Hi All, what do people think of upgrading my age 40 Sohmer console (46")? From comps, I'd say it is worth well less than $1000 despite its beautiful sound, exceptional ability to stay in tune and attractive walnut cabinet. It is a great piano that has been loved, tuned and played. It is about as good a piano as you might imagine a 40 yr old console could be. I just had it tuned, and it does sound remarkably nice. But, it is a certain level of piano and you can't get away from that. First question, if I traded it for a similar size new piano from a quality manufacturer, would the new strings make the trade worthwhile? I play acoustic guitar also and I know how new strings bring an acoustic guitar to life, but I don't know if that is comparable. Rephrasing that first question, would upgrading to a similar quality new piano be worthwhile? 2nd question, would upgrading to a new superior quality piano be more worthwhile (52" upright from a major manufacturer) given that I play in a small living room that opens into a larger hallway (not a closed off small room like a bedroom, but not a huge space). I'm looking forward to hearing people's thoughts. Thank you in advance.