Everything You Need To Know About Investing In An Upright Piano.

Everything You Need To Know About Investing In An Upright Piano.

Upright pianos hold a significant place in both the family home and on the concert stage. But, a common question we’re asked is whether or not a piano is a worthwhile investment. Well, the answer is a resounding ‘yes’! Upright pianos offer an unprecedented quality for money, especially when you buy from Sydney’s best – Gospel Pianos!

From laid-back evenings in the living room with someone playing a beautiful melody to an evoking musical concert that swells every emotion you have, an upright piano is a powerful instrument to wield that allows you to translate a story in the precision and power of its keys. They are also the perfect beginner-friendly instrument where children and adults alike can dip their toes into the wonders of playing the piano and soon become immersed in the magic of its sound. As a life-long instrument that fits every stage of your musical journey, it’s an investment you can rely on for as long as you care and maintain it. 

So, if you’re interested in learning to play an instrument, a piano is the perfect place to start. Learn to express yourself through music, play with your heart, and ignite a flame of passion that will last a lifetime! Visit Gospel Pianos today to view our range of upright pianos. 

Things To Look For To Ensure You Make A Good Investment. 

Every piano is an individual personality that you will either connect with or not at all. This is why it’s important to play the piano before purchasing it. But, what things should you look for to ensure you make a quality investment? 

  1. A High-quality soundboard. The soundboard determines the piano’s sound and resonance, so it’s better to opt for the more high-quality option of solid wood rather than the alternative of foam board or other composite materials. 
  2. Choose a traditional finish. The luxury and beauty of a perfectly polished ebony upright piano is a timeless finish that is most associated with high value. So, if making a quality investment is important to you, a classic finish is the best way to go. 

How To Maintain Your Piano’s Value. 

The unfortunate truth is that everything you purchase eventually depreciates in value, but an upright piano is one that holds its value quite well! In fact, with the proper care, maintenance, and initial investment criteria (brand, composition, finish), your piano could appreciate over time as it shifts into a rare model of piano. 

So, how can you maintain your piano’s value and ensure your investment withstands the test of time? Let’s discuss: 

  1. Regular tunings. The general rule for tuning a piano is to do it once annually, but new piano strings stretch significantly during the first year, so it’s best to have it tuned twice during that time. Regular tunings are essential to ensure the piano’s responsiveness, pitch, and action are in tip-top condition. 
  2. Temperature-controlled storage. Keeping your piano in a temperature-controlled environment is essential to preserving its value. Sudden fluctuations in temperature can lead to swelling and warping of the wood and cause the piano to go out of tune faster. Storing in incompatible temperatures could also damage the instrument’s musical capabilities and overall appearance. It is advised to avoid direct sunlight and high humidity conditions. 
  3. Daily upkeep. As much as regularly playing the instrument ensures it remains healthy, so does keeping it clean. You should dust and wipe your piano daily and keep the keys clean. In addition, you should keep the keys covered when you are not playing to reduce dirt build-up and ensure your hands are clean before every playing session. Lastly, limit storing objects on top of the piano that can cause scratches and damage.

Buying an upright piano is a worthwhile investment if ever we’ve seen one, and we’ll ensure you find one that you will enjoy for years to come! So, if you want to purchase an upright piano but don’t know where to start, then visit Gospel Pianos today and let our professional and experienced staff lead you toward a high-quality investment!