I'm a Baby Boomer having a midlife crisis - LOL.
Took lessons for 7 years as a kid & dragged my old upright thru several moves. 18 years ago we made a major move & had to leave my old piano behind. Then a few years later made a BIG mistake & dragged home a cheap piece of junk. After living with that dead monster in my living room for a couple of years, we ended up dismantling it in the dining room & dragging it's remains to the burn pile.
I am hankering for a used piano to fool around on - Xmas songs, oldies, etc. I am a bit limited in space & will need to do some major furniture moving to create a space for a piano. I don't want to repeat my mistake of the free/cheap piano again. So I've been surfing the net for places to shop locally.
I found a Kimball Consolette offered by a professional piano turner that has closed his retail store. Am hoping to go see it next week but I really need to go prepared with questions & what to look for - so will gladly accept any suggestions!
So far all I know is: it is a Kimball Consolette (forgot to ask the year), fully restored and refinished with a full 3 year warranty if in the service area (I think it will be, only about 40 miles), asking price of $650.
What exactly would a 'consolette' be? Closer to a spinet or a console in sound & action?
There is a retail store about 50 miles away that pictures two 60s Everetts, no prices & I haven't checked them out yet but could do that on the same day I go look at the Kimball.
Or should I instead start seriously looking at digitals?
Here is a pic of the Kimball: