all? digital keyboards are now high quality (weighted hammer key action and sound) andmoderate priced- especially if used; whereas who would buy a 64 key piano -think moving and tuning costs -versus, if you want a real piano, getting a similarly sized spinetfree from pianoadoption when theright one pops up(and pay for moving/tuning alone). why go through the trouble of a labor-pricey beginner piano first?