Posts made in March 2018

What Is Your Piano Worth?

Do you know the fair market value of your piano? You can find out a lot about the worth of your piano when you have it appraised. However, the appraised value of your piano is not definitive; it is based on the opinion of your appraiser. Some of the factors that piano appraisers use in their reports are market value, comparable sales of similar pianos, and the age of the instrument. Some of the most common reasons for getting an appraisal are for sales and to make insurance claims. In a report done by a professional piano appraiser, the following components of the piano are evaluated:

  • Hardware – Includes Cabinet and Finish
  • Keyboard – Hammers, Repetitions, Keyframe, Keybed
  • Soundboard
  • Strings
  • Pinblock
  • Dampers – Damper System
  • Structural Integrity
  • Serviceability

Appraisers of used pianos usually base their reports on several different factors to determine the fair market value: comparable sales, depreciation, and “idealized value” without the cost of restoration.  The idealized value is considered in used pianos and those that are not in good condition. It is the difference between the cost of a rebuilt piano and the cost to restore the un-rebuilt one to like-new condition.

Learn about professional services for restoring pianos in Richmond, VA, by Taylor Piano Restorations. We sell used and remanufactured pianos that include a number of different brands. Contact us for more information.

Tips for Designing a Perfect Piano Room

 

 

Whether you don’t wish to bother the neighbors, or you don’t want to disturb other family members, sometimes you need to keep the noise from your piano to a minimum. Here are some tips for designing the perfect music room.

Choosing a Location

If you have the luxury of choosing from a few possible locations for your music room, it’s important to consider the surrounding rooms. You want your music room to be as far away from bedrooms and other quiet spaces like the office as possible. If your neighbors share a wall with you or live close by, it is also good to consider that as well.

Create Barriers

You’ve probably noticed that noises sound louder in empty rooms. A great way to muffle the sound of your piano is to create sound barriers. A thick carpet beneath the piano can do a lot to lessen the sound.

Soundproofing

If you still have trouble muffling the sound of the piano, or you find the even the quieter sound is disturbing family members and neighbors, you can install soundproofing panels. These are available in a number of colors and styles.

Need Help Moving Your Piano?

Do you need help moving your piano into your new home or new music room? Call our piano movers in Richmond, VA today at (804) 276-4347.