Absolutely. We often have multiples of the same model in stock at work, including Yamaha, and no two are ever exactly the same. There have been several times when I've lined three examples of the same make and model up so that a customer can choose the one they like the best. I've been to the Schimmel factory in Braunschweig and experienced the same in their selection centre. All fascinating.Clare Newsome said:Even pianos from the same manufacturer can vary. Yamaha has a room in its piano plant where you can try a range of factory-fresh models and pick your favourite. Amazing placematthewpiano said:I think the whole point is that we are all looking for slightly different things in our hi-fi, as we all look for different things in most areas of our lives.
Actually, I wonder how many people out there can appreciate how significantly different pianos can sound. Put a Schimmel K230T next to a Fazioli F228, for example, and they are both recognisably a piano but the tonal qualities are actually quite different. Is one right and the other wrong? No. Both are beautifully made instruments but they offer different qualities. Some pianists will prefer the Schimmel and others will prefer the Fazioli. It is the same if you compare a Martin acoustic guitar with a Yamaha, or a Buffet clarinet with a LeBlanc. With this sort of variation between seemingly similar instruments is it any wonder that we all like different things in our hi-fi?