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BLUEBOOK OF PIANOS

PIANO INFORMATION NETWORK



 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

In Advance
Buying a New Piano
What's in a Name
New Piano Considerations
Buying a Used Piano for What it It's Worth
What's The Difference in Pianos
Where to Look For a Used Piano
The Piano Shopper
Free New Piano Price Lists

CHAPTER 1: Your Piano

Grading Old Upright Pianos
Restored Vintage Upright Piano Examples
Grand Piano Price Comparisons
Online Piano Appraisals
How to Sell Your Piano
Moving Your Piano

CHAPTER 2: FYI Answers To FAQ as a Matter of Fact

Who Makes It Now and Where is it made
Standard Sizes of Steinway Grand Pianos
Steinway Specifications and Serial Numbers

Digital Pianos - FAQ and FYI
Consumer Tip Sheets and Rating Systems
More Answers to FAQ

CHAPTER 3: Piano Construction and Scale Design

Types and Sizes of Pianos
The Frame
The Action
The Hammers
The Strings

The Soundboard
The Pedals
The Cabinet

CHAPTER 4: Piano Tuning

Tuning Your Piano - In Tune Test
Voicing & Action Regulation
Where to find the Serial Number
Why is my piano so hard to play
Rebuilding and Reconditioning
Piano Parts and Supplies

Player Piano Parts and Advice

CHAPTER 5: Acoustic Piano prices

Victorian Era 1889 TO 1929
Depression to Modern Era 1930 -
1959

Original Prices of Grand Pianos 1984 - 2004
Vertical Piano Prices 2006 - Descending Order
100 Years of Steinway Models & Retail Prices

OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST

Evolution of the Piano
A Chronicle of the Piano In America
U.S. Piano Sales Statistics
Ages of Steinway Pianos
Piano Adoption Program
Glossary of Piano Terms


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