Basing on my long experience in the business of piano I would like to give you more information if you are considering buying a piano or piano. The company that I created Melody's 19 years on the market. Keep my name and what my clients to be informed and satisfied of the piano and the service in the company. For me the greatest recognition is the recommendation from a client. I hope to be helpful and will be glad of your visit in our fully renovated showroom. Valentin Mavrev Owner
The market is flooded with a number of brands that only have German names, but actually produced in China. Some of them are SCHUMANN, OFFENBACH, OTTO MEISTER, TAYLOR London and others. Unfortunately this information is often saves the client and explaining that are imported from Europe and German parts does not mean that they are European. To be a quality piano or grand piano the wood have to be on natural atmospheric conditions at least 20-30 years. Much of eastern factories relatively recently produced pianos and can not wait so long time to mature to produce quality pianos. There are many other requirements, such as the casting of cast-iron pound, etc. Request a certificate of origin, or search the internet more information about the brand and manufacturer. The prices of these pianos are about 4-5000 BGN and they certainly are not produced in Europe.
European quality pianos - PETROF, C.BECHSTEIN, BLUTHNER, FORSTER, SEILER are produced entirely in Europe by companies with over 100 years of experience, proven on the market with quality tools to produce. Please do not be misled by incorrect information provided by competitors that all companies have outsourced their production to China. This is not true. In Europe, there are many companies with traditions that produce instruments entirely in Europe and keep the quality and its reputation. Prices of new European pianos are around € 5,000 and up.
If you are looking for second-hand piano is important to know that the life of a piano or grand piano is about 80-100 years, this means that a very old tool is not a good choice. The probability begin to receive cracks in the resonant board is great. And probably pins who hold the strings will be no in good condition. There are old-type mechanics so-called "Vienna", which does not meet modern tempering. Correct traders would not mislead you about the types of mechanics, but when buying from a private client is possible to get such a thing, even if not intentionally, but simply ignorance on the part of the seller.
Be extremely careful when choosing a piano from garage. The market has pretty informal traders who carry out illegal import of tools from Switzerland, Austria and Western Europe. Most of these tools are music schools, which played fairly and are depreciated. Others were simply left in the streets by their owners or donated for removal.
Think about European pianos used some 30-40-50 years old. The prices of used German and Czech pianos range from 1000 to 2-3000 BGN. High quality German piano can be on higher prices, depends on the brand, condition and year of manufacture of the instrument. If you have the opportunity to invest more money in new European piano - this is the best choice, considering that this piano will enjoy you, your children and your grandchildren.