You don't have to settle on your dream piano right away...
One of the options that our customers love is to take home a great piano, but have the flexibility to swap or upgrade without losing any money. How does this work? We give you a couple of options:
Monthly Piano Rental
If you want a piano in your home but are unsure about owning it long-term, this deal is for you. Owning a piano is a commitment after all, and we know it. Most of our pianos are available for rent at very competitive monthly rates. We don't have a separate "only-for-rent" fleet of weathered instruments – we maintain and rent the same instruments that we are proud to sell. And if you later decide that you'd like to buy any piano from us (not just the one you've been renting), you qualify for our Rent-To-Buy program below. You do not have to stop renting after 12 months.
Price range for upright pianos monthly starts at $35 for a smaller piano and up to $95-135 for a full size Yamaha upright, with many other pianos and prices in between. Please see our current inventory. All rentals are tuned within 24 hours of being delivered to you. Discounted tunings are available in your home during the rental period, and for 6 months following if you decide to purchase. We do have to charge sales tax, on the rental fee only.
We use our favorite independent, licensed and insured, piano moving company. They charge less for our rentals than for private parties because we send them many customers. All uprights are usually $150 each way depending on size ($250 to Monterey, San Jose, Palo Alto, $350 to SF, Oakland, or East Bay). Stairs and further distances will add to the base fee. Piano is always delivered quickly!
To get you started, we’ll collect round-trip moving charges and the first month’s rent. A six-month minimum rental period is required. We can accept easy and automatic monthly rental payments with bank or credit card through our safe and secure invoicing system. Mailed checks always welcome.
Typical upright piano dimensions, height varies most:
57”- 60” wide
22”- 25” deep
36”- 52” tall
We usually have around 25+ to choose from, so come try them all and find the best one for you!
Do you want to buy a piano, but are afraid you won't find the perfect one for you? You can rent a nice piano from us at a competitive price, and commit up to 12 months of payments toward the purchase price of that, or any, of our pianos in stock. This way, you can make sure that you really love the piano you will own. Our pianos in stock are constantly changing, and you can always come back to try out what we have.
Sometimes a customer will outgrow the piano they bought from us. They really loved the piano at the time, but with a few more years' playing experience they want something even better – usually from an upright to a grand piano. Santa Cruz Piano has you covered. You can commit the original purchase price of your piano toward the cost of another piano for up to 5 years! (price must be at least double)
Let's say you buy a Yamaha U1 from us for your child, for the great price of $3,995. Four years and 8 months of dedicated practicing later, your child has grown significantly as a player and is ready to make a categorical leap in their technique. You come back to our store, and your child just loves our 1955 Steinway M 5'7" selling for $9,849. Send back your Yamaha, and we'll ship out your new Steinway for $5,856.
We strive to provide a wide variety of instruments for a variety of players, homes, budgets, and preferences. Our Piano Inventory is kept up-to-date, but we may have a special something just for you. Give us a call or email now to find out more!