If you have decided to purchase a piano but are confused as to which brand, type or size then this information is here to help, visit our piano shop  in Hazlemere, High Wycombe for a great choice of New and second hand pianos.

Lets begin with looking at NEW PIANOS.

As a starting point, begin looking at brand names that are familiar to you, such as Kawai pianos , Yamaha pianos- brands which are familiar to most . Proven reliable pianos , well respected among professionals,  assurance indeed, that the quality  brands have stood the test of time. At the heart of these makes is an unwavering commitment to piano production,using cutting edge technology and craftsmanship.

Kawai upright pianos and the range of Kawai grand pianos include a whole range of models to suit all taste and price ranges. We also pride ourselves on being an independent  Yamaha Piano Centre and stock both new and second hand Yamaha pianos including but not limited to, the popular Yamaha U1 and Yamaha U3 together with other models in the series of upright pianos which are all displayed in our piano showroom ,  Hazlemere, High Wycombe, Bucks

SECOND HAND PIANOS The ultimate in buying Green!

Second hand pianos are a great choice for many reasons not least because it is the ultimate in re cycling.

We are often asked which is the best piano to buy, should you buy a new piano or is second hand  used piano better,maybe even digital and for this, there is no single answer except it should be choice .. YOUR choice.

Second hand pianos are not just for beginners or chosen because of cost , many people prefer the look of a more traditional, classical look. Whilst you may be told, older pianos cannot cope with central heating, older pianos need more frequent tuning, look at the facts, then decide.

Firstly, why buy second hand? Price £££££££

Usually, used pianos cost less than buying a new piano

A well maintained older piano still has a lot to offer and years of good playing service and yes it just may need additional tuning. Traditional classical styles often in beautiful woods. Low start up costs mean that you can buy without higher financial outlay which for a beginner piano player, often makes buying a second hand piano the Number 1 choice. Buying a used piano can be viewed as a ‘stepping stone’ before making the bigger financial outlay when committing buying a brand new high quality piano. There are so many reasons for choosing a second hand piano yet there can be drawbacks too, so be aware.

Buying a second hand piano costing from around £700 will not perform the same as a new piano costing £6,000 neither will the second hand piano sound the same or last as long.

  • Both New pianos and Used pianos will need tuning  twice per year.
  • Both new pianos and Second hand pianos will need care during the period when central heating is being used and care with under floor heating
  • Both New pianos and Second hand pianos will give lots of pleasure

It comes down to cost and your own expectations, we could of course go on to explain about different woods, glues, the technical advances, soundboards and pinblocks but the bottom line remains the same, an older piano will not perform the same as a new piano, an older piano will not cost as much as a new piano, yet the fact remains, hundreds of older second hand pianos are sold every year and hundreds of people are very happy with their pianos.

Second hand Yamaha U1 & secondhand Yamaha U3 pianos

These deserve a special mention because many people look to buy a used Yamaha piano and why?Because the brand is so highly respected.  At Countrywide Pianos, we are a Premier Used Yamaha piano Centre .  Used Yamaha pianos are still excellent value and often cost almost 50% less than a new Yamaha.

Digital pianos( Electric)

The advances made over the last few years has meant that digital pianos really are a serious option, no longer considered a poor choice, the good digital pianos are now often the choice of many professionals and piano teachers . We offer digital pianos from our best selling range of Kawai.

  • Smaller in size than a real piano
  • easy to move around
  • volume control
  • choice of sounds
  • headphones
  • no worries about central heating
  • never need tuning
  • Prices start from as low as £500 for a basic model.

With digital pianos it really does come down to personal choice but they will not last anywhere near the same as a  brand new real piano. In the event that the digital piano goes wrong, it can be more difficult to find someone able to carry out repairs at reasonable costs.There is very little re-sale value for second hand electrical goods no matter how good a condition it may appear to be in.

real pianos with built in digital silent play

This really offers the player the very best of both worlds a real piano with a digital piano inside.

At last , you are able to have a real piano which allows for silent playing via headphones.This is a relative new concept and very few ‘silent pianos’ are available on the second hand market. For anyone who wishes to play outside what would be considered normal hours, or who wishes to play when young children are asleep or for people living in apartments,for everyone, the joy of a silent piano, is that there is no compromise on your performance, the feel and touch of a real piano which can be played as a standard piano or switched over to play via headphones….. Brilliant ! The popular Kawai AnyTime is available to see  in our showroom, Hazlemere, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.


Sit back and r e l a x, with the self play system the piano can do the hard work for you,creating just the right mood, leaving you free to entertain,dance,sing-along or just sit back and enjoy, the sound of a live instrument playing in your own room. There is a huge library of ready made disks and some systems allow for direct access to to a host of music from the Internet, and with an app on your smart phone, or your ipad the piano just became even better than ever, of course, the self play pianos can also be played in the same way as any other piano.

We sometimes have available Pre owned Yamaha  Disklavier self playing pianos,together with other makers too but we also offer a self play system that can be fitted to almost any piano, just ask for details or visit the showroom for a demonstration.

New Kawai, Pre-Owned Yamaha pianos. Used, second hand upright pianos, grand pianos,Silent pianos, Disklavier pianos, digital pianos, whichever you choose, choose Countrywide Pianos, we have the choice, YOU make the selection.Visit our piano shop Nr High Wycombe HP15 7NU