Young Chang 6’-1” Conservatory Grand Piano.
What a delight to play! What clarity! What a robust and strong bass response! And the individual tones are distinguishable in a harmony, not muddy and unfocused. The tenor is rich and warm with a center-mellow timbre. The treble is rounded and bell-like due to its Duplex scale design, not tinny, metallic and non-melodic. 6’-1” is a very nice size. It allows longer bass strings that are able to vibrate with more power and vibrate longer for a lengthy duration of sustain. The soundboard is larger in area also, and like a larger speaker cone, it pushes more air as it vibrates, creating larger soundwaves that are a pleasure for the senses. This affordable piano would be suitable for a serious player, a music school, a House of Worship or a performance venue. It has a touch that enables a wider dynamic range, and it plays responsively, allowing the pianist to perform more expressively. The medium touch-weight (key resistance) is neither too light, nor too heavy because of its well-engineered piano-action geometry. It is designed to be reliable and low maintenance not only to save money, but the aggravation of playing a keyboard that doesn’t play right.
In a classic polished ebony polyester-resin finish
Young Chang model G-185 Grand Piano, 6’-1” Conservatory size, S# G 022676, Mfg. 1985, Ebony polish finish
Current model MSRP – $20,390.
88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom price – only $8950.
This Young Chang model G-185 grand piano was originally purchased at the authorized Young Chang dealership, Music Villa here in Albuquerque. It is happily acclimated and well-adjusted to our unique and challenging arid climate. The condition is excellent – structurally and aesthetically. The moving parts, hammer and damper felts and strings have minimal wear. There aren’t any replacement strings that could raise red flags. All of the tuning pins are tight so it will hold its tune. Young Chang pinblocks are 17-plies thick and they are respected for their tuning stability. It ought to provide the next owner decades of musical enjoyment. We evaluate the pianos we offer very carefully and sometimes we will pass on ten before we choose one for resale or consignment. Per our due diligence, this instrument spent three full shop days in the 88 Keys piano restoration shop, receiving routine tuning, regulating and cleaning. We are happy to offer a two-year warranty. The original matching adjustable artist bench is included. So is local, first-floor professional delivery.
Full-lid prop position – a handsome way to display your piano.
In 1956 the three brothers Kim named Jai-Young, Jai-Chang and Jai-Sup reached an agreement with the Yamaha Piano Company of Japan to sell their pianos in Seoul, South Korea. Korea was recovering from the devastating war, but prospects were bright, and sales were brisk. Economic policies changed and in 1964 they began receiving partially built pianos sent over from Japan to escape stiff tariffs on Japanese goods. They would finish the pianos and then sell them. By 1970, the Kim’s were building complete pianos with Yamaha parts in a large modern factory in Incheon, Korea. Ties were severed with Yamaha in 1975, having become a competitor with their own brand and the Young Chang Piano Company was born. Another factory was built specifically for export and was one of the largest in the world. It has built models for numerous other manufacturers over the years including American Steinway & Sons, Baldwin and Wurlitzer. US distribution began in 1978. In 1990 they acquired Kurzweil Music Systems, a major manufacturer of professional synthesizers and digital pianos. Young Chang expanded into Tianjin, China in 1995 where they built the single largest piano factory in the world to that point in time. Today they are a highly respected musical instrument company.
Excellent condition – inside and out.
The Duplex-scale design enhances the treble response with clear bell-like tones.