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BLUEBOOK OF PIANOS

PIANO INFORMATION NETWORK ONLINE RESOURCE



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
Sizes of Grand Pianos
Sizes of Vertical Pianos

CHAPTER 1: Your Piano

Grading Old Upright Pianos
Vintage Piano Information Guidelines
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

Grades and Feature Differences
Who Makes It Now - Where
Digital Pianos - FAQ and FYI
Consumer Tip Sheets and Rating Systems
More Answers to FAQ

Grand Piano Guide to Steinway and Industry Standard Sizes

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
Rebuilding and Reconditioning
Piano Parts and Supplies
Player Piano Parts and Advice

CHAPTER 5: Acoustic Piano Pricelists

New Piano Price Lists
Market Segments of Pianos and Prices
The Consumer Information Guide - Grades and Ratings
Consumer Ratings of all 1991 Pianos and Prices

OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST

Evolution of the Piano
A Chronicle of the Piano In America
U.S. Piano Sales Statistics
Federal Trade Commission Investigates Price Fixing and Complaints
Ages of Steinway Pianos
Glossary of Piano Terms


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