Yamaha “Classic Collection” 5’-3” Baby Grand Piano.
Cheers! A special find so hurry, it won’t last long! This Yamaha model G1 grand piano was purchased here in Albuquerque in 1980 at the authorized Yamaha dealership, Paul Muench Studios on south San Mateo Blvd. SE. As a result, it is happily acclimated and well-adjusted to our unique climate and the piano has had a very stable, serene and peaceful life here in Albuquerque. Pianos that have been moved a lot have more tumultuous lives and it usually shows in their internal anatomy. There is very little wear in the piano’s action and it’s obvious this low mileage piano wasn’t played very much. It is in excellent condition – structurally and aesthetically and the instrument should provide decades of musical pleasure and enjoyment. We will be happy to offer a two-year warranty. The original matching adjustable Artist bench with music storage is included and so is local first-floor delivery.
Traditional, classic satin ebony finish.
This instrument has the classic Yamaha tone-quality that the company has made their well-earned reputation on. It has a wide dynamic range and will play very quietly (pianissimo) through very loudly (fortissimo). The harmonic content (timbre) isn’t too bright nor is it too mellow and it is fairly uniform from section to section. Some Yamaha models are thought to be too bright or harmonic rich but this one has more of an American tone-quality, meaning left of center mellow with a strong bass response and a singing treble. Worn hammers are often the culprit with bright Yamaha’s. That certainly isn’t the case here. The duration of tone (sustain) is substantial which lends itself to classical music and standards. The attack isn’t percussive but more of a rounded one that once again, is more of an American quality. The touch is classic Yamaha, as well, very responsive, balanced and even, that will permit the pianist to play emotively and express themselves in their music. It is a wonderful instrument to sit down, relax and enjoy.
Excellent condition – structurally and aesthetically – inside and out.
Many colleges and universities are “All Yamaha Schools”.
Yamaha model G1 Grand Piano, 5’-3” length, S# 3230597, Mfg. 1980, Ebony satin finish.
88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom price – only $9450.
Yamaha pianos are well-known for their excellent engineering and design plus rigid quality controls in manufacturing. The G-series models (G1, G2 and G3) were built in the main factory in Hamamatsu, Japan where their more desirable models are built. Based on sales, this line of pianos is arguably among the most popular in the long history of grand piano building worldwide. The Yamaha piano-action is universally praised by musicians and technicians alike. Artists endorsements are numerous with Elton John coming to mind. Many colleges and universities have become “All-Yamaha Schools” as an attraction to potential students desiring quality pianos to practice and perform on during their studies. Yamaha pianos are well-known for being reliable low maintenance instruments requiring fewer tunings, repairs and regulation. This appeals to music department budgets. Current new Yamaha models have become very expensive for a variety of reasons including rising labor rates, costs of materials and unfavorable currency exchange rates so that makes this piano an excellent value comparatively, with other Japanese-built Yamaha pianos.
Quality materials and excellent design and engineering.
Beautiful piano tone-quality in a small 5′-3″ cabinet.
The Yamaha logo is three tuning forks intertwined – even on a snowblower.
The Yamaha model G1 is built in the main factory in Japan.
Sourced locally and happily acclimated to our climate.