Read the below articles to get a full idea of
- Read my Comprehensive piano buyer’s guide which focuses mainly on Yamaha pianos including comparisons between new and used models.
- Read my Yamaha piano price guide for advice about how to get the best piano for your budget.
Some general comments about new vs used pianos
- You will ALWAYS get a higher quality model if you buy reconditioned instead of new
- A new piano for £3000-£4000 will likely be made in a cheap labour factory. For the same money you can buy a reconditioned professional quality piano that was made in a factory with highly-skilled, well-paid workers.
- New pianos drop in value very quickly. Reconditioned pianos hold their value extremely well
- New pianos rely on the mining of raw materials and chopping down trees. Reconditioned pianos have a very minimal impact on our planet.
- A reconditioned professional piano (such as the Yamaha U3) is built with a stronger frame than many smaller new pianos. The reconditioned piano is therefore likely to outlive many new pianos.