New Jersey’s Trusted Source for Pre-Owned Yamaha and Steinway Pianos with a large selection of American Made Pianos
At B Natural Pianos, we carry some of the biggest names in the piano world. American piano makers like Steinway & Son, Mason & Hamlin, William Knabe, Chickering, Sohmer, and Baldwin often are restored and resold in our store. World-class European pianos by makers like Petrof, Weinbach, Sauter, Seiler, Bechstein, Hamburg Steinway, and more also make their way to our qualified staff. This allows us to bring you all these outstanding instruments from top-notch manufacturers for modest prices.
We also have a certified used piano program that includes some of the top brands in the world. You can purchase a certified used Yamaha, Kawai, Kimball, Baldwin Professional, Baldwin Acrosonic, Hamilton, Harman Peck, Otto Altenburg, J. Strauss & Son, and Samick pianos, along with many more. These pianos are younger than many other used pianos so you can keep them sounding great longer! Call today to get an affordable and magnificent keyboard for yourself.
NJ’s #1 Choice for Certified Pre-owned & Used Pianos
At B Natural Pianos, we carry certified used pianos in every price range, with prices as low as $695. If you are interested in a spinet, console, studio or professional upright vertical piano, or considering a used grand piano, we have a huge inventory of quality instruments that are fully guaranteed.
Before you buy a good used piano, it is very important to know the age, condition and quality of an instrument. We carefully inspect and condition all our used pianos to ensure they are playing properly and will hold a tune. The tunability, playability and structural integrity of every used piano we sell is guaranteed for a minimum of 1 year and as much as 10 years, depending on the piano model you choose.
Pre-Owned Steinway, Yamaha, Kawai and Quality American Made Pianos
Choose from some a huge selection of the best worldwide piano brand names. American piano makers like Baldwin, Steinway & Son, Mason & Hamlin, William Knabe, Chickering and Sohmer are often restored or reconditioned by our expert master tuners and technicians and resold in our store.
World-class European pianos by C. Bechstein, Bösendorfer, Hamburg Steinway, Petrof, Sauter, Seiler, Schimmel, Weinbach and many other premium instruments make their way to our Rockaway, NJ piano showroom floor and warehouse.
We also have a certified pre-owned piano program that includes some of the top piano brand names available. You can purchase a certified used Yamaha, Kawai, Young Chang, Kimball, Baldwin Professional, Baldwin Acrosonic, Hamilton, Harman Peck, Otto Altenburg, J. Strauss & Son, Samick and countless other quality pianos.
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What is a Certified Pre-Owned Piano?
Every Certified Pre-Owned Piano we sell undergoes a rigorous checklist to ensure structural integrity, authenticity, condition and performance. You can have complete confidence that every aspect of the piano has been carefully inspected and prepared for many years of service and musical enjoyment.
At B Natural Pianos & PianoCloseouts.com, we have completed a full cleaning, tuning and reconditioning of every CPO piano we sell. Every piano we deliver includes a parts and labor guaranty covering the instrument for any defects in material or workmanship for a minimum of 1 year and as much as 10 years.
The Best Piano Trade-up Policy
Every Certified Pre-Owned Piano is accompanied with the best 100% trade-up policy available. This allows our customers, for a period of 10-years, to trade-in the acoustic piano they have purchased from us and receive 100% trade-in credit toward the current sale price of any other piano we have in stock that is of equal or greater value.
Ask the Piano Man
Before you “adopt a piano” from a neighbor, get a free piano from a friend, our buy a “cheap” piano through Craigslist, we encourage you to learn more about the average, “good used piano”. We have prepared an informative check-list of important things you should know when you consider a used piano.
Over the last 300 years, millions of pianos have been manufactured, by thousands of piano manufacturers worldwide, with tens of thousands of brand names. In the United States alone, approximately 9,000 piano brand names have been placed on the market.
Buying a piano privately can be dangerous and costly. What appears to be a rare bargain may prove to be a real liability. Unless you are a piano expert, your best assurance is to rely on the judgement of the most experienced dealer in your area with a proven record of integrity and fair dealing.
There are many other important considerations when buying a used piano. Your home & family’s health and the used piano condition, maintenance record, history and age.
Used pianos are susceptible to mold growth.
