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#1360906 - 01/29/10 01:10 PM Yamaha G2
WCMuse Offline
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Registered: 01/29/10
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I found a three year old Yamaha G2 being sold from a private seller for $8,000. Haven't played it yet, but it sounds like it was well cared for. I've just begun my search for a new piano (currently playing on a 1937 Brewster) and I'm not sure if I should spend the money on a G2 because I would prefer a C3...on the other hand I'm a poor college student and it will probably be a long time before I can afford something of that quality (went to a "blowout sale" and the C3 still cost $28,000 new). First, does the G2 price sound right, and second, should I purchase the G2 and "step up" to the C3 at some point in the future?

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#1361041 - 01/29/10 04:02 PM Re: Yamaha G2 [Re: WCMuse]
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In my opinion the main advantage of "stepping up" to a C3 is the length of the piano. The G series is an artist performance series piano. However, I think the G series was discontinued much longer than 3 years ago. Find out the manufacturing date you the G2 as I think it will be older than you think.
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#1361057 - 01/29/10 04:20 PM Re: Yamaha G2 [Re: Pianolance]
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As mentioned above, I think the G series grands ended production somewhere in the mid-1990's. You may want to run that serial number past the Yamaha website.
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#1361100 - 01/29/10 05:14 PM Re: Yamaha G2 [Re: terminaldegree]
WCMuse Offline
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Hmm...I searched the yamaha website, but could not find a place to imput the serial number for the age. I did find a page that listed the years certain serial numbers were made and where at:

http://www.yamaha.com/yamahavgn/CDA/Cont...p;CNTYP=GENERAL

but I could not match the serial number I was given (2850143) with these. If anyone could find a link, it would be greatly appreciated.

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#1361125 - 01/29/10 05:44 PM Re: Yamaha G2 [Re: WCMuse]
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Loc: Bloomington, IL
According to the link, it looks like it was built in early 1979 between January and June.

Jan-79 2848000
Jun-79 2900000
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#1361421 - 01/30/10 03:26 AM Re: Yamaha G2 [Re: agrayIWU]
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The seller was kinda stretching the truth abit,don't you think ? "I think we bought the piano about 3 years ago though I might be mistaken, maybe it was 30 years ago" grin
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#1361435 - 01/30/10 05:03 AM Re: Yamaha G2 [Re: pianobroker]
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Maybe the seller bought it grey market 'as new' 3 years ago. Some buyers are gullible. I'd stay away from a 30 year old yamaha to be honest. So many much nicer pianos available at better prices.

OF course, I'd have a new Yamaha any day, they're totally different from the old ones.

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#1361565 - 01/30/10 11:46 AM Re: Yamaha G2 [Re: joe80]
WCMuse Offline
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Registered: 01/29/10
Posts: 3
Loc: Maryland
Haha yeah, I think I'll let this "deal" pass. I'll give the seller the benefit of the doubt and say that I don't think they were lying, because she knew absolutely nothing about the piano. When I first called her asking about it, her first description was "shiny".

And I just checked Yamaha's site...the thing's grey market!!!

Thanks for the help, everyone.

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