PURCHASING A NEW PIANO?
There are several things to remember when purchasing either a new of a second-hand piano, and this is where David Cremer Piano Services can work in your favour. A simple phone call could point you in the right direction of reputable dealers, and salesmen that won’t stand over you as you try out the various pianos in their showroom. A buyer should never be pushed, or allow themselves to be pushed, to buying an instrument, as it is that very instrument that a buyer will have to attach themselves to for years to come. The touch, the sound, and yes, the look, are all important factors that must be considered. There are indeed many piano names to choose from, ranging from the more easily affordable pianos made in Korea, Indonesia, and China, to the mid-price range, made in Japan, to the more expensive Japanese and European-built instruments. This is why professional advice is important, and why the time to select the right instrument is of vital importance to the buyer.
PURCHASING A SECOND-HAND PIANO?
Buying a second-hand piano can indeed be a riskier task than buying a new one, but if budget is an important factor, then the second-hand piano market can indeed be somewhat more appealing. David Cremer Piano Services will certainly be able to guide a potential buyer in the right direction, carrying out a thorough inspection of the piano in question for a small fee. This can save the potential buyer very much financially in the long run. For example, a cracked iron frame, or cracked tuning block, will render a piano useful only for the local council tip. A cracked soundboard can be repaired, although this would be an expensive process as the strings would have to be removed in order to get access to the cracks, and subsequently new strings would have to be added to an ever-spiraling cost. These would be the two main reasons for not purchasing such an instrument, and there are indeed many more considerations. Once again, the piano in question is a purchase that must be carried out with much thought as it is a long-term investment as is a new instrument.
MOVING A PIANO?
Quite simply, whether you’re moving a piano into another room in the house, or moving a piano to a new address, you need to employ the services of a reputable professional piano removalist. Never, ever use a furniture removalist as experience has told me that they are generally clueless when it comes to moving pianos. David Cremer Piano Services use several professional piano movers, all of whom are 100% reliable, fully insured and guaranteed to take care of your beloved instrument.
GENERAL CARE OF YOUR PIANO
Aside from regularly having your piano tuned there are other things worth considering, regarding the maintenance your instrument at optimal quality. The casework of the piano is of high importance from a visual point of view, and it is essential that you never use commercial furniture polishes on your instrument. There are designated polishes available for both lacquered, high-gloss surfaces and French-polished finishes. These polishes are available through David Cremer Piano Services, and although not as cheap as the commercial products will maintain a high standard finish on the instrument’s casework.
It is essential for a piano to be kept in a room not subject to extremes of either dampness or dryness, but in some houses or apartments this ideal situation is not easy to achieve. A de-humidifier where dampness prevails or a humidifier where the room in question is particularly dry is an essential addition to your piano. These devices are not cheap, but they are certainly worth investing in if you value your piano. David Cremer Piano Services can supply a professionally made range of humidifiers and de-humidifiers.