Second Hand Piano Stools
Second Hand Piano Stools – Are They Worth The Money?
Second hand piano stools and benches are widely available, but are they worth the price you pay for them? If you choose your vintage stool carefully and follow this check list, then you are more likely to gain a bargain that will be of benefit to you for years to come.
You wouldn’t consider buying second hand grand pianos for sale without careful consideration, so why should your approach to adjustable second hand piano stools or benches be any different? The first consideration is where you buy the stool from. Choose a dealer that has a good reputation within the pianos business and a fair amount of experience. Next, when looking at the stools or at an antique bench, ask questions. You need to know how old each stool is, how long it has been on sale in the shop, and if the bench has undergone any restoration. If the stool has moving parts, ask to see them demonstrated. Look for rust or corrosion on the hinges and springs, and see if they have recently been oiled. In terms of materials, you need to look for signs of things like woodworm. Although this is unlikely from a reputable dealer, it may not yet have been picked up on if they have only just received the stool. Also look for evidence that it has come from a home with pets. This is particularly important if the seat of the stool has a material covering and padding, as it makes a great hiding place for fleas. None of this should put you off, it can all be treated, but it is better to know before you buy.
At Little & Lampert Pianos, we give all our second hand piano stools a thorough inspection and cleaning before they are put up for sale. We will provide as much detail about any item you buy from us and repair or restore all items to their former glory. Find out more at http://www.llpianos.co.uk/.