Wool piano hammers, wood and leather action parts and wooden keys are sensitive to their atmosphere. If an instrument has been overexposed to moisture, mold and bacteria will grow. Some people, particularly children, can be sensitive to mold. Others who are exposed to mold can have mild to severe allergic reactions to mold exposure. In fact, the CDC and Institute of Medicine have found links to mold exposure and respiratory illness or asthma symptoms in otherwise healthy children.
Is the piano in good condition?
If the piano hammers, strings, pins, pinblock, bridges and soundboard have not been cared for, properly maintained and are not in good condition, the repairs can be very costly.
Is the piano in tune and up to pitch?
Pianos that have not been maintained regularly can be very costly to tune. Often a piano that has not been tuned for a year or more has dropped in pitch. This is because the strings are under thousands of pounds of tension. Raising the pitch of a piano requires increasing the tension by tightening the strings. This process typically takes 2 or more visits by a piano tuner and costs several hundred dollars.
How old is the piano?
The piano is an engineering marvel. There are thousands of moving parts in the piano action and all of them are vulnerable to atmospheric conditions like temperature and humidity. Each of these moving action parts are also susceptible to wear and tear. The strings of a piano are under thousands of pounds of tension and one end of every string is attached to a “pin” that is screwed into a wooden “pinblock”. So, if the pinblock has been compromised by wear and tear, atmospheric conditions, water (flood) damage or careless moving of the piano, the piano may not be able to stay in tune. The piano hammers are made of wool. Very often we find hammers that are worn or have been severely damaged by moths, insects or rodents. When it comes to pianos, age and history matter.
Checklist When You Buy or Adopt a Good Used Piano
This is a used piano “checklist” published in the PIERCE PIANO ATLAS “9th Edition”
“Here are just a few of the many "danger" areas encountered when a non-expert piano buyer buys a piano privately”:
- PLATE: May be cracked or broken which cripples the piano musically & renders it useless.
- STRINGS: Bass strings may be "Tired and Tubby", totally devoid of tone.
- SOUNDING BOARD: May be cracked or worse yet, may have lost crown to become tonally deficient.
- RIBS: May be broken or pulled away from soundboard.
- BRIDGES: May have lost proper bearing, be broken, split or cracked, necessitating a major expense.
- TUNING PINS: May be loose, may have previously "Doped", may require new pin block. Avoid like the plague any piano with pins evidence of having been pounded.
- PIN PLANK: May be split and is very costly to repair. Since this is concealed, experienced judgment is required.
- ACTIONS: May be literally worn out rendering piano useless. If re-bushing is required, this is very costly.A complete regulation requires much time of an expert and is expensive if properly done.
- HAMMERS: May be worn out or improperly filed so as to require replacement - another costly repair.
- TRAP WORK: The internal leverage controls of the expression pedals may need complete overhauling.
- REFINISHING: Many people learn to their sorrow that refinishing a piano is not a Home Do-It-Yourself Project; that it requires much hard work and know how best left to a skilled craftsman. Good refinishing work is very expensive.
...Fewer than 5%
Every day we receive phone calls and email of individuals interested in selling their piano. We have the opportunity to buy hundreds of pianos every year. After thorough examination of used pianos offered for sale by private parties, we only purchase an average of 5% of the pianos offered to us. ...and most sellers call us first.
When it comes to buying a good used piano, If you don’t know pianos... know your piano man.
Planning to Succeed
Many parents want to be sure their “child will practice the piano and continue lessons”. All too often they make the unwise decision to buy or “pick up” an old piano privately or “adopt a piano” to “get started with”. Consider this; a poor piano that is in disrepair and has not been tuned for years, is more likely to discourage a new student at the very time they need the most encouragement and parental support available.Learning how to play an instrument that is not working properly and out of tune, is like learning how to ride a bike with bent rims and a flat tire. ...it almost sounds like a plan to fail.
We recommend you plan to succeed! Buy a decent piano, in good working order for as low as $695. Then, get involved as a parent and support the process of learning how to play the piano and discovering the wonder of music. Even better, learn how to play the piano with your child! Our professional teaching staff can have you and your son or daughter playing simple duets in just a matter of 10 or 12 weeks.
Find out more about our Private Music Lesson Program Now.