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#1240165 - 07/30/09 03:20 AM Young Chang U-131 vs T-131
readheadman Offline
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Registered: 07/28/09
Posts: 3
I am new to the forum and I am not sure if this is the correct place in the forum to post the question either.

I am looking to buy a piano within the next few days and after visiting many stores; I am finally settling on the Young Chang 131 pianos. I found a good deal on a pre-owned piano: Young Chang U-131, it is close to 30 years old and it looks like it is in excellent condition. (I am still planning to have it inspected just to be complete safe.)
I couldn’t help notice that Young Chang doesn’t sell the “U” models anymore, they sell the T (ex: T-131). Does any one here know why? Is it one of those things that change because they moved the factory (I understand older models like the one I am looking at are built in Korea)? Or does the T series have considerable improvements over the U series (U-131)?
I really have no preference when it comes to buying new vs pre-owned as I understand that pianos will last quite a while (if serviced)
After getting quotes on the new T-131 from a piano store I found out that it is about 30% more in cost to the pre-owned U-131, is the T-131 much better? Is it worth it? My budget is kind of limited, but I also don’t want to miss out on any major improvements…

Any comments will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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#1240211 - 07/30/09 08:01 AM Re: Young Chang U-131 vs T-131 [Re: readheadman]
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The piano that Young Chang made 30 years ago isn't as good a piano as the piano that they make today. I tuned a lot of Young Changs about 25 years ago. I worked for a dealer at that time. The pianos that I tuned in that era don't compare very well to what came later.
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#1240222 - 07/30/09 08:26 AM Re: Young Chang U-131 vs T-131 [Re: Thomson Lawrie]
Dan Casdorph Offline
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My experience with Korean pianos of that era is that they have not aged gracefully. Lots of action and key problems in my area.

I don't know that specific model, so it may be oK.
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