Should I Get An Old Piano? (and How to Get an Utilized Piano).

Getting a piano can be a daunting venture, as a piano can cost a significant amount of money. An ordinary piano can cost a minimum of $5,000 to buy in several circumstances. High-end designs could reach the five-digit price mark. You can think about financing for a piano, yet that would certainly increase its price eventually.

You can constantly purchase a used piano if you’re looking for a less-expensive model. However you’ll need to examine a few things bordering your made use of piano prior to you make your decision over what you intend to buy.


There are many great reasons that a used piano would certainly be suitable for your having fun need:.

* You can locate previously owned pianos from many areas. You could locate one from a piano store, or you can obtain a referral from a buddy or family member.
* The cost will certainly be lower than what you may expect. You could invest concerning fifty percent as much on a used version as you would certainly on something brand-new.
* An utilized piano will certainly continue to produce a good sound when preserved well. The wood made use of to construct a piano will produce an elder audio as it ages.
* A used piano will not diminish in worth as a brand-new one can. Since a piano is older, it will have currently undertaken the depreciation procedure.
* It is easy to preserve a used piano. You can get it tuned as required, and also you can replace different panels and various other parts if the demand emerges.
* You could be able to check out a made use of piano before you complete your purchase. Numerous vendors want to let you attempt something to see if it sounds well as well as it fits your having fun requires, providing you added peace of mind prior to finishing the order.Play your piano along with violin,,guitar,bass, to check how it sound in a band


You’ll need to watch how well your piano is developed prior to you purchase. To start, you ought to look at the age of the utilized piano for sale.

An old piano available can be a couple of years in age. An average acoustic piano will certainly have a life-span of about sixty years. The duration results from pianos having countless relocating components. These pieces will break apart with time, and also you can only replace or fix numerous points prior to the piano is no more functional. Make sure to note just how old your piano of passion is before completing your purchase and also to see what the potential repair service expenses would certainly be and that they do not add up to anything too expensive.


The casing around the piano can show how well someone may maintain as well as take care of the piano. You can examine the casing around your piano to see that it is practical as well as does not have any kind of blemishes. Search for busted or loose items, and make sure whatever is correctly aligned in your piano of passion before utilizing the version.

Look for any scents coming from the covering. These might be indications that something in the piano is damp. Mold might develop in some wet areas inside the piano.


Open the inside of the piano when taking a look at how well it functions. Look for cracks around the framework and soundboard. Any type of imperfections may adversely affect the tone as well as how well you can tune the piano.


Your vendor ought to have the ability to respond to a couple of concerns about the made use of piano that interests you. Ask the vendor regarding these things bordering the piano:.

* The piano’s age.
* The identification number; this number presents where as well as when the piano was made.
* Just how often the piano is tuned.
* Whether the proprietor has relocated the piano in the past.
* The quality of the atmosphere where it was saved, and also if there were any type of instabilities.
* Exactly how typically individuals have fun with the piano.
* Any kind of ongoing concerns of note bordering the top quality of the piano, consisting of prior fixings.


The party selling the piano might use an attractive bargain, yet that price may reflect what the proprietor thinks of the high quality of the piano model. A more affordable made use of piano version might not be as helpful as something that costs extra.

A used piano that sets you back less than $1,000 may not be able to be used. You ‘d need to contact a piano technician to evaluate the piano’s top quality to see if it is worthwhile.

A piano worth less than $2,000 will likely be a few decades old. You need to still discover a top notch version, but it could require extensive maintenance and keeping track of to guarantee it can remain useful. It may not last as long as you want either.

Many made use of pianos will certainly be available for around $2,000 to $4,000. The worth will certainly be better than what you would certainly discover if you were looking for a new design.

Never mind searching for a grand piano if you’re trying to find something inexpensive. While you can locate previously owned grand pianos on the marketplace, you’ll likely invest a minimum of $8,000 on an utilized grand piano. Anything made use of that costs less could be badly made or may require considerable repair services that can make the design a lot more expensive than it appears.


There are a few last points to see prior to getting a made use of piano:.

* A used piano needs to be tuned at least two times if it hasn’t been listened the past couple of years. Bonus tuning is needed to make certain the sound is secure again. You can make a much better choice concerning your piano if the design has actually been tuned well enough.
* While somebody could be ready to assist you in offering a used piano, you’ll likely need to move it yourself. A seller could refer you to an expert who can assist you in safely relocating the piano.
* Make certain you tune your piano concerning a month after your purchase as well as move your piano. You’ll need to allow your made use of piano obtain made use of to the humidity and also temperature level of its new site. The wood inside the piano can respond to several of the moisture modifications.

