Considering buying a used Yamaha P60

Posted by: eagleleo

Considering buying a used Yamaha P60 - 06/11/09 05:25 PM

Hi all,

Since this is my first post, I would like to start out by saying how happy I am to have come across such a great forum!

I have been a pianist my whole life, but never thought about buying a digital piano until recently. I have come across an offer to buy a used Yamaha P60, and would really appreciate some input from the rest of you. The piano is four years old and in very good condition according to the seller. It comes with a double X stand. Here are my questions, which are a bit urgent considering the fact that this item could be sold at any time:

- How much would you pay for this?
- Would you say that the P60 piano stands up to more contemporary models, such as the P140 and P155? My main concern is keyboard action, rather than special features.
- Should the fact that the piano has been used for four years (very moderately, according to the seller) be a concern?

Any input is much appreciated. And again; what a great forum!

Thanks for reading.
Posted by: Vincent L.

Re: Considering buying a used Yamaha P60 - 06/11/09 06:32 PM

Knowing that I can get a new Casio PX-120 for $400 on the Web., I would not pay more than $200 for the P-60 with its stand and plastic pedal.
That would be for fully functional with normal wear (no scratch or damage) P-60.
But that is just me. Also, I would not act on a hurry as there are plenty of deals today. $$$ is King.
Posted by: susanmusic

Re: Considering buying a used Yamaha P60 - 06/11/09 07:13 PM

I actually own a P-60. I like the GH action, same as on the P-155. I haven't had much problem with dropouts, despite polyphony of 32. Personally, I like the piano sound. The speakers do pretty well at filling a living room.

However, I would not recommend this DP if you really want 2 or 3 pedals. There's a thread (Thanks again, jscomposer!) about how to use Midi Solutions footswitch controllers to add pedals but it's neither easy nor cheap.
Posted by: zjkarim

Re: Considering buying a used Yamaha P60 - 06/11/09 08:07 PM

Originally Posted By: Vincent L.
Knowing that I can get a new Casio PX-120 for $400 on the Web.

I'd like to know where you can get a new one shipped for $400, no sarcasm intended!
Thanks,
Z
Posted by: MarkL

Re: Considering buying a used Yamaha P60 - 06/11/09 09:59 PM

Welcome
I'd offer $100 and see what they say. 4 years is pretty old, the economy sucks, lots of good used DPs out there really cheap, so try to get a steal. Watch craigslist and ebay. I got a used P90 2 years ago for $350 with a nice case that probably sells for $150.
Posted by: henrik

Re: Considering buying a used Yamaha P60 - 06/11/09 10:50 PM

yup $200 is pretty ok. are you on a tight budget?
im amazed by casio's touch though. the PX120 keys feels heavy enough
Posted by: Vincent L.

Re: Considering buying a used Yamaha P60 - 06/11/09 11:59 PM

Google is your friend - especially the shopping section. Ok, I will help:
http://www.provantage.com/casio-px120~7CASS1KY.htm - $408 delivered
I had good experience with them as a customer - I do not work for them.

I believe the P60 has GHS and not GH - I might be wrong - but if I am right, it is not the action you find in the P155.
Posted by: susanmusic

Re: Considering buying a used Yamaha P60 - 06/12/09 11:28 AM

According to Yamaha's website, P60 has GH action.
Posted by: signa

Re: Considering buying a used Yamaha P60 - 06/12/09 11:56 AM

if it's around $200, i would take it. it does have GH action, the last entry level stage DP from Yamaha which has it. it came out right before P65/70 or DGX620, i think, when they introduced GHS action.

btw, Yamaha DPs are pretty solid in quality. so unless it was abused a lot during the 4 year use, i don't see the problem with it.
Posted by: Bob Newbie

Re: Considering buying a used Yamaha P60 - 06/12/09 12:26 PM

I paid 749.00 in 2004 (p60new)
Posted by: signa

Re: Considering buying a used Yamaha P60 - 06/12/09 01:51 PM

Bob, how much would you sell it for if you were the seller? i guess the half of the buying price would be fair.
Posted by: Bob Newbie

Re: Considering buying a used Yamaha P60 - 06/12/09 07:58 PM

Considering how old it is technology wise..$200 seems fair...
if the user can try it first then compare it to a P140 or P155
to see if they notice a "dramatic diffrence" over the P60 then I'd say if you don't..get the P60
Posted by: fighterkitekook

Re: Considering buying a used Yamaha P60 - 06/12/09 08:55 PM

Originally Posted By: Bob Newbie
Considering how old it is technology wise..

I really enjoy mine still (bought it used in 2004). It has decent feel and I use Pianoteq, Ivory, Galaxy II, or Akoustic Piano depending on my mood...
Sure would be nice to have a current model,but, 'old' seems to fit me pretty good, and its paid for...
I think that a Beginner should be aware that he/she may have gear fever....wanting the best available at any cost... when an older P60 might very well meet current needs.
As far as 'low-balling' the seller.....only scoundrels enjoy that.


note: I broke the sustain plug recently (tripped on the cord you know...)which took out my midi as well, thank goodness Yamaha still has all the parts for the P60...fixed her for 50bucks shipped.
Posted by: Auggiedoggy

Re: Considering buying a used Yamaha P60 - 10/21/09 09:17 AM

Originally Posted By: MarkL
Welcome
I'd offer $100 and see what they say. 4 years is pretty old, the economy sucks, lots of good used DPs out there really cheap, so try to get a steal. Watch craigslist and ebay. I got a used P90 2 years ago for $350 with a nice case that probably sells for $150.


If I were selling my P-60 an offer of $100.00 would be an insult. frown The piano is solid and the action is much like an acoustic. Ok, the pedal is cheap but it comes with a reinforced X stand. I'd let it go for $400.00 and not a penny less.

p.s. I replaced the cheap pedal with an FC-4.

Rob
Posted by: Geoffk

Re: Considering buying a used Yamaha P60 - 10/21/09 09:38 PM

$200 is probably reasonable and the action is good, but 32 polyphony is really marginal. I'd probably pass on it and try to get a new Casio PX-120, as some have suggested (with 128 polyphony) or PX-130.