Yamaha B2SC2 upright piano

The Yamaha B2SC2 is the same as a B2, a very small entry-level piano, but with a silent system installed. If you have any technical info or corrections for this article, please email mgpianos@gmail.com.

The pros

  • It is small
  • It is cheap
  • It has a silent system installed

The cons

  • It is a small piano with short strings and keys. Tall pianos are usually better. 
  • You may need to upgrade to a better piano after a few years. 

When was it produced?

The Yamaha B2SC2 is still being manufactured today. I’m not sure when it started being made (if you know, please tell me)

Where was it made?

All of the B series pianos are manufactured in Yamaha’s factory in Indonesia. Yamaha’s highest quality pianos are made in Japan.

How does it differ from similar models?

The Yamaha B2SC2 is the same underlying piano as the standard B2, which doesn’t have the silent option. This piano is slightly bigger than the Yamaha B1SC2 and slightly smaller than the B3SC2.



Don’t just take my word for it, here is what I found on a piano forum…

“The B2 is OK if you don’t want to pay more, but not a patch on the U1.” source

Who should buy them?

If you really must buy a new piano and your budget is limited and you need a piano with silent system then the B2SC2 could be ok for you. However, for the same budget range you can get a professional-grade reconditioned Yamaha U1 with silent system. No comparison, get the U1!  

Will I need to upgrade at some point?

Probably. This is an entry-level piano so if you make good progress you’ll find yourself itching to upgrade. I recommend a reconditioned Yamaha U1 with silent kit fitted for around the same price as a new Yamaha B2SC2 


Height:  113cm
Width:    160cm
Depth:    54cm

New and used prices.

You can buy a new B2SC2 for around £5,600. As a newer piano, used ones are fairly hard to come by.

Alternative models to consider similar to this.

An alternative models to the B2SC2 is the Yamaha U1, which is a much better option for those who want a piano that sounds great and that will never need to be upgraded. If you have the space, a U3 would be even better, giving you a professional grade instrument.


The Yamaha B2SC2 might be OK for those who want a small, silent piano and don’t need an instrument with a huge tonal range, but you may want to upgrade quite soon. A Yamaha U1 would be a better option for those wanting a smaller piano for a similar price.