Whether you're an experienced pianist or a novice, walking into a piano store and making a decision to purchase without the proper information can be intimidating. Most stores have dozens of instruments
for you to choose from. And, with the proliferation of 'look-alike' models, it is often hard to tell one from the othermuch less decide which is best.
Fortunately, it is not as hard as it looks. Whether you're buying for a child or for yourself, whether your budget is modest or unlimited, whether you're interested in a traditional piano or in one
of the versatile new digital/acoustic hybrids like the Yamaha Disklavier or Silent Series (MIDIPianos), the process is the same: Look. Listen. Compare.
To help you, we've outlined the seven key points you should consider.
For most people, tone is by far the most important attribute of a piano. The only way to judge it is to listen. Play, or have the salesperson play, the same short piece on every instrument you consider.
Combining superior materials, design and workmanship, Yamaha pianos are justly renowned for their brilliance, richness and purity of tone.
An unresponsive keyboard will frustrate beginners and accomplished pianists alike. Of all the instruments you try, you will find that Yamaha pianos are the most responsive to your touch. Our painstaking
design and precision engineering assure that the keys travel smoothly and quickly, allowing a full range of expression.
Talk to any piano technician. Ask about the tuning stability of the various brands you're considering. You will find that Yamaha pianos are exceptionala reflection of the quality materials and craftsmanship
that go into every step of manufacturing.
A piano is either a grand or an upright. The choice is a matter of space, taste and budget. In your home, a piano becomes a beautiful piece of furniture. Look at the luster and finish of the cabinet. Does
it invite touch? Is it smooth? Is the finish durable? Yamaha manufactures an exceptionally wide range of models and finishes, so you can choose an instrument that will remain as pleasing to your eye as
to your ear.
In the final analysis, is a given piano a good investment? Keep in mind that a good piano will last a lifetime. Value depends on how carefully you choose and care for your piano. For intrinsic value, however,
you will find that no piano surpasses a Yamaha. Ask around. You'll find that Yamaha has a superior reputation for quality and durability, and is one of the most respected names in professional music.
Ask your dealer how well the manufacturer is established and if they have a reputation for quality, integrity and commitment to excellence. What are the attitudes of music instructors, piano technicians
and professional musicians toward the piano and the manufacturer? You will discover that the Yamaha image exceeds your expectations.
You are about to invest in one of the most prestigious and enriching musical instruments in the world. You should be assured that your investment will enjoy a substantial longevity. Ask about the dealer's
service department, and any available service and support programs. Proven longevity and an unrivaled commitment to service and support make Yamaha pianos a confident long-term investment.