Advantages of Pultruded Composites

  1. Lightweight = ease of transport: Pultruded composites are much lighter than the equivalent metallic products; this gives a large advantage in transportation.
  2. Easier and faster installation: Since pultruded products are very light, they can be transported to difficult locations and assembled / installed very easily.
  3. Corrosion resistance: Pultruded composites show excellent corrosion resistance, even in very aggressive environments.
  4. Electrical insulation: Pultruded composites do not need “earthing”; this represents a big saving both for installation and during use.
  5. Maintenance: Pultruded composites show excellent resistance to corrosion and therefore give increased durability with minimum maintenance.
  6. Electromagnetic transparency: ATP’s pultruded composites have been qualified as the ideal solution by the Italian Civil Aviation Authority and by Telecom Italia for fences around radio and radar transmission and control towers.
  7. Colour: ATP’s profiles can be supplied with durable colours already incorporated. Special colours dramatically reduce environmental impact.
  8. Finish: Pultruded composites can be designed with an excellent surface finish, making supplementary painting or finishing unnecessary.

Pultrusion Process

The pultrusion process
The pultrusion process, very similar to extrusion, is the only continuous process for the production of composite profiles. In pultrusion, reinforcing materials (glass, Kevlar or carbon fibres) in the form of continuous rovings, mats and other types of fabrics, are pulled through a resin matrix bath or other impregnation device, then carefully guided through a pre-shaping station followed by a heated, high precision, die in which the resin matrix sets at high temperature to form the final product. Finally, the hardened profile is continuously pulled past a saw, activated to cut it into pre-determined lengths.

Pultruded composites
A pultruded composite is generally made up of reinforcing materials (glass, Kevlar, carbon fibres) held together by a rigid resin matrix (polyester, vinylester, epoxy thermosetting resin). Often, surface veils are incorporated to improve weathering and corrosion resistance.
The sketch below shows a typical section of a pultruded profile for general use.

Section of a pultruded composite

For special applications, the reinforcement can be of different types and nature (fabrics, woven rovings; carbon or aramid). Although most profiles utilise a thermosetting polyester resin matrix for specific applications, other types of resin may be used, such as acrylics, vinylester or epoxy.
It is not possible to indicate physical or mechanical data applicable to all pultruded profiles because the characteristics may vary greatly due to several factors: 

  • Type, quantity and orientation of the reinforcement; 
  • Type of resin, nature and content of fillers; 
  • Geometry of the section.

The table below shows average values for the main characteristics of profiles made with isophthalic polyester resin reinforced with glass fibres, for two types of reinforcement composition:

Reinforcement made entirely of glass rovings in the profile axis direction
Reinforcement arranged as shown in the sketch above

For comparison we also indicate values for steel and aluminium.

Glass reinforcement content by weight (%)  75   65   
Density (g/cm³)
Tensile strength
In the axis direction:
Maximum load (MPa)>600350/400 370/500200/400
Elastic modulus (Gpa)>4025 / 3021070
Maximum deformation (%)1.5-2.0  
In the transverse direction
Maximum load (MPa)30/ 5050 – 100 370/500200/400
Elastic modulus (Gpa)8 – 1021070
Maximum deformation (%)1.5-2.0  
Flexural strength
In the axis direction:
Maximum load (MPa)>600350-400 330/500200/400
Elastic modulus (Gpa)>4015 – 2021070
In the transverse direction
Maximum load (MPa)100-200 330/500200/400
Elastic modulus (Gpa)9 – 1221070
Compression strength
In the axis direction:
Maximum load (MPa)>300>200 
In the transverse direction
Maximum load (MPa)20-3070 – 90 

Other typical properties

Dielectric strength (Kv x mm)5 – 10
Thermal expansion coefficient (m/m/ºC)5 – 20 E-6
Thermal conductivity (W/m/ºC) 0.25 – 0.35 

Note: For structural applications it is important to consult our technical department.

ATP Product List

The following is a list of ATP’s products:

  • structural tubes 
  • GRP anchor rods and bolts for pre-consolidation during the excavation of tunnels and mines
  • fences
  • handrails
  • barriers
  • gratings
  • cable protection channels
  • cable trays
  • small pedestrian bridges
  • lighting poles and sign panels

Some products from our KRO division:

  • shapes for rehabilitation, restoration, and seismic strengthening of concrete or stone structures 

The main advantages from these materials include: corrosion resistance, electrical insulation, light weight, low installation cost and reduced maintenance. 

ATP exports to: Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, The Philippines, Japan and Hong Kong. 

ATP’s product quality is certified by DNV (Det Norsk Veritas) according to UNI EN ISO 9002. 

ATP is the only European pultruder member of CFA (Composites Fabricator Association). 

ATP’s most important customers in Italy are: The Italian State Railways, ENEL (State Power Generating Company), Telecom Italia and Ansaldo Transporti, Ericcson, Omnitel, H3G, Civilization Authority. 

“Proprietary Products”: ATP devotes many resources to co-operate with designers, architects and structural engineers to develop products and/or systems based on composites to replace traditional materials.