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Three Reasons for an Inspection

If you are buying a used piano you want to know what you are getting. Much like an automobile inspection prior to purchase, a piano inspection will reveal things that are not always obvious. The inside of a piano is where the key action lies. These moving parts are critical to the function of the piano keys. It is good to know the condition of these moving parts before making a final decision. Other parts of the piano are very important too and a casual look may not reveal potential issues that a piano might have. Inspections on new pianos would be a wise move as well.

If you are interested in restoring a piano an inspection would be the first important step. The cost and scope of a successful restoration depends on knowing the current state of the piano before an accurate estimate can be made. An inspection will also provide an excellent reference when planning the restoration.

You want to know what condition your piano is in. Perhaps you inherited it and would like to know about it. Especially if you have never had a piano.

Berg Piano Inspection Form

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Things to look for before ordering an inspection

  • Rusty strings - a lot of rust means a lot of problems
  • Keys that do not work - something is usually broken or stuck - not good
  • Finish has a lot of damage - piano was abused
  • Notes keep ringing after playing - damper system has problems
  • Woody buzz noise when playing notes - soundboard could be damaged
  • Foot pedals loose or not working - something is missing, broken or out of adjustment
  • Piano is over 30 years old - age means wear and deterioration. Think of a 30 year old car; old metal, rubber and cloth, worn engine, corrosion, wear.

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