Yamaha G2 Grand Piano

The Yamaha G2 is a high quality Japanese piano. If you find one that has been well looked after, it should be a good option or most pianists. If you have any technical info or corrections for this article, please email mgpianos@gmail.com.

The pros of buying a Yamaha G2

  • It is slightly longer than the G1, which means it has longer strings and a better quality of sound.
  • The G2 is cheaper than the C2 because it is older even though the quality is equal.
  • It is crafted from the highest quality materials and is made to last a life time.

What are the cons of buying a YG2?

  • It’s an older model so take care to carefully check the condition. You should hire a qualified piano technician to visit the piano and remove the action for a thorough inspection.

When was it produced?

This piano was produced between 1965 to 1990.

Where was it made?

The G series Yamaha pianos were produced in Yamaha’s best factory in Hamamatsu, Japan. All of Yamaha’s professional grade pianos come from this factory, including the concert grand CFX, which sells for £140k.



Don’t just take my word for it, here is some a quote that I found on pianoworld…

“G2’s can be excellent pianos. G series was Yamaha’s top of the line before the C series came into production.” – http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/1852571/Yamaha%20G2.html

and another…

“Yamahas seem to have a very good resale value¦ even the older ones. And, in my view, they are nice pianos.” – http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/1637255/Re:_Is_Yamaha_G2_good_baby_gra.html

Who should buy them?

If you find a G2 in good condition, it will serve all standards of pianists perfectly well. It will also function perfectly for piano teachers, piano rehearsal rooms, small concert rooms and small music studios.

Will I need to upgrade at some point?

The G2 is great but if you demand the very best tone you should be checking if you can fit in a longer piano such as the G3 / C3 or G5 / C5 instead as the extra depth of tone is definitely worth it if possible.


Width: 146cm
Length: 170cm

New and used prices.

A used Yamaha G2 will cost anywhere from £7000-£12,000 depending on the age and condition. A new equivalent model C2X has an RRP of around £25,000.

Alternative models to consider similar to this.

An alternative model to the Yamaha G2 is the Yamaha C2, this is a slightly newer model and has a great quality of sound. The C2 would would be easier to find in a great condition and would last them a lifetime. Also, you may want to consider a G3 which is slightly larger than the G2 and will therefore have a deeper, richer sound. G2 too big? Try the Yamaha G1, which is slightly smaller.


The G2 is not too small like the yamaha G1 can be, and it won’t dominate a room as much as a G3. It should also be a fair bit cheaper than a C2 so if you can find one in good condition it will be a great choice for most pianists. Go for it (but make sure you have it inspected properly before handing over any money).

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