Yamaha Piano

Yamaha Piano

Hollywood Piano Has Been Providing The Los Angeles Area With the Finest Pre-Owned Yamaha Pianos

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

505140-L- The answer to this question is yes and no.  The answer is complicated by the Yamaha piano company's own marketing of their brand name and by Japanese nationalism.  When the Yamaha brand was grown in North America the company had basically one level of quality. Consumers, pianists and teachers all depended on that quality in recommending Yamaha brand pianos.  It's a different story today with a dizzying array of similar sized pianos all in different price categories. For example there are three 48" pianos on their American website.  Some are completely made in another country, one is from Japan with off shore parts and another is completely Japanese.  Unlike fellow Japanese company Toyota who has used in North America three distinct brand names to differentiate their Scion from their Toyota from their Lexus.  Everything Yamaha sell bears the name Yamaha on the front.  While the quality of Yamaha's CFX concert grand pianos are excellent and beyond reproach, their Indonesian made GB1 baby grand and their Chinese made  B1,B2, and B3 upright pianos leave much to be desired in musicality. Frankly if they didn't say Yamaha on the front they would be hard to sell next to say a Baldwin or Ritmuller or almost anything else on the market today from the standpoint of value alone.  If you're shopping with your eyes looking for a famous name at a price point this could be a piano to consider. If on the other hand you close your eyes and shop with your ears you will understand completely that the famous name may not possess the best musical "bang for the buck".

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 exceptional 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.

Yamaha Grnad Piano production In grand pianos Yamaha makes a number of series .  Their lowest line is made in their Indonesian factory .  Their next line up is made in Japan from some off shore components provided from their other factories.  Their line above that is a production line piano made in Japan. Yamaha's top level CF pianos are hand finished in Japan.  These are lovely pianos although pricey, they can sell for as much or more than the top tier of European and American pianos. For example the retail price on the smallest CF4 is over $105,000!  Yamaha is known for a sharp some would say bright tone with generally shorter sustaining tones than American or European pianos.  The CF does not have this kind of a character and sounds to coin a term, "Un-Yamaha like" with a warm round singing tone and a long lasting decay uncharacteristic of the rest of the Yamaha piano line.  All of this comes with an extremely hefty price tag. Of course one can get that tonal characteristic from a number of luxury piano makers who specialize in only luxury pianos and don't make lower priced piano lines with the same name on it.     (pictured is the Yamaha automated grand piano production line. )

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 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 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 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
With the CFX, Yamaha takes center stage. The crowning glory of the Yamaha line, today's CFX concert grand incorporates numerous ref... Learn More
Yamaha C7X

Yamaha C7X

7’6″ Conservatory Collection Grand Piano
The top model in the CX Series is very close to a concert grand, and "sings" with a voice of refined grace. Crisp attack. Sparkling tone. Clean harmo... Learn More
Yamaha CF6

Yamaha CF6

7′ Premium Conservatory Grand Piano
The CF6 sounds almost like a full length concert grand with its rich open sound, and its action is quick and responsive. This piano is characterized by a wid... Learn More
Yamaha C6X

Yamaha C6X

7′ Conservatory Collection Grand Piano
A powerful, forceful presence, CX Series pianos possess a wealth of reverberation, taking in the nuances of a player's intentions and reflecting them in the ... Learn More
Yamaha C5X

Yamaha C5X

6’7″ Conservatory Collection Grand Piano
The voice of a piano has a limitless facility for expression, shifting with the melody and overlaying notes into a wonderful harmony. CX Series pianos are hi... Learn More
Yamaha CF4

Yamaha CF4

6’3″ Premium Parlor Grand Piano
The CF4 will fit in a recital hall or teaching studio, but has a surprisingly big sound. This piano is characterized by a wide spectrum of tonal colors and b... Learn More
Yamaha C3X

Yamaha C3X

6’1″ Conservatory Collection Grand Piano
In setting out to design a piano that could resonate with the pianist, the designers of the CX Series have created instruments that can truly sing. C... Learn More
Yamaha C2X

Yamaha C2X

5’8″ Conservatory Collection Grand Piano
Yamaha C2X pianos possess a clear, crisp sound, pure, and with a superb depth of tone. Crisp attack. Sparkling tone. Clean harmonies. This is the bir... Learn More
Yamaha GC2

