Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1946103 - 08/20/12 12:20 PM Importance of age in buying Boston pianos < 20 years old
dave0142 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 08/20/12
Posts: 1
I am currently comparing used Boston GP-163 (5' 4") pianos. I settled on that model based upon having liked a new one that I can't afford, space constraints, as well as recommendations I've read. While I know it's important to try every instrument and have it inspected before purchase, I'm hoping for some generalizations regarding maintenance and longevity to help in screening which ones to consider.

The used Boston pianos I'm finding range between 5 and 15 years old. Most owners claim they have been lightly played, but regularly tuned. So here's the question - how much more longevity and reduced maintenance am I likely to have from a 5 year old Boston than a 15 year old one if the 15 year old one has hardly been played during the past 5-10 years? Is having it sit around for 5+ years with the lid closed and no one playing it (other than twice a year tunings) typically affect sound, maintenance needs and longevity of the instrument?

Thanks!

Top
(ads 568) Hailun Pianos

piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1946119 - 08/20/12 12:40 PM Re: Importance of age in buying Boston pianos < 20 years old [Re: dave0142]
Minnesota Marty Offline

Platinum Supporter until October 5 2014


Registered: 05/15/12
Posts: 6063
Loc: Rochester MN
Hi Dave - Welcome to Piano World!

There is really no generalization which can be applied as they must be considered individually. That would take a hands on inspection from a technician. At this point, the only information is that they are both Bostons of different ages. Asking prices are a major consideration. Standard depreciation schedules would apply.

The ultimate decision is your reaction to an individual piano. A 15 y/o Boston, in good condition, has lots of life left in it.
_________________________
Marty in Minnesota

It's much easier to bash a Steinway than it is to play one.

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World, Rickster 
What's Hot!!
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Download & Print Sheet Music Instantly
sheet music search
sheet music search

sheet music search
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
104 registered (3rd Ear, ado, AndreiN, Adam Coleman, ADWyatt, 30 invisible), 1202 Guests and 35 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
74223 Members
42 Forums
153538 Topics
2250062 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
New Topics - Multiple Forums
2014 Bradshaw and Buono Piano Competition
by hsheck
58 minutes 3 seconds ago
What is the strangest thing you have found inside a piano?
by That Tooner
Yesterday at 11:18 PM
Kawai vs Ritmuller
by cromax
Yesterday at 11:08 PM
Considering going into debt for a Steinway grand
by joonsang
Yesterday at 10:38 PM
Best Glue for Damper Pads
by JMichaelWilson
Yesterday at 10:07 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission