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I've made a few posts here over the last month asking for some upright buying advice. I ended up buying a Yamaha UX 52" 1980 from a private seller on Craigslist from Chicago which is 4 hours away - $3700 over Paypal and delivery was $700. I hired a tech to check it out and he said it was in great condition -- so I bought it without playing it. Well I'd need to get rid of it in 4 years when I graduate so I figure it'd be OK.
It hadn't been tuned in 2 years, but the tech said it was in surprisingly good tune for that long. He said he did a quick tune-up. Playing it right after delivery, it seems to be in tune luckily. It sounds pretty good to me but some of the bass notes are a little flubby.
It literally just arrived an hour ago at 9 pm and I quickly set up my microphone and got one take in before 10 pm
Pictures of all the hammers here: http://imgur.com/a/IDXMI They seem to be in decent condition for such an old piano. I think I'll wait a few weeks before getting a tech to tune and do some basic regulation/voicing.
Of course, after I agree to buy the piano, some Kawai K-3 only 2 years old shows up Chicago CL for $4600 -.- but oh well!
Edited by Allan W. (05/15/1310:55 PM)
1980 Yamaha C7 from Rick Jones (http://imgur.com/a/duLJb) Kawai MP-10 Previously: 2012 Young Chang Y175, which was quite impressive for the price