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How much do used pianos sell for?

How much do used pianos sell for?

There is a misconception that a used piano loses all of its value over time. However, the huge market for secondhand pianos, whether that’s parents hoping to encourage their child to try a new hobby without breaking the bank or pianists seeking a low-cost way to...

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A guide to hiring a piano for your event in 2022

A guide to hiring a piano for your event in 2022

At Markson Pianos, we are often asked if we provide a piano event hire service and the answer is: ‘Yes!’ We have noticed a growing demand for grand, baby grand and upright pianos required on a short-term basis for use at a range of events – something we’re happy to...

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Best Steingraeber pianos

Best Steingraeber pianos

Since 1852, Steingraeber has produced pianos in very limited numbers from their factory in Bayreuth, Germany and as such, are seen as the piano world's best-kept secret. The exclusivity of Steingraeber has caught the eye of many artists and musicians throughout the...

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Best Petrof Pianos

Best Petrof Pianos

Founded in 1864, Petrof remains the largest producer of acoustic grand and upright pianos in Europe, trading across five continents and exporting to over 65 countries globally. Renowned for their warm, rich, rounded and romantic tone, each Petrof piano is solidly...

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Best Grotrian Steinweg pianos

Best Grotrian Steinweg pianos

Grotrian Steinweg was founded in Germany in 1858, and since that time, the company has become one of the most dominant names in the piano world. One of the founders, Wilhelm Grotrian, is quoted as saying to his sons, "Lads, build good pianos, and the rest will take...

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Is it illegal to sell a piano with ivory keys?

Is it illegal to sell a piano with ivory keys?

In 2017, the British Government announced their plans to ban the import, export and dealing of items containing elephant ivory in the UK. The ban is due to come into effect in early 2022 after being pushed back to fix technical details, but many musicians have been...

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How to quickly sell a piano

How to quickly sell a piano

Want to know how to sell a piano fast? Whether you are moving home, having a clear-out or wanting to upgrade, when it comes to quickly selling a piano, it can be challenging to know where to start. In this piece, we will be talking you through the steps to preparing...

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Which digital piano should I buy?

Which digital piano should I buy?

Are you wondering which digital piano to buy? Are you looking to understand which digital piano to buy? Whether you want to begin the process of learning to play the piano or would like to sharpen your playing after time away, a digital piano is a good place to start....

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Should I buy a Grand Piano?

Should I buy a Grand Piano?

Why buy a grand piano? Grand pianos are the most expensive pianos on the market, but they also offer the most refined  playing experience, sound quality and overall design. There is a reason why pianists buy a grand piano  as an investment, and in this article, we...

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Are second hand Petrof pianos any good?

Are second hand Petrof pianos any good?

Founded in 1864 by Czech piano maker Antonín Petrof, Petrof pianos have become a leading name in pianos in Europe and worldwide. Petrof is a company with a reputation that precedes itself, and when it comes to asking whether a second hand Petrof piano is worth...

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Are used Grotrian pianos worth it?

Are used Grotrian pianos worth it?

Wilhelm Grotrian once said to his sons, "Lads, build good pianos, and the rest will take care of itself", which is a phrase that has remained true for all used Grotrian pianos throughout the years. Grotrian pianos are backed by 180 years of family history, experience...

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What is the best way to sell a piano?

What is the best way to sell a piano?

Are you looking to sell a piano? You may have noticed your piano collecting dust for the last few years and have decided it's time to sell, but knowing where to start can be difficult. In this article, we will be explaining the key stages of preparing your piano for...

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