In recent years, consumer-grade pianos have flooded the market. Available on the internet and in many “big box” retail stores, these manufacturers are building pianos with excellent cabinetry, but low-grade interior components. To entice customers to buy these “starter” instruments, consumer-grade builders purchase old and - in many cases – well-respected brand names from companies that are no longer in business for themselves. These original brand names are then “stenciled” onto starter-level instruments and marketed to price conscious consumers.
Though these pianos are not appropriate for lessons students or serious players, the right Grade 4 piano might work as a beginner instrument for the parsimonious shopper. Sifting through the myriad of familiar and unfamiliar names, however, is a tedious and time-consuming job. It should not be taken lightly.
As the area’s largest piano outlet, Gist Piano Center is able to obtain the very best values from the most respected names in the consumer-grade piano business. Every year, we select the brands that offer our clients the finest playing and sounding instruments at prices they won’t find anywhere else. Guaranteed.