Today Pat and Ted will discuss the top 10 things to know before buying a used piano! There's 10 basic tips that we put together that can truly help narrow down the search time, save money, and aggravation. These tips can alleviate the purchasing process so that anyone can start learning how to play piano now! Upright pianos are the tallest within vertical piano class. Some uprights at over 55” in height, are very tall instruments with large soundboards and long strings, capable of projecting an impressive volume. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many large uprights were manufactured in America, and vintage instruments like these are readily available. However, caution should be taken when dealing with an instrument like this, due to many unknown factors affecting the condition of the piano. If you properly maintain an upright piano, it can perform well for many decades to come.