Piano Restoration Vs New Digital Piano
Many people have been gifted old upright pianos by family members or friends when they mention that they want to start playing, or have a child that is going to have lessons. While in theory this is a lovely gesture, it is not always practical. Old upright pianos are often in need of restoration, especially if they have not been played in a number of years.
The Restoration of an Old Piano
To get an old upright piano into good playable shape, the only real option is restoration. This option is usually quite pricey but it tends to vary from piano to piano as some are in a much better working order than others. If the piano is old and has not been played for upwards of five years then restoration costs are likely to set you back by hundreds of pounds. On top of that, all acoustic pianos need regular tuning which is yet another expense. It is worth noting that older pianos will need more regular tuning than newer acoustic pianos.
Alternatives to Expensive Piano Restoration
If taking on an old upright piano is going to be a burden, then you might wonder what your alternatives are. Your best option is to turn down the offer of an old upright piano (perhaps suggest donating it to a public piano charity instead), and opt for a brand new digital piano!
Digital pianos which are fully suitable for anyone learning to play the piano are available from Chase Direct starting at under £400. Models like the Chase P47 digital piano, or the Chase P-50 digital piano are perfect for beginners and both come in at under £400 – The Chase P47 starts at just £279.99! These electric pianos have fully weighed keys and feel exactly the same as a good acoustic piano to play. The best part about a digital piano is the fact that once you have paid for it, there are no additional costs!
For more information and to view the full range of digital pianos from Chase Direct, visit the website.