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Offline hoffmanntales

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Yamaha U 2
« on: February 28, 2003, 11:38:59 AM »

I've got the chance to buy an almost new upright piano, a Yamaha U 2 for 3.100 euros (3.100 US $ more or less). The seller told me that it's really a great bargain because he thinks that this original Japanese instrument has never been played (it's 12-13 years old, he says).

I played it for a while in the shop and I have to say that I really liked its sound and aesthetically the piano looks like new.

What do you say, is it really a good deal? I'm not a expert on instruments so I'd appreciate a lot your opinions!

Greetings from Italy

Offline tosca1

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Re: Yamaha U 2
«Reply #1 on: February 28, 2003, 06:45:11 PM »
If you like the sound of the piano and it is obviously in excellent condition then at that price it would seem a bargain.  All pianos sing better with regular playing and its tone and response should improve after a long period of hardly being played.  The Yamaha piano has an excellent reputation for durability, tuning stability and ease of regulation.
That particular model of Yamaha vertical piano would cost more than twice that price brand new.

Very best wishes for your purchase and future pleasure with the piano.

Offline Brian Lawson, RPT

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Re: Yamaha U 2
«Reply #2 on: February 28, 2003, 07:54:06 PM »
Open it, have a look at the nose of the hammers, see how deep the grooves are, that will give an indication of the use it has had. Idealy, spend the fee of getting a local tech to look at it, although it is likely to be ok. I had a look at a similar piano U3 for a church, little use and a good buy in local currency.
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