What To Look For In A Piano Warranty

What To Look For In A Piano Warranty

You’re ready to buy. You’ve found the perfect piano for what you need. It all comes down to signing on the dotted line.

Are there still things to consider?

What To Look For In A Piano Warranty

Like all big purchases, before you commit to buying, take a look at the warranty first. Think of a warranty as your insurance policy. You hope you’ll never need it, but you’ll be thankful you have it in the event you do.

Piano warranties aren’t just for new pianos; if you buy from a reputable piano dealer, used pianos will also come with its own guarantees.

What should you look for?

Optimal performance of your piano should be ensured. Warranties should include protection against possible defect in workmanship and materials. It should also ensure a minimum full warranty on all parts and labor. If any defect is found after delivery, within a reasonable amount of time, repair and replacement of parts will be made.

In most cases, a few conditions must be met:

  • The owner must present both the warranty and the original bill of sale
  • The owner must allow a representative to inspect and verify the defect

This does not include things like:

  • Normal regulation, tuning and voicing
  • Any damages caused by abuse, neglect, modification or accident
  • Warping of cabinet parts and sticky keys caused from excessive moisture
  • Normal wear and tear
  • Any piano which the serial number or model number has been altered or removed

The owner must keep both the warranty and bill of sale to validate warranty coverage. And throughout a piano’s life, it should be:

  • Properly maintained. Regulation check ups should occur with a trained tuner/technician. Be sure to keep receipts to validate.
  • Properly cared for and properly placed

What questions do you have about a piano warranty?