A piano is one of the largest consumer purchases most people will ever make. Yet when you shop for a piano you're faced with an array of brands, models, styles, competing claims, and strange terminology. This book will guide you through the process with practical information on every aspect of buying and owning a new or used piano. It contains brand-by-brand reviews of pianos; sales gimmicks to watch out for; actual differences in quality and features; how to negotiate the best deal; tips on finding, inspecting, appraising, and buying a used piano; piano moving, storage, tuning, and servicing; and more than 100 illustrations of how pianos work. The author, Larry Fine, is a Registered Piano Technician member of the Piano Technicians Guild, and has been involved in the field of piano technology for more than thirty years.