Premium Player Piano:  Disklavier vs. Spirio

Premium Player Piano: Disklavier vs. Spirio

When it comes to player piano systems – especially on the higher-end where there are really only two choices – Yamaha’s Disklavier Enspire Pro (also available on Bösendorfer Pianos) and Steinway’s Spirio system (only available on select Steinway pianos), piano...
The Truth About Piano Scams

The Truth About Piano Scams

Those of us who play the piano know the joy it brings. We love pianos, but we may not always have the budget for the instrument of our dreams.  We WANT that feeling of satisfaction and joy we get when we play a truly excellent instrument and we so want to believe in...
Do Pianos Get Better with Age?

Do Pianos Get Better with Age?

Well, they don’t age like wine… but – now that I think about it – that may be a good analogy.  To correctly age wine, you need to keep it between 50 and 60 degrees and at about 60 percent humidity. You need to store it on its side. You need to keep the bottles...
The Truth About Boston and Essex Pianos

The Truth About Boston and Essex Pianos

As one of the most – if not the most – expensive pianos made in America today (with uprights starting over $50,000 and baby grands starting at $87,000), Steinway & Sons pianos are simply not accessible to a majority of piano buyers.  Making matters worse for...
The Truth About Shopping By Price

The Truth About Shopping By Price

You’re not alone.  Who doesn’t want a great price on the piano of their dreams?  …but – what some folks forget – is that “best piano” and “best price” might mean different things to different people.  The first step in finding a piano is establishing exactly what...