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Living Pianos offers New and Used Pianos for Sale all over the world!
Delivery is Free within the continental USA on all pianos over $5,000.
Our showroom/studios are located in Orange County, California in the city of Santa Ana (click here for directions). We specialize mostly in restored, top-tier, American and European and late model Asian pianos. We also sell new Weber pianos. All pianos are hand selected by our experts and worked on by the top piano technicians in Southern California. Call us for more information: (949) 244-3729. We also buy and consign pianos.
Don’t see what you’re looking for? Maybe we can help
- Don’t like the finish or color of your piano?
- Don’t see your desired brand or model?
- Do you want a NEW Piano?
- Nothing in your price range?
- Want a player system?
- Want to sell your piano?
- How do we Select Our Pianos?
Piano Refinishing Services
We have some of the top refinishers in the area constantly working to fix and repair all the finishes on the pianos we have in stock. We can also refinish a piano in nearly any finish you want for a great price. To find out more please contact us directly: (949) 244-3729
Looking for a Certain Piano We Don’t Currently Have?
Here at Living Pianos we try to keep a consistent inventory of all the top brands and models of used pianos possible. If you don’t see a particular piano you are looking for let us know. You can call us: (949) 244-3729 or email: Robert@LivingPianos.com
We have numerous resources for finding top-tier used pianos from all major brands such as: Steinway & Sons, Mason & Hamlin, Yamaha, Kawai, Baldwin, Bechstein, Bluthner, Bosendorfer, Chickering, Petrof, Knabe, Sohmer, Weber, Grotrian, and more. If you have a particular request let us know and we can help you find the piano you are looking for.
Living Pianos offers New Pianos for Sale
Living Pianos is proud to be one of the first national piano dealers in the United States. We sell Weber pianos all over the country and can connect you to a local dealer in select areas:
Weber has a unique place in the piano industry offering the American sound at exceptional value. While there are hundreds of new Chinese companies making pianos, Young Chang has been producing pianos since the mid 1900’s. They began by producing pianos for Yamaha decades ago. Then, they produced pianos for Steinway. Today they have a line of pianos they produce for the German company Schimmel.
The Weber piano line is a premium piano designed by Del Fandrich, one of the most respected piano designers in the world who played an intrinsic role in the development of Baldwin and Charles Walter pianos. There are many unique technologies employed to produce the warm, round American sound of the classic Weber pianos which had their roots in the mid 19th century. Technologies include low tension scale (like Steinway), cold pressed hammers, and AA grade solid Sitka spruce soundboards.
All New Weber Pianos come with 10 year Factory Warranty.
Finding a Piano to Fit Your Budget
If you don’t see anything in your price range we urge you to contact us anyway. Our goal is to help you find the piano you are looking for and we have a number of solutions to help you get it. We offer financing and other services to help you find and afford the piano you deserve. Call us for more information: (949) 244-3729 or email: Robert@LivingPianos.com
Piano Player Installation Services
A few of our pianos have player systems on them and we can install the latest technology player system on nearly any grand pian. We can also upgrade most older style player systems to newer onest. If you are interested in getting a player system installed on your piano please contact us directly: (949) 244-3729 or email: Robert@LivingPianos.com
We can Sell Your Piano
Many of the pianos you see on our website and in our piano store are actually consignments. Our inventory is hand selected by our team of experts and we are constantly looking for more used pianos to add to our showroom floor. If you have a piano you are interested in selling we encourage you to fill out our sell your piano form and have our experts contact you directly. Even if we don’t take your piano to our showroom we can offer assistance in helping you sell or donate it.
Information about the Current Piano Market and Manufacturing
There was a time in the Golden Era of American pianos before WWII when there were hundreds of piano manufacturers in this country. Today there are only 3 left:
- Steinway which makes a little over 1000 pianos a year
- Mason & Hamlin which produces about over 100 pianos a year
- Charles Walter which makes less than 100 pianos a year
It can be confusing going to piano stores because there are dozens of American names stenciled on Asian production pianos. If furniture is the most important consideration, these instruments are available for very little money. American pianos cost 5 or 6 times as much as Chinese or Indonesian pianos which look very similar.
So why do people invest so much money for American pianos? There are primarily 2 reasons:
- Quality of sound and touch
- Longevity of investment
Even the best of the Asian production pianos are best new out of the box. Because of the soft luan mahogany wood indigenous to the region, use of medium density fiberboard and plastic in construction, these instruments are best bought new since their lifespan is limited. Also, because they are available for relatively low cost, rebuilding doesn’t make financial sense for these instruments since replacement cost less than rebuilding.
SOFT WOODS: The body of Asian pianos are made from softer luan mahogany. This is important because the body of the piano supports the soundboard.
SOUNDBOARD: The soundboard of the piano is the heart of the instrument. It is the thin wood membrane beneath the strings which is responsible for the tone of the piano. It is like the top of a violin or guitar. Sometimes a sound board will crack and buzzes can occur. These can usually be fixed by highly skilled piano technicians using shims and refinishing the board. This is only possible if the piano is being rebuilt since the strings and plate of the piano must be removed. However, hairline cracks in a sound board are a normal part of aging in most parts of the country. What is essential to a sound board is crown.
CROWN: Soundboards are built into the piano under pressure causing a slight upward arching. This is what enables power and sustain of the tone. In time, soundboards can flatten out and lose crown. In this case, you can rebuild the piano with new strings, hammers and such, but you will never achieve a satisfactory sound. While sound boards can be replaced, it is very expensive. And you end up with essentially a new piano. In fact in parts of Europe, pianos which have replaced soundboards may not legally have the name of the original manufacturer on the front of the piano!
PLATE: There are 2 methods of manufacturing the cast iron plate which supports the 8-14 tons of combined string tension inside a piano.
Wet sand casting: This is the method employed by handmade piano manufacturers like Steinway, Mason & Hamlin as well as the best European and vintage American pianos. It takes approximately 3 months for the metal to cure.
Vacuum mold process: A much faster way to make a plate (about 90 seconds) this method is used in the vast majority of Asian production pianos like Yamaha, Kawai and the many Chinese stencil brands with American names on the front.
While the strength of the vacuum mold plates is sufficient to support the string tension, the metal is less dense. As a result, there is a metallic resonance to the sound which pianos with wet sand cast plates don’t have. That is why Yamaha is often the choice of rock and pop artists. The sound will cut through a mix better than a Steinway or other American made piano.