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Yamaha CLP-260 worth? #1979309
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Considering taking a look at a gently used Yamaha CLP-260 for sale on Craigslist. It's a nice-looking, black digital and the lady says it's in perfect condition having been played very little. They're asking $600 obo.

Can find little info about this model but appears it's quite old. I'll be driving 2 hours (roundtrip) to see it. Should I even bother? If it proves to have a decent sound & touch, what should I offer?

Was told they paid around $3,500 for it new and I don't want to insult someone, but is it worth even say, $300?

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Re: Yamaha CLP-260 worth? [Re: playmeasong] #1979313
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i would say it's worth 200.00 at most - that thing is over 20 years old and the sound is not going to be as good as a new casio.


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Re: Yamaha CLP-260 worth? [Re: playmeasong] #1979334
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The CLP260 was released in 1990. It's inferior in every way to just about any piano today. For $600 you can get a better piano brand new.

Re: Yamaha CLP-260 worth? [Re: playmeasong] #2313072
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This is a highly desired piano model with weighted keys and a great feel, but very few voices. Your piano teacher would recommend a model like this for a beginning student. It has 76 keys -the "Goldilocks" of piano sizes. The piano sound is good, and the electric piano sound is like a Rhodes stage piano. Although it may be outdated, it is very well built, and unlike a Casio or other 'toy' model, will hold its resale value. They are going used for $250-$300 in good condition.

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Re: Yamaha CLP-260 worth? [Re: ElecPianoRepair] #2313108
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Originally Posted by ElecPianoRepair
This is a highly desired piano model with weighted keys and a great feel, but very few voices. Your piano teacher would recommend a model like this for a beginning student. It has 76 keys -the "Goldilocks" of piano sizes. The piano sound is good, and the electric piano sound is like a Rhodes stage piano. Although it may be outdated, it is very well built, and unlike a Casio or other 'toy' model, will hold its resale value. They are going used for $250-$300 in good condition.


Anything with 76 keys is not a digital piano, and unless you're carrying it around with you, why would 76 be "just right (Goldilocks)"?

And your comment about Casios being a "toy" model is also outdated. The Privia line has earned its place in the world of the bigger names in DPs in the under $1000 range, especially in the $500 range.

To the OP: I wouldn't bother driving 2 hours to test it out. Go to a store that carries Casio PX-150 and see what your $600 can get you.


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Re: Yamaha CLP-260 worth? [Re: Morodiene] #2313155
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Originally Posted by Morodiene

And your comment about Casios being a "toy" model is also outdated. The Privia line has earned its place in the world of the bigger names in DPs in the under $1000 range, especially in the $500 range.


That prejudice is unfortunately hard to die. I was on holiday in Italy in July and visited some music shops and sellers were all speaking of Casio pianos like "giocattoloni" (big toys) or saying Casio is good for watches, not for pianos.... we sell them because some people buy them, but serious musicians don't use Casio. I said they were wrong, things had changed, but there was nothing to do...they didn't want to hear... And that was the same in all the shops I visited...


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Re: Yamaha CLP-260 worth? [Re: playmeasong] #2313158
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The question was posed and answered on 10/27/2012, when the CLP-260 was 22 years old.
It's now 24 years old.
So why was this thread resurrected?

Re: Yamaha CLP-260 worth? [Re: MacMacMac] #2313161
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Originally Posted by MacMacMac
The question was posed and answered on 10/27/2012, when the CLP-260 was 22 years old.
It's now 24 years old.
So why was this thread resurrected?


That's strange, indeed, and if you google you will find a similar situation elsewere...
http://www.mypianofriends.com/hi-i-...vinova-clp-260.-the-askin...-273284.html


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Re: Yamaha CLP-260 worth? [Re: Digitalguy] #2313176
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Originally Posted by Digitalguy
Originally Posted by MacMacMac
The question was posed and answered on 10/27/2012, when the CLP-260 was 22 years old.
It's now 24 years old.
So why was this thread resurrected?


That's strange, indeed, and if you google you will find a similar situation elsewere...
http://www.mypianofriends.com/hi-i-...vinova-clp-260.-the-askin...-273284.html


LOL, good catch, didn't even look at the date. Perhaps just wanting to put down Casios?


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