Piano bench buyers often question whether new or used is best for their purposes and budget. Several factors must be considered such as the aesthetic consideration of where the bench will be placed. Most importantly the overall structural condition of the bench must be checked, careful observation being given to the used models. Before purchasing a price analysis and summary of available new and used models will help determine what is most practical for the consumer’s needs.
Used piano benches are often available in various conditions; some older benches are beyond repair and should not be considered. Other used models are more appropriate as furniture pieces if they have special ornate details or carvings. Practical considerations must be given to the amount of wear most used specimens are subject to; normal usage over the years will have a toil on the bench frame making a full restoration necessary on many models in order to be returned to normal functioning.
New piano benches are easily sourced in today’s market, some niche websites offering large selections of styles and models to suit any buyer. For consumers needing a replacement bench many colors and legs styles are available to acquire a close match. If the consumer demands a special color the unfinished bench is a popular choice, the buyer being able to finish to his/her demands. Various sizes and heights are available including double and adjustable models. When considering a new or used piano bench, the most popular choice of most buyers is to choose the new bench, reducing the hassle and guaranteeing proper piano seating.