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An amazing resource and incredible amount of information. Anyone in the market for a piano must read this cover to cover, and anyone who plays the piano ought to read it too, even if not planning to buy. As a classically trained pianist, I'm now shocked and embarrassed about how little I'd previously known about how my instrument actually works. Thankfully, now I know! It will help my playing, enable me to speak intelligently with my technician, and increase my overall appreciation of this incre...more
May 04, 2010 Tig rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition Recommends it for: anyone who is thinking of purchasing a piano
Recommended to Tig by: CJ
An excellent resource for someone who wants to be an educated piano buyer. Helps to make sense out of the myriad of new and used pianos that are out there, gives a lot of history about the piano, traces who made what and when, how much a piano is worth, how to figure out when and where it was made, what to look for in a quality instrument, how to avoid lemons, whether a piano is worth paying a technician to rebuild it, etc.
Saved us from inevitable disaster when buying our first piano. We were drawn to the "$100 takes it out of our basement!" models when shopping, but this steered us in the proper direction. Invaluable resource, and seems to be the only of its kind.