Yamaha G3E Grand Piano Review



If you are looking for a grand piano but dont want to pay a hefty price for it,  this piano is definitely your first choice. Yamaha G3E is the 3th or 4th generation of G series and it was the most successful of all Yamaha Grand pianos. The first generation was made in 1971 and continued to improve until 1990, up until the addition of sostenuto pedal in 1990. G3E is normally manufactured in 1980s, in Hamamatsu Japan. 

Did you know that most brand new Yamaha Pianos are now being made in Indonesia ? Apparently the chinese are now churning out millions of cheap pianos and customers are falling for the low prices. This has forced Yamaha to respond by opening factories in Indonesia where labour is cheaper so that they can have comparative advantage in terms of pricing. 

Its very seldom to get Japan made grand piano nowadays as the new one GC1 selling for almost RM71,000 ! Is like the price of a brand new Toyota Vios ! Therefore, why not spent a fraction of the cost to get a Japan made fully restored grand that still sounds like a gem ? Lets take a look at this marvelous beast !

There are many types of Yamaha G3, the very first generation G3, the G3A, G3B, G3E and G3’S with three pedal. I always wonder why YAMAHA classified their U series easily but when it comes to grand piano, the Series were somehow confusing. Therefore please dont get yourself confuse with the pricing as we carry some other G3 as well ! Call us to verify before purchase ! 

The Yamaha G3E 6ft standard grand piano was made in Japan in Yamaha’s premier factory in Hamamatsu, which is where all of the Yamaha’s finest pianos are made including their monstrous CFIIIS and CFX. The G3E is 183cm long and its a very sought-after piano which means it holds its value very well. Lets take a look at the specification.

2. Specification

Size 101(H) x 149(W) x 183(L) cm
Action Yamaha
SoundBoard Material Solid Spruce
Back Post
Tuning pin Nickel Pin
Key Surface Yamaha ACRYLIC
Hammer maple
Duplex Scale
Center pedal  only 2 pedals
Music Rack Grand Style
Fallboard Grand Style

3. Tonality and Voicing

Yamaha G3E deliver stronger, richer sound that you would never expect coming from a G series. It combines the duplex scaling and rich tonal character of the coveted G series grand with cost-saving advantages in material to create an instrument that is both exceptionally expressive and uncommonly affordable.

The superb tonal character across all registers make the playing experience uplifted, with quicker, more sensitive keyboard response. The middle and high pitch zone gives a very dynamic and expressive range compare to G2E and any other 2 pedals grand piano in the market. The pedaling and damper control was precisely measure to eliminate any unwanted noise.

 4. Who buys them ? 

The Yamaha G3E is very popular among ambitious teachers and professional players who know that they really must have the very best build quality. Another reason is that People who buys G3 series because they do not have enough budget for C3, the conservatory C series.

5. Alternative models ? 

The YAMAHA G3E can compete directly with the KAWAI KG series, however the price of Kawai KG series will be much higher than G3E. You can also consider G2E, a smaller version of G3E, which is small by just a few CM, which also produces great sounding and tone.

6. Can it still work even though its almost reaching 40 years old ? 

Rest assure, after our restoration work, it will sound as good as it was born on the first day and it can still last you a good 20 to 30 years. We do have a 10 years buyback policy which you can chat with us more by 

whatsapping 017-3497139. 

We kept 3-4 units of this model all year long, so if you would like to pay us a visit ! Call us today ! Here is another version of G3E’s smaller brother. View the video to appreciate. 


The G3E is better than the old G3 model and we have sold G3E Grand pianos almost every month ! Its a good piano for home used, looks elegant, classy and timeless. The combination of good value, craftsmanship and Yamaha’s premier technology has made G3E the choice of many teachers, students and music school. 



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