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Piano sales are “through the roof”
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...according to my local dealer. I found that interesting although not surprising. That’s good for the industry. thumb

Here’s where he says it, starting at 0:33:


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Originally Posted by earlofmar
the fools, they don't realise how hard it is 😂😂😂

Haha yup!

There will probably be a lot of resale pianos hitting the market when the lockdowns are over.

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Keyboards and guitars. I wonder why not violin?

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What, no surge in accordion sales?


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Wonder if the sales surge is mostly in under $1000 digitals, or if it extends into acoustic grands?

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Originally Posted by offkey
Wonder if the sales surge is mostly in under $1000 digitals, or if it extends into acoustic grands?

He specifically said CAD$1000 and under, or USD$600-700 range. The “affordable yet decent” piano range. He’s probably not speaking of acoustics.

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Originally Posted by WeakLeftHand
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Wonder if the sales surge is mostly in under $1000 digitals, or if it extends into acoustic grands?

He specifically said CAD$1000 and under, or USD$600-700 range. The “affordable yet decent” piano range. He’s probably not speaking of acoustics.

I would guess that he is not speaking of "pianos" per se, but of keyboards.

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Wonder if the sales surge is mostly in under $1000 digitals, or if it extends into acoustic grands?

He specifically said CAD$1000 and under, or USD$600-700 range. The “affordable yet decent” piano range. He’s probably not speaking of acoustics.

I would guess that he is not speaking of "pianos" per se, but of keyboards.

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I think he’s speaking of “digital pianos”. At least the examples he enumerated were digital piano models.


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Originally Posted by WeakLeftHand
He specifically said CAD$1000 and under, or USD$600-700 range. The “affordable yet decent” piano range. He’s probably not speaking of acoustics.

Yeah, I know he was talking about digitals, but it made me wonder if the same phenomenon was affecting acoustic grand sales. Maybe people who already had a digital, now with more time on their hands, might want to step up to a grand.

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Yeah, I know he was talking about digitals, but it made me wonder if the same phenomenon was affecting acoustic grand sales. Maybe people who already had a digital, now with more time on their hands, might want to step up to a grand.

I went form a Vertical Acoustic to a Concert Grand

COVID had a lot to do with My decision to do so

My Dealer, as well as the Piano Delivery Company, both said business had been Booming, during the shutdown, particularly May & June. I assume it’s carried on through July

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Originally Posted by Lucubrate
I went form a Vertical Acoustic to a Concert Grand

COVID had a lot to do with My decision to do so

My Dealer, as well as the Piano Delivery Company, both said business had been Booming, during the shutdown, particularly May & June. I assume it’s carried on through July

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Well, if that is universal, that is great news!

I did notice that all the music-related things I tried to buy on Amazon, such as music books, were all in stock one day and sold out the next! Just like toilet paper!


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In another recent thread I used the stats mentioned to calculate the ratio on non acoustics sold to acoustics sold in 2019. I can't recall the exact number but it was at least 25 to 1.

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Fascinating. Glad I bought my digital keyboard before the rush. I'm already dreaming of that s3000, though!

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Originally Posted by pianoloverus
In another recent thread I used the stats mentioned to calculate the ratio on non acoustics sold to acoustics sold in 2019. I can't recall the exact number but it was at least 25 to 1.

That makes sense. Much lower price point, space saving, less intimidating for someone just starting and not necessarily into classical music. Of the few that take it seriously, some will step up to an acoustic piano.


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Over the next couple of years, a few new owners of digital pianos will want to get a real one as they progress in musicianship. That is healthy for my business if I stay alive.


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He said it was the pandemic that had led many to learn to play the piano for the first time. “We’re in a cadenza fermata,” he said, referring to the moment in a classical concerto when the orchestra drops away and the soloist takes off on a flight of fancy. “People are improvising.”

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The video talked about keyboards with a piano sound. Anybody who wants even a good upright needs to play a few tunes. The last time I was at a music store a month ago I was not allowed to touch even a DP. You walk in, buy what you need, pay for the item and walk out. The staff didn't want to "disinfect" the keys after each customer. It's no better than buying online and getting a home delivery.

People who have acoustic pianos can they get a piano tuner to come to the house? The first few months of the pandemic music stores were closed in my city and then reopened for pickup only. You need to order online. And the ones that finally opened, the staff would remind you at the door to ask for permission before touching an instrument.

A lot of things people are doing more during the pandemic including playing music, photography, bike riding. The local bike shops are full of customers. As usual they have a limit of the customers inside so a lineup is expected.


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