This beautiful polished cherry Cristofori upright was made by Pearl River, which is considered to be among the better entry-level Chinese piano lines available today. When this piano was made in 2010, it was the smallest and least expensive model offered with the Cristofori name. The smallest Cristofori vertical model offered today with a non-ebony finish is priced at $5,199 and includes only a 10-year warranty. Compare that to this piano for $2,300 less than new, which includes not only a 10-year warranty but a lifetime upgrade guarantee as well. You might think, “Well, that’s not a huge difference compared to a new Cristofori”, but consider this: If you found $2,300 lying on the ground, would you pick it up? Of course, you would! Plus a new Cristofori would NOT include the lifetime upgrade guarantee that is included in the price of every piano we sell. This piano would be ideal to get your new student’s lessons underway, then you could use our lifetime upgrade guarantee to upgrade later to a more advanced piano without taking a loss on this piano in trade. This is a great space-saving and budget-priced first piano from a respectable piano maker. Why buy new?