Yamaha

Yamaha

The Yamaha Piano Company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of pianos.  It's parent company manufacturers almost every instrument in the orchestra in addition to guitars and studio electronics.  Yamaha started sending pianos to the United States in the 1960's first as private label products and then under their own name.  Initially there were some severe stability issues with their pianos.  In short time they solved those issues and developed a reputation for decent pianos at a very low entry level prices point.  (Today that mantle is carried by pianos from companies like Hardman and Ritmuller.)  They were able to substantially under sell domestically made pianos . One of the early purchasers of Yamaha pianos in the 1960s was the LA Unified school district.  Sadly most of those piano have been moved out, sold or placed on the junk heap because they just did not last back then.  If for example the pianos purchased at that time were Baldwin or Steinway, they would still be going or be able to be rebuilt.

Yamaha started in 1887 as a maker of reed organs and in 1890 branched out into pianos helped by a young piano engineer named Koichi Kawai.  Mr Kawai went on to found the Kawai Piano Company in 1927.  Many people think of Yamaha for the motorcycles and jet skis but the company was founded as a musical instrument maker.  Look closely at the Yamaha logo on the motorcycles and you'll notice it is three interlocking tuning forks.  The company's greatest claim to fame was figuring  out how to mass produced good pianos using a production line with conveyor belts. They created this manufacturing model and perfected it over the years.  Granted there are some corners cut when doing it this way but the final result is consistent and generally good.

Elton John at Yamaha Los AngelesYamaha today is a great multi-national conglomerate in the musical instrument business, the semiconductor business, the motorcycle business, appliance business and they even own resorts.  The size of the Yamaha Corporation allow them to promote their pianos with deeper pockets than any company on the planet. They do this by getting endorsements, sponsoring orchestras, sponsoring competitions, paying to have their pianos placed on high profile tv shows and movies, providing all of the instruments including keyboards, guitars amps, etc. for high profile concert tours.  Only a company of this depth and giant size can achieve what they have done in promotion.  Elton John plays Yamaha!

Does the Yamaha Piano Live Up To It's Promotional Hype

Pianos Can Be Made Anywhere In The World At Any Quality

Pianos made in countries like China and Indonesia were once considered a poor step child. Today the quality can be Yamaha Insideexceptional if controlled properly and quality materials are used. This is where a bit of nationalism comes in for Japanese piano companies.  They could choose to make pianos in Indonesia or China as good as the care to.  But if they made them too good who would buy their more expensive pianos made in Japan?  This is their dilemma.  Yamaha makes their non-Japanese manufactured pianos just "good enough". Characterized as pianos made for a price point and not for their musicality.

Pre-owned Yamaha Pianos With Transferable Warranties

At Hollywood Piano we specialize in Yamaha pianos made in Japan only.  These pianos are proven to be the best Yamaha pianos made. Used Yamaha pianos are graded on their integrity and quality from A to F.  We only purchase A or A+ Yamaha pianos.  All of  our Yamaha pianos are sold with a Hollywood Piano full parts and labor transferable warranty that allows you to sell your piano to the next buyer with the warranty intact.  Our staff of expert piano technicians thoroughly inspect, tune and adjust each pre-owned Yamaha piano verifying the structural integrity for your peace of mind.  The Yamaha company in understanding the extreme competition it has from it's own pianos has conducted a misinformation campaign to dissuade and scare people from buying their own pianos used and have coined the phrase, "Grey Market Piano". A discussion ,investigation and purchase of a "Grey Market" Yamaha.  Another great page on "Grey Market".  Our Hollywood Piano 10 year warranty and our technicians verification of structural integrity is there to help the buying public purchase a used Yamaha piano with confidence from Hollywood Piano.

While Hollywood piano is not an authorized seller of new Yamaha pianos we provide the following information on the Yamaha piano line up as a service to the piano buying community.

 

