Piano Technical Inspections
While I suggest a technical inspection be performed before purchase of even a new piano, it is particularly important if the piano is pre-owned. Many pre-owned pianos on the market are no longer serviceable or tunable, or may require extensive work that the buyer (and seller!) are not aware of. While there will always be some level of risk in buying a pre-owned piano, having the technical inspection performed significantly lowers the risk of surprises.
Piano inspections include a brief, post-inspection consultation, with my conclusions about the specific piano. While the inspection is informative to the condition of the components, having the piano tuned during the same appointment is also recommended, especially if the instrument is of a higher value. In addition to tuning, a written condition report document, with photos, is also available as an additional service.