I tonn there ale no opinion on the yam when I open. I am classically trained pianist I do a lot of jazz I love Bill Evans and Clare Fischer.
The C3 is a good tool to report trs quality unbeatable price, the best compliment I could do: the day I got it, I worked like crazy harmony, progress and I ever. A good instrument makes you want to play, it's a fact. The guitarists and violinists are well aware, too, but pianists know the least problem of empty budgets.
I pay mine on 100 000 francs, and I do it again this choice. At that price I could have a Steinway OCCAZ, but I prferais a new piano.
PS The piano Bonnifait with age: I play several hours a day, and the sound has really adapted amlior. In addition I have an excellent tuner / harmonizer.
In my opinion, it must be honnte: C3 studios are valid in any case the C3 "normal".
They are much cheaper, but is rpercute normment on the quality of the wood: they are pianos that in twenty years will produce a sound mdiocre. Simply because the wood industrial processing, not a Schager bnficient not enough, not to mention that it is mcanique indonsienne or Chinese ...
So much for the same price, buy a C1 or a range of Schimmel. Certainly, the tail is shorter (do not go in search of pernicious think), but they at least will be good investments for the future, which will be sold almost at cost if silent Customized and who will unflinchingly heavy use.