You don't have to settle for an old, unchecked used piano off the Internet or whatever happens to be in someone's basement or garage. Shop for your next piano with confidence at Artist Pianos: our quality, reputation, and service come with every new and used piano we sell and our priority is helping you find a piano that will inspire you and help you become the best pianist you can be. Have a look around. Our site is loaded with information to help you make an educated decision. We look forward to helping you get a piano that will inspire you for many years!
“Jo Beth and her team are committed to the level of service and quality demanded from those who represent the finest pianos in the world.”
Todd Sanders, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for STEINWAY & SONS.
Check with your bank or credit union, but often our special rate and long term options can provide you with a very low monthly payment, with no penalty for paying off your piano loan early.
Same As Cash financing combines the flexibility of a low monthly payment with the option to pay no interest, so long as the loan balance is paid within 365 days. This is a great option is you are confident you can pay off your loan within one year.
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When it comes to pre-owned pianos, our primary focus is not on the cabinets, keys, strings, or any of their parts and components: our focus is on the player. We never want to sell a piano that will in any way prevent a student from being successful in learning how to play. That is why we developed the ENCORE process. It is our promise to you that your pre-owned piano from ARTIST PIANOS was was thoroughly EVALUATED and NO STRUCTURAL FAILURES have been found and any minor issues have been fully remedied. It has been rigorously CLEANED and polished. Our Steinway-trained technicians have OPTIMIZED its tone through tuning and voicing and the action was REGULATED for an even, responsive touch. Finally, we ENSURE THE VALUE of your purchase with an exclusive 10-year trade-value guarantee.
Finding really good used pianos is a full time job and there are far more bad pianos out there than there are good ones. We disqualify pianos that show structural failures in major components like the soundboard, bridges and pin-block. Yes, sometimes pianos can still perform with slight failures like this, but the risk of total loss is much higher. We would never buy a piano that is already failing, so we certainly will not sell one to you.
You would be surprised (and probably a little grossed out) by some of the things found in used pianos. Dust, coins, toys, and pencils are of no great consequence, but mites, rodents, moths, and the things they leave behind certainly are! We know what to look out for and refuse pianos that have been exposed to more unseemly elements. We start with carefully selected, well cared for pianos. Then we blow the dust out from under the strings and out of the felts with a pressure hose; we vacuum under the action, disinfect the keys, and polish the cabinet, all to make sure you receive a very clean piano in your home.
Our technical staff take pride in their work and want to make sure every piano that comes through Artist Pianos is playing its very best. As a piano is played, the hammers take on grooves where they impact the strings. Our techs reshape and smooth the hammers so that all the notes sing with with an even, beautiful tone. The pianos are tuned, of course, and small tonal adjustments like string spacing and seating the strings on the bridges are completed as needed.
Action regulation is a realignment and recalibrating of all the fine moving parts in the keyboard mechanism. It is time consuming, but when an action is in proper alignment, all the keys respond properly and evenly. Notes do not double-strike or skip; they play the way the pianist intends. This is essential for accurately reproducing proper technique and we make sure every ENCORE RECONDITIONED PIANO is ready to help students succeed or advanced players remain inspired.
Because we only sell top-quality used pianos that have gone through the ENCORE process, we feel confident that our pre-owned pianos will continue to serve for many years. That is why we back every ENCORE piano with a 10-Year Full Value Upgrade Guarantee which simply states: If within 10 years of purchasing your ENCORE used piano you decide to upgrade to a piano that is priced at least twice the price of your first piano, we will give you a trade-in credit equal to 100% OF YOUR FIRST PIANO'S PURCHASE PRICE. In other words, your ENCORE piano will not depreciate as a trade-in for 10 years.
Artist Pianos is proud to have earned the exclusive designation of Authorized Steinway Dealer. Only though hard work and unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction does a dealership demonstrate they are ready to represent the finest pianos in the world and the STEINWAY & SONS brand. From the family room to the classroom to the concert stage, Artist Pianos serves every facet of the piano community in upstate New York with the professionalism you can expect from an Authorized Steinway Dealer.
Ask an area Piano Teacher, Piano Technician, School Music Director, College Music Faculty, Concert Venue Director, or one of our many thousands of past customers about Artist Pianos and you will likely find that Artist Pianos is well known and well regarded. Piano Teachers know they can refer students to us with confidence, because we only sell quality instruments and long after a purchase is made, we are there to offer service, support and guidance.
Each year, our staff members host student piano recitals for area teachers, support and participate in fundraisers, and host meetings with area Music Teacher Organizations and the Piano Technicians Guild. We take an active interest in the local music community. Have you seen a piano concert lately? If so, it is likely that you've seen our pianos. Year after year, we provide world-class instruments to area venues and music festivals so artists from near and far can inspire our local music community and enrich our local culture. We have been fortunate to earn your business and gladly pay it forward into the music community.
Our lead staff members are industry professionals with a minimum of 20 years experience each! Their extensive backgrounds in consultation, education and technical service provide our clients with unique perspectives that go far beyond a piano's age and price and really match the right piano to each client's lifestyle and goals. Our concert-services technicians serve some of the most prestigious area concert venues and schools, so not only do they know how to maintain pianos under the most rigorous use, they are able to select and recondition the very best used pianos to offer our customers.
As your needs change, Artist Pianos makes it easy to upgrade. New and used acoustic pianos receive a 10-year guarantee to apply the full purchase price of your first piano toward a second piano that is at least double the first piano's price. Our digital pianos have the same protection for 3 years. Your investment is protected at Artist Pianos and because we are the area's authorized STEINWAY & SONS dealer, you can upgrade to the finest pianos available in every price range.
The Steinway Promise is a unique document from STEINWAY & SONS that assures the value of your Boston or Essex piano. The promise is: If at any time within ten years of the date of this certificate you decide to trade your Steinway designed Boston or Essex piano for a new Steinway & Sons grand piano, you will receive an allowance equal to the full purchase price of your trade in piano. No other manufacturer provides such a guarantee of value.