Yamaha GC2

5’8″ Collection Parlor Grand Piano
The beautiful new GC2 combines the duplex scaling and rich tonal character of the coveted C2 grand with cost-saving advantages in materials and production to... Learn More
Yamaha C1X

Yamaha C1X

5’3″ Conservatory Collection Baby Grand
Superb balance and rich tone. Every inch of the compact CX Series instruments exudes Yamaha's passion for the ideal piano. Crisp attack. Sparkling to... Learn More
Yamaha GC1M

Yamaha GC1M

5’3″ Classic Collection Baby Grand Piano
The beautiful new GC1M combines the duplex scaling and rich tonal character of the coveted C1 grand with cost-saving advantages in materials and production t... Learn More
Yamaha GB1KF

Yamaha GB1KF

5′ French Provincial Baby Grand Piano
This beautiful French Provincial-style design adds refinement to any room, visually enhancing the pleasure to be found in performance. Unparalleled... Learn More
Yamaha GB1KG

Yamaha GB1KG

5′ Georgian Baby Grand Piano
The stately authority of this Georgian-style design offers the joy of owning and playing a piano, in a presence that is both simple and dignified. ... Learn More
Yamaha GB1K

Yamaha GB1K

5′ Baby Grand Piano
The GB1K, Yamaha's most compact and affordable grand, is a popular choice for locations where space is somewhat limited, with full resonant tone comparable t... Learn More
Yamaha DCFXE3 PRO

Yamaha DCFXE3 PRO

9′ Disklavier™ Premium Grand Piano
The Piano: The nine foot Yamaha CFX is a full sized concert grand piano characterized by a wide palette of tonal colors and the ability to crea... Learn More
Yamaha DC7XE3 PRO

Yamaha DC7XE3 PRO

7’6″ Disklavier™ Grand Piano
The Piano: This Disklavier™ E3 model is a superb Yamaha C7X Grand Piano, the flagship of the CX series which provides an experience similar t... Learn More
Yamaha C7X SH

Yamaha C7X SH

7’6″ Grand Yamaha Silent Piano™
The Piano: Representing a perfect merging of Yamaha's expert designs and precision with Bösendorfer's legendary richness, Yamaha CX Series ... Learn More
Yamaha DS6E3 PRO

Yamaha DS6E3 PRO

7′ Disklavier™ Premium Grand Piano
The Piano: This Disklavier™ E3 model is a superb Yamaha CF6 Grand Piano, with expressive control that provides the strength and finesse to... Learn More
Yamaha DC6XE3 PRO

Yamaha DC6XE3 PRO

7′ Disklavier™ Grand Piano
The Piano: This Disklavier™ E3 model is a superb Yamaha C6X Grand Piano, an instrument with a powerful and forceful presence, and an abund... Learn More
Yamaha C6X SH

Yamaha C6X SH

7′ Grand Yamaha Silent Piano™
The Piano: Representing a perfect merging of Yamaha's expert designs and precision with Bösendorfer's legendary richness, Yamaha CX Series ... Learn More
Yamaha DC5XE3 PRO

Yamaha DC5XE3 PRO

6’7″ Disklavier™ Grand Piano
The Piano: This Disklavier™ E3 model is a superb Yamaha C5X Grand Piano, a top-class grand piano that combines subtlety with power, which ... Learn More
Yamaha C5X SH

Yamaha C5X SH

6’7″ Grand Yamaha Silent Piano™
The Piano: Representing a perfect merging of Yamaha's expert designs and precision with Bösendorfer's legendary richness, Yamaha CX Series ... Learn More
Yamaha DS4E3 PRO

Yamaha DS4E3 PRO

6’3″ Disklavier™ Premium Grand Piano
The Piano: This Disklavier™ E3 model is a superb Yamaha CF4 Grand Piano, with expressive control that provides the strength and finesse to... Learn More
Yamaha DC3XE3 PRO

Yamaha DC3XE3 PRO

6’1″ Disklavier™ Grand Piano
The Piano: This Disklavier™ E3 model is a superb Yamaha C3X Grand Piano, an instrument rich in reverberation, which ALSO incorporates a hi... Learn More
Yamaha C3X SH

