Yamaha C7 Grand Piano
The Yamaha C7 is a truly superb piano which is right up there with some of the best pianos ever made. Everything written here relates to the C7, C7L, and C7X which are different variations of the same underlying piano. If you have any technical info or corrections for this article, please email email@example.com.
The pros of buying a Yamaha C7
- The Yamaha C7 is a concert level piano of the very best quality.
- It will last a life time.
- It will sound amazing in a concert hall, studio, or rehearsal room.
- It is a big piano with lovely long strings, providing a very deep, rich, resonant tone.
What are the cons of buying a Yamaha C7?
- Musically, there are of course no bad points to owning a C7 but it might be overkill for most houses. A C3 or C5 would be the largest grand that most people consider having at home.
- These pianos don’t come cheap, but you already knew that, I’m sure!
When was it produced?
Manufacture of the Yamaha C7 began in 1967 and the Yamaha C7X is still being made today.
Where was it made?
Yamaha’s C series pianos were made in Yamaha’s best factory in Hamamatsu, Japan. Yamaha makes all of its best pianos at this factory, including its concert grand, the CFX, which sells for £140k.
Don’t just take my word for it, here is what I found on a thread on Piano World…
“I’ve tuned hundreds of them over 30 years. They are exceptional; suitable for almost all pianists. Durable, tune like a dream, sound great.” – http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/171497.html
“The C7 is a fantastic instument. The action is incredible. The bass is booming. As far as Yamahas go, there is no better.” – http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/171497.html
Who should buy them?
You’ll find C7 pianos in well-funded university concert halls, famous recording studios, jazz venues, hotel lobbies. Any venue that demands the very highest quality should consider a Yamaha C7.
Will I need to upgrade at some point?
Nope, you will never ever ever EVER need to upgrade from a Yamaha C7. It will last forever and is the one of the best pianos ever made.
New and used prices.
You should expect to pay anywhere from £16,000 to £28,000 for a used Yamaha C7. The new RRP of the latest equivalent model (C7X) is £40,000+
Alternative models to consider similar to this.
If the C7 is too large or expensive you should look at the C5 or C3. If you have large enough venue and big enough budget, you could try and push for Yamaha’s full-size concert grand piano, the Yamaha CFIIIS or Yamaha CFX.
The Yamaha C7 has earned its reputation as a piano to be relied upon by the world’s best venues, artists and studios.
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