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Looking for a budget-conscience upright piano?

1. Just because a piano store can sell old, worn-out pianos, doesn’t mean they should.

2. Most times it’s in the store’s financial best interest to sell a worn-out old upright but not in your best musical interest.

Here at Steinway Piano Showroom, we care about your musical success. Many pianos other stores sell pianos that should be “retired” and not placed in a learning environment. Just because the keys work, make a sound or even look nice, does not make them a good instrument or a good purchase.


Consider the following from our FAQ page:

Question:

“Is acoustic always better than digital?”

Yes! • A HIGH QUALITY acoustic piano provides an experience that even a quality digital piano has difficulty reproducing. These are rarely found used on the market. They are purchase by those that play or are committed to playing the piano for a long time. If found, they are generally quite old and may not be the best value/option or if newer will not fall in the lower-end price range.

No! • An ENTRY LEVEL acoustic piano may have limited sound quality and limited action play-ability and at the very most be equal to buying a quality digital piano.

No! • A POOR QUALITY acoustic piano can be more of a detriment than a help and in most cases a worse choice than a quality digital piano.

1.) The feel and sound of a quality digital piano is above that of  older, poor quality pianos and many times equal to or above new entry level pianos.

2.) If budget/investment is a concern, poor quality pianos and lower entry level pianos usually require more tuning and upkeep.  This is a cost that many first time buyers may not understand nor desire to commit to.  Without this CONSTANT ATTENTION, a quality digital piano is a much better choice because it requires little to no maintenance.

3.) Quality digital pianos also provide the added benefit of using headphones.

4.) A quality digital piano is much different than a keyboard. Just because it has weighted keys does not mean it is quality. Quality digital pianos are not sold at big box stores and are reserved to be sold at piano stores by the manufacturer.


If you are looking for a piano around $2,000, most times a digital piano is a better option.

Here is an option we have in that price range:


 HP504

TOP TECHNOLOGIES, NO-COMPROMISE PERFORMANCE

With the HP504, Roland’s latest technologies bring superior piano performance to an attractive and affordable instrument for your home. The SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine has been enhanced with a Dynamic Harmonic feature for fortissimo playing, while the new PHA-4 Premium Keyboard with Escapement and Ivory Feel includes the latest touch-sensing technology to fully explore SuperNATURAL Piano’s rich tonal variations and natural dynamics. Individual Note Voicing lets you tailor the sound of each note to your taste, and you can now enjoy the unique sound field of an acoustic piano during your private practice sessions, thanks to the innovative Headphones 3D Ambience effect. And with Roland’s great iOS piano apps, it’s easy to use your favorite Apple mobile devices with the HP504 to enhance your learning and have more fun with the piano.

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