Yamaha C3X SH

6’1″ Grand Yamaha Silent Piano™
The Piano: Representing a perfect merging of Yamaha's expert designs and precision with Bösendorfer's legendary richness, Yamaha CX Series ... Learn More
Yamaha DC2XE3

Yamaha DC2XE3

5’8″ Disklavier™ Grand Piano
The Piano: This Disklavier™ E3 model is a superb Yamaha C2X Grand Piano possessing a clear, crisp sound and a superb depth of tone, which ... Learn More
Yamaha C2X SH

Yamaha C2X SH

5’8″ Yamaha Silent Piano™
The Piano: Representing a perfect merging of Yamaha's expert designs and precision with Bösendorfer's legendary richness, Yamaha CX Series ... Learn More
Yamaha DGC2E3S

Yamaha DGC2E3S

5’8″ Disklavier™ Grand Piano
The Piano: This Disklavier™ E3 model is a superb Yamaha GC2 Grand Piano, which ALSO incorporates a highly accurate record-capable reproduc... Learn More
Yamaha GC2 SH

Yamaha GC2 SH

5’8″ Yamaha Silent Piano™
The Piano: The beautiful GC2 combines the duplex scaling and rich tonal character of the coveted C2X grand with cost-saving advantages in ma... Learn More
Yamaha DC1XE3

Yamaha DC1XE3

5’3″ Disklavier™ Grand Piano
The Piano: This Disklavier™ E3 model is a superb Yamaha C1X Grand Piano, an instrument rich in reverberation, which ALSO incorporates a hi... Learn More
Yamaha C1X SH

Yamaha C1X SH

5’3″ Yamaha Silent Piano™
The Piano: Representing a perfect merging of Yamaha's expert designs and precision with Bösendorfer's legendary richness, Yamaha CX Series ... Learn More
Yamaha DGC1E3S

Yamaha DGC1E3S

5’3″ Disklavier™ Grand Piano
The Piano: This Disklavier™ E3 model is a superb Yamaha GC1M Grand Piano, which ALSO incorporates a highly accurate record-capable reprodu... Learn More
Yamaha GC1 SH

Yamaha GC1 SH

5’3″ Yamaha Silent Piano™
The Piano: With the power, tonality and expressive range of classic grand pianos, Yamaha baby grands are an admirable choice for smaller roo... Learn More
Yamaha DGB1KE3

Yamaha DGB1KE3

5′ Disklavier™ Grand Piano
The Piano: This Disklavier™ E3 model is a superb Yamaha GB1K Grand Piano, which ALSO incorporates a highly accurate record-capable reprodu... Learn More
Yamaha DGB1KE3 Classic

Yamaha DGB1KE3 Classic

5′ Disklavier™ Grand Piano
The Piano: This Disklavier™ E3 model is a superb Yamaha GB1K Grand Piano, which ALSO incorporates a highly accurate record-capable reprodu... Learn More
Yamaha GB1K SG2

Yamaha GB1K SG2

5′ Baby Grand Yamaha Silent Piano™
The Piano: Yamaha's uncompromising insistence on superb sound and resonance fills the GB1K with a striking tone and touch that few other bab... Learn More
Yamaha DU1E3

Yamaha DU1E3

48″ Disklavier™ Upright Piano
The Piano: This Disklavier™ E3 model is a superb Yamaha U1 Upright Piano, that offers outstanding musical performance, setting the standar... Learn More
Yamaha YUS5 SH

Yamaha YUS5 SH

52″ Yamaha Silent Piano™
The Piano: Meticulously crafted from the finest materials, the YUS5 offers a refined look in an elegant upright design that delivers express... Learn More
Yamaha YUS3 SH

Yamaha YUS3 SH

52″ Yamaha Silent Piano™
The Piano: Painstakingly crafted to the highest possible standard, the expansive YUS3 is perfect for an experienced player or a professional... Learn More
Yamaha U3 SH

Yamaha U3 SH

52″ Yamaha Silent Piano™
The Piano: An expansive soundboard and acoustic chamber give the 52" U3 extended power and projection, with the peerless tonal and express... Learn More
Yamaha YUS1 SH

Yamaha YUS1 SH

48″ Yamaha Silent Piano™
The Piano: Painstakingly crafted to the highest possible standard, the YUS1 is perfect for an experienced player or a professional pianist. ... Learn More
Yamaha U1 SH

