What Piano Brands Should You Consider?

What Piano Brands Should You Consider?

When you’re in the market for a new piano, looking at all the different piano brands out on the marketplace can make it difficult at best. 

Like other products, if you purchase a high quality piano brand, you’ll know it’s made with care, meeting the high standards the brand name is known for. There are many manufacturers that have been around for decades, and still believe in doing things the old fashioned way. Many pianos were made lovingly by hand, with individual care put into every step of the process. 

For example, we sell high quality Bosendorfer used pianos. Bosendorfer continues to rank high on the quality scale, being one of the oldest and most prestigious manufacturers of acoustic pianos. They are known for their intricate hand-craftsmanship, and their inspiring, rich tonal quality. They don’t just produce a piano, they create a work of art. And they’ve been doing so since the early 1800s. What Piano Brands Should You Consider?

We also carry Steinway & Sons. Steinway & Sons have been manufacturing pianos since the mid 1800s. They are well known in the piano industry for creating some of the best pianos to own. When you walk into a home with a Steinway sitting in the middle, it instantly says quality. Steinway’s are also top of preferred pianos from the biggest musicians in the world. Because they are at the top of the preferred list, the pricing of a Steinway can scare some people away. They aren’t for the hobbyist, and instead, are preferred by people wanting high quality and to invest in a piano that will last a lifetime. 

Of course, there are many high quality manufacturers that are perfect for entry level too. Baldwin is one of the largest piano manufacturers in the US, having been founded in the mid 1800s in Cincinnati. While they are considered more affordable than Steinway’s, they are also known for their reliability and tonal quality. They have detailed craftsmanship and will increase in value if they are well cared for. 

Or how about Yamaha? This is probably one of the most recognized brands. They also top the affordability list. These precision-made pianos are crafted in Japan, and are some of the most widely used pianos in practice rooms and home studios. If you take up the piano and play in different places, chances are you will sit down at a Yamaha at some point in your career. 

These aren’t the only high-quality brands you should consider when you’re ready making a purchase. There are many piano brands that would be a perfect addition to your home. Have a question? The best way to see the difference is to stop by and take a look. We’d be happy to let you play several different brands and hear which would be the perfect choice for your home. 

How To Choose A Piano From So Many Brands

How To Choose A Piano From So Many Brands

Pramberger. Samick. Remington. Baldwin. Kimball. Steinway.

With so many pianos to choose from, how do you know if you are selecting the right brand?How To Choose A Piano From So Many Brands

Yes, searching through the Internet will lead you to the fact that there are a lot of choices when it comes to piano brands. Over the years, there have been thousands of piano companies making pianos. Even today you’ll find dozens as you make your way from store to store.

But what makes one better than the other? Should you consider purchasing a specific brand to gain a better quality sound, or to hold it’s retail value longer? Choosing a piano should be a personal decision, not one based solely on brand. Here’s why.

For the most part, people buy a piano for it’s playability. They choose to buy a piano to have their children take piano lessons and learn the art of music. Or they choose to learn to play the piano themselves, using it as a way to de-stress and play music for lifelong enjoyment.

Which means that any instrument that creates music and will hold up to the way you play has value.

Old or new, a piano is a musical instrument. And as long as it’s been well maintained, the brand is secondary when choosing a piano. If you’re happy, if you play, you’ve found the right musical instrument for you.

So what is the difference?

In almost anything you purchase, you know and understand the differences are based on the quality of the company.

Think Walmart versus Nordstom. The two instantly bring to mind two different types of businesses, two different types of services.

Or GM versus Mercedes. Again, you think of two different qualities of car. Both do the job of transporting you from one place to another, they just do so in entirely different ways.

The same holds true with pianos. Some brands were created simply as a way to get a basic piano into the marketplace. Others were developed to provide you with exquisite sound.

Can you hear the difference? There is a reason you’ll find Steinway’s in the best performance houses in the world.

But don’t let piano brands intimidate you. There are many quality pianos on the market today that will create years of lasting enjoyment. Stop by today and let us help you select the right piano brand for you.