Lusting on a Yamaha

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  1. Ribsspare

    Ribsspare Tele-Meister

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    I hope someday to own a Yamaha baby grand piano and I think it can happen because they are relatively affordable at around $10,000 which is cheap for a high end grand piano.

    So yeah, having a Yamaha would be awesome someday.
     
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    Check Craigslist.
    I see nice, high end pianos on there, too.
     
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    seems liked it worked out ok for Serge Gainsbourg. Makes me think I should have kept up my piano studies...

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    slauson slim Friend of Leo's

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    Look for used Yamahas, they will go for far less than than 10k. But check out the country of origin, the MIJs are best.

    We have a Yamaha G1 baby grand in our living room - my wife plays, she took music at university in piano and voice and sang opera.
     
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    Cool. Go for the Yamaha full tilt. I have a friend that has two of them. They are spectacular
     
  7. Tonetele

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    Yamaha are excellent and a good second hand one is an option.
    Am seeing Elton john later this year and Yamaha pianos are his choice- with his wealth he could afford any brand but almost exclusively uses a Yamaha Grand.
     
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    Yamaha Grands have a nice tone for a rock n roll sound. It does have a certain kind of sparkle but also staying warm simultaneously
     
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    About 25 years ago I took some lessons from a fellow that had a a black Yamaha concert grand in his studio.

    At close range, the sound of him hitting just one note with his left hand, and sustaining it was very impressive indeed.

    FWIW, I say if you can afford it go for it!
     
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    Yamaha is a brighter piano than a Steinway or Bosendorfer (now owned by Yamaha).
    Each is fantastic but different.

     
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    Love Steinway pianos too. It can have that amazing fat tone.
     
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    I have a Yamaha U3 here at home. Fantastic upright; great action and good tone. I'm not sure I would go for a baby grand (even if I had the room) because they have pretty short strings. I'd definitely get a 6 ft. or longer grand (just need a bigger house). For me, Yamaha competes quite well with Steinway. In the end, it depends on the individual instrument, but Yamaha has been making top quality pianos for decades.
     
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    I’m boycotting Yamaha this week because of the horrible tech support I have recently (not) received from their Steinberg Cubase division.
     
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    I love my Yamaha... ;) 26731109_10155514559907087_2198861568944778506_n.jpg
     
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    My friend that has two Yamaha pianos is a piano tech/rebuilder. He literally could own any piano he wants but keeps two Yamaha grands in his house
     
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    Look for used. I have a Yamaha Baby Grand piano I bought 15 years ago, and it's grand addition in my life. and for $7000 it was a steal.
     
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    I was hoping you didn't mean motorcycle; only Harleys are lusted after.
     
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    I had an SG800 like the one below, that was the best built electric that I have ever owned.
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    On hearing these , and having been raised listening to classical music and being a lover of Chopin, I think the Steinway is the nicest for timbre and softness. But, what a cost! I think I'd be happy with the Yamaha.
    I go to Singapore often and there is a whole building dedicated to Yamaha instruments, so much so that pupil demand got MacDonald's thinking and applied for an outlet there.
    In the Peninsula- Excelsior Hotel the whole basement floor ( no basements are wasted there -used as an underground first floor in nearly all buildings) is guitars and repairers and they speak very highly of the Yamaha guitars sold there and they sell batches very quickly.
    i think you can safely bet on Yamaha quality- the MIJ models at least. JMHO
     
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