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Re: Yamaha G7 Condition/Value Questions [Re: Standalone] #2737153
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Originally Posted by Standalone

Thanks, Pkhentz. This was my assessment, too. To my thinking, the piano is worth somewhere around that $2k range -- but our teenage son certainly enjoyed the authority and clarity of the bass. He was trying trills out, which our old spinet certainly cannot do, and found it to be to his satisfaction, but he is a serious student looking to play professionally (especially on pipe organ) and his technique needs are going to continually require a more and more responsive action. I will go look at your other thread. Many thanks.


Good luck in your search. Make sure to go see lots of pianos--even ones beyond your $ range, to get a sense of what qualities you're looking for. Great deals can be had on Craigslist. And my guess is that the way this one sounds/plays in its current condition, it'll be around for a while.

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Re: Yamaha G7 Condition/Value Questions [Re: Pkhentz] #2737260
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Thanks, Pkhentz. This was my assessment, too. To my thinking, the piano is worth somewhere around that $2k range -- but our teenage son certainly enjoyed the authority and clarity of the bass. He was trying trills out, which our old spinet certainly cannot do, and found it to be to his satisfaction, but he is a serious student looking to play professionally (especially on pipe organ) and his technique needs are going to continually require a more and more responsive action. I will go look at your other thread. Many thanks.


Good luck in your search. Make sure to go see lots of pianos--even ones beyond your $ range, to get a sense of what qualities you're looking for. Great deals can be had on Craigslist. And my guess is that the way this one sounds/plays in its current condition, it'll be around for a while.

Thanks. We stopped into Faust Harrison, and were honest about only being there to window shop. They took us up to the lower and mid-priced pianos first, but after hearing Jimmy, he was invited down to play their finer floor stock in their main showroom. And invited back to "window shop" any time! smile

Though this Yamaha is a mixed bag, I think whoever winds up getting it will enjoy it for what it is.

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Re: Yamaha G7 Condition/Value Questions [Re: Standalone] #2737397
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Originally Posted by Standalone

We stopped into Faust Harrison, and were honest about only being there to window shop. They took us up to the lower and mid-priced pianos first, but after hearing Jimmy, he was invited down to play their finer floor stock in their main showroom. And invited back to "window shop" any time! smile


I'd say most dealers like for accomplished players to "window shop" b/c they make the pianos sound wonderful which in turn may entice other buyers. I get that quite often too.

Re: Yamaha G7 Condition/Value Questions [Re: Standalone] #2737405
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Originally Posted by GC13
I'd say most dealers like for accomplished players to "window shop" b/c they make the pianos sound wonderful which in turn may entice other buyers. I get that quite often too.

Don't mean to play the devil's advocate here, but I don't think I've ever heard of an instance where a piano salesperson told a potential customer/buyer trying out pianos in their store that their playing was terrible and they should choose another musical instrument or find another hobby, although it may happen on occasion with a particularly feisty and outspoken salesperson. smile

I guess it's part of a piano salesperson's job to flatter the customer and make them feel good about their playing, whether they (salesperson) feels that way or not. Usually, if you win someones confidence and come across as personable and likable, you'er more likely to sell to that customer; usually, but not always. Typically, if win the customer's heart/friendship, you win their pocketbook too; typically, but not always.

How did I get on this subject? smile

Anyway, I too think the Yamaha G7 has potential for someone who is looking for the benefits of a semi-concert grand, without the pain of a huge price-tag. We can only play a piano one day at a time. Reminds me of an original song I wrote, "This moment in time". smile

All the best!

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Re: Yamaha G7 Condition/Value Questions [Re: Rickster] #2737510
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I'd say most dealers like for accomplished players to "window shop" b/c they make the pianos sound wonderful which in turn may entice other buyers. I get that quite often too.

