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GC1

With the full resonant tone only a grand piano can possess, the GC1 series provides superior performance at an affordable price.

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  • Advanced scale design
  • Yamaha balanced action
  • Vacuum Shield Mold Process (V-Pro) plate
  • Seasoned for destinations

The beautiful new GC1M


The beautiful new GC1M combines the duplex scaling and rich tonal character of the coveted C1 grand with cost-saving advantages in materials and production to create an instrument that's both exceptionally expressive and uncommonly affordable.

Over a century of distinguished grand piano making


Unparalleled in their beauty and musical range, grand pianos are the ultimate expression of the piano maker's art. Yamaha is proud to present a comprehensive line of incomparable grands, reflecting the very latest in Yamaha acoustic and technological advances.

Crafted with uncommon care and integrity


Yamaha grand pianos have earned a global reputation as instruments of outstanding quality and value. Renowned for their eloquent expressive range, and for their reliable performance over time, they play an important role in the performing arts and music education. They are consistently among the pianos most highly recommended by piano tuner/technicians and a leading choice of pianists at all levels, all over the world.

The Yamaha reputation rests on a century-long tradition of uncompromising care and craftsmanship, supported by an unmatched range of integrated expertise, top-of-the-line production facilities, and an exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable and dedicated workforce. Our strength in the full range of relevant technologies allows us to produce virtually every part of every piano ourselves – an approach that has helped us initiate significant advances and set what has long been recognized as the industry standard in quality control.

An open dialog with professional musicians generates invaluable input that, in conjunction with sophisticated research facilities, has led to continual advances in each new generation of Yamaha pianos. Our global network offers Yamaha customers additional advantages, from cost-efficient regional manufacturing to the ready availability of sales and support throughout most of the world.

Balancing cutting-edge technology and innovation with the timeless skills of expert artisans, Yamaha pianos have come to represent an unsurpassed standard of affordable excellence. It is a standard that continues to generate ever-higher acclaim and make Yamaha grand pianos the first choice of many of the world's most discriminating pianists.

Color/Finish


Cabinet Finish Polished

Size/Weight


Dimensions Width

149cm

Height 101cm
Depth 161cm
Weight Weight 285kg

Control Interface


Keyboard Number of Keys

88

Key Surfaces - White Acrylic resin
Key Surfaces - Black Phenolic resin
Pedal Type Sostenuto

Cabinet


Lid Prop Positions

2

Prop Safety Stop Yes
Edge Square
Key Cover Lid/Fallboard Locks No
Soft-Close Fallboard Yes

Q1: Yamaha pianos are mass-produced, but how do they compare with a handmade piano?


A1: The process of manufacturing a piano requires a large-scale facility and a hundredth of millimetre accuracy. A well engineered piano cannot be made by hand or with out dated facilities. Yamaha Pianos are crafted with a blend of leading-edge technology and innovation with timeless skills of expert artisans.

Q2: What does Yamaha make its soundboard out of?


A2: The soundboard is the heart and soul of the piano’s sound. For such an important part, Yamaha crafts its soundboard from select, high-quality Alaskan or Romanian Spruce.

Q3: What is a reconditioned piano?


A3: Reconditioned pianos are Second-hand pianos whos age could range between 20 to 50 years. Majority of reconditioned pianos are beyond the lifespan of a good piano and are imported from other countries at a low cost after being discarded by the customer.

Q4: What is the Big difference between a new Yamaha piano and a reconditioned piano?


A4: Although externally no visible difference can be made out between a brand new Yamaha piano and a reconditioned piano, the reconditioned piano undergos cosmetic touch-up work to cover its actual age and many worn out parts will be replaced with non-original parts to keep the cost low. All new pianos undergo a stringent stage of material selection and processing to ensure that the pianos are suitable for its country of destination. In second hand pianos, the materials in the piano may not necessarily be suitable for your climate.

Q5: Some Dealers offer a 10 year warranty on the piano?


A5: All genuine Yamaha pianos come with a warranty of term 1 year. However, if there is any abnormality that is a result of the manufacturing process, we take responsibility and guarantee the product. The reason some retailers offer a voluntary long term warranty without authorized manufacturers warranty is because they may be obtaining their products through distribution channels that are not clear. The contents of the Warranty may not also be clear.

Q6: Is there a difference between pianos manufactured in Japan and Indonesia.


A6: The quality of pianos manufactured in Indonesia and Japan are the same. The difference lies in the cost factor as labour in Indonesia is more economical. Our manufacturing units in both countries are owned, managed and run by Yamaha employees.

Conditions for a good piano are:

Accurate tuning
Brilliant tone
Rich Volume
Superior Sound Balance
Superior Touch
Excellent Durability
Refined Design
All these characteristics can be found in pianos manufactured in Japan and Indonesia.

Q7: How often should I get my piano tuned?


A7: Generally a piano is tuned once in every 6 months considering the change of seasons. However, a piano will lose its tuning under different conditions of temperature, humidity, frequency of playing, movement of the piano etc.

Nippon Enterprises South
‘Sterling Silver’ No. 24 & 25, Siva Ganga Road,
Off Sterling Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai - 600 034.
Tel: +91-44 4290 9800
E-mail: [email protected]

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