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#1947333 - 08/22/12 04:21 PM yamaha piano but not sure what model? help
MomNewAtPiano Offline
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1989 Yamaha Piano w/ Disklavier, black laquer, good condition, Model number T135554. Private selling, selling for $2,000. Is it worth it for me to go 1 hr away to take a look at?

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#1947343 - 08/22/12 04:35 PM Re: yamaha piano but not sure what model? help [Re: MomNewAtPiano]
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Model number is MX 80, Hasn't been tuned in years.. (The guy just replied to my email)..

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#1947374 - 08/22/12 05:39 PM Re: yamaha piano but not sure what model? help [Re: MomNewAtPiano]
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The MX80 was made in Thomaston. GA and was a decent quality piano. It is 43" high...a cosole.

Unfortunately the player sysytem used floppy disks and cannot reasonably be upgraded.

The price is a tad high, but after all, it is an "asking" price. You should ask them to have it tuned before you go out to see it.
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#1947484 - 08/22/12 08:46 PM Re: yamaha piano but not sure what model? help [Re: MomNewAtPiano]
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If it can take a tuning and hold it, you may be able to run a laptop into the midi input, then you will have infinite piano rolls available via internet. If you can't put a midi cable into it, maybe not. It sure looks attractive. I have an older digital Clavinova, and I just play my computer through it. Still fun to play manually as well.


Edited by thetandyman (08/22/12 08:47 PM)
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#1947492 - 08/22/12 09:02 PM Re: yamaha piano but not sure what model? help [Re: MomNewAtPiano]
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He wouldn't tune it, so what is a good asking price?

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#1947506 - 08/22/12 09:39 PM Re: yamaha piano but not sure what model? help [Re: MomNewAtPiano]
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It looks so nice, that I would almost spend $200 or less to try to tune it with a qualified tech. It looks like a heck of a deal. If any piano is deemed untunable by a reputable teck, then , In my book, it's worthless. Best of luck on this beautiful piano.
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#1947544 - 08/22/12 10:30 PM Re: yamaha piano but not sure what model? help [Re: MomNewAtPiano]
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$2,000? That is a steal. I would purchase it in a heart beat. Yes, the MX80 can be easily upgraded by purchasing the Yamaha DKC-850 Disklavier Control unit. The DKC850 allows one to store music content via USB (Flash, HardDrive etc…). You can also store all of Yamaha Disklavier floppy diskettes (PianoSoft, PianoSoft-Plus) to its internal Flash memory via a USB floppy drive. The MX80 could also serve as a MIDI controller. The DKC850 would have to be setup as “ADD ON” via its setup menu for it to work with the DKC5R control unit.


Good Luck,

Jeff Tasch
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#1947560 - 08/22/12 10:54 PM Re: yamaha piano but not sure what model? help [Re: MomNewAtPiano]
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To be honest, i don't really care too much about the disklavier, im more interested in the quality of the piano. I double i'll actually touch the disklavier. In the piano world, how do you weight which piano or model as being good? i looked up the model for reviews but didn't' get much?

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#1947595 - 08/23/12 12:12 AM Re: yamaha piano but not sure what model? help [Re: MomNewAtPiano]
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I'd pass on the 43". Go with at least 45".

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#1947683 - 08/23/12 08:01 AM Re: yamaha piano but not sure what model? help [Re: MomNewAtPiano]
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Originally Posted By: Jadelyn Tran
In the piano world, how do you weight which piano or model as being good? i looked up the model for reviews but didn't' get much?


Don't rush into buying anything until you feel more comfortable. Spend a few months reading this forum to gather more information. A good thing to do would be to read "Piano Buyer" which is clickable on the left side of this screen. It is also available in a print edition.

Then, buy something which sounds good and feels good to you.
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#1947771 - 08/23/12 10:54 AM Re: yamaha piano but not sure what model? help [Re: MomNewAtPiano]
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from a negotiating point of view i would use the fact that it's out of tune/ hasn't been properly serviced (and therefore won't sound very good) as a reason to offer substantially lower than $2k.

an hour's drive is nothing -- i flew from chicago to LA to audition my C7.
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