E.N.C.O.R.E. Reconditioned Used Pianos

It is our promise to you.

  • Evaluated carefully
  • No structural failures
  • Cleaned thoroughly
  • Optimized tone
  • Regulated Action
  • Ensured Value

Used Piano Buyer's Guide

Evaluated Carefully
No structural Failures

We're very picky

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. 

Used Piano Buyer's Guide

Cleaned thoroughly

Yuck! What is that?

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. 

Used Piano Buyer's Guide

optimized tone

Steinway Trained Technical Staff

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. 

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Regulate the action

Fine Adjustments Make a Big Difference

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.  

Used Piano Buyer's Guide

Ensure Value

10-year Full Value Upgrade Guarantee

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.

Used Piano Buyer's Guide



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E.N.C.O.R.E. used pianos

   When it comes to used and 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.



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Steinway & Sons ENCORE Reconditioned
2008 Figured Sapele M
5'7" Grand
$78,990 or finance from $1088/mo
Steinway & Sons ENCORE Reconditioned
1995 M Satin Ebony
5'7" Grand
$46,990 or finance from $648/mo
Boston ENCORE Reconditioned
2020 UP-126 Ebony Polish
50" Upright
$9,990 or finance from $138/mo
Essex ENCORE Reconditioned
EUP-123S School Cabinet 2020
49" Upright
$6,790 or finance from $94/mo
Petrof ENCORE Reconditioned
1998Breeze Chippendale Mahogany
5'6" Grand
$34,990 or finance from $482/mo
K. Kawai ENCORE Reconditioned
2011 RX2 Blak
5'10" Grand
$24,990 or finance from $345/mo
Baldwin ENCORE Reconditioned
1959 SD-6 Satin Ebony
9' Grand
$20,000 or finance from $276/mo
Samick ENCORE Reconditioned
1996 SG150 Polished Mahogany
5' Grand
$6,290 or finance from $87/mo
Young Chang ENCORE Reconditioned
1998 G157 Grand
5'2" Grand
$5,990 or finance from $83/mo
Yamaha ENCORE Reconditioned
2001 P-22 BAO
45" Upright
$3,990 or finance from $55/mo
Baldwin ENCORE Reconditioned
Console American Oak 1992
44" Upright
$3,790 or finance from $53/mo
Yamaha ENCORE Reconditioned
1990 Walnut P-22
45" Upright
$3,790 or finance from $53/mo
Baldwin ENCORE Reconditioned
1996 Queen Anne Cherry Model662
44" Upright
$2,490 or finance from $50/mo
Hardman ENCORE Reconditioned
44" Upright
$2,190 or finance from $50/mo
Baldwin ENCORE Reconditioned
1986 Cherry Model 2026
43" Upright
$1,990 or finance from $50/mo
Wurlitzer ENCORE Reconditioned
1992 2276 Queen Anne Cherry
44" Upright
$1,990 or finance from $50/mo

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What they never tell you about used pianos.

We want you to buy a great piano, even it if it is not from us. Do you know how to estimate a used piano's value so you don't pay a premium for the worst years of a piano's life? Or how long a piano usually lasts? What wears out on a piano? If you feel like you do not know enough about pianos to make an educated decision, download the USED PIANO BUYER'S GUIDE below. 

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East Syracuse NY 13057
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