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#261780 - 02/26/09 08:30 AM should I accept an old piano
suzukimom27 Offline
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Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 1
Loc: New York
Hi,

I have been offered a free piano. It is very old from the 1880s all the keys are in working order, it is very out of tune. the thing that concerns me is that there are a couple of keys that soudn as if they are playing two tones, or more than one note. will this be fixed just by getting it tuned?

I only want to accept this piano, because i think it will give me a bit more time to decide what type of piano I need to buy for my daughter who is 4 and has beenpalying for a year on an electric keyboard.

thanks

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#261781 - 02/26/09 08:35 AM Re: should I accept an old piano
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Registered: 10/13/07
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No, it is too old. Keep looking, especially since it is out of tune.
If it has been neglected for a long time, it might not ever be able to hold a tune. In general, when you consider an old piano, you would need to talk to a piano technician to really know whether the any problems can be fixed. They might not have parts for repairs. The strings may start breaking with tuning and with practice other problems will be revealed. Then how would you get rid of it? There are other newer old pianos often for free so I'd say keep looking. You want something that holds a tune and is a pleasure to play. Even a forty year old console should be better.

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#261782 - 02/26/09 08:52 AM Re: should I accept an old piano
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Here is an example, at least it plays, this may be too old but at least if it is in tune that is a start. example

Read these before accepting any free pianos. value guide on PW
FAQ How to test or inspect a used piano

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