Don't mean to play the devil's advocate here, but I don't think I've ever heard of an instance where a piano salesperson told a potential customer/buyer trying out pianos in their store that their playing was terrible and they should choose another musical instrument or find another hobby, although it may happen on occasion with a particularly feisty and outspoken salesperson. smile

I guess it's part of a piano salesperson's job to flatter the customer and make them feel good about their playing, whether they (salesperson) feels that way or not. Usually, if you win someones confidence and come across as personable and likable, you'er more likely to sell to that customer; usually, but not always. Typically, if win the customer's heart/friendship, you win their pocketbook too; typically, but not always.

How did I get on this subject? smile

Anyway, I too think the Yamaha G7 has potential for someone who is looking for the benefits of a semi-concert grand, without the pain of a huge price-tag. We can only play a piano one day at a time. Reminds me of an original song I wrote, "This moment in time". smile

All the best!

Rick


True enough! He hasn't let me take many videos of him lately, or I'd post something recent. Here is a quick shot of him working on some improvisation ideas for a prelude at a recent church service. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1TwUsTFw50

And Easter rehearsal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHhkwqg42Sk smile

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Re: Yamaha G7 Condition/Value Questions [Re: Standalone] #2737530
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Originally Posted by Standalone
True enough! He hasn't let me take many videos of him lately, or I'd post something recent. Here is a quick shot of him working on some improvisation ideas for a prelude at a recent church service. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1TwUsTFw50

And Easter rehearsal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHhkwqg42Sk smile

Very nice! I really enjoyed the second video with the pipe organ. I see why he likes the pipe organ the best! smile

Oh, and in my comments about piano salespeople complementing all their customers on their playing, I never meant to suggest that your son wasn't very talented and didn't deserve the complements (just so you know:-).

Thanks for posting the videos! thumb

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Re: Yamaha G7 Condition/Value Questions [Re: Rickster] #2737657
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True enough! He hasn't let me take many videos of him lately, or I'd post something recent. Here is a quick shot of him working on some improvisation ideas for a prelude at a recent church service. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1TwUsTFw50

And Easter rehearsal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHhkwqg42Sk smile

Very nice! I really enjoyed the second video with the pipe organ. I see why he likes the pipe organ the best! smile

Oh, and in my comments about piano salespeople complementing all their customers on their playing, I never meant to suggest that your son wasn't very talented and didn't deserve the complements (just so you know:-).

Thanks for posting the videos! thumb

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It's ok -- We proud parents of a piano student on this forum tend to overestimate! :-)

Re: Yamaha G7 Condition/Value Questions [Re: Standalone] #2737684
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Re the recent posts about the salespeople's tendency to complement potential buyers.

I was visiting a local piano dealer yesterday to try out some Avantgrands and Clavinovas. I played the opening four measures or so of the slow movements of some Beethoven Sonatas on two models. Then I told the salesman that was considering getting a hybrid so I could play anytime without annoying the neighbors. The salesman said he didn't see how I could annoy the neighbors since I played so well haha.

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Re: Yamaha G7 Condition/Value Questions [Re: Standalone] #2737695
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Originally Posted by pianoloverus
Re the recent posts about the salespeople's tendency to complement potential buyers.

I was visiting a local piano dealer yesterday to try out some Avantgrands and Clavinovas. I played the opening four measures or so of the slow movements of some Beethoven Sonatas on two models. Then I told the salesman that was considering getting a hybrid so I could play anytime without annoying the neighbors. The salesman said he didn't see how I could annoy the neighbors since I played so well haha.

Pianoloverus, in your case, my instincts tell me that you play very well, though I don't think I've ever heard you play. I would like to hear you play to confirm my theory. smile

On the other hand, my piano playing is unorthodox, primitive, simplistic and hillbillyish (don't know if that's a word or not:-). However, I do enjoy my own playing, and would like to think that others would too. But the most important thing is whether or not we enjoy our piano learning/playing experiences.

Rick


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Re: Yamaha G7 Condition/Value Questions [Re: Standalone] #2737711
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Ha! I'm sort of a hack bass player -- it's tough sometimes to live in a home with one current professional musician (my wife) and a future one... smile

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