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New Yamaha C2 vs used C7
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Hi Guys,
I've been looking at a lot of pianos lately and think I have it narrowed down to two. I can get a new C2 or a used 1993 C7 for close to the same price. The C7 is at a reputable Yamaha dealer and will have warranty. Any suggestions on which to get? Thanks.

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C7. The laws of physics are in favor of big pianos.


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C7! The sound from that size of a piano is a whole world apart than the modest C2. Not to mention the bragging rights...

Also, the C7 has already depreciated to a stable level. The new C2 will depreciate quicker during the early years of ownership.

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Totally agree with the other posters, get the C7, better control and tone.


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victor kam #1434954 05/12/10 04:11 AM
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Yup, used C7 if you have the space. For sure.


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A 1993 vintage is a C7F which is a newer scale and a great piano,of course contingent on it's present condition.


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The C7 really is the only option. I wouldn't even really think about it anymore although I am sure your heart told you before you even posted this that you wanted the C7.


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C7 - with no doubt.

Be sure that the Yamaha tone is your preference. If so, the C7 performs it beautifully.


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I hate to be the lone dissenter...

So I won't! C7 for sure.


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C7, subject to condition/inspection.


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May we all agree? The C7. No second quessing. Just do it.


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The new C2 was going to speak up for himself, but the C7 beat him up and took his lunch money.


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Thanks guys for the input. I had a feeling you'd all say that. Now the next question, what do you think is a fair price? I'm negotiating with them today.

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C7 definitely, $20K or less hopefully for a used one from the mid-90's


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C7 - I have a new C3 and I can't say enough good things about it, I absolutely love it.

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Wow, this must be the most harmonious single thread in PW history. No disagreement anywhere.


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C7 all the way grin .... unless it has a broken plate. [Linked Image] There's no comparing the C2 vs the C7, in my opinion. I'd probably pick a Baldwin Hamilton upright over a C2, but I'd have a tough time choosing between some C7s I've played and a non-C&A Steinway D, especially the older C7s that had the 20-note bass, not so much the newer ones with the 23-note bass.


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