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#1987968 - 11/17/12 09:09 PM Yamaha g1
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I am thinking about purchasing a 1989 Yamaha g1 in black gloss that is in excellent condition for $7400. Any thoughts? Good price? Good piano? Please help!

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#1988804 - 11/20/12 03:35 AM Re: Yamaha g1 [Re: sun1]
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The price is ok. G1 is a good piano, but if you're unsure about it's condition, hire a piano tech who may be able to tell you which parts may need repair or replacement in the near term.

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#1989095 - 11/20/12 08:46 PM Re: Yamaha g1 [Re: sun1]
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Have you played it?
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#1989147 - 11/20/12 10:13 PM Re: Yamaha g1 [Re: sun1]
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Sun1, just a note, I bought a G7 in March , one owner, nice shape, for $4400. It turned out to be a very nice unit. Stays in tune for over 7 months after the initial tuning. I got a good deal, but it doesn't hurt to look around awhile longer for a better deal. The price you stated seems a little high unless the piano is immaculate.
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#1994361 - 12/03/12 10:05 PM Re: Yamaha g1 [Re: sun1]
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My dear friend just got one in Austin TX for $5K, and it's only 10 years old. I haven't played on her so I don't know how good it sound, her instructor said it is a nice one and she got a good deal.

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#1994390 - 12/03/12 11:33 PM Re: Yamaha g1 [Re: sun1]
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I love this little piano. I played on one for years at a restaurant gig and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The bass is not impressive but the entire treble is perfect. I saw one in North Carolina for around 6k recently so I think you could get a little off that price.
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#1994806 - 12/04/12 11:45 PM Re: Yamaha g1 [Re: sun1]
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Are the G1 and the GC1 comparable?
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#1994921 - 12/05/12 08:22 AM Re: Yamaha g1 [Re: sun1]
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I think for that money you could get a used G2 in very good condition. The bass notes will be better on the longer pianos - all other things being equal.

I have a refurbished G3, and while it needed some maintenance work, I have really enjoyed it.
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#1995084 - 12/05/12 03:11 PM Re: Yamaha g1 [Re: ventil]
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Registered: 12/09/11
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Loc: Munich, Germany
Originally Posted By: ventil
Are the G1 and the GC1 comparable?


It depends on the year of manufacture. I think the last models in the nineties have the same plate as the C1 and are therefor comparable with the CG1.

Nevertheless the G1 is a nice baby grand. Some weeks ago I bought a 1982 G1 in excellent condition from a privat seller. The touch and tone is superb for the size of the piano. Absolutly no problems with the quality.

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#2064037 - 04/13/13 01:39 PM Re: Yamaha g2 [Re: sun1]
wilf Offline
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Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 53
Loc: Alberta Canada
I'm looking at a 1988 G2. They are asking 8,000.00. Is this a reasonable price for 2013.

Thanks,

Wilf

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#2064051 - 04/13/13 02:17 PM Re: Yamaha g2 [Re: sun1]
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You may want to start a new thread, and provide a lot more information for a better answer-
how does it sound, feel, and look?
how was it used, kept, and cared for previously?
have you had it inspected by a technician, and does it need anything?
private seller, or from a dealer (with a warranty)?
is it a gray market instrument or made for the N. American market?
if it is gray market, what has been replaced?
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#2064065 - 04/13/13 02:41 PM Re: Yamaha g2 [Re: terminaldegree]
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Registered: 04/07/13
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Loc: Alberta Canada
I don't know how to start a new thread.

The piano sounds, feels and looks good. I will have it inspected before I buy. Right now I'm just trying to get a ball park idea as to whether it is a reasonable deal. It is a private seller. The owner is close to a concert pianist. What is "gray market" and how would you know that? Also, I am in Canada so those are Canadian dollars.
Thanks,
Wilf

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