Questions & Answers

7 - Questions Answers

  1. How can I best maintain my piano?

    The area you place your piano at is important both for the proper sound result and the protection of its body. The ideal temperature of the area in which the piano is placed, should be around 20°C/68°F  and the ideal humidity between 45-70%. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid placing the piano in areas likely to adversely affect or drastically fluctuate these conditions. It is advisable to avoid placing the piano next to walls with moisture, windows or openings likely to allow excessive air or sun to run through, air conditioners or other sources of temperature fluctuation (e.g. heaters). It is important that no source of climatic change (for cold or hot air) hits the piano directly. This can create a problem in the piano’s lacquer, its mechanism, the sound board, the strings or other parts of the body or action. Correct conditions in the area the piano is placed mean excellent performance from the instrument. It is also advisable to avoid placing any objects on the piano. A heavy object is most likely to cause deterioration in the varnish and/or noisy vibrations while the piano is being played. It may even cause irreparable damage on the cabinet of the instrument if this object falls by accident. The keys must be kept clean but it is important to avoid the use of cleaning fluids and/or alcohol as it is possible to cause damage or even cracks on them. Instead of such substances, it is advisable to use wet cloth wrung well so it will not leave any moisture on the keys and wipe again with soft dry cloth. It is important to avoid the use of chemicals or other cleaning substances and sprays for the cleaning of the polish. We recommend you use a wet cloth wrung well so it will not leave any moisture on the polish and wipe again with soft dry cloth. Avoid cleaning the dust with dry cloth or by hand as this can cause scratches on the surface of the polish. Tune your piano regularly, at least twice a year, even if the piano in no longer in use. The piano is a delicate musical instrument whose strings are under immense pressures. Regular tuning keeps the instrument to the correct tone and protects the piano from other problems that may occur.

  2. My child is small and has started playing the piano only recently. Should I buy a good piano or just settle for something cheap of lesser quality or a second hand instrument until I see his/her progress?

    Never “settle” when it comes to your child’s education! Should your finances permit the investment in a “better” piano do not think twice before buying one! A recent research has proved that the vast majority of the children who stop playing the piano do so because of the poor quality of the instrument they either have at home or their teacher has at school.

  3. What really is a piano warrantee? How well protected am I?

    Despite its heavy (elegant, but “heavy”) exterior, the piano is a delicate and sensitive instrument. You should take care of it in the manner described above. Should you follow these guidelines, you have nothing to worry about. Each Perzina piano is built with the utmost attention to detail and is a hand crafted masterpiece. However, should a manufacturing or material defect be established, we urge the piano’s owner to contact the area’s authorized Perzina dealer from which he/she has purchased the instrument and we will act promptly and efficiently to rectify the problem and secure our customer’s satisfaction. For the comprehensive conditions that govern our manufacturer’s warrantee, you may contact us or your local authorized Perzina dealer.

  4. Why Perzina?

    More than price or brand, what ultimately separates a good instrument from a great one is the sound! Perzina pianos have the incomparable warm European tone which gives the pianist the flexibility to perform all kinds of music (classical, jazz, pop, rock, traditional and more) with the unique ability to color it according to the needs. The fact that each Perzina is hand-made by skilled craftsmen with the finest (European mostly) material and the technical knowledge of generations, is an added value which elevates this piano well above others of similar or even higher (in many instances) price range. Perzina pianos have been the choice of leading musicians, skilled technicians, demanding pianists and families (royal or otherwise) since 1871 all around the world.