Yamaha U1 SH

48″ Yamaha Silent Piano™
The Piano: A perennial favorite among discerning pianists, the Yamaha U1 offers outstanding musical performance, setting the standards by wh... Learn More
Yamaha b3 SG2

Yamaha b3 SG2

48″ Yamaha Silent Piano™
The Piano: The Yamaha b3 sets a new professional standard while still maintaining the value and style that made the Yamaha b Series famous.... Learn More
Yamaha b2 SG2

Yamaha b2 SG2

44.5″ Yamaha Silent Piano™
The Piano: With its larger dimensions and heavier construction, the new b2 delivers a superior sound through added depth and volume. For the... Learn More
Yamaha b1 SG2

Yamaha b1 SG2

43″ Yamaha Silent Piano™
The Piano: Exemplifying well-established Yamaha design principles, the entry-level b1 redefines the word 'value.' Retaining Yamaha standar... Learn More
Yamaha YUS5

Yamaha YUS5

52″ Premium Upright Piano
Built with patience, care and renowned Yamaha craftsmanship, the Yamaha "Super-U" Series (YUS) is perfectly designed for the experienced pianist and professi... Learn More
Yamaha YUS3

Yamaha YUS3

752″ Premium Upright Piano
Built with patience, care and renowned Yamaha craftsmanship, the Yamaha "Super-U" Series (YUS) is perfectly designed for the experienced pianist and professi... Learn More
Yamaha YUS1

Yamaha YUS1

48″ Premium Upright Piano
Built with patience, care and renowned Yamaha craftsmanship, the Yamaha "Super-U" Series (YUS) is perfectly designed for the experienced pianist and professi... Learn More
Yamaha U3

Yamaha U3

52″ Professional Upright Piano
Thanks to a comprehensive redesign, the all-new, World-class Yamaha U-Series instruments are better than ever, with numerous advances in materials and constr... Learn More
Yamaha U1

Yamaha U1

48″ Professional Upright Piano
Thanks to a comprehensive redesign, the all-new, World-class Yamaha U-Series instruments are better than ever, with numerous advances in materials and constr... Learn More
Yamaha b3

Yamaha b3

48″ Studio Upright Piano
The Yamaha b3 sets a new professional standard while still maintaining the value and style that made the Yamaha b Series famous. ... Learn More
Yamaha P660S

Yamaha P660S

45″ Sheraton Studio Upright Piano
Beautiful wood. Graceful design. Gorgeous tone. The Yamaha P660 piano combines the tone and performance of professional studio piano... Learn More
Yamaha P660QA

Yamaha P660QA

45″ Queen Anne Studio Upright Piano
Beautiful wood. Graceful design. Gorgeous tone. The Yamaha P660 piano combines the tone and performance of professional studio piano... Learn More
Yamaha P22

Yamaha P22

45″ Institutional Studio Upright Piano
Designed for schools and rehearsal areas, these studio pianos are often chosen by experienced players for both home and professional use. ... Learn More
Yamaha b2

Yamaha b2

44.5″ Studio Upright Piano
With its larger dimensions and heavier construction, the new b2 delivers a superior sound through added depth and volume. For the ambitious performer on a bu... Learn More
Yamaha M560S

Yamaha M560S

44″ Sheraton Console Upright Piano
Meticulously crafted to be as lovely to look at as they are to play, the Yamaha M-Series Pianos provide excellent value, performance and beauty. ... Learn More
Yamaha M560QA

Yamaha M560QA

44″ Queen Anne Console Upright Piano
Meticulously crafted to be as lovely to look at as they are to play, the Yamaha M-Series Pianos provide excellent value, performance and beauty. ... Learn More
Yamaha M560H

Yamaha M560H

44″ Hancock Console Upright Piano
Meticulously crafted to be as lovely to look at as they are to play, the Yamaha M-Series Pianos provide excellent value, performance and beauty. ... Learn More
Yamaha M460

Yamaha M460

43″ Console Upright Piano
Meticulously crafted to be as lovely to look at as they are to play, the Yamaha M-Series Pianos provide excellent value, performance and beauty. ... Learn More
Yamaha b1

Yamaha b1

43″ Console Upright Piano
Exemplifying well-established Yamaha design principles, the entry-level b1 redefines the word 'value.' Retaining Yamaha standards in every way, the b1 of... Learn More

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