Definitely. Below is a list of items that could be found on a new piano which potenial buyers should be aware of before making a final decision to purchase.
noises in strings
noises in trapwork
trapwork out of adjustment
damper upstop rail out of adjustment
inaccurate regulation of action
pin cracks in bridges
damage to case
uneven voicing with hammers
dampers out of regulation
lack of crown with soundboard
lack of downbearing with bridges
poor fit of case parts
When purchasing an inexpensive new piano, the potential buyer should not expect the high quality of craftmanship found in more expensive pianos.
The familiar saying "You get what you pay for" is so very true with pianos.
When buying, the goal should be to match your piano purchase with your buying power and be willing to live with the result. There are many fine pianos that are not "perfect" but are excellent choices for certain situations and budgets. There is a piano out there for everyone's budget. Some are used and free.... and others will cost over $100,000.
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