Yamaha 5-foot Classic Collection Baby Grand Piano.
Yamaha pianos have earned a well-deserved reputation for superior quality control and virtually perfect preparation at the factory. They arrive at the dealer in flawless condition. Technicians are enthusiastic about servicing them due to their exceptional engineering and design. They enjoy an avid fan base of customers and a fierce loyalty perhaps greater than any other piano manufacturer.
Reflection – beautiful inside and out.
Many highly respected musicians are Yamaha Artists and endorse these pianos, especially in the pop and jazz genres. Elton John comes to mind, with his bright fire engine red concert grand. One can’t view YouTube musical performances without seeing the ubiquitous Yamaha piano logo in most of them. Incidentally, the logo design is three tuning forks intertwined. They have a crisp, clear tone which is rather pleasing for runs up and down the keyboard. The company also builds excellent digital keyboards, guitars, sound and recording equipment, horns and reed instruments, and much more. 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 the like.
Traditional classic polished ebony finish.
Yamaha model GB1 Grand Piano, S# 2319791, Mfg. 2006, 5-feet length, Polished ebony finish.
88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom price – only $8450.
Current Yamaha model GB1K MSRP – $15,999.
As always, this piano is sourced locally, per our company policy. It was purchased right here in Albuquerque in 2006 at the local Yamaha piano dealer and has spent 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 the new owner decades of musical enjoyment. It was played very little so the moving parts in the action have minimal wear. It has always been 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 classic Yamaha, meaning harmonic-rich and sonorous with an excellent dynamic range. That means the pianist can perform the subtlest pianissimos and most forceful fortissimos. The original bench with storage is included. The finish is a traditional classic polished ebony. Complimentary local first-floor professional delivery is included.
50% of the soundwaves billow out of the lid and the other half are driven into the floor where your toes feel the vibrations.
The Yamaha model GB1 grand piano replaced the GA1 model in 2005 with an improved scale design and some plate changes for better tuning stability. This model represents the most cost-friendly option in the lineup and it is the smallest grand piano they build. It was built in Yamaha’s modern factory in Jakarta, Indonesia where labor costs are significantly less than in Japan. With over 10,000 individual cataloged parts in this piano and each tiny part having to be handled by human hands, it makes sense to build it where labor costs are less. Also, there are some features that their more expensive models are equipped with but aren’t necessarily a priority for everyone. For instance, the middle pedal is a bass sustain pedal instead of a costly true Sostenuto. It has a standard scale design and not a Duplex scale. There isn’t a lock and the cabinetry and bench are plainer. It doesn’t have a slow-close fallboard, either. But it still has the legendary Yamaha keyboard touch and tone-quality.
Legendary loyalty from an avid fan base of customers.
Many schools have become “All Yamaha Schools” as a means of attracting the top students.
Expertly serviced by the 88 Keys Piano team.
The Yamaha logo consists of three tuning forks intertwined, even on a snowmobile!