Competitor’s Price: $39,598
In Store price: The best deals are in the showroom, I am unable to advertise the sale price as a standard practice of the piano sale industry.
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.
This particular model has been sweeping awards in competitions since 2012! This past year it was granted the LEGACY AWARD to make room for other competitors in the future – It is just too good for the competition!
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.
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.
Since my last blog post on How Long Do Pianos Last? I’ve realized that I need to provide an avenue for dealing with worn out instruments.
Any piano moving company should be able to handle removing your relic, locally I recommend B&N Pianos, Mt. Everest Moving Company, or Duffy.
Here are some images for other ways to manage your old piano:
Many are often surprised to learn that pianos simply do not last for an eternity. The useful life expectancy of a well made piano is 30-50 years before needing a quality reconditioning or even complete rebuilding. Unlike violins, which have a total tension between 50-70lbs for all strings, a piano holds over 18 tons on the instrument. That level of stress crushes wood fibers over time. Humidity swings work to undo glue joints over the life of an instrument – other instruments can be re-glued for a quality fix, the strain on a piano is too much for such a repair in many cases. Action parts and Hammers wear out and need replacing to function as new.
These are repairs I love making. I also love taking an instrument from barely working and remaking it into a lovely, performing instrument. This often keeps me busy throughout the summers when my customers are away on vacation- since they wouldn’t have missed their piano during their trip.
On the other hand, some pianos are simply not worth the cost of restoring. Many pianos, spinets and small uprights in particular, were sold as entry level instruments in the 50s-70s. I cannot, in good conscience, recommend extensive work to instruments such as these. Some of them sold for as little as $400, to invest over $2,000 for it to work better and still not be “New,” this should only be a value to those instruments with great sentimental value. Even so, I’d recommend getting a photo of your loved one at the piano hung on the wall over a new instrument. They would most likely want you to make beautiful music on a good piano rather than struggle and begin to get bitter about music because the piano doesn’t perform well.