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#1976448 - 10/20/12 08:57 PM Yamaha C2/C3
inexile Offline
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Registered: 10/20/12
Posts: 2
Thinking about buying a Yamaha C2 or C3. Other than size, are these models much different from one another?

Also, what should I expect to pay for a new C2 or C3?

Thank you!

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#1976466 - 10/20/12 09:53 PM Re: Yamaha C2/C3 [Re: inexile]
j&j Offline
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Registered: 10/24/09
Posts: 445
Loc: Southwest
Check Larry Fine's Book for the latest prices. As far as I know, the only difference between a C2 and C3 is the is the size and the price. There is a new C3X that just came out with some improved features that I don't think is yet available in a C2.

I could hear a nice difference in the sound when I played the C3, and since the C3 I played was more discounted from SMP than the C2, that's what I bought. I'm still thrilled when I practice on it every day.

Have fun, play as many pianos as you can, and happy piano shopping.
Keep us posted on what you decide and buy.
J & J
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#1976470 - 10/20/12 10:04 PM Re: Yamaha C2/C3 [Re: inexile]
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Registered: 07/19/05
Posts: 1309
Loc: Canada
I think there is quite a difference. A sales rep recently told me that what sells C3's, is having a C2 sitting next to it. All things being equal, tuning, prep etc. the C3 would be better than the C2. However, you really should check out the new C3X.
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#1976497 - 10/20/12 11:00 PM Re: Yamaha C2/C3 [Re: Melodialworks Music]
4evrBeginR Offline
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Registered: 06/27/09
Posts: 1607
Loc: California
I almost bought a C2 especially liking the tone, touch, the form factor and more affordable price over the C3. However, after much hand-wringing, I got the C3X.

Yamaha transferred their new method of making the soundboard and supporting structures to the C3X but not to the C2X. That made a huge difference in the resonance and sustain of the two pianos. This additional difference pushed me over to the C3X.

Between a new C2X and a normal C3, I don't know. It would depend on the tone of the C2X. Would the new music wires and hammers alone without the new soundboard and supporting structures yeild that incredible 5th and 6th octave of my C3X? If so, I would probably take the C2X over a regular C3. It's not that I don't appreciate a bigger bass, but the treble and upper treble is even more important to me. I didn't have a chance to try a C2X, but very curious. Of course, a C2X would cost less than a normal C3.

#1976642 - 10/21/12 08:35 AM Re: Yamaha C2/C3 [Re: 4evrBeginR]
Joe Ravita Offline
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Registered: 11/15/05
Posts: 27
Loc: Pittsburgh Pa
The new C2X is available and out in showrooms.
Joe Ravita
Modern Piano
Wexford Pa. 15090 (Pittsburgh)

#1976649 - 10/21/12 09:01 AM Re: Yamaha C2/C3 [Re: Joe Ravita]
inexile Offline
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Registered: 10/20/12
Posts: 2
Do you have one? I might be near Wexford this week...

#1976669 - 10/21/12 09:48 AM Re: Yamaha C2/C3 [Re: inexile]
turandot Offline
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Registered: 01/27/07
Posts: 7351
Loc: torrance, CA
Originally Posted By: inexile
Do you have one? I might be near Wexford this week...

What a lucky break that is!

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#1977595 - 10/23/12 02:18 PM Re: Yamaha C2/C3 [Re: turandot]
Joe Ravita Offline
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Registered: 11/15/05
Posts: 27
Loc: Pittsburgh Pa
The gentleman is real. He contacted me by phone at 1:40pm today. He travels western Pa. for business and does not have a dealer near his residence. We just took delivery of a C2X
Joe Ravita
Modern Piano
Wexford Pa. 15090 (Pittsburgh)


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