Where To Buy Used Yamaha Piano Online
Buying a new piano can be costly. Buying a keyboard or a Yamaha used upright piano may be the answer if you have a budding pianist who needs a good practice piano. There are many brands, but a Yamaha is a Japanese brand and one of the best. Yamaha pianos last a long time and they can be restored to be as new. You may want to buy used Yamaha piano or a restored one because of their durability.
Why buy a used Yamaha piano?
Yamaha is a piano built by the Japanese. They know how to make quality pianos and do so in great quantities as well. Because of this, Yamaha pianos are the most cost effective pianos in the market. They create over 200,000 new pianos a year. Also the Japanese believe in buying new, so there is a huge second hand market with bargains if you know how to buy a used piano for beginners.
The benefits of a used Yamaha upright piano
You buy quality when you buy a Yamaha piano, even if it is a second hand piano. The cost will be cheaper than a new one, which makes it the best choice for a beginner. Restored pianos will be like new but with the benefit of a lower cost.
Isn’t a restored piano a bad thing?
A restored piano is as good as a new piano, without the price tag. Think of a used car that had a new engine put in, or all new parts. It would be better than another used car, wouldn’t it? The same with a piano. Pianos need to have parts replaced from time to time.
What happens to a piano as it ages?
A piano can stay in a great condition for years. A brand new piano takes around 20 – 50 years before it needs serious maintenance on it. You need to have it tuned every now and again, at least once a year. The piano tuner can do minor maintenance on it.
Among things that need doing is the leather and felts contract and deteriorate, and needs replacing from time to time. Your piano tuner will do the little things that need doing. If left without maintenance the piano’s action may become uneven. The piano may become sluggish to play, notes may stick, and the tone may lose its lovely clear sound. What needs doing is the leather and felts may need to be replaced.
If left the action parts of the keys may become worn, the leather and felt wear thin and the keys may become a bit wobbly. And if the felt wears very thin the hammer will not be able to produce a good tone. It will start to sound like a honky-tonk piano.
I remember I had a piano that my grandmother gave me. It was old and had a wooden frame that became dry and cracked. The keys became so sticky that it was difficult to play. The tuning pegs became loose and the piano was out of tune. It sounded terrible. My parents found someone to restore the piano. They put in a steel frame, replaced the whole mechanism with new hammers, felts and leathers and strings. When I got it back it was like a new piano. It still sounds great now, 30 years later.
Make sure that you are buying your piano from an individual owner and not a music school. You don’t want a piano that comes directly from a music school as they will be in bad shape from overuse and abuse. Also make sure that the piano is less than 25 years old. If you are buying from a restorer who restored the piano, ask about its tone quality and whether the mechanism runs smoothly. The pianos below are found on Amazon and have been restored to its original glamor.
Upright Piano Yamaha U1 by FourStar Premium Piano RestorationYamaha Upright Piano – U3 Model (Pre-Owned & Reconditioned)Upright Piano Yamaha U3 Studio Refurbished Four Star PianoYamaha Upright Piano – U3 Model (Pre-Owned & Reconditioned)
Used Yamaha upright piano prices
Yamaha prices for used upright pianos are anywhere from $1,300 – $5,000. If it is less, there is usually something wrong with the piano, and you may have to have it restored. Restoration may cost you between $2,000 – $8,000 depending on the job that needs doing, but it will be like new afterwards.
Used Yamaha Grand pianos or a used Yamaha Baby Grand Piano
If you have the space and you want to look glamorous, you may want to look at a grand piano. Except for a baby grand, the grand pianos have longer strings than an upright. This makes for a better sound.
Buy used Yamaha keyboard or digital piano
I prefer a digital piano over a keyboard because its mechanism is similar to that of a piano. So if you have a little Mozart on your hands the transition from the digital piano to the piano will be much easier. With the keyboard it will be difficult as the piano keys are much harder to press. The student will really have to learn the piano from the beginning as they have to re-learn how to play the keys. Get a digital piano rather than a keyboard. It will solve a lot of heartache and trouble.
Like the upright piano, Yamaha digital pianos are superior in quality to the other brands. You will not go wrong in buying a Yamaha. The reason you may want a digital piano rather than an upright is the price. Also digital pianos are portable and a good first option for beginners. Especially of you want to learn to play the piano for beginners.
Yamaha P45B 88 Weighted Keys Digital Piano w/ Yamaha L85 Furniture Stand ,Knox Bench and Music Book/CDYamaha Arius YDP162B Traditional Console Digital Piano with Bench, Black WalnutYamaha P-45 Digital Piano Bundle with Yamaha L-85 Stand, Furniture-Style Bench, Sustain Pedal, Instructional Book, Austin Bazaar Instructional DVD, and Polishing Cloth – BlackYamaha YDP142R Arius Series Traditional Console Digital Piano with Bench, Rosewood (OLD MODEL)
I hope that this article is helpful to you. If you have any questions, ask them in the comments or contact me.