5 Best Yamaha Pianos – Deciding Which One to Purchase

best yamaha pianos

Yamaha is an iconic Japanese brand name that is translated in English as “mountain leaf or blade.” Its history can be traced back to 1887 when founder Torakusa Yamaha repaired a broken reed organ. Soon after, he finished work on the first reed organ to be built in Japan. From those simple beginnings, the Yamaha Corporation is known worldwide and has spawned a long line of products, including motorcycles and electric equipment. Not to mention, Yamaha is currently the world’s largest piano manufacturing company for quality piano purchases.

SoCal Pianos, which has served the Ontario, CA area for 25 years, is proud to offer Yamaha products, which are known for their craftsmanship and superior sound. Whether you are in the market for an acoustic, digital or acoustic/digital hybrid, Yamaha offers an option to fit your needs. Let’s take a look at five Yamaha pianos that stand apart from the rest.


This piano not only was nominated by MMR 2018 Piano Awards but this model is built to last with a heavy, sturdy design. Its three-pedal feature (soft, mute, and damper) is perfect for both the beginner who wants to learn and the accomplished player who wants to perform. The U1 comes with a 10-year warranty and also holds its value well.


Want the best of both acoustic and digital worlds? This is the piano for you. It features an upright design and action and will never need tuning. Music Radar also listed the Avantgrand Hybrid in their list of best pianos in 2019. 


If you are in the market for a nice upright digital piano, this Red Dot award-winning model is as good as it gets. The Yamaha Clavinova CSP offers many unique features, including the ability to control intuitively from the player’s smart device with the Smart Pianist app. This reduces the number of buttons on the piano giving it the minimalist and refreshingly, uncluttered appearance.  


This beautiful grand is a marvel of technology which is largely recognized and independently acclaimed. You will never tire of watching it in self-play mode, which is also extremely helpful when learning to play. Another great feature is the playback mode, which allows you to record your own playing and then watch the DGB1 play it back to you. 

YAMAHA B2 SILENT UPRIGHT. Yamaha introduced silent piano technology in 1958. This technology allows the player to stop the hammers from striking the strings, thereby silencing them. It is recognized as perfect for silent practice and allows the players to hear the notes they are playing through headphones.

Piano Purchased & Rentals

This is merely a brief look at five Yamaha pianos that certainly deliver the goods for our future piano purchases. For more information on additional Yamaha pianos or to learn more about SoCal’s inventory, please give us a call today

SoCal Pianos also offers a piano rental service that enables piano players and potential piano owners to try out a piano to help them make their decision. Our piano professionals will help you determine if renting is right for you and the best piano to rent to fit your needs. Then, when you get ready to buy, we will be happy to assist you with that important decision as well. We look forward to helping you with all of your piano needs.