Our advice

At Piano's Maene, we are happy to assist you with advice and good counsel! We look for a solution tailored to your needs, your use and your budget.

Please read for more details below this text. Still have questions? Give us a call, or ask for help via the chat function at the bottom right of our website. One of our consultants will be happy to help you, from Monday to Saturday, between 10 am and 6 pm. 

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Whether you are an absolute beginner or an advanced pianist and know exactly what you want or not yet, choosing a upright or grand piano is usually not easy. There are very many different shapes, sizes and brands, and the breakthrough of digital and silent-acoustic pianos doesn't make the choice any easier.

We can talk about pianos for hours! We have the answer to all your questions, or at least can find out quickly. Contact us with specific questions via the chat feature, by phone, or in person! In any case, below you can already find the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

 

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  • Are you already certain which instrument you would like to purchase but would prefer to rent it initially? Would you like to have a much better instrument from the start of your piano studies than with the normal hire formula? Then you can choose our installment plan formula.

    In the beginning, you'll rent a new or second-hand upright piano or digital piano (from a minimum list price of € 2.500 for digital pianos and € 4.000 for acoustic pianos, up to a maximum list price of € 12.500). Later you have the possibility to become owner of it. In this rent-to-purchase formula, you do not have to pay a markup at the end of the rental period and you have no obligation to buy. Doutreligne grand pianos are also possible!

  • Would you like to learn to play the piano, but do you still have doubts about which piano suits you? Then renting a piano might be the thing for you!

    Depending on your wishes, you can choose a digital ("electric") piano, an acoustic piano, or a silent-acoustic piano (this is an acoustic piano equipped with a digital system that makes playing with headphones possible).

    You can rent a digital piano for € 39.00 or € 49.00 per month, an acoustic buffet piano for € 59.00 per month. A silent buffet piano can be rented for € 79,00 per month. An acoustic grand piano can be rented for €99.00 per month (temporarily sold out).

    You can also order your piano directly online. Would you like to buy an instrument after renting? Then you have a free choice from our entire offer and can deduct up to twelve months of rent for half on a new or second-hand piano with a net price starting at €3,600.

    Read more about renting a piano.

     

  • A piano, which is a stringed instrument with hammers, dampers, pedals and a soundboard. It is one of the most complex and sound-rich musical instruments! A digital piano tries to approximate the experience and sound of an acoustic instrument - and succeeds - to a certain degree.

    It goes without saying that it is best to learn to play the piano on a "real" instrument - playing acoustically remains an enormous added value for beginning and experienced pianists. Our advice remains: if you want to play or learn to play the piano well, it is best to choose an acoustic piano or grand piano.

    Digital pianos today are a good alternative if there are practical limitations that make an acoustic instrument unfeasible. Are you creatively involved in music and do you often use your tablet or PC for this? Then digital pianos offer a sea of possibilities.

    Do you want to have it both ways? With a silent-acoustic piano, you can combine the pleasure of playing and the musical richness of an acoustic piano with the features of a digital one.

    Read more about the differences and the advantages and disadvantages of each type of instrument in this blog post!

  • A quality acoustic piano, if properly maintained, will last a lifetime!

    We strongly advise you to have your piano tuned at least once a year. Do you play often, or is the piano in a room with an unstable climate? Then twice a year is not unusual at all.

    During tuning, our tuner piano technician will thoroughly inspect your instrument. Potential problems are thus quickly detected and solved.

    Your tuner assists you with advice on the maintenance of your instrument. We meticulously keep the maintenance history of your piano up to date. This way we keep your piano in top condition!

    Request your tuning here!

  • Do you have an old grand piano or buffet piano of high quality, such as instruments by Steinway & Sons, Bechstein, Bösendorfer, Erard, Broadwood or another A-brand? Then a restoration can produce wonderful results. Your piano will be restored in our workshops in Ruiselede or Alkmaar in a very professional and historically correct way. We can also restore the furniture to the finest detail, with respect for the original finishing techniques. More information about piano restoration.

    We also buy used pianos and grand pianos to overhaul and sell as second-hand pianos.

    Offer your piano for sale.

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