BACK TO SCHOOL SALE: YAMAHA U3H is $110p/m; YAMAHA U1M is $110p/m; KAWAI Bs-1a is $110p/m

Recently a lot of people are coming to our store and ask advice, which piano to buy and how to choose piano.

At Balmain Piano Service,we believe:it is not very simple.In this days you can find a lot of advertisement on ebay and gumtree and trading post.Let us try to divide them by groups:

Brand-new Yamaha – all entry level till middle of intermediary, made in Indonesia or China, carry fast manufacture.

Comment:good looking pianos-after 3-5 years of use, very hard tune and do any adjustment or regulation. Also at the beginning required many tunings. Quality is simple mediocre. Not keeping well re-sell value.

Pianos for top players are extremely good!!!

Brand-new Kawai- acknowledge, that some models like: ND-21, GL-10, K-300i made in Indonesia, also Kawai manufacture pianos by Parson Music, China.

By statement from KAWAI lawyer:

Kawai pianos, which is “made in Japan”-in principally manufactured in Japan.

Also they are admit, that ” all Kawai products which indicates made in Japan underwent its last substantial transformation in country claimed”.

2.Brand-new other brands upright pianos with fancy German name, 95% made in China or Indonesia. Comment: Pianos truly made in Germany cost simple fortune.

3.Second hand pianos YAMAHA or KAWAI made in JAPAN.

Comment: excellent value, reliable pianos, if piano caring pre-sale service.

At Balmain Piano Service, we are doing following jobs:

-Polishing cabinet, brasso and keys;                      

-Regulation and adjustment;                                              

-Action tight up;                                                 

-Tuning x 3 times.                                                               

All our pianos looks like new with beautiful well balance touch and sound.We are very confident  and providing for our pianos 10 years warranty.

Hoping this little info will help you to choose right piano for your family.

4.Old pianos divided: English made pianos between 1940-60’s –they are Ok in general. If you added up to the value of the purchase:delivery fee, tuning probably 2 -3 times, because piano has not been tuned in decades;some adjustments, approximate fee for repairs $800-$1000.In the end you will have  old looking piano, but play reasonably Ok.

Old American made pianos: Mostly very old and not money wise to do any invest (except Steinway).

Old German made pianos:  life expectancy long time is over (except Steinway and C.Bechstein)

Comment: In this case, we recommend better to buy good quality digital piano like:   ROLAND. THEY ARE THE LEADER IN DIGITAL SYSTEM.

ROLAND PIANOS will serve purpose of practice and enjoyment, you will have a lot of fun with digital piano voices.



Our love affair with pianos began over 40 years ago, when we were very young. Arriving in Australia with our engineering background ignited our passion for the instrument, the music, the history, traditions, craftsmanship and the design, which has allowed us to become one of the top piano specialist, servicing in all areas. We can offer our customers utmost quality of technical services ranging from beautiful tuning to complete rebuilding and restoration.

We are confident that you will play & enjoy hours of trouble free piano. We happy to invite you to come into our showroom, when you decided which piano most suits you.  We take great pride in our work and craftsmanship as we treat our business as a lifetime investment.

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