Yamaha PX124 upright piano
The Yamaha PX124 is an intermediate piano that can be really hard to find. It comes from Yamaha’s Indonesian factory. The Yamaha PX124 is basically a Yamaha P124 with some slight design changes. If you have any technical info or corrections for this article, please email email@example.com.
The pros of buying a Yamaha PX124
- It is the tallest of the P series, it has a decent sized soundboard and lovely long strings.
What are the cons of buying a Yamaha PX124?
- It can be hard to find. A Yamaha U1 or U3 are far easier to source and are higher quality.
Production of the Yamaha P-series began in 2008 and they are still being made today.
Where was it made?
The Yamaha PX124 is made in Yamaha’s Indonesian factory, where they are able to keep production prices low. They were originally made in the Kemble factory in the UK, but switched to Indonesia when the UK factory was closed. To find the best Yamaha pianos, its always good to look at those made in Japan.
What differences between similarly named models?
The PX124 is a slightly upgraded version of the original P124 and a few cabinet design changes have been made. To indicate these changes the letter X was added. There is also the P116 and P121, which are part of the same P series range, but are smaller.
Don’t just take my word for it, here is what I found on a forum on Piano World talking about the similarities between the Yamaha models-
‘‘Why Yamaha put the P121 (and PX 124) in the P series class is a mystery as they are both based on the U1 design… Confusing for the customer and the dealer. eg, same basic frame/plate and action, in ascending order – B3, T118, P121, PX124, U1, YUS1”
Who should buy them?
The Yamaha PX124 is the best of the P series, and reminiscent of the Yamaha U1, so it will be suitable for any ambitious musician wanting to study all the way up to grade 8.
Will I need to upgrade at some point?
Maybe. The Yamaha PX124 will be OK, but if you want the best, then you are going to have to upgrade to something like the U3, UX, U30A or U30BL.
New and used prices.
The Yamaha PX124 will cost around £7000 new, and around £4500 used. Look at a Yamaha U3 which will cost only slightly more, but is a full sized piano and is a better quality. You could possibly get a great U1 for less and both the U-series pianos will be easier to find.
Alternative models to consider similar to this.
An alternative model to the Yamaha PX124 is the U3, a much better option for those who want a piano that will never need to be upgraded and will never let you down. If size is an issue, you could also consider the U1, similar in size to the PX124, but made in Japan, instead of Indonesia.
The Yamaha PX124 is a nice piano and it will serve most people perfectly fine, if you can find one but it would be a missed opportunity if you don’t at least consider the other models mentioned above. The U-series are truly outstanding pianos that will impress you always.
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