The Advantages of Owning a PianoThere are many advantages to owning an acoustic piano rather than purchasing an electronic keyboard.
(For the sake of this article, William is used as a pseudonym for your son or child.)
1. In our conversation, I pointed out that a new keyboard looses half its value between the showroom and your living room. By comparison a properly maintained piano, (regularly tuned and serviced), will only increase in value.
2. I receive several calls each month to repair broken, plastic keyboard keys. Plastic deteriorates with age further decreasing a keyboard's value. All well made and most older pianos use wooden parts exclusively.
3. The piano offers a full range of expression.. The same note is capable of playing staccato and legato; from ppp to fff; both a whole note and a 64th note. Your piano will provide young William the very finest opportunity to develop his full potential. I am certain this is both your desire and his. By comparison, the keyboard's "weighted key"- offer a factory preset volume and attack.
4. The Sterry Piano Company trade-up policy offers our personal guarantee your full purchase price may be used toward a future upgrade. In this way, as William's ability progresses, you will never lose your investment.
5. Pianos are made with beautiful wooden cases that add much to the decor of your home. Natural wood finishes are better made using high quality veneers. Consequently, a natural wood finish is always valued higher than a painted piano. Often natural wood finishes are accompanied by beautiful ornate detailing, dental work or carved legs, e.g. French Provencial, Louis XV, reeded or fluted, further adding to their value. By contrast a keyboard is made of plastic, sometimes with a simulated wood-grain finish and have many messy cords hanging in plain view.
6. Perhaps most important is a piano possesses a pleasing, melodic tone to the ear. As your son's ability progresses his desire to sit down to his instrument will naturally evolve and deepen. Your piano's round strings produce a pleasing round wave. The keyboard reproduces the recorded sound of a piano electronically using square waves.