SmithPiano

Piano technical & musical services in New England for over 25 years.


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Piano inspection services

Helpful advice when you purchase or sell a piano.
Onsite inspection, with verbal report: $75
Onsite inspection, with fancy written report: $150

NOTE: inspection is similar to a 'home inspection', in that you will get a solid grasp of the techncial status of a piano, but you won't get a "Market Appraisal". Actual market value for any instrument is best gotten from a piano dealer or person who is actively selling pianos in your target market. Although the piano inspection information will provide you with excellent material for evaluating market value, it is a technical evaluation, not a market appraisal. With that understood, I still do try to provide a feel for market value based on my experience, and advice on the various upgrade paths you might follow with a given instrument.

THE PROCESS of INSPECTION

  1. Evaluate current status of the piano and its sub-systems.
  2. Consider various options for improving playability and tone.
  3. Weigh costs in terms of investment vs expense.
  4. Decide on the best strategy based on your needs and budget.