Friday, March 10, 2017

Used Pianos For Sale in NJ

3 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Used Piano
If it’s your first time buying a used piano, the most prominent question on your mind is how do you determine the value of a used piano? Most new entrants into the used piano market often ask this very question. They want to make sure they are getting a bargain and not paying too much for used pianos.

But that’s not the important question you should be asking, but to dispense with the curiosity, let’s look at how you should value a used piano. Today we at Rockaway Music will get into the three things you must check out before selecting a used piano for sale in NJ.

Determining the Price
Used Pianos For Sale in NJ 
There are many factors that affect the value of a used piano. The biggest factor of course is the condition of the instrument. When buying a new piano, the first thing you’ll notice is its condition. If there are a few keys missing, then the price takes a hit. If it’s in perfect condition with little or no exterior damage, then the price might be just right.

To determine the condition of a piano, look at:
  •          Condition of the keyboard: Make sure you check each key at low and loud volumes. Also, make sure you check the color of the keys. If they are yellow, then most likely the piano is old.
  •          Pedals: Do the pedals go limp or are they stiff? Can you see rust on them? There are many issues you should check out when it comes to pedals, so it’s better you get acquainted with each piano pedal first, before you can competently check it out.
  •          Leg Sturdiness: Wobbly legs are a hazard, and they have to be repaired which reduces the value of the piano.
Those are just the basics, but they should tell you pretty quickly if the piano is valued right. Now, let’s move on to the top 3 things you should know before buying a used piano.

1.      Why Is the Piano on Sale?
Most people never look into this, although it’s the most important fact when buying used pianos. If someone tells you they are selling because they need the money or the piano is taking up too much space, then that might be a sign of neglect.

2.      Where Has the Piano Been Living?
If a piano was in the basement or the attic, people manage to get them all the way up somehow, then that might be another sign it was neglected.

3.      How Many Times Has the Piano Been Tuned?
If the seller cannot provide a tuning schedule, that’s another sign of neglect. Also, if the piano was tuned by Joe down the street then you are looking at a reasonable case for neglect. 

We at Rockaway Music want you to find a piano that will make a wonderful addition to your home and that will function as a musical outlet for your family for years to come. To learn more about our used pianos for sale in NJ, please call us today at 973-984-8800. One of our piano experts will be happy to speak to you. 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Pianos For Sale in New Jersey

There is a serious temptation to use whatever piano you can lay your hands upon when your child wants to begin piano lessons. The reason given for such is that if the child sustains interest with that, then you can opt for the better but more expensive version. However, passion does not exist in a vacuum and has to be encouraged to be sustained. Failure to use the most suitable piano to begin piano lessons would suffice to kill the interest or at even minimize it. That is why piano teachers encourage parents and guardians to use a piano that is beautifully made and whose sound matches it’s aesthetic for their children’s or wards’ piano lessons. A child who becomes disinterested in spite of a great piano obviously has no definite interest and differs from a child whose interest waned because of the bad or substandard music produced by a piano. Moreover, pianos remain assets even if your child loses interest since they can be traded anytime. So if you’re considering getting one, there are plenty of pianos for sale in New Jersey at Rockaway Music.
Pianos For Sale in New Jersey 

The question then becomes, how can you get the piano whose sound and structure the fulfills standards of excellence? There are many platforms from which you can purchase pianos but it isn’t something you should do by yourself. We at Rockaway Music have dedicated over two decades to the specialized practice of selling fine pianos to many satisfied customers over our years of services. Because we care so much about our customers, we make set up appointments for each one as to insure individual attention by our staff. But before coming to us, we want to offer some tips on how to select a piano.

Intimate Yourself with the Available Options
There are different kinds of pianos out there and some are better than others in certain aspects. Expose yourself to these options, to various manufacturers and various options. Make note regarding the options and ask questions. This will help you know which brand suits your specific interests.

Play the Pianos
You should listen to the sound from the pianos and notice their difference. Some are mellow, soft, loud and brilliant. Regardless of the style of the pianos, their individual sounds are different. You should also consider the size in case you have limited area to place it.

Seek Expert Opinion
When you want to buy piano, it is advisable to take along with you, an experienced pianist. Remember not to buy from just anyone since you won’t be able to lodge complaints, get refund or consultation after purchase. At our store an experienced pianist will be able to recommend pianos suit your child’s musical needs and tastes while giving you tips on selection if you don’t happen to know much about pianos.

Inspection
This may be the most important step when it comes to purchasing even the highest quality piano. Inspect every part of the piano carefully. The parts to look out for are. The back, Soundboard, Treble and bass bridges, Plate, Strung back, Action, hammers, Keys, Pedals and Cabinets.

If you happen to be looking for pianos for sale in New Jersey, our experts at Rockaway Music can set you up with tips and with a piano that you’ll love to have in your home and to watch your child play. To learn more about us, please call 908-751-5351.