PIANO disposal

If you’ve got an old piano, and you’re not sure what to do with it, give us a call.

IT MAY BE TIME TO DISPOSE OF IT

Pianos don’t live forever, and if you own, or have inherited a piano which is 50+ years, it may be time to dispose of it.  This is often a difficult decision, particularly if the piano has been with the family for many years.

It is tempting to resist disposing of a piano when it appears to be functioning properly, and as a result we normally recommend having the piano inspected before deciding between disposal or selling it privately.

However, in many cases where the pianos are at the end of their life span, even a piano that still makes sound likely cannot be returned to standard tuning (meaning it can’t be used to learn on), and there are often many mechanical deficiencies in the action.  So even though it may seem like someone can get some use out of it, it’s quite likely going to be more trouble than good for the new owner.

If the piano’s got to go, give us a call and we can help to arrange the disposal of your piano.  We can move it with as little as one weeks’ notice, at a competitive rate.

IT MIGHT BE A REBUILD, BUT WITH NO MARKET VALUE

There are times when a customer has a very high quality piano that is in need of so much repairing and restoring that the piano is technically worth nothing, but not appropriate to dispose of.  If you believe that you have a piano worth repairing, but you can’t take the piano, or don’t want to invest thousands into a repair, give us a call.

The easiest way to tell if the piano might be worth something is if you recognize the name.  Typically, any of the following pianos are worth at least considering a rebuild or repair of:

  • Baldwin
  • Kawai
  • Yamaha
  • Mason & Hamlin
  • Steinway
  • Heintzman
  • Knabe
  • Bechstein
  • Bosendorfer
  • Sauter
  • Grotrian-Steinweg (or just Grotrian)
  • Playel

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MERRIAM Pianos Locations

MERRIAM Pianos

(416) 639-2186
 
Hours 
 Monday 10:00 am–6:00 pm
 Tuesday 10:00 am–9:00 pm
 Wednesday 10:00 am–9:00 pm
 Thursday 10:00 am–9:00 pm
 Friday 10:00 am–6:00 pm
 Saturday 9:00 am–6:00 pm
 Sunday 11:00 am–5:00 pm

MERRIAM Pianos

(416) 639-2187
 
Hours
 Sunday 11:00 am–5:00 pm
 Monday Closed
 Tuesday 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
 Wednesday 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
 Thursday 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
 Friday 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
 Saturday 9:00 am–6:00 pm