By Robert T. Furst


This Consumer Information Guide is designed to provide piano customers with an unbiased point of view into the construction of pianos. This information should be of help to identify the quality of a given piano and is intended to eliminate wild and exaggerated claims of quality and merit in others.


Within the limited confines of a single website it is impossible to pass on to you all of the piano knowledge that we should like you to possess. But if you absorb a good portion of the information presented here, you will be able to avoid inferior piano merchandise and service, and be in a position to know what you want and how much value you should receive for your hard-earned dollars. ~

There is clearly disparity in pianos, differences in proficiency and tone, but there is a very identifiable unifying thread which runs through all good pianos. That thread not only is a desire for excellence, it is also a sense of understanding and the impact of music in our lives. The evidence of this good and the enjoyment of a truly good piano is tangible. We welcome the opportunity to share it with you.


  Bob Furst
  Creator, Founder & Executive  Director
  National Piano Institute



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