These Yamaha P202 uprights are well made, mostly in America for the American market. Much like many pianos are now being made and marketed within Asia.
A rich mellow tone characterizes this piano from most smaller Yamaha’s, the longer strings collaborating in the effort. We usually find P202’s as brighter on arrival, perhaps after years of being compacted, as well as perhaps the compacting of the original dope applied to make the hammers sound firm and full.
This piano has a pleasant mahogany cabinet, the fall board has an easy on and off clip in fall board, contrary to the US scissor design which is much hard to remove as a tuner.
Whether assessing a piano for a client or working on my own pianos, I try to make sure that we service in the best way. Some pianos cost more to restore than worth the work. My reviews are based on the piano as is.
Removing the let-off button rail and replacing two buttons on the bottom left hand side.
A vice grip used to avoid the string from popping out when working.
Matching the height of the other pins.
These are my views are no substitute for a condition, and tone report from a well versed local piano tuner.
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