About Used Pianos
The right used piano can give you years of trouble-free music making. However, finding the right used piano can give you months of anxiety. “Cheap” pianos often have hidden problems that are costly to repair. …and some pianos – though advertised as “in good shape” by their uninformed owners – may be well past their “end of life” and, thus, simply unable to perform as needed. This does not mean you shouldn’t consider a used piano. It just means that you should carefully scrutinize every used piano you consider.
Need some advice? That is what we’re here for. Contact us and ask us for a free copy of our piano buyer’s guide. This short booklet (PDF) will guide you past the common pitfalls and around most of the common mistakes first-time buyers make when purchasing an instrument. Even if you don’t select a piano from Riverton Piano Company, we want to make sure your instrument inspires you.
Buying Used Pianos from Riverton Piano Company
Riverton Piano Company regularly stocks a diverse selection of used pianos. Each of our used pianos is inspected by technicians and certified to be in excellent working condition. We then include a bench, warranty and FULL TRADE guarantee with each of our used pianos. We sell so many pianos because we treat every client with the same dignity and respect – whether (s)he is purchasing a used upright or a fine Bosendorfer grand piano.
Scroll down for a partial online list of our used piano inventory.
Buying Used Pianos from Private Owners
In short, everybody says their piano is “in good shape.” Unfortunately, this is rarely true. The vast majority of used pianos are very old and have not had the necessary maintenance and tuning. These pianos are often sold "as is" or even given away by private owners via classified ads or internet sites. Before considering one of these instruments, you should contact us and let us connect you with a piano technician to evaluate the instrument you are about to purchase. The small fee (s)he will charge you will save you from a lifetime of frustration and expense. If the instrument you are considering requires more than just a tuning and minor adjustments, you should keep looking.
As a general rule, we never recommend pianos that are less than 40” tall (due to their age and sluggish action) or over 52” tall (due to their extreme age and repair cost).