Buying a used piano can be a great way to acquire a nice piano for much less than the cost of a new one, but it can also be a risky purchase without the correct information. Some pianos may look great on the outside, but be completely worn out on the inside and either expensive to repair, or not worth repairing at all.
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Here are some nice videos from Northside Music Company about what to look for when buying a used piano. These videos deal with upright pianos, but a lot of the same things to look for when buying uprights applies to grand pianos as well.
This first video discusses the different sizes of upright pianos.
The next videos deal with the soundboard, pinblock, strings, and action.