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USED PIANOS  -   Yamaha, Kawai and Other

A GOOD used piano is FOUR times better then a Cheap New Piano. It Sounds better, It Plays better, It Tunes better, It Holds its value better.


There is only one rule in buying a piano. Buy quality. It does not matter if it is new or used. In fact a good used piano could last for decades and save you thousands of dollars. A cheap new piano will never hold its value and may struggle to hold its tune.

GLOBAL WARMING - Buy a used piano and recycle over 300kg of natural materials.

The raw materials used to make pianos are wood from trees to make the case, soundboard and action parts. Iron and steel, copper and brass to make the frame, bolts, centres, strings, castors, pedals and some trapwork. Wool and cotton to make felts and tapes.

High quality pianos use more exotic wood materials, high grade steel and wool. These pianos also use more skilled labour hours for final preparation. As a resul, a high grade piano will last longer, be more reliable, be more responsive, cost less to maintain and produce quality sound.

Today many manufacturers use plastics and wood chip for cabinet and action parts.

 

Recently some dealers and auctioneers have been selling pianos which have been water affected. Our advise is to be very careful. Once water is soaked up by wood it continues to travel and expand the timber components causing great damage to the piano. It is very hard to detect water damage but its affect could take months or even years to appear.

JAPANESE USED PIANOS

Japanese used pianos have been exported throughout the world for over 40years. Consumers have experienced less problems with well prepared used Japanese pianos than cheap new pianos, some of which pretend to be made in Japan.

JAPANESE USED PIANOS ARE IDEAL FOR THE AUSTRALIAN MARKET

There are over 100,000 quality used Yamaha, Kawai, Tokai, Toyo and Atlas pianos exported from Japan each year. The high world demand for these pianos is due to their reliability, high quality at affordable prices.

More than 95% of pianos sold in Japan are sold into private homes. Purchased as gifts by grandparents. Most of these pianos are hardly played and are usually serviced once a year.

Dealers of new pianos hate them, pianists love them. If you are looking for exceptional value and performance you must try a selected used Japanese piano.

These pianos are such good value that they have created a storm around the world.  We have sold thousands of used Japanese pianos throughout Australia since 1986. We have sold to professionals, to schools, to teachers and to private homes. As a result we have thousands of satisfied customers from Cairns to Brisbane, Tamworth, Orange, Armidale, Newcastle, Wollongong, Wagga, Canberra, Melborne, Hobart to Perth and even Alice Springs.

 

YAMAHA PIANO SERIAL NUMBERS

YAMAHA PIANO PRODUCTION NUMBERS

YAMAHA PIANO MANUFACTURING DATES   AND   SERIAL NUMBERS -


 

1960 124000
1961 149000
1962 188000
1963 237000
1964 298000
1965 368000
1966 489000
1967 570000
1968 685000
1969 805000
1970 960000
1971 1130000
1972 1317500 1358500
1973 1510500 1538500
1974 1745000 1753500
1975 1945000 1935000
1976 2154000 2153000
1977 2384000 2362000
1978 2585000 2580500
1979 2810500 2848000
1980 3001000 3040000
1981 3261000 3270000
1982 3465000 3490000
1983 3646200 3710500
1984 3832200 3891600
1985 3987600 4040700
1986 4156500 4214600
1987 4334800 4351100
1988 4491300 4561000
1989 4672700 4671400
1990 4837200 4810900
1991 4967900 4951200
1992 5086800 5071800
1993 5204100 5181400
1994 5296400 5291500
1995 5375000 5368000
1996 5446000 5448000
1997 5530000 5502000
1998 5579000 5588000
1999 5792000 5810000
2000 5860000
2001 5920000
2002 5970000
2003 6020000
2004 6060000
2005 6100000
2006 6145000
2007 6191000
2008 6220000
2009 6250000
2010 6280000
2011 6310000
2012 6340000
2013 6360000
2014 6380000
2015 6400000

KAWAI PIANO SERIAL NUMBERS

KAWAI PIANO PRODUCTION NUMBERS

KAWAI PIANO MANUFACTURING DATES AND      SERIAL NUMBERS

 

       
1964 132307    
1965 163178    
1966 203433      
1967 251660      
1968 303686      
1969 369088      
1970 425121      
1971 488834      
1972 558216      
1973 633601      
1974 718768      
1975 785568      
1976 844362      
1977 904384      
1978 973490      
1979 1067130      
1980 1126366    
1981 1219355      
1982 1300000      
1983 1380000      
1984 1475000      
1985 1550000      
1986 1630500      
1987 1706250      
1988 1781250      
1989 1856250      
1990 1950000      
1991 2000000      
1992 2050000      
1993 2100000      
1994 2160743      
1995 2197503      
1996 2244232      
1997 2279943      
1998 2314043      
1999 2350000      
2000 2380000      
2001 2410000      
2002 2430000      
2003 2466000      
2004 2495000      
2005 2518000      
2006 2543000      
2007 2566000      
2008 2585000      
2009 2602000      
2010 2615000      
2011 2628000      
2012 2639000      
2013 2651000      
2014 2664000      
2015 2675000

 

TRUSTED DEALER

Unless you know what you are looking for it is not easy to know a good piano from an average piano, either new or used. The good news is that we do all the hard work for you. Since 1986, THE PIANO SHOWROOM has sold over 4,600 new and used German, Japanese and other pianos to the Australian Market. Each piano is individually selected and preparerd by our European trained technicians and come with a 15 year Warranty.

 

Manufacturers use brand names for various market segments. The production lines are usually the same.

See Chart below for Japanese Brands.

Japanese Manufacturer Brand Names
Atlas Atlas
Adelstein
Brother
Kreuizbach
Matsumoto
Tonica
Meister
Nobel
Royal
Kawai Emperor
Kawai
K.Kawai
Diapason
Marchen
Tokai Tokai
Gold Star
Toyo Toyo
Aizenaha
Apollo
Ballindamm
Fukuyama
Laurie
Azuma
Vanbroad
Wagner
Yaesu
Yamaha Eterna
Kaiser
Miki
Yamaha