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This comprehensive volume contains valuable information for the consumer; following a technical but lucid description of the mechanics of a piano's action, it discusses all aspects of purchasing and maintaining an instrument. Numerous illustrations and charts enhance the text, which is clearly and directly written, and buying tips accompany the guides to purchasing both new and used instruments. But most valuable for a prospective buyer are the numerical ratings of virtually all models of pianos currently available, both foreign and domestic, based on the experiences of technicians around the country. An excellent source book. Susan Kagan, Hunter Coll., CUNY
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Good Book. Great gift. Useful information for piano owners and buyers. Great value for money.Published 4 months ago by Lorelei Fernandes
I purchased this book based on the glowing reviews on Amazon as well as on other piano related sites. Read morePublished on July 16 2004
After a hiatus of almost 20 years, I decided that the time was right to buy a piano for myself and my young son. Read morePublished on Dec 19 2003 by C. M. Cha
I agree with everything said above about how useful this book is--it was my bible when I bought my piano. Read morePublished on Nov. 8 2003
I own a music store and have used this book a lot when researching piano brands as well as what to look for in a used piano. Read morePublished on July 5 2003
After studying the piano market for the past six years, I have found it continuosly changing and evolving. Read morePublished on June 28 2003
This book has everything you need to know about how to buy and maintain a piano plus a lot of entertaining information about piano industry and piano mechanics.Published on April 25 2003 by Slava K.