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I have a similar post up, but I want technition advice.

This piano is posted and is close to me (and in my budget)
https://www.pianomart.com/buy-a-piano/view?id=43480

I am busy now (end of school year) but hope to go play it in a couple weeks.

It has been listed for a few months and recent price drop.

Is being listed for a few months a concern?

And... why I am posting here. I know nothing of this brand of piano. (Schulze-Pollman)
When I go to play it, what should I check for?
Of course I mean beyond the normal sound and me playing it. More of what do technicians check.

Technicians What would you "check" when looking at a used piano?
If you have knowledge of this brand, what are good qualities of this brand? Bad qualities? Areas of concern?


Thanks in advance
I have gotten lots of good advice on this site.
Very helpful

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Here is what Pianobuyer says about Schulze Pollmann: Schulze-Pollmann

The advertised instrument is a good size, and should offer a very good dynamic range. You need to sit at it and play it, and decide if it's drawing you on to keep playing, or if you have to fight it.

You could get a local piano technician to check it over for you. But you will be able to tell a lot for yourself just by playing.

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Look at the surface of the hammers - keep some keys depressed and peer down through the strings: do the hammers have very deep grooves, indicating endless hours of playing? Some grooving is normal, and happens just with normal use.

Do both pedals operate smoothly, and without creaks and squeaks? (I think it has two pedals, no middle sostenuto pedal).

Do the keys feel smooth and precise in playing, or do they fel slack, with a lot of sideplay and some back and forward movement (I doubt this; the piano looks as if it hasn't had excessive use, though its difficult to tell from the photo).

Listen for any odd sounds - zings, pings, buzzes, rattles (though remember that such noises can be hard to track down and may in fact be coming from some object in the room, not from the piano itself).

These are just a few suggestions. It looks a very nice piano.

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Buy it.

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@David Boyce THanks
and yes looking closely at hammers was in my thought process, but thanks for mention to look at hammers AS they are on the strings

@P W Grey
That simple?
Can you elaborate

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They are highly reputed pianos, with very fine casework; splendid Italian craftsmanship (after all, an Italian invented the piano!). The piano looks young, and the price is very attractive.


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