Yamaha GB1K Grand Piano with latest SC3 Silent System
Catalogue No: GYAM-GB1K-BP
SOLD - available to order
GB Series grand piano by Yamaha model GB1K in black polyester. with latest SC3 silent technology.
The GB1K is Yamaha's entry-level grand piano with good, precise action and a bright, contemporary sound.
This piano is in stock to try alongside a wide range of other grand pianos!
Available in white polyester, satin black, satin American walnut, polish American walnut and mahogany polyester. Also available with Yamaha's own Disklavier Enspire self-playing automation system.
The Yamaha GB1 is the smallest and one of the most popular grand pianos that Yamaha has to offer. It is ideal for those with smaller spaces or budgets.
This instrument also features a softclose fall to prevent trapped fingers!
We recommend that you come and try both in our Manchester piano showroom to see which is right for you, along with models at slightly higher and lower price ranges. We employ a team of in-house piano technicians and tuners who carefully check and prepare every piano that we sell ensuring that it performs at it's best.
What is the SC3 Silent system?
The silent side of this piano is ideal for families with young children or night owls looking to practice late into the night.
The most common question regarding the silent piano is "is this a digital piano?".
Our range of silent pianos are all completely acoustic instruments; meaning that hammers are still striking strings to produce a sound and therefore have the benefit of playing a real acoustic piano, however, they also have a digital component that simply allows players the option to switch to a digital sound for "silent playing" via headphones.
The Yamaha SC3 system allows for silent piano practise with headphones. With the added flexibility of the silent system, it is an ideal instrument for busy and demanding musicians wanting to practice without disturbing others.
SC3 Silent System features:
Yamaha’s newly developed Articulation Sensor System, which delivers high-precision simulations of the movements of the hammers at the moment they strike the strings, reproducing every piano sound exactly the way the player intended
- Grand Expression Modelling is a new feature that detects the force and acceleration of the keystrokes and changes the audio output accordingly in real time, providing the player with the ability to explore subtle tonal nuances, even in SILENT mode.
- Virtual Resonance Modeling technology elaborately reproduces the rich sympathetic tones that are created by the timing and intensity of keystrokes, and the vibrations of the strings are propagated to other strings and the soundboard during pedalling. Virtual Resonance Modeling even replicates the sounds the dampers make when they are lifted off the strings, along with the resonance of the aliquot stringing, strings, soundboard, and case.
- Equipped with 20 different rhythm types that provide automatic accompaniment with percussion and bass.
- Sampled sound of the full-size concert grand pianos: Yamaha's concert grand CFX, and Bösendorfer’ legendary and majestic model Imperial.
- Binaural sampling technology to record the CFX samples with special microphones to portray a more natural tone.
- Smooth release technology - Emphasizes a crisper tone when playing staccato
- Key-off samples - The tone a grand piano makes when the dampers slowly move back into place when you take your hands off the keys.
- Two recording functions: built-in or to USB drive saved in WAV format.
- 10 pre-installed sampled sounds which include - Piano, Electric piano 1 and 2, Harpsichord, Vibraphone, Celesta, Pipe Organ, Jazz Organ, Strings and Choir
- 64 note polyphony
- 30MB Wave ROM
- Built-in Metronome
- 80min playback function
- MIDI IN/OUT
- AUX IN/OUT
- 2 headphone sockets
- Downloadable Apps are available to connect your piano to your iPad
Under every single key on the keyboard, there are greyscale shutters and optical sensors. These sensors track the movement of keys allowing for a very responsive digital sound.
All silent pianos by Yamaha are supplied with a pair of Yamaha headphones
Finish: Black Polyester (Piano Black)
Height (lid closed): 99cm
This instrument comes with a 10 year Yamaha warranty.
Unsure if this grand piano will fit? Ask us to make a paper template so that you can try!
Delivery charges may apply depending on degree of difficulty and location. However, ground floor delivery is typically included provided access is straightforward - enquire now for details.
Although we ordinarily stock these pianos we do like to sell them, so please do call ahead to check stock levels with one of our friendly piano department staff before making a special trip.
We usually have in stock over 40 new grand pianos, over 70 new upright pianos and an ever-changing supply of pre-owned acoustic pianos; we are definitely worth a visit!
Need a stool?
We have a wide selection of matching adjustable piano stools available. You can pick up a CGM PIANO STOOL here!