Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
151 registered (821, ajeales, ajames, agraffe, 36251, 40 invisible), 1450 Guests and 6 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1495533 - 08/13/10 09:51 PM Which piano to buy?
Katie2010 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 08/10/10
Posts: 4
Hi,
Please tell me which piano is better? I am looking for a piano for my 5 years old daughter.
Yamaha E108 42" (10 years old) asked price $1600
Yamaha M108 42" (20 years old) asked price $1200
Young Chang U109 42" (22-25 years old -85 Keys) asked price $550
Are the price reasonable?
Thanks,
Katie

Top
(ad 800) Pearl River
Pearl River the world's best selling piano
#1496255 - 08/15/10 02:24 AM Re: Which piano to buy? [Re: Katie2010]
GretchensPianos Offline
Full Member

Registered: 11/22/09
Posts: 131
Loc: MA
Hi Katie!

All 3 prices sound reasonable to me.

But there is no way to tell which piano is better unless you look at it, play it, and hear it.

My suggestion would be to find a good piano technician (ask piano teachers and schools for names), talk to 2 or 3 of them, then ask one to check out whatever you're thinking about buying. A technician will be honest with you. You really don't want something that would be impossible to repair, for instance.

Good luck!

Gretchen
_________________________
Gretchen Saathoff
Director of Music
Christ United Methodist Church, Northampton, MA
http://gretchenspianos.wordpress.com ~ website, blog.
http://wp.me/PE5t8-24O ~ E-book: "Goal-oriented Practice: How to Avoid Traps and Become a Confident Performer"
about making steady progress!

Top
#1496258 - 08/15/10 02:29 AM Re: Which piano to buy? [Re: GretchensPianos]
AJF Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/18/06
Posts: 1721
Loc: Toronto
I would steer away from the 20+ year old models. The 10 year old yamaha is the best bet in my opinion.
_________________________

Pianist, Composer
Disclaimer: Shigeru Kawai Artist

Top
#1496333 - 08/15/10 06:53 AM Re: Which piano to buy? [Re: AJF]
pianobroker Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 4315
Loc: North Hollywood CA.
Actually if that Young Chang does truely have 85 keys,than it is a E101 not a U109. That YC E101 is a great little piano made for the player with a limited space consideration. I had one in my office for years and I have near 100 Steinway grands in the showroom(s). grin

The U109 is 88 keys and can be a fine piano though some YC(S) in that era just didn't age well. It's kinda a hit or miss. $550 is a deal if in good shape.
_________________________
www.pastperfectpiano.com
Largest selection in the USA
100+Steinway and M&H grands
Warehouse showroom Onsite Restoration
Preowned & Restored
Hailun dlr.818-255-3145
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_z8RvhXGKzY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Voo0zumHGgE

Top
(ad 800) Hailun Pianos
Hailun Pianos

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World 
What's Hot!!
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
(ad 125) Sweetwater $4700 Giveaway
Sweetwater Giveaway
(ad) Yamaha CP Stage Pianos
Yamaha CP Stage Pianos - Learn More
(ad) Summer Keys
Summer Keys, a Music Adventure in Lubec, Maine
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
PianoDisc
Ad (the Piano Store)
the Piano Store - Restored Steinway Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
It's time I replaced my Haydn sonatas
by gooddog
41 minutes 16 seconds ago
Kawai US7X or Yamaha U3A and anyway to clean Ivorite?
by Winkplay
Today at 08:53 AM
Avg velocity&sensor positioning vs impact[Kawai,Korg,Ya
maha]

by vince961
Today at 07:06 AM
At age 45, what are the limitations?
by sam abdel
Today at 04:52 AM
Hammer Discoloration in a 30 year old piano
by TwoThumbs
Today at 04:37 AM
Forum Stats
82,532 Registered Members
44 Forums
170,384 Topics
2,493,847 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission