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is Yamaha year 1988  U10B1 at SGD5,100 market price as current?

is Yamaha year 1988  U10B1 at SGD5,100 market price as current?
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is Yamaha year 1988  U10B1 at SGD5,100 a value for money purchase?
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Offline meiyingfeng

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is Yamaha year 1988 U10B1 good piano ?
« on: September 20, 2015, 06:22:46 AM »
Hi ,
I am looking for a 2nd hand piano for my daughter who learn piano only 6 months .
is Yamaha year 1988  U10B1 suitable ?  The price is  SGD5,100 , Is market price as current? and if this is a value for money purchase?

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Meiying

Offline indianajo

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Re: is Yamaha year 1988 U10B1 good piano ?
«Reply #1 on: September 21, 2015, 02:14:32 PM »
Yamaha consoles seem to last and last, making boring piano like noises whereever I go.  The simulation of piano sound is rather poor, but very much in style.  Sort of like the emporer with no clothes, everybody that matters agrees Yamahas are the best.  Yamaha grands do actually sound like pianos.
Meanwhile artistic sounding console and studio pianos of the 1950's and 60's languish in closets and dark corners of abandoned rooms because the veneer has been scratched or dented.
I find many much better sounding pianos, of solid construction and action, are available for $200-$600 because they are not sold by handsome glib men in fancy showrooms.  
See the Mason & Hamlin thread above for some tips on inspecting a used piano from an individual without a tech on every visit.  Suitable brands before globalization (1990) razed all the quality factories, are Sohmer, Steinway, Baldwin, Wurlitzer, Grinell Bros, Mason & Hamlin, Chickering.  Other brands in Europe.  Kawai did and still makes a decent sounding console.