Yamaha G2X Grand Piano

The Yamaha G2X is one of the variations of the Yamaha G2, it has only a few minor design changes compared to the other models so I wouldn’t get too caught up in this, but the X model is likely to be newer. This is a high quality piano, made in Yamaha’s best factory in Japan. If you have any technical info or corrections for this article, please email mgpianos@gmail.com.

The pros of buying a Yamaha G2X

  • It has longer strings and will produce a better quality of sound that a Yamaha G1.
  • Though the quality is equal, the G2 and its variations is less expensive than a C2 or its variations because it is an older piano.
  • It’s made from the highest quality materials, and if it is bought in a great condition and is properly maintained, it will last a lifetime.

What are the cons of buying a Yamaha G2X?

  • When buying any older piano like this, you should hire a qualified piano technician to visit and remove the action for a thorough inspection.

When was it produced?

This Yamaha G2X was produced between 1947 to 1994. It started life as the standard G2, and then went through some minor design changes and was released again as the G2L, later it would be renamed the G2X, so this is likely to be a relatively new piano compared to the other variations.

Where was it made?

All of Yamaha’s best pianos come from Japan, this includes the G model grands, the C model grands, and the best uprights, like the U-series. The Hamamatsu factory is also where the CFX concert grand is manufactured which retails at around £140k.



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

“On a player’s perspective a late model G2 in pristine cond. is a superior piano on a performance level.”
- http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/31911/Yamaha%20G2%20used%20versus%20New%20smal.html

and another…

“If it checks out, I’d go for the G2.”
- http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/31911/Yamaha%20G2%20used%20versus%20New%20smal.html

Who should buy them?

The Yamaha G2X is a great older piano. If it has been properly maintained, it will make most pianists very happy. It is important that you have it properly checked over by a qualified piano technician, it may be tempting to skip this step… don’t do that!

Will I need to upgrade at some point?

If you want the very best tone you should check if you can fit a Yamaha G3 / C3 or G5 / C5 instead, however, if purchased in a good condition and properly maintained, the Yamaha G2X will last 20-40 years.


The Yamaha G2X has a length of 170cm and is 146cm wide.

New and used prices.

A used Yamaha G2X will cost anywhere from £9000-£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.

All of the G2 variations are very similar pianos when it comes to design and musicality, so if you’re struggling to find the G2X a G2 or G2L would make you equally happy. An alternative model to the Yamaha G2X and its variations is the Yamaha G3, a longer piano that will give you an extra depth of tone or you could go for something newer and look at the Yamaha C2.


The Yamaha G2L is a choice for a home that is calling for a grand piano, it also works well for piano teachers and small studios, but if you want a really powerful piano you should look at a Yamaha G3. It will be less expensive than a Yamaha C2, so if you can find one in a good condition it will be a great choice. Have it properly inspected and then go for it!

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