Around Apollo Piano, we seem to have the conversation quite frequently about whether a piano is worth saving or not. Previosly we posted an article from the NY Times. *The NY Times article was a bit more dismal. But... the BBC summed it up nicely: some pianos only live a certain amount of time, say 30, 50, or 70 years. Lesser pianos have a shorter shelf life, and when it's time to dispose or recycle, you just move on. Sort of like (almost) everything else you own.
I believe the confusion comes in here:
Pianos are large pieces of furniture AND complex musical instruments. While the furniture may be in near perfect condition, the piano inside may have died. It's a tough decision for many as memories are often tied to that furniture, even if no one is playing the instrument anymore.
We invite you to join in the conversation and share your opinions!
Here is the link to the article : http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-19706812
V. Chambers, Apollo Piano