How to Buy a Piano Online

If you're in the market for a piano, you are probably wondering where to start. While many people think of purchasing a new piano, buying a used piano is usually the better option. In this article, we'll explore the benefits of buying a used piano online, and why you should consider Stilwell Pianos as your source for used grand pianos.

Why Buy a Used Piano?

There are many reasons why purchasing a used piano is a better option that new. Here are just a few:

  1. Lower Cost: Used pianos are always much more affordable than new ones. Just like cars! This means you can get a higher-quality piano for your budget.
  2.  Better Quality: Many older pianos were made with higher-quality materials and craftsmanship than newer models. This means that you can get a great-sounding, beautiful piano at a fraction of the cost of a new one. Just click “Shop Pianos” in our menu bar to see for yourself!
  3. More Variety: When you're looking for a used piano, you have a wider range of options as you are able to shop nationally and at all the stores in your area. You can find unique, vintage models that aren't available new such as pianos in certain colors/ styles and even brands that are no longer in production.
  4. Environmental Benefits: By purchasing a used piano, you're helping to reduce waste and support sustainability. You're also saving resources by not buying a new piano that requires manufacturing and shipping.
Buying a Used Piano Online

These days, we buy everything online! Buying a piano online is now easier than ever and, believe it or not, is the number one way we sell pianos these days!. Here are some tips for making the process as smooth as possible:

  1. . Do Your Research: Make sure you understand the different brands and models of pianos available. Some popular brands to consider include Yamaha, Kawai, Baldwin, Steinway, and Mason & Hamlin.
  2. Check the Seller's Reputation: Before purchasing a piano from an online piano store, make sure to read reviews and check their reputation. Stilwell Pianos is a reputable online piano store with many satisfied customers who have written reviews both on Facebook and Google
  3. Ask for Pictures and Information: When purchasing a piano online, make sure to ask for pictures/videos and as much information as possible. This can help you determine the condition of the piano and whether it's the right choice for you. You can also hire a local Registered Piano Technician to do a “pre-purchase inspection” of the piano to make sure it is “sound”. To find a tech that will do this, head to and click the “find a registered piano technician” button at the top of the page.
  4. Consider Shipping and Delivery: Make sure you understand the shipping and delivery options available. Stilwell Pianos offers nationwide shipping, with white glove delivery and installation available for an additional fee. It is important to make sure the movers are insured both with the piano and in your home.
Why Choose Stilwell Pianos?

Stilwell Pianos is a family-owned business that has been in operation since 1956. We specialize in used grand pianos, and our inventory includes a variety of top brands and models. Our pianos are carefully inspected and restored by our team of experienced technicians, so you can trust that you're getting a high-quality instrument from artisans who actually care about their work. We also offer a 5-year warranty on our pianos, so you can have peace of mind knowing that your investment is protected.


If you're in the market for a piano, consider purchasing a used piano online from This option can be more affordable, offer higher quality, and provide more variety than buying new. Plus you can do it from your couch! When choosing an online seller, make sure to do your research and check their reputation. Stilwell Pianos is a trusted online piano store that specializes in used grand and baby grand pianos. With a wide selection of top brands and models, nationwide shipping, and a 5-year warranty, Stilwell Pianos is the perfect choice for your next piano purchase.

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