If you don't know pianos, know a piano expert! Many people purchase a piano privately by only looking at the outside without knowing about the 12,000 parts that make up a piano, and end up purchasing a money pit. If the piano has not been tuned regularly, the piano may need several tunings to raise the pitch and still may not even hold tune. There are many other possible problems that can be very expensive to repair that only an expert would know to look for including problems with the soundboard, ribs, bridges, pin block, strings, action and more. Often the “$500 piano” ends up costing more than a new piano to put it in top condition and tune it to pitch.
The majority of our pianos have had a 48-point inspection and carry a warranty for parts and labor, not to mention a 100% ten year trade-up guarantee (see store for details). Trust Fresno Piano Gallery for your piano needs!