How old is the piano - How much is it - What condition is it in - When was it tuned last -  How often was it tuned. . You should be aware  the details that make up a good piano. By knowing what to look for, you will be able to determine the best value. Click on: Construction Introduction
Passing those initial tests:

Within the production of any piano make and model, there are production variations in quality. Although the variations are not necessarily so great in one as in another, a meaningful comparison test among brands must take these variations into account in some standardized manner. Some manufactures signify the difference in 'price point' pianos with different model numbers  Yamaha makes the same quality of musical instrument with different cabinetry while Baldwin uses different brand names example: Howard, Hamilton, Acrosonic, Ellington, Monarch and so on.




Page 5