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The Best of Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyer
The Best of Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyer

The Best of Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyer

The Definitive Guide to Buying & Caring For a Piano or Digital Piano

Edited by Larry Fine

Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyer


272 Pages, 8 x 10

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $33.95)

Publication Date: December 2018

ISBN 9781929145683

Rights: WOR

Brookside Press (Dec 2018)

Price: $24.95   $19.95


Crucial updates for musicians and shoppers alike

The successor to the pianist's must-have reference, The Piano Book, this comprehensive guide contains the best and most enduring articles from nine years of publication on virtually every aspect of buying, selling, donating, and caring for a new, used, or restored acoustic, digital, hybrid, software, or electronic player piano, including specialized advice on buying high-end and institutional pianos. Anyone in the market for a new or used piano—including teachers, technicians, students, and aficionados—can make a more informed purchase using this definitive guide. A companion website maintains up-to-date information on manufacturers, models, and prices.


"This exhaustive resource, uniting the work of so many people dedicated to the art of the piano, is an invaluable tool. By simply reading it, one has already moved further down the path to becoming a better pianist." —Frederic Chiu, concert pianist and Yamaha Artist

"... a staggering range of pertinent and valuable topics... you will learn about the piano market in a way that you couldn't do anywhere else. Required reading for anyone buying or owning a piano." —Mario Igrec, RPT MMus, Chief Piano Technician, The Juilliard School, and author, Pianos Inside Out

"A highly informative and practical resource for anyone interested in the world of pianos." —Brian Chung, Senior Vice President, Shigeru Kawai Piano Company

"Larry Fine's new book, The Best of Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyer, is a treasure trove of useful information about buying, maintaining, and eventually disposing of nearly any kind of piano. It is truly the indispensable guide to all things piano." —Steve Brady, RPT, author, Under the Lid: The Art and Craft of the Concert Piano Technician

"An incredibly valuable resource—whether you're a novice just figuring out how to buy a piano, or a seasoned professional requiring specific information." —Robert Estrin,

"Absolutely filled with piano information—from buying to caring for one, rebuilding vs. purchasing new, acoustic vs. digital—plus ratings and profiles for every brand. Great, informative articles by veteran keyboard technicians." —David Betts, RPT, Department Head, Piano Technology, North Bennet Street School

"This book brings together some of the best articles that have appeared in Piano Buyer magazine. I've been in this business for more than five decades, and I've learned something from all of these authors; you will too." —Delwin D. Fandrich, RPT, Piano Design & Manufacturing Consultant; former Director of Research & Development, Baldwin Piano & Organ Co.

Half-page article about book, with photo of book cover, to trade subscribers of The Music Trades. —The Music Trades magazine

Author Biography

Larry Fine is the author of The Piano Book, since 1987 the standard consumer reference in the piano business. A Registered Piano Technician, Fine has been involved in the piano industry for more than 40 years. He lives in San Diego, California.