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#2068537 - 04/22/13 09:51 AM Value of Yamaha B1
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I saw a Yamaha piano, seems like B1 (layman style, no front legs). It was made in 1975. The owner asked for $1150. What is the fair price for this piano?
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#2068584 - 04/22/13 10:54 AM Re: Value of Yamaha B1 [Re: william_qiu]
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There was no model B1 until just last year.

Perhaps it is an M1. If so, and it get checked out by a qualified technician, it is something to consider.
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#2068609 - 04/22/13 11:39 AM Re: Value of Yamaha B1 [Re: william_qiu]
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Are you sure? It seems it is a b1 by looking at the picture.
I will try to post a picture.

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#2068640 - 04/22/13 12:31 PM Re: Value of Yamaha B1 [Re: Steve Cohen]
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Originally Posted By: Steve Cohen
There was no model B1 until just last year.


The B1 has been available for many years. My neighbor has one they brought with them from East Asia years ago.
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#2068721 - 04/22/13 03:05 PM Re: Value of Yamaha B1 [Re: william_qiu]
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Ah, my mistake. I was referring to the US market. There was no B1 in 1975 here. Was their one overseas at that time?
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#2069583 - 04/23/13 09:07 PM Re: Value of Yamaha B1 [Re: Steve Cohen]
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I am not sure it is a B1. It is a cabinet upright piano, no front legs. It was made in Japan. It is in Canadian market. Any idea about this piano?

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#2069730 - 04/24/13 03:03 AM Re: Value of Yamaha B1 [Re: william_qiu]
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It won't be a b1, but yamaha produced several compact uprights with that style and size of case over the years. I've no idea about usa prices but if you'd do well to have it inspected by a qualified tech in the area who knows the market. It doesn't seem like an out of the ordinary price

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