Top 3 piano stores in New Hampshire
by Stephen N. Reed
Piano and retail music stores used to inhabit almost every modest-size city and town. With population and product trends, the industry has consolidated to a much more regional orientation.
Here at M. Steinert & Sons, we’re the only Authorized Steinway Dealer in northern New England. We also carry Boston, Essex, and Roland brands. Occasionally, shoppers will ask us “If we weren’t going to buy from you, what other stores should we consider?”
To be as transparent as possible and to help you find the best piano for you, this article will introduce you to what we consider the Top 3 piano stores in New Hampshire. They are listed below in alphabetical order.
It bears mentioning that there is a huge difference between a full-service piano store and an individual or company that rebuilds used pianos. As one example, you are more likely to obtain a Certified Pre-owned piano from a full-service store, as opposed to a rebuilding shop. Plus, rebuilt used pianos can vary widely in quality.
Top 3 piano stores in New Hampshire
Darrell’s Music Hall and Piano Gallery (Nashua, NH)
Darrell’s is a family-run business. Founded in 1969, Darrell’s sells the following brands: Seiler, Schimmel, Yamaha, and Roland.
They also sell used and rebuilt pianos.
Falcetti Pianos (Nashua, NH)
Falcetti Pianos was founded in 2016. They opened a store in Natick (near Roger’s, see below) and added the Yamaha line which they took on after the prior Yamaha dealer closed.
They promote and sell Yamaha brand pianos, including the Yamaha-owned Bosendorfer.
They offer Mason & Hamlin and Estonia pianos, as well.
Londonderry Piano (Salem, NH)
Founded in 1977, the Duffy family offers customers the following piano brands: Kawai, Mason & Hamlin, Charles R. Walter, Korg, and Certified Pre-owned pianos.
Londonderry sells new and used pianos, with an emphasis on Kawai models, as they are a longtime Kawai dealer.
Londonderry also features community piano events, including concerts, recitals, and classes.
Piano shopping tips and insights
Every piano buyer should know that it costs money to deliver a piano to your home, even if the delivery company is owned or partly owned by the dealer, although some dealers will tell you it’s “free.”
In other words, piano buyers always pay for the dealer delivery cost whether the dealer builds it into the price of the piano or not. Nothing is truly “free.”
Dealers who routinely offer free delivery include the cost of the delivery in the pricing of their piano, rather than presenting it as a separate line item on your sales agreement. Delivering a piano isn’t easy and definitely requires a paid professional.
Choosing the right piano store for you
With this basic information about piano stores in New Hampshire, you’re now in a better position to explore your piano-buying options within that area. Hopefully, we have saved you some time you would have spent researching online.
Regardless of the brand or dealer, these three steps should be kept in mind:
- Determine the right balance of price and quality for you;
- Choose a manufacturer and seller you trust;
- Play the actual piano before you buy.
Continue to learn about pianos before you buy
M. Steinert & Sons understands that finding the right piano can be a challenge. We’ve created a free Buyer’s Guide to help navigate piano choices, with options on brands, costs, types and add-on options.
In the past, many more piano stores dotted our region. Given the regionalization of the 21 Century, M. Steinert & Sons offers remote video appointments, which can be a quite helpful first start, allowing you to interact with one of our seasoned piano consultants from your own home. Just click here to ask for a remote video appointment.
M. Steinert & Sons regularly sells and delivers pianos to customers in New Hampshire and can arrange introductions to local tuners and technicians.
Additionally, we follow the sales tax regulations of each state into which the piano is delivered.
Our philosophy has never really changed in all these years: To earn the trust of a customer and to provide good service and the best quality pianos. If you would like to learn more about our company and pianos, you can easily schedule an appointment using our Calendly link to either our Newton or Boston locations.
Finally, playing a piano before buying it is not only common sense–it gives you a chance to test a variety of pianos to determine which is the one for you.
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