We get this question a lot more these days for some reason. If you have ever wondered what makes a piano sound bright or warm, watch this video I made on plate manufacturing. This is a huge factor that defines a higher end piano from a lower end one.
We get this question all the time and it always reminds us how small of a market the USA really is. I once heard a statistic that 80% of the pianos being made today are sold in Asia. That is a huge number! These days about 80% of the pianos made are made in China. This number has grown tremendously over the last 20 years as most manufacturers are moving their plants there to cut labor costs and to take advantage of a workforce with years of experience in piano manufacturing. This has lowered the price of pianos and has allowed families...
Hello from the road! We (Adam and I) are on our way back from picking up used grand pianos in California. We picked up 4 baby grand pianos and one grand piano with a player yesterday here and we are eager to get home and unload the over weighted trailer… Used Pianos [...]
It has been a few weeks since our last post and so much has changed! The changes were inspired by our desire to provide the most professional, honest service we can to our Gilbert Arizona, Mesa Arizona, Chandler Arizona, Tempe Arizona, Scottsdale Arizona and Phoenix Arizona piano customers. As you know, we not only sell [...]
Our used piano store in Arizona has been extremely busy since our last blog post! In January we sold around 25 used pianos and February about 23 used pianos. Since we started our other business The Vintage Piano Shop we have been selling a lot more used vintage pianos that have been refinished and restored to have that “shabby chic” look. Click on the link above to check out the new site and some of our more recent pianos! Here is a little pic of one:
Many of you know that Stilwell Pianos was actually started by my grandfather Ralph Stilwell in Decatur Illinois in 1956. By the time I got into the business, grandpa Ralph was already in a nursing home and unable to formally hand the business down to me. At this time, I [...]