Black Lacquer Finish
Comes with $500 Worth of Moving Equipment
Larger than Yamaha's Current Models at a Better Value
5' 3' Grand Piano
GP1 Yamaha Grand Piano
If you've dreamed of owning a Yamaha grand, it's time to take another look. Recent Yamaha advances have brought forth a superb new grand piano, while substantially reducing the cost of ownership. The Yamaha GP1 offers the power, tonality and expressive range of a classic Yamaha grand, at a price that could turn what was once just a dream into a surprisingly affordable reality.
Seasoned for Destination
Yamaha specifically seasons this piano for the US market. The tuning stability, finish and overall musical integrity are enhanced over the long life expected of a fine piano.
Permanent Crown Solid Soundboard
Yamaha utilizes a process that creates a permanent crown in the soundboard and at the same time minimizes soundboard cracking. The customer can feel confident that not only will the piano last for years, but the beautiful sound of a Yamaha piano will last a lifetime.
Full Length Ribs
Yamaha reinforces the crown in its soundboards by using ribs that continue to the edge of the soundboard, and are glued into the notched liner (or inner rim on the grand piano). Reinforcing the crown ensures that the tone quality will remain for years and years and improves tuning stability.
Yamaha uses a V-Pro (Vacuum Shield Mold Process) in casting the iron frame (plate). V-Pro plates are stronger and visually more appealing. Critical dimensions are produced more accurately.
Extruded Aluminum Action Rails
Yamaha engineering developed a unique extruded Aluminum Alloy Action Rail (bearing a Yamaha patent) this is one of the best innovations for improving a piano action in the last 100 years. The usual fluctuations in wood rails that effect touch, caused by periodic weather changes are eliminated allowing stable, long-lasting action regulation.
Each key of a Yamaha piano is individually tested and measured for the corrections needed to obtain uniform 'down weight' pressure. Yamaha actions play correctly and uniformly. This balancing helps ensure a lifetime of superior touch and control across the keyboard.
Uniform Key Travel
Yamaha designs all grand and vertical pianos to have the same key travel. Regardless of size, type, or model of Yamaha piano, the keyboards will always feel the same.
Yamaha uses Spruce for the keys on all models of pianos. Spruce is very light and possesses a high ratio of strength to weight. It is ideal for key construction, even though its cost is greater then either sugar pine or bass wood. Yamaha keyboards respond quickly providing fast repetition for the most intricate piece of music. Yamaha keyboards withstand heavy use over years of fortissimo passages.