Yamaha C3 grand pianos are used by professional musicians worldwide and for a good reason. They are superb in so many ways. This is a fine example with a silky but clear tone throughout the range and a precise and responsive action. The case is as new in a Black polyester. Pianos built by Yamaha at this time benefited from a higher quality of spruce in the soundboard, this makes the tone sweeter and richer than pianos post 1995. This is a fine example of what a grand piano can be.