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HAILUN HG 161

$35,493 $24,662

HAILUN HG 178

5’10”

HAILUN HG 161

5’4″

$29,882 $20,928

$78,567 $55,480

PETROF Bora 159

5’2″

HAILUN HG 161

The Hailun 5-foot 4-inch HG-161 grand piano has a nicely balanced tone and very expressive dynamics. It is designed as a professional Grand piano with an amazingly big and rich sound for an instrument of its category. While intended for reduced floor space requirements of smaller studios or home, it is build with all of the features of the larger professional grand piano. The lines of the instrument are elegant by design. The HG-161 beautifies any home surroundings while its sturdy construction makes it the perfect small professional piano. Finishes: Ebony Polish, Mahogany Polish, Walnut Polish, Mahogany Satin.

  • All the beauty of a Baby Grand with the power and tone of a Parlor Grand
  • Great voice, sound like you would expect from a 6 foot instrument
  • Soundboard crafted from high quality spruce found in the Alps
  • Hornbeam action
  • Maple Rim and Hammer Rail – Hand notched bridges

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HAILUN HG 178

$53,505 $36,670

HAILUN HG 198

6’5″

HAILUN HG 178

5’10”

$35,493 $24,662

$82,795 $58,448

PETROF Breeze 173

5’6″

HAILUN HG 178

The 5 ft. 10 in. Hailun HG 178 Grand Piano has a rich tone. This piano is built with pride and attention to details. Its warm tones will please students, teachers and performers, and is ideal in a home or studio environment.

  • The perfect compromise between home and concert sizes
  • Beautifully balanced tone; Robust bass and singing treble
  • Soundboard crafted from high quality spruce found in the Alps
  • Hornbeam action
  • Maple Rim and Hammer Rail – Hand notched bridges

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HAILUN HG 198

$72,882 $49,588

HAILUN HG 218

7’2″

HAILUN HG 198

6’5″

$53,505 $36,670

$86,903 $61,336

PETROF STORM 194

6’3″

HAILUN HG 198

The 6’5″ Hailun HG 198 Grand Piano has a full and colorful tone. The powerful bass is well balanced with a clear and singing treble. Created by renowned Engineer Frank Emerson, with over 20 years combined experience in Research and Design for the Baldwin Piano and Organ Company and Mason and Hamlin Piano Company, the HG 198 is designed for artistic expression.

  • Great for homes and mid-size concert venues
  • Historically the most preferred grand piano size for homes
  • Uncompromising on performance – touch and tone for success; designed for nuanced and intimate performance
  • Soundboard crafted from high quality spruce found in the Alps
  • Hornbeam action
  • Maple Rim and Hammer Rail – Hand notched bridges

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HAILUN HG 218

$124,190 $87,500

PETROF PASAT 210

6’10”

HAILUN HG 218

7’2″

$72,882 $49,588

$86,903 $61,336

PETROF Storm 194

6’3″

HAILUN HG 218

The 7 ft. 2 in.Hailun HG-218 Semi Concert Grand attracts the attention of performers and listeners alike. Engineer Stephan Paulello designed its powerful yet delicate tonal range. Extremely responsive to the touch, the HG-218 is ideal for any level of performance. Its lines are elegant by design. The HG 218 beautifies any home surroundings while its sturdy construction makes it the ideal institutional, stage or studio grand piano. Hailun grand pianos come in ebony polish with Birdseye maple trim.

  • Concert and Recording studio grand piano
  • Offering the most expressive tone pallet and broadest sound spectrum to bring your music to life.
  • Soundboard crafted from high quality spruce found in the Alps
  • Hornbeam action
  • Maple Rim and Hammer Rail – Hand notched bridges

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Yamaha U1

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$4,000  Come in for a deal!

Yamaha has been an industry leader for several decades for both home and performance pianos. This instrument retails new for nearly $11,000. As this is not a new piano and I acquired it as a piece to restore to like new condition, I can offer it at this greatly reduced price.

Steinway & Sons model F (52″)

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$10,000  Come in for a Deal!

This gorgeous example of American craftsmanship has been fully restored. Hand crafted in 1889-90 when it probably sold for around $400. In this piano’s perfect condition I’ve seen values of nearly $18,000 accounting for inflation and the brand’s annual appreciation of 4%

Today a new 52″ Steinway upright sells for $35,800 in this satin ebony finish.

Free Piano

“There’s a free piano on Craigslist.com – I can find someone to help move it and have a free instrument!”

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Slow down a minute. If there were truly “Great Deals” for pianos on Craigslist, don’t you think I would be scooping them up since I’m in the trade? I admire the enthusiasm, especially since you having a piano can only help my business, but there are some very good reasons that piano is free or cheap.

Pianos are (almost) never free. I’m not counting tuning as an initial cost because that is standard maintenance.

Why is the current owner getting rid of the piano? Even if it’s simply to clear space, moving and/or down-sizing, the owner doesn’t value the piano for its usefulness. You don’t want to bring home something so large that you’re stuck having to dispose of. This doesn’t disqualify their piano from being an instrument you should value, but it is a consideration to keep in mind while looking.

Also, don’t discount a piano because it’s older. Some of my customers have 100+ year old instruments which have been well cared for and are in better playing condition than pianos built in the last 20 years.

Onto the potential piano pitfalls:

After 20+ years of use the action should be regulated. Because pianos are mostly wood, the rise and fall of humidity over extended periods of time cause numerous problems, even if the piano is not played. The wood around screws and flange pins expands and shrinks with moisture variation, the effect of this is that parts come loose and cause: sticking keys, clicking, miss-hitting hammers, and truncated dynamic spectrum. Many technicians stave off a full regulation during their routine tuning. Even so, there are screws that cannot be adjusted without removing the action from the piano.

Something you can check by opening the lid and inspecting the striking point of the hammer – are there lines etched in the felt? If there are, reshaping can often remedy the issue. Having lines like that means the notes won’t be as responsive or clear sounding. This is an example of worn hammers which could either be replaced or reshaped.

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Regulation and voicing(shaping) without new parts should cost you between $400-500. All labor and typically not an ‘in-home’ service. The action is removed for about a week of working time.

The keys are easy to visually inspect and make a decision on the cosmetics but it is important they function properly. The key height and distance they travel when pressed need to be uniform as well as stable in their pivoting motion. If the keys look like this, you’ll probably need work
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Work involving the keys ranges in price from around $400 to over $1,000 depending on what you need.

Barring stability and structural problems, you now have an instrument to play. Unless you find something exceptional, stability and structure repairs are too much of a investment for most searching for a ‘free’ piano (low estimates start @ $2,000 going up to $30,000).

How can you ensure you get a good deal? Hire a technician to inspect your prospect. Most of us can’t perform this service for free, but some will credit the inspection fee towards any repairs you’ll need. I always recommend setting aside a minimum of $900 for acquiring a used piano to at least get the instrument tuned and functioning. If you have some left over, great, but at least you aren’t sitting with a malfunctioning piano.

C.J.’s Pianos
Chris LaBarre
www.cjspianos.com
cjspianos@cjspianos.com