About the Author

Larry Fine is the publisher and editor of Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyer and the author of The Piano Book. His PianoBuyer.com website provides free online versions of Piano Buyer in both Flash and HTML formats, archives of past issues, and searchable databases of acoustic and digital pianos.

A Registered Piano Technician, Fine has been involved in the piano industry for 35 years.


5 thoughts on “About the Author

  1. Hi Larry,

    Will you be including Wilhelm Steinberg Pianos in your book?

    They still make an all German piano and seems to be impressive as they still use old world machinery, so i heard.

  2. Hi Larry,

    I bought your Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyer book. I used to have one of your books that has the grading of pianos like1A being the big five:Bosendorfer, Steinway, Fazioli, Bluthner etc. May I know which of your books has this ratings? I cant seem to find it in the Acoustic and Digital Piano Buyer Book. Thanks very much.


    • The ratings are in Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyer, in the chapter titled “The New-Piano Market Today.” The subtopic is titled “A Map of the Market for New Pianos.” In the current, Fall 2011, issue, it’s on page 44, but that will vary from issue to issue.

  3. I just finished reading The Piano Book cover to cover (well, ok, not all the detail on all the pianos!), and as a person who made my living as a freelance writer of technical and marketing materials for 25+ years, I think this is a fabulous book. It is beautifully written, with a warm and engaging style (no passive-voice academise); the explanations are completely clear (oh-so-rare in technical literature); and the drawings are superb. And what a breadth of material covered! This book is an incredible service to people who love pianos…

    I only recently started piano lessons, then learned from my piano technician that my 1927 Fischer upright is a jalopy (who knew?), then wondered about a ‘new’ piano on the internet, found pianoworld.com, saw a mention of Knize’s “Grand Obsession”, ordered and read it, and topped that off with the Piano Book. Next, my retirement account gets to take a hit…

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