I have played the piano for over 25 years and have used many, many different pianos. After owning a Pearl River for over a decade, I can earnestly say that Pearl River gives an astounding value for the amount of money you will spend. Pearl River pianos are not only very aesthetically pleasing, but also sound very beautiful. The tones are rich and colorful, causing the ear to be taken wherever the music was intended to transport the listener. If you have not yet seen one, I suggest that you try one out soon. You will not be disappointed!