Yamaha C2X Grand Piano

The C2X is a great piano for those who want a grand piano that won’t take over the house. It is virtually the same as a Yamaha C2, with slight design changes being the only difference. If you have any technical info or corrections for this article, please email mgpianos@gmail.com.

The pros of buying a Yamaha C2X

  • It has a great touch and tone that is surprising in a small piano.
  • It will hold its value well and is highly regarded in the piano community.

What are the cons of buying a Yamaha C2X?

  • A shorter piano has shorter strings. Pianos with longer strings produce a much better sound quality. The Yamah C2X is great, but there are better and bigger options available.
  • It can be a rare and expensive find. You could get a nice young C2 instead and never regret it.

When was it produced?

The Yamaha C2 was produced in 1995, and the C2L model was added in the 2000’s. The C2X replaced the C2L a few years later, but they are all so similar you would struggle to find the difference.

Where was it made?

The Yamaha C2X is a Japanese piano. It is made in Yamaha’s top factory, where all their very best pianos are produced, including their top of the range CFX, a concert grand that sells for around £140k.

What differences between similarly named models?

There are only slight design changes between the Yamaha C2 variations. The G2 models are also essentially the same piano, they came first and were later replaced by the C-series. The Yamaha C3 is the next upgrade and the first full-sized grand in this series.



Don’t just take my word for it, this is a quote I found on a Piano World forum which is talking about the C2, but the differences are so minor, it works for the C2X too…

“It is a great piano because Yamaha is so popular, and if you can play a C2, you can play anything”
- pianostreet.com.

Who should buy them?

The C2X is great for those who want a grand piano, but don’t have the space or budget for a C3 and above. Its sought after by pianists, piano teachers and ambitious students, who need something that sounds fantastic, but fits into the space they have.

Will I need to upgrade at some point?

This piano will sound great and will last a lifetime, however, if you can stretch your budget and space, you may wish to treat yourself to something bigger and more powerful.


Width: 149cm
Length: 170cm

New and used prices.

A Yamaha C2X will be around £16,000, a Yamaha C2 will cost around £15,500. You don’t get a whole lot for the extra you pay.

Alternative models to consider similar to this.

At the risk of sounding repetitive, the Yamaha C2 and C2X are virtually the same. If you need something with a smaller budget, you may also want to consider a Yamaha G2 which is an older model, but if found in a great condition and properly maintained, it is a fantastic option. For something with an even better touch and sound, you could also look at the full-sized C3 and beyond, they get bigger and better with each model upgrade.


The C2X is a C2 with a few very slight design differences. It is a great piano, but the same can be said for any of the C2 grands. Don’t worry if you cant find the C2X, just get the C2 and you’ll never know the difference.

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