Okay, I think I've narrowed it down. Any help would be so appreciated.
Same price for a 1995 Baldwin R and 2004 Yamaha GC1 5'3".
Inspection on Yamaha is good (little downbearing issue but okay.) I haven't seen the piano personally but tech says it is in showroom condition.
Seeing the Baldwin R on Friday. I'm sure the Baldwin will have more wear simply because of its age, but all things equal (if the Baldwin checks out okay) anyone have an opinion on which piano they would choose and why?
I feel so incapable since I am just a novice player but want to get a good piano. I am hesitant on the Yamaha because the rim is so thin and made of luan. Is that a valid concern? I haven't read very many good opinions on this forum on the entry level G Yamahas but lots of good on the C series.
I have noticed that the Baldwins tend to hold their value and by a lot of people are highly regarded.
I have not played the pianos, they are 100-150 miles away and I want to have all of my ducks in a row first and then I'll drag a friend or brother who plays well, so I can hear.
Is a Baldwin R typically more mellow than a Yamaha 5'3?
I have hearing loss in one ear. Sounds are faint and tinny in my right ear but left is really good. Any sound experts out there that could tell me if I need a deeper tone to make up for the loss of bass?
Thanks for any and all info. I love this forum and I have read so much that I feel informed enough to make the decision all the more daunting.