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Yamaha B Series Price Question #2307419
07/26/14 04:39 PM
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So I went to a local Yamaha dealer today and got prices of B series. I wonder if they are good prices.

B 1: $4,399
B 2 (Ebony): $4,999
B 3: $5,999

They all come with 15 year warranty and first free tuning. But I have to pay $175 for delivery. The dealer said he could offer 5% discount for B 3. I am a complete newbie, who lives in MD.



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Re: Yamaha B Series Price Question [Re: DancerJ] #2307716
07/27/14 10:49 AM
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I have already received a quote for a brand new b2 that is in the ballpark of your price. A bit less actually, but close.

I would have to pay $300 for delivery though, as I live a distance (over 100 miles) from my dealer.


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Re: Yamaha B Series Price Question [Re: DancerJ] #2307734
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There's pricing information available here:

http://www.pianobuyer.com/spring14/205.html

I would suggest reading the introduction before skipping straight to the Yamaha pricing page.

Also, I believe the Yamaha factory warranty is 10 years, and you can read about that here:

http://www.pianobuyer.com/spring14/201.html

It is worth noting that there are several good new piano options at this price besides just these models, but if you've decided on just one brand, dealer, or like their performance the best for your budget, I hope the links provided above will be of use.


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Re: Yamaha B Series Price Question [Re: terminaldegree] #2307740
07/27/14 11:19 AM
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Very true. In the brief search for a practice piano, I have come across some nice models in the under $5K price range from Kawai and Essex to name a few.

Lots of good choices in this price range I think...



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Re: Yamaha B Series Price Question [Re: DancerJ] #2307765
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Is anything wrong with, say B3? I liked the sound.


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Re: Yamaha B Series Price Question [Re: DancerJ] #2307833
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Nothing wrong with the Yamaha B3. There are however a lot of other choices out there and why not take your time a try a few. Kawai and Hailun come to mind but for a bit more a Charles Walter console is really especially nice. Sometimes you can find them used in your price range. Since you live in Maryland, if you haven't already, check out Rick Jones pianos. He' has a good reputation and sells both new and used pianos at reasonable prices. Jacobs Music is another good choice. Good luck.

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Re: Yamaha B Series Price Question [Re: DancerJ] #2307839
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Originally Posted by DancerJ
Is anything wrong with, say B3? I liked the sound.


Nothing whatsoever.

The B series has not been on the US market very long. We used to get the T series from Yamaha's Chinese factory. Europe got the B series from Yamaha's Indonesian factory. Now we get the B's and not the T's. I really don't know why.

I personally like the B's more than T's. If you put a B3 side by side with a U1 from Yamaha's Japanese factory, and you play the two, you might be scratching your head to understand why the U1's list price is so much more.

I think the B3 is worth the price difference you've been quoted over the B1 and B2. but it's not my money.


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Re: Yamaha B Series Price Question [Re: DancerJ] #2317063
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Hi. I live in the same area as you and I am also looking at the same models. Today I got prices similar to yours - but a bit cheaper and including tax,delivery and one tuning.

Re: Yamaha B Series Price Question [Re: DancerJ] #2317068
08/18/14 07:27 PM
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My advice is to play a number of different pianos in the same price range before you settle on one. If the B3 is the sound and touch you ultimately like, then get it. But you might be cheating yourself by not checking out some of the new crop of pianos that provide you with a vastly more musical tone with deeper longer lasting bass notes and a treble that sustains more than a few seconds. There are many discussions here on PW talking about the non Japanese piano brands that could be an alternative to a B3, or a U3 for that matter. (My musicians brain hears B3 and thinks Hammond Organ.) Good luck in your search.

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