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Yamaha C5/C3 vs Steinway Model L/B (Read 618 times)

Offline maximusjesse

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Yamaha C5/C3 vs Steinway Model L/B
« on: August 04, 2020, 05:44:19 PM »
I'm currently in the market for a used grand, wondering if anyone has any opinions about which I should bite on. I love the way the Model B looks, feels, and plays, but the Yamahas seem like a much better value for the price. The Model B is only 2K more than the brown Model L, definitely stretches my budget but I'd consider it if it's worth the price.

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Steinway Model B (1905) -  https://www.northwestpianos.com/collections/steinway-gallery-1/products/copy-of-steinway-sons-model-b-610-5-restored-and-refinished-sold
Steinway Model L (1927) - https://www.northwestpianos.com/collections/steinway-gallery-1/products/copy-of-restored-steinway-model-l-510-1-2-walnut-satin-1
Yamaha C5 (1986) - https://www.northwestpianos.com/collections/grand-pianos/products/copy-of-yamaha-c5-67-sold
Yamaha C3 (1995) - https://www.northwestpianos.com/collections/grand-pianos/products/copy-of-yamaha-c3-61-grand-piano-sold-1

(Photos of pianos below in album) - https://photos.app.goo.gl/Ri6B6aNGGB9RXKMn6
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Offline pianorama

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Re: Yamaha C5/C3 vs Steinway Model L/B
«Reply #1 on: January 04, 2021, 08:59:05 AM »
How did it go with your purchase decision?

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Re: Yamaha C5/C3 vs Steinway Model L/B
«Reply #2 on: January 06, 2021, 09:19:56 PM »
I am very happy with my Yamaha C3.  It is late model, bought it used last year, in superb condition.  Then I hired a very competent tech, who took the action to his shop for over a week.  And then he softened the sound a little as it was a slightly bright for my taste.  It is better than new.
And btw, my truck is a toyota, my car is a mazda, my tractors are kubota.  Japanese products are the highest quality and most reliable on this planet.
Cheers