Why Choose A Piano?
Piano's, in their prime, used to be a staple in nearly every home. There was a time where pianos were in high demand, and as such they were subjected to the same quality standards we see in popular instruments today. The right name brand and quality of craftsmanship can be a potentially recession-proof investment, as even in a tough time parents and families do their best to provide in terms of quality education, including education in music. In the worst of times, a quality piano will at least retain its original value, but it is almost always the case that higher end models' value increases with age if they are well maintained by you or the piano shop in Melbourne.
Choosing the Right Piano
The past decade has shown a dramatic increase in prices for the higher end pianos, especially in the case of the grand piano. They are regarded as the rarest and highest of quality in terms of both craftsmanship and sound, however, their size (around 9 feet in length) may not be the most ideal in terms of space. If you are looking to have something a little more modest, that will hold the same sort of value, the boudoir grand may be a more practical solution. At 5 to 7 feet long, the boudoir or parlour piano, has been the most popular to have in the average household over the past century. Like all investments, it is always best to consult a piano shop for further details rather than relying on the information that could be based on half-truths or a sales pitch from a desperate private seller.
Getting the Most Out Of Your Investment
In order to ensure that your piano ages well, it is important to treat it like any other investment you would make. It needs to be treated with care, regularly maintained, and if you are buying used, some restoration may be required and is also encouraged. Older pianos are made with solid wood rather than the more popular veneer of today's models, so restoration of an older piece could actually be more beneficial than buying or trying to restore something made in the last 50 years. Above all, and probably the most important, be sure the piano is played! Most instruments needs to be broken in, and the more they're played the better they sound, and the better they sound, the more valuable they become.