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Decent brands of piano? watch

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    And by this I mean ones that you can get second hand and they have aged well etc?

    I am thinking of getting another (Mum gifted mine away last August and I miss it lots!) but really unsure of what is good and isn't. I just had a little Bentley before. I don't like Yamaha's I feel as though they all sound and feel very similar within the U1 and U3 models so they are out.

    German pianos I do love but I want a piano more as a stepping stone to enjoy for a few years and then save up/buy a nicer one in a few years time which is when I may look at something like a Bechstein or Steinway.

    I've seen some Reid Sohns cheap but some people say steer clear others say they aren't too bad...

    Anyone got any particular advice? I'm looking for something late 1970's onwards.

    How much are you prepared to spend?

    (Original post by Da Bachtopus)
    How much are you prepared to spend?
    Exactly, what is your budget? German pianos are expensive because they have the best reputation overall from craftsmanship to the sound produced.
    You can still get a Broadwood 2nd hand that would do the job if you want a stepping stone piano but then be prepared to save up to at least £5k on a better piano (and I mean just for an upright - a mate paid £6k for a Rönisch).

    Medum-High range are:

    - Yamaha
    - Mason & Hamlin
    - Schimmel
    - Rönisch

    Top range are:
    • Steinway (the 'Daddy' and can cost up to and over £100k)
    • Bechstein
    • Bösendorfer
    • Bluthner
    • Fazioli
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