Jim Platt - Yamaha U3
Replacing the starter piano that we had been given for the children from someone’s garden – for a quality instrument, had seemed an opportunity for disaster. Not a pianist myself – but I did realise that my son’s playing had reached a point that warranted a better instrument than he had access to. On recommendations, I wanted to look at some Yamaha instruments and found Mark Goodwin Pianos on the internet. The number of comparable instruments that were available to try out in one place was the first attraction. I took my son, who is the pianist, to the Oldham showroom and we spent a couple of hours – with and without Mark, as we needed him – working our way around, playing each piano – finding the tone and the action that we thought best for us.
Having made an appointment to vist, we had the showroom to ourselves. Mark was there – helping with questions on the different models, years of manufacture etc and some additional playing. We bought a 1983 U3. It was delivered a week later. The whole process has been great – from the helpful low key showroom input, to the seemless delivery and post delivery tuning. The quality of the refurbishment is superb. The keys, pedals, lacquer finish all perfect. The instrument looks absolutely brand new. It was everything I had hoped it might be. A beautiful instrument with an even better sound, that has re-inspired my teenage son. I am very happy to recommend Mark Goodwin to anyone thinking of buying a piano.
Jim also sent me some video feedback