Yamaha Pianos Introduction
Since Torakusu Yamaha built the first reed organ in 1887, The Yamaha cooperation has built a successful company that thousands turn to each year for their reliability, confidence and high-quality musical instruments.
Yamaha is a great place to start when looking for your ideal piano; whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced pianist, Yamaha has a piano tailored to suit every pianist’s level appropriately.
This successful company produces three line types of the piano, which are premium, grand and upright pianos. They have also been the first manufacturer to produce hybrid models too. We published the full history of the Yamaha Corporation awhile back if you wish to learn more about them.
Before looking to purchase your piano, there are factors you should take into consideration, such as the characteristics that define the quality of sound when you play, whether you are a beginner or an advanced pianist.
These three characteristics are the sound, touch and tone of the piano; once these are in sync together, this will provide accurate feedback to the player. We strongly recommend you test drive the piano for the feel and touch before committing to buy.
AMH Pianos Services London have been tuning and carrying out repair work on all models of Yamaha acoustic pianos. Our piano technicians highly recommend Yamaha pianos and products to our customers as we have full trust within them.
Yamaha Acoustic Pianos for Beginners
When buying a piano for a beginner, we must remember to look at the keys’ weight as their touch sensitivity will affect the learning process and jeopardize the learner’s progress.
If the keys are too light, the learner will struggle to use another piano. If the keys are too heavy, the learner will struggle to produce the sound, so ensuring a healthy balance and weight with the key is essential to the learner’s progression.
The Yamaha U series of pianos is one of the most successful model lines in piano manufacturing. They are perfect for beginners to advanced players, and as you will expect from most things made in Japan, you can expect the highest quality of everything.
We recommend the Yamaha Upright U1, these pianos ain’t cheap and come with a hefty price tag, but they are built to last a lifetime. Yamaha’s pianos also keep a lot of their value, unlike some other piano manufactures.
Yamaha Acoustic Pianos for Intermediates
The Yamaha U3 is a very popular choice for the more intermediate player. Slightly bigger than its brother, the U1, you can expect nothing but the very best in piano tones offered by upright pianos.
The U3 will also be great when you become advanced and don’t have space for a grand piano. If you want to play the piano at night without disturbing the neighbours, then arguably, the Yamaha Silent Upright B2 is the best piano available for silent playing.
Yamaha Acoustic Pianos for the Advanced
Let’s get one thing clear if you’re purchasing a grand piano made by Yamaha; you will not be disappointed. All grand Yamaha pianos have advanced pianists in mind.
We personally recommend the CX Series, which is apart of the C Series family, which are world-renowned grand pianos. You can’t go wrong with the Yamaha C3X or the C6X. The music wires, hammers, soundboard and even the back posts are nothing short of the highest premium quality one can expect to find in a grand piano.
Here is a snippet from Yamaha’s Website about the CX series:
The legacy of the CFX continues
Preserving tradition is not the same thing as refusing to change;rather, it is from the ongoing search for perfection that traditions emerge. And when it comes to the tradition of crafting a grand piano, there is a sound, a tone to which only those who strive constantly to outdo themselves can aspire. For almost half a century, Yamaha’s world-renowned C Series grand pianos have continued through a gradual process of refinement The CFX full concert grand piano built on the knowledge, techniques, and experience gained during this long period, with craftsmen pouring everything they knew into the creation of an instrument that took bold new steps in piano design, seeking to attain sonic perfection. The CX Series extends this work further, providing a clear sound with a clean attack, sparkling tone, and transparent harmonies, all encased in an elegant, flowing form.
The end result is a series of instruments that is refined in tone, yet bold in design, the product of a dedication to innovation that allows Yamaha to remain true to its musical heritage. CX Series pianos represent progress that is commensurate with Yamaha’s 125th anniversary year – progress that will transform any room in which you play into a concert hall.Source: Yamaha CX Series
Yamaha has continued to impress and support us with our musical dreams over the past 131 years. We are highly confident that they will keep producing outstanding pianos for all abilities allowing the world to create music.