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Yamaha 1982 YUS #2912993 11/17/19 12:02 AM
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Hi guys,

I’m new here and I’m rather new to pianos and playing. Definitely a beginner and have been taking lessons for the last 6 months.

I really enjoy it and currently I am playing on a Korg G1 Air which is a great digital piano but I’ve decided I want a real piano.

Been looking around locally for a used one and found a really nice looking Yamaha YUS from 1982.

It looks very nice and clean and I am having a tech look at it closely next week.

Assuming all is good, what I really was wondering is about the value of this specific model.

This is a YUS (no number after it).

What do you guys think?

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Re: Yamaha 1982 YUS [Re: Zoti] #2913313 11/17/19 11:14 PM
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No one?

Re: Yamaha 1982 YUS [Re: Zoti] #2913447 11/18/19 10:49 AM
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I'd expect to pay anywhere between three and five thousand UKP, but prices vary a lot from one location to another.

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Originally Posted by Zoti
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When your tech has had a look at it you will have a better idea of its condition and how much it may be worth to you. You don't say where you are located, so suggesting a value would be difficult, since the local market determines - to some degree - what a used piano may be worth.

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Re: Yamaha 1982 YUS [Re: Zoti] #2913524 11/18/19 03:32 PM
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I wonder if this piano is part of the ideal YUS series or is it a "grey "piano.(used from Japan )
I have a Kawai KL502 piano (1984 )Which although was a grey piano has been in Vancouver
for 22 years.The piano was well cared for and is stable with a nice tone and touch.
Have the YUS checked ,find out about its history.

Re: Yamaha 1982 YUS [Re: Lady Bird] #2913563 11/18/19 04:36 PM
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The info I have is that this piano was bought used in France. It has a sticker on it from the company that sold it.

I am located in Texas.

What is the ideal YUS series?

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Originally Posted by Zoti
The info I have is that this piano was bought used in France. It has a sticker on it from the company that sold it.

I am located in Texas.

What is the ideal YUS series?


Have your played it yet? If so, what did you think of its sound and action?


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It feels good. Everything is working and there are no stuck keys. It sounds in tune but what do I know? I'm far from knowing enough. My experience is my Korg G1 Air digital piano and my teacher's baby grand Kawai and they both sound and even feel different even though the Korg have weighted keys.

I assume it will have to have a tune as it was not tuned for years. The hammers look good and with little wear. The sound board looks intact and without any cracks. The damper pedal works and lowers the felt over the strings correctly. The bench seem to match and they even have the felt cover that sits over the keys. I did not notice any scratches or dents etc.

This one is a YUS and 48" tall which I guess is the equivalent of the YUS1 they sell now.

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If the inspection is good, sounds like you have a winner. The tech should also be able to advise on the price.

All pianos need tuning a few weeks after being moved; you want to let it acclimate to the new environment first.


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Re: Yamaha 1982 YUS [Re: Zoti] #2914367 11/20/19 06:13 PM
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The tech inspected the piano today. He says that it is in a good condition but needs some repairs due to age and some tuning totaling about $500 in work. I have to pay to get it moved as well so I'm probably looking at around $700.

I will try to negotiate the price down once I have the final estimate for the repair.

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Did you get a full report from the tech? I would like to know:
a) Is the piano in original condition or has it had restoration work already done on it, if so what has already been replaced?
b) What needs replacing/fixing now as part of that $500?
c) Does it look like there are other items on the way out and which are likely to need replacing soon?

Regarding price I'd suggest finding a dealer that imports factory reconditioned (and guaranteed) Yamahas from Japan and establishing the typical price for one of those. That gives you a benchmark to compare against your YUS plus repairs. You may well find there isn't a large price difference between U1,UX1,YUS models of the same age. Age and condition are pretty much the drivers for value rather model as far as I can see.


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