The Piano Book: Buying and Owning a New or Used Piano

Overview

This bible of the piano marketplace is indispensable to buyers and owners of pianos, amateur and professional players alike. Hundreds of thousands of pianos are bought and sold each year, yet most people buy a piano with only the vaguest idea of what to look for as they make this major purchase. The Piano Book evaluates and compares every brand and style of piano sold in the United States. There is information on piano moving and storage, inspecting individual new and used pianos, the special market for ...

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Overview

This bible of the piano marketplace is indispensable to buyers and owners of pianos, amateur and professional players alike. Hundreds of thousands of pianos are bought and sold each year, yet most people buy a piano with only the vaguest idea of what to look for as they make this major purchase. The Piano Book evaluates and compares every brand and style of piano sold in the United States. There is information on piano moving and storage, inspecting individual new and used pianos, the special market for Steinways, and sales gimmicks to watch out for. An annual supplement, sold separately, lists current prices for more than 2,500 new piano models.

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Editorial Reviews

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“If there is to be a piano in your future, the single indispensable reference is The Piano Book by Larry Fine.”  —Noah Adams, host of NPR's All Things Considered

The Piano Book is a must-have resource, no matter what kind of music you play, or what kind of piano you own or intend to buy.”  —Robert Moog, inventor of the Moog Synthesizer

“It is a book that I never thought I would see in print and a book that will be of great service to the piano world.”  —Robert Silverman, former editor of The Piano Quarterly

“Clearly and directly written. . . . An excellent source book.”  —Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781929145010
  • Publisher: Brookside Press
  • Publication date: 11/15/2000
  • Edition description: 4TH
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 244
  • Sales rank: 268,308
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry Fine is a registered piano technician member of the Piano Technicians Guild and has been involved in the field of piano technology for over 20 years. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2009

    Everything you ever wanted to know about pianos but were afraid to ask

    Larry Fine is a piano tuner and has a wealth of information to share on the subject of pianos. But he does not just share his own opinions with the reader. He has gathered the opinions of many expert tuners to create a very useful and readable book. A great asset for anyone considering buying a piano, restoring a piano, or just knowing what's out there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2003

    Piano Book makes you differance from another piano shoppers

    Piano shopping, do it youself, isn't easy as you had ever thought, just went to piano shop and bought, and will be harder when you come across with wrong information, usually you will get when you met with dealer, man or woman who makes you more confuse and tries to sell you a piano. Piano Book will give you information and knowledge that necessaries to buy a piano which you won't get from anywhere and no one will give you except Piano Book. Don't just a think to buy a piano unless read it first this is only that I would like to say.

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