Yamaha CFX

Yamaha CFX

9′ Premium Concert Grand Piano
Yamaha C7X

Yamaha C7X

7’6″ Conservatory Collection Grand Piano
Yamaha CF6

Yamaha CF6

7′ Premium Conservatory Grand Piano
Yamaha C6X

Yamaha C6X

7′ Conservatory Collection Grand Piano
Yamaha C5X

Yamaha C5X

6’7″ Conservatory Collection Grand Piano
Yamaha CF4

Yamaha CF4

6’3″ Premium Parlor Grand Piano
Yamaha C3X

Yamaha C3X

6’1″ Conservatory Collection Grand Piano
Yamaha C2X

Yamaha C2X

5’8″ Conservatory Collection Grand Piano
Yamaha GC2

Yamaha GC2

5’8″ Collection Parlor Grand Piano
Yamaha C1X

Yamaha C1X

5’3″ Conservatory Collection Baby Grand
Yamaha GC1M

Yamaha GC1M

5’3″ Classic Collection Baby Grand Piano

Yamaha GB1KF

5′ French Provincial Baby Grand Piano
Yamaha GB1KG

Yamaha GB1KG

5′ Georgian Baby Grand Piano
Yamaha GB1K

Yamaha GB1K

5′ Baby Grand Piano
Yamaha DCFXE3 PRO

Yamaha DCFXE3 PRO

9′ Disklavier™ Premium Grand Piano
Yamaha DC7XE3 PRO

Yamaha DC7XE3 PRO

7’6″ Disklavier™ Grand Piano
Yamaha C7X SH

Yamaha C7X SH

7’6″ Grand Yamaha Silent Piano™
Yamaha DS6E3 PRO

Yamaha DS6E3 PRO

7′ Disklavier™ Premium Grand Piano
Yamaha DC6XE3 PRO

Yamaha DC6XE3 PRO

7′ Disklavier™ Grand Piano
Yamaha C6X SH

Yamaha C6X SH

7′ Grand Yamaha Silent Piano™
Yamaha DC5XE3 PRO

Yamaha DC5XE3 PRO

6’7″ Disklavier™ Grand Piano
Yamaha C5X SH

Yamaha C5X SH

6’7″ Grand Yamaha Silent Piano™
Yamaha DS4E3 PRO

Yamaha DS4E3 PRO

6’3″ Disklavier™ Premium Grand Piano
Yamaha DC3XE3 PRO

Yamaha DC3XE3 PRO

6’1″ Disklavier™ Grand Piano
Yamaha C3X SH

Yamaha C3X SH

6’1″ Grand Yamaha Silent Piano™
Yamaha DC2XE3

Yamaha DC2XE3

5’8″ Disklavier™ Grand Piano
Yamaha C2X SH

Yamaha C2X SH

5’8″ Yamaha Silent Piano™
Yamaha DGC2E3S

Yamaha DGC2E3S

5’8″ Disklavier™ Grand Piano
Yamaha GC2 SH

Yamaha GC2 SH

5’8″ Yamaha Silent Piano™
Yamaha DC1XE3

Yamaha DC1XE3

5’3″ Disklavier™ Grand Piano
Yamaha C1X SH

Yamaha C1X SH

5’3″ Yamaha Silent Piano™
Yamaha DGC1E3S

Yamaha DGC1E3S

5’3″ Disklavier™ Grand Piano
Yamaha GC1 SH

Yamaha GC1 SH

5’3″ Yamaha Silent Piano™
Yamaha DGB1KE3

Yamaha DGB1KE3

5′ Disklavier™ Grand Piano
Yamaha DGB1KE3 Classic

Yamaha DGB1KE3 Classic

5′ Disklavier™ Grand Piano
Yamaha GB1K SG2

Yamaha GB1K SG2

5′ Baby Grand Yamaha Silent Piano™
Yamaha DU1E3

Yamaha DU1E3

48″ Disklavier™ Upright Piano
Yamaha YUS5 SH

Yamaha YUS5 SH

52″ Yamaha Silent Piano™
Yamaha YUS3 SH

Yamaha YUS3 SH

52″ Yamaha Silent Piano™
Yamaha U3 SH

Yamaha U3 SH

52″ Yamaha Silent Piano™
Yamaha YUS1 SH

Yamaha YUS1 SH

48″ Yamaha Silent Piano™
Yamaha U1 SH

Yamaha U1 SH

48″ Yamaha Silent Piano™
Yamaha b3 SG2

Yamaha b3 SG2

48″ Yamaha Silent Piano™
Yamaha b2 SG2

Yamaha b2 SG2

44.5″ Yamaha Silent Piano™
Yamaha b1 SG2

Yamaha b1 SG2

43″ Yamaha Silent Piano™
Yamaha YUS5

Yamaha YUS5

52″ Premium Upright Piano
Yamaha YUS3

Yamaha YUS3

752″ Premium Upright Piano
Yamaha YUS1

Yamaha YUS1

48″ Premium Upright Piano
Yamaha U3

Yamaha U3

52″ Professional Upright Piano
Yamaha U1

Yamaha U1

48″ Professional Upright Piano
Yamaha b3

Yamaha b3

48″ Studio Upright Piano
Yamaha P660S

Yamaha P660S

45″ Sheraton Studio Upright Piano
Yamaha P660QA

Yamaha P660QA

45″ Queen Anne Studio Upright Piano
Yamaha P22

Yamaha P22

45″ Institutional Studio Upright Piano
Yamaha b2

Yamaha b2

44.5″ Studio Upright Piano
Yamaha M560S

Yamaha M560S

44″ Sheraton Console Upright Piano
Yamaha M560QA

Yamaha M560QA

44″ Queen Anne Console Upright Piano
Yamaha M560H

Yamaha M560H

44″ Hancock Console Upright Piano
Yamaha M460

Yamaha M460

43″ Console Upright Piano
Yamaha b1

Yamaha b1

43″ Console Upright Piano

Disclaimer: At this time Hollywood Piano only sells used Yamaha. To view a list of our used pianos please CLICK HERE. ****