Yamaha C-series Conservatory Collection 5’-3” Grand Piano.
This unique, yet handsome instrument is finished with traditional rich, warm genuine black walnut cabinet veneers with a satin luster. Most Yamaha grand pianos are in high-polished ebony finishes that doesn’t always fit well with a southwest decor. Many of these wood-finished pianos were special ordered from the factory. As always, the piano was sourced locally, per our company policy. It has lived in Santa Fe since 1999 and has spent nearly its entire life here. So, it is happily acclimated to our unique desert Southwest climate and low relative humidity. It is in excellent condition – structurally and aesthetically and should offer you decades of musical enjoyment. It was played very little so the moving parts in the action have minimal wear. It was always serviced by competent and knowledgeable technicians. We had only to do our usual dealer prep in our restoration shop and nothing more. That means pitch correction, voicing, tightening action screws, minor action regulation, cleaning inside, etc. It has the classic Yamaha touch; fast, accurate and responsive with an excellent repetition. The tone is also classic Yamaha. It is harmonic-rich and sonorous with an excellent dynamic range, meaning the pianist can perform the subtlest pianissimo and most forceful fortissimo. The original, matching bench is included. Complimentary local first-floor professional delivery is included.
Traditional warm, rich wood finish perfect for the formal living-room or den.
Many schools of music have officially become an “All Yamaha School”.
Engineering precision and intelligence in how they’re built lead to few service problems.
Yamaha has had a well-deserved reputation for superior quality control and virtually perfect preparation at the factory. They arrive at the dealership in flawless condition. Technicians are enthusiastic about servicing them due to their exceptional engineering design. The Yamaha model C1 grand piano is a part of the Yamaha Conservatory Collection. The C-series line of pianos were built in the main factory in Hamamatsu, Japan. The C-series grands differ from the less costly G-series in that the former have harder and denser rims made from beech and mahogany which improves power and duration of sustain, slightly better plate composition and different scaling. Also, the keys are made from Ivorite™, a synthetic ivory with a pore structure designed to replicate the unique feel and characteristics of the real thing. They have additional factories situated in China and Indonesia where their lesser-quality piano lines are built. Lower labor costs there enable more economical price points for their entry and mid-level models.
Yamaha Model C1 Baby Grand Piano 5’-3” Length S# 5518116 Mfg. 1996 Satin walnut finish
88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom price – only $14,950.
The C-series was arguably Yamaha’s most popular grand piano line and had huge financial success. Many highly respected musicians are Yamaha Artists and endorse these pianos. Elton John comes to mind. Many schools of music have become All-Yamaha Schools as a means to attract students desiring quality musical instruments during their studies and practice. You will find their products nearly everywhere else too: homes, churches, on stage, in the recording studio, and so forth. YouTube videos featuring a piano will confirm the popularity of these instruments among performing artists.
Excellent condition – inside and out!
C-series Conservatory Collection Professional-grade Performance Grand Piano