Young Chang 6’-1” Conservatory Grand Piano.
What a delight to play! What a robust and strong bass response! It is clear, too! 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, and not tinny, metallic and non-melodic. 6’-1” is a very nice size and its allows longer bass strings that are able to vibrate with more power and vibrate longer for a lengthy duration of sustain in tone. The soundboard is larger in area also, and like a bigger speaker cone, it pushes more air as it vibrates, creating larger sound-waves 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 or feel that enables a wider dynamic of 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 to save money and the aggravation of playing a keyboard that doesn’t play right.
In a classic polished ebony polyester-resin finish
Young Chang model G-185 6’-1” Conservatory Grand Piano, S# G 022676, Mfg. 1985, Ebony polish finish
88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom price – only $8950.
This Young Chang model G-185 grand piano was brought to Albuquerque in the 1990’s and has lived here ever since then. It is happily acclimated and well-adjusted to our unique and challenging arid climate. The condition is excellent – structurally and aesthetically. We evaluate the pianos we offer very carefully and sometimes we will pass on ten before we choose one. 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 tuning. It should provide the next owner decades of musical enjoyment. Per our due diligence, this instrument spent a full two shop days in our piano restoration shop, receiving routine tuning, regulating and cleaning. We are happy to offer a two-year warranty. A matching adjustable artist bench is included. So is local, first-floor professional delivery.
Half-lid prop position – a handsome way to display your piano.
In 1956 Seoul, South Korea, 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. Korea was recovering from the devastating war but prospects were bright. 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. The factory finished the pianos and sold them. Eventually, the piano factory was building complete pianos. They built a new factory in Incheon, Korea to accomplish this. Ties were severed with Yamaha in 1975, becoming a competitor and the Young Chang Piano Company was born. The factory is one of the largest in the world. It has built models for numerous other manufacturers over the years including Steinway & Sons and Baldwin. US distribution began in 1978. In 1990 they acquired Kurzweil, a manufacturer of professional keyboards and digital pianos. Young Chang built the largest single piano factory in history in Tianjin, China in 1995.
Excellent condition – inside and out.
The Duplex-scale design enhances the treble response with clear bell-like tones.