Buying Used Grand Pianos While My Wife Gives Birth
As my wife gets closer and closer to her due date, I was starting to worry that I would miss the birth. We have been getting our used baby grand pianos from California for about a year now and since we are growing, I am forced to go on these trips about every 10 days. For the past couple weeks or so I was worried that I would be out of town buying used baby grand pianos when my wife went into labor. Last week (the 19th) we got 4 used baby grand pianos from California and they all sold within about 5 days… This meant that I was going to have to turn around and go get more to make sure the shop was stocked for the beginning of October. She is due October 4th and I know I am not going to want to go get more pianos for a week or two after the baby is born.
God is Good!
Right after selling all the pianos this week, I started getting calls from people in Arizona who wanted to sell their piano. I have not bought locally for a while since I can usually get such good deals in California but I figured I would give it a try since it was going to keep me in town. It has only been 4 days and I have bought 3 used baby grand pianos in Arizona for the shop! They have all been extremely nice pianos and I could not have asked for better sellers. Since I threw my back out on our last California trip (long story) I have been hiring Safe and Sound Piano Moving to do all of our in-town moves. They are owned by My First Piano (our main competitor) and are very good. My First Piano is also a very good company and I highly recommend checking them out if you haven’t already.
Used Baby Grand Pianos
One of the pianos I picked up this week is a 12 year old Conover Cable in a flawless Satin Black. The Satin finish is my personal favorite since it is a lot more scratch resilient and looks so stunning. It has a nice Korean action (very similar to a Young Chang) and a great warm sound. I also bought a 5 foot KawaiGE-1 in mint condition. It is high gloss black and plays and sounds exactly like a high caliber Kawai should. The last used baby grand piano I picked up is a 4’8” Hamilton (made by Baldwin). It is only about 5 years old and is in high gloss black. The soundboard was cracked because its owners brought it from Illinois and the dry hot weather we have here in Arizona cracked the wood. We are working on repairing it right now and it is going to be beautiful piano at a very low price!
Stay tuned for more used pianos in Tempe Arizona! As always, feel free to contact me if you have any piano related questions